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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 In Career Mode the player can choose to train their own boxer or resurrect the career of a legendary boxer.
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
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

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Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

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Critic Reviews

UOL Jogos Mar 18, 2005 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
GamerDad Nov 07, 2005 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Worth Playing Mar 22, 2005 9 out of 10 90
Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine (OPM) Feb 28, 2005 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Game Informer Magazine Mar, 2005 9 out of 10 90
Futuregamez.net Mar 18, 2005 89 out of 100 89
GameSpot Mar 01, 2005 8.9 out of 10 89
PSX Extreme Apr 22, 2005 8.8 out of 10 88
Gamesmania.de Apr 04, 2005 87 out of 100 87
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Feb 28, 2005 8.5 out of 10 85

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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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EboMike (3001) added Fight Night Round 2 (PlayStation 2) on Mar 26, 2005
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