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EA's Fight Night returns in its second installment. Once again, you can create a new boxer and start a career that begins as an amateur in a shady gym somewhere in Queens, NY and fight your way up to the top. Alternatively, you could relive the careers of some legendary boxers.

Of course, you could go for a simple match with either a computer or a live opponent.

Round 2 offers many new features, like fancy particle effects that show blood and sweat spraying into the camera in ultra slow-motion. The "Total Boxer Control", which lets you throw punches by making certain movements with the analog stick, has been improved. There are also many ways to customize the appearance of your character, up to the shaping of the cranium and ears.

The soundtrack consists of a dozen contemporary (but unfortunately edited) hip-hop tracks.

All the previous features are still there too: You can play online (now on Xbox too), and you can unlock more moves, clothes, and equipment as you proceed in career mode.

Also, included in the GameCube version is a port of the SNES game Super Punch-Out!!

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Fight Night Round 2 PlayStation 2 Choosing the venue.
Fight Night Round 2 PlayStation 2 This is a sparring session. In this one the player must land five jabs followed by five hooks and five uppercuts.
Fight Night Round 2 PlayStation 2 Fighter selection.
Fight Night Round 2 PlayStation 2 This is part of the Focus Training where the player must deliver combination punches to lit parts of the dummy

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Alternate Titles

  • "拳击之夜2" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)

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User Reviews

Winner by KO... The Body Snatcher! PlayStation 2 Condemned (70)

Critic Reviews

Game Chronicles Xbox May 05, 2005 9.5 out of 10 95
GamePro (US) GameCube Mar 04, 2005 4.5 out of 5 90
Yahoo! Games PlayStation 2 Mar 08, 2005 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
GamerDad Xbox Nov 07, 2005 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Futuregamez.net PlayStation 2 Mar 18, 2005 89 out of 100 89
Jeuxvideo.com Xbox Mar 18, 2005 16 out of 20 80
GameDaily Xbox Mar 09, 2005 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation 2 Mar 18, 2005 16 out of 20 80
Jeuxvideo.com GameCube Mar 18, 2005 16 out of 20 80
GameSpy GameCube Mar 01, 2005 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80

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Trivia

Server shutdown

In early August 2006, EA closed their servers for multiplayer games, for the PS2 and Xbox versions.

Version differences

The Gamecube version to make up for having no online play features two Nintendo related extras. The first is the unlockable boxer Little Mac from Punch-Out!! (NES) and the second is the complete game Super Punch-Out!! for the SNES.

Information also contributed by Byron Law

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