Fight Night Round 2

Critic Score User Score
GameCube
86
3.3
PlayStation 2
88
3.4
Xbox
88
0.0
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Description

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!!

Screenshots

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 Another training section from the 'Create A Champ' option. This is Cutman Control, a section that shows how to minimise damage between the rounds.
Fight Night Round 2 PlayStation 2 One of the loading screens, there are lots of these, showing some of the punch controls
Fight Night Round 2 PlayStation 2 Also in the 'Create A Champ' option that's part of the main menu is a section on Haymakers punches and how to throw them

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

Worth Playing Xbox Mar 17, 2005 9.9 out of 10 99
Digital Entertainment News (den) PlayStation 2 Mar 23, 2005 9.2 out of 10 92
Game Informer Magazine Xbox Mar, 2005 9.25 out of 10 92
Digital Entertainment News (den) Xbox Mar 23, 2005 9.2 out of 10 92
Worth Playing PlayStation 2 Mar 22, 2005 9 out of 10 90
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Xbox Feb 28, 2005 8.5 out of 10 85
IGN GameCube Feb 24, 2005 8.4 out of 10 84
4Players.de Xbox Mar 23, 2005 83 out of 100 83
Jeuxvideo.com Xbox Mar 18, 2005 16 out of 20 80
Jeuxpo.com GameCube 2005 7.5 out of 10 75

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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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