Fight Night Round 2

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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!!


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 Another training aid is lifting weights. As with all training programs it starts with a set of instructions
Fight Night Round 2 PlayStation 2 Menu screen.
Fight Night Round 2 PlayStation 2 A scene from the games animated introduction. 
This guy hits the canvas pretty quickly. This shot shows sweat being sprayed around, many others include blood.

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Worth Playing Xbox Mar 17, 2005 9.9 out of 10 99
Game Informer Magazine Xbox Mar, 2005 9.25 out of 10 92
GamePro (US) Xbox Mar 04, 2005 4.5 out of 5 90
Worth Playing PlayStation 2 Mar 22, 2005 9 out of 10 90
Game Over Online GameCube Mar 25, 2005 90 out of 100 90
GameSpot PlayStation 2 Mar 01, 2005 8.9 out of 10 89 GameCube Apr 04, 2005 87 out of 100 87 GameCube Mar 23, 2005 83 out of 100 83 PlayStation 2 Mar 18, 2005 16 out of 20 80 Xbox Mar 18, 2005 16 out of 20 80


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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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