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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 Title screen.
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 In Career Mode the player selects either their own boxer or a boxing legend and then assigns skill points to customise them

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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! Condemned (70) 3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars

Critic Reviews

Game Informer Magazine Mar, 2005 9.25 out of 10 92
IGN Feb 24, 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
Worth Playing Mar 22, 2005 9 out of 10 90
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
1UP Mar 02, 2005 8.5 out of 10 85
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Feb 28, 2005 8.5 out of 10 85
4Players.de Mar 23, 2005 83 out of 100 83

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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.

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EboMike (3005) added Fight Night Round 2 (PlayStation 2) on Mar 26, 2005
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