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  • Summary: Become the "Champion Road Racer" by conquering numerous racing events, all carrying rewards such as: cars, tracks and high performance upgrades. The game challenges the driver to dodge traffic, police and natural elements in high speed and high style... true NFS style! Evade any copsBecome the "Champion Road Racer" by conquering numerous racing events, all carrying rewards such as: cars, tracks and high performance upgrades. The game challenges the driver to dodge traffic, police and natural elements in high speed and high style... true NFS style! Evade any cops encountered, as getting busted just might end your career. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Entertainment Weekly
    83
    Killer aerial shots, intense chases, and a rock-infused soundtrack make for a heart-pounding ride. [18 Oct 2002, p.124]
  2. 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.
  3. The game has an all around solid polished look, and still manages to retain a steady frame rate without any slowdown.
  4. It certainly is a good arcade-style driving game, but it's nowhere near as fun as the PlayStation 2 version.
  5. Overall I’m disappointed by the physics of this game.
  6. The ability to be the cop and call up backup such as the chopper and spike strips is a noble attempt but just not enough. They are fun to use but a few tweaks do not make a game.
  7. Computer Games Magazine
    60
    While it's great to see it return to the PC after a three-year absence, it doesn't reach the heights of previous editions. [Feb 2003, p.67]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. Jack
    Mar 13, 2003
    10
    Awesome game. Unbeatable graphics, timeless tracks, and sweet ass cars. Not much more you could ask for.
  2. BanM.
    Apr 14, 2005
    10
    Really cool, and fun. Cool music too. TOTAL ACTION.
  3. Evan
    Nov 18, 2005
    10
    Sick Game! Super fun in every way. Try using a steering wheel it is so much fun. The cops are way funner in this game than in the first one Sick Game! Super fun in every way. Try using a steering wheel it is so much fun. The cops are way funner in this game than in the first one because they arent perfect. The only thing that could make this better is if my computer didnt crash when i was 70% or so done. Expand
  4. HasaanG.
    Dec 27, 2002
    9
    Well, its the best NFS I've played in a while. I love arcade racers and this one certainly makes its marks. Really enjoyable game.
  5. Willmo
    Aug 7, 2003
    8
    Very cool graphics, wicked cars.
  6. Jan 20, 2018
    8
    Этот текст здесь для того что бы оценка отобразилась в моем профиле.
  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 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. Expand

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