Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 PlayStation 2

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89

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8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 95 Ratings

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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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. 100
    Between its ripping sense of speed, edge-of-the-seat gameplay, and impressively original and deep features, [its] glorious PS2 debut just smokes.
  2. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    100
    Has everything I've ever wanted from a sports car racing game: Cool rides, some of the best engine noises ever committed to a gaming sountrack and most importantly, a sense of incredible speed and power. [Nov 2002, p.186]
  3. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    92
    One of the most wicked arcade-racing games I've ever played. [Nov 2002, p.284]
  4. netjak
    90
    To be dead honest with you all, I can’t think of a single major flaw in this game.
  5. It might lack the polish to be genius, but there aren't many more enjoyable or expansive driving games. [GamesMaster]
  6. The graphics are sweet, and the racing is sweeter still. Its pure, unashamed, high-energy fun, and it lasts for ages!
  7. Driving through such locations would be a joy in itself if only you felt some sense of response from the cars. As it is, the sensation of driving goes largely unchanged with terrain.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 31
  2. Negative: 1 out of 31
  1. SamB.
    Jun 19, 2004
    10
    The Best!
  2. JohnS.
    Jan 13, 2003
    10
    BUY IT NOW! Seriously the best game on the PS2 by a clear lap.
  3. Oct 10, 2015
    10
    This is probably the best race game on the PS2. Nice graphics and a fairly good soundtrack for a race game (most soundtracks in race gamesThis is probably the best race game on the PS2. Nice graphics and a fairly good soundtrack for a race game (most soundtracks in race games suck!), sweet cars, interesting tracks and fantastic controls.

    The police chases are incredibly fun. You can also play with two players racing each other, or one of you can be the police while the other is the speed devil. The player who is the police can call in helicopter support, spike strips or road blocks, which makes for a very exciting chase.

    Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 delivers everything it promises: hot pursuits and hair-raising speed!
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  4. AlG.
    Oct 5, 2002
    9
    I can't believe how much better this version is than the Xbox game.
  5. Mar 21, 2014
    9
    I just had so much damn fun with this game. I can't tell you how many hours and how many nights I lost just trying to get a better time tryingI just had so much damn fun with this game. I can't tell you how many hours and how many nights I lost just trying to get a better time trying to slander those idiots off the road. There is something to be said about creating a simple game with amazing graphics an incredible sound that many developers today seem to be missing. Expand
  6. BrendonC.
    Feb 17, 2003
    9
    This game is great! The one thing that i can't get over is that they actually put a Ford Crown Victoria in the game! All the cars are This game is great! The one thing that i can't get over is that they actually put a Ford Crown Victoria in the game! All the cars are licensed and the soundtracks are great! I love the game! Collapse
  7. [Anonymous]
    Oct 8, 2003
    4
    Needs to have the cars customizable like porsche unleashed and underground.

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Awards & Rankings

#17 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2002