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7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 122 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 76 out of 122
  2. Negative: 7 out of 122
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  1. Nov 28, 2013
    6
    Going to good graphics, Moderate to excellent cars, moderate realistic car damage and good driving physics. but has a bad gameplay and bad police chase that can boring the player.
  2. Nov 1, 2013
    7
    This game isn't all that great. Porsche Unleashed is much better. The graphics are nice but the tracks and races are boring. The two cons are that some races are way too long and get frustrating when you're just about done and crash, and the tracks don't have enough stretch to go fast. What's the point of simulating a 500hp+ car when there's not enough room to max it out? Just when you'reThis game isn't all that great. Porsche Unleashed is much better. The graphics are nice but the tracks and races are boring. The two cons are that some races are way too long and get frustrating when you're just about done and crash, and the tracks don't have enough stretch to go fast. What's the point of simulating a 500hp+ car when there's not enough room to max it out? Just when you're about to pass 200mph there's a sharp turn and you have to go back to 80mph. I found that very disappointing. Also there's a chase camera which is underdeveloped, it hurts your eyes when you play in that mode. The cars never get damaged and there are no ramps to jump off. Play Porsche or Underground instead. Expand
  3. MoriczB.
    Apr 14, 2004
    5
    This game is lame, all the fun and the car management fromthe NFS5 was dropped for a arcade style game. Lame :((
  4. LeviF.
    Mar 10, 2003
    6
    This game has one major flaw you would easily find in NFS IV. Career Mode. There is a point system which can be used to unlock tracks and cars, but it's just not the same. And EA still hasn't implemented Hot Pursuit mode online yet, something I was hoping they would add in the second installment of 'Hot Pursuit. But there is only Single Race and Lap Knockout for internet This game has one major flaw you would easily find in NFS IV. Career Mode. There is a point system which can be used to unlock tracks and cars, but it's just not the same. And EA still hasn't implemented Hot Pursuit mode online yet, something I was hoping they would add in the second installment of 'Hot Pursuit. But there is only Single Race and Lap Knockout for internet play. Not impressed. Expand
  5. JoeBob
    Mar 6, 2003
    7
    This is a great game single player, but they really should have added the police in mulitplayer, cause racing around is just boring. They could have done a lot more..
  6. CaioO.
    Dec 25, 2002
    5
    It is still pretty fun. But I agree with Laurence: it is much worse than the previous 2 versions. No more career mode, no more tuning cars, no more damage... NFS Porsche was very good. They could have kept much of it, just adding other manufacturers. Now, the variety of cars is really good, but everything else is disapointing.
  7. LaurenceC.
    Dec 5, 2002
    5
    This is a step backwards from the previous 2 NFS games. The main attraction to me was owning, tuning and lovingly taking care of the cars I could afford. This is just a cheesy ramfest, with no damage system, no depth, questionable handling, and no purpose other than to line EA's pockets with undeserved cash. Sya needs to have his eyes checked mind, this game looks gorgeous.
  8. SyahrulN.
    Nov 22, 2002
    6
    This game is great . Nice new added cars and tracks . However the graphic is yieks... to be compared to NFS 5 : Porche Unleashed.
Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. PC Gamer
    68
    A moderately entertaining, albeit retrograde, arcade driving experience. [Jan 2003, p.112]
  2. The game has an all around solid polished look, and still manages to retain a steady frame rate without any slowdown.
  3. The sad thing is that even when you use high res modes such as 1280*1024, you still don't get anywhere near the feeling of a true photo-realistic ambience...All things considered, NfS: HP2 is one heck of racing experience.