Smuggler's Run 2: Hostile Territory (PlayStation 2)

76
Critic Score
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Overall User Score (4 votes) 3.9


Critic Reviews

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93
GameSpy
With Smuggler's Run 2, Angel Studios finally delivers on the promise hinted at in the first Smuggler's Run: the off-road equivalent of Carmageddon or Midtown Madness, mixed with a team-oriented capture-the-flag game, all presented with an engine that really shows off what the Playstation 2 can do!
88
Gamezilla
really enjoyed this game. It was a nice blend of action and racing. Every mission felt like a struggle to survive. They did a great job of setting the timer on some missions to the point where you will either succeed by a few seconds or lose by a few seconds. The graphics were great and the detail level was more than I expected. I just hope Rockstar understands they have a good franchise with Smuggler’s Run and continues to move the series forward. Check this one out, you won't be disappointed.
88
Gaming Target
Smuggler's Run 2 is a high-speed race across the hills of Russia and Vietnam. Occasional video sequences move the story along but almost seem forced. However, the story of Smuggler's Run 2 is not really important, as the action more than speaks for itself. The detail in this game adds to the overall experience and helps to make this a stand out experience on the PS2.
87
IGN
Smuggler's Run 2, by all means, is a good game, but it's not a deep, involving story-based title. It's a fun, wild romp-style action-racing game that's better than last year's version, it's just the concept itself is a little shallow. And in the general action-racing genre, the only competitors are Smuggler's Run 1, Test Drive Off-Road Wide Open, and Spy Hunter. It fairs quite well among these other titles.
86
Gamesmania.de
Rennspielfans, die Appetit auf ein wenig Abwechslung haben, kommen bei diesem Spiel voll und ganz auf ihre Kosten. Doch auch Freunde anderer Genres werden Gefallen an dem unterhaltsamen Spielprinzip finden. Smuggler's Run 2 ist ein Spiel, dass man immer wieder gerne für ein paar kurzweilige Stunden einlegt.
86
Game Over Online
Smuggler's Run 2 is a very enjoyable game with just a few stumbling blocks to surmount in its next iteration. I enjoyed the graphics, sound, and gameplay, but was not as blown away as I had hoped to be. The sometimes challenging ramping difficulty makes the game seem impossible at times, and reaching the end sometimes feels very, very far away. I would recommend picking this up if you are looking to break away from the typical racing fare and want to experience some hardcore driving action with a twist.
83
GameSpot
Smuggler's Run 2: Hostile Territory will instantly endear itself to fans of the original, as it is essentially a better-looking and more fun version of the original. The fundamentals haven't changed enough to sway anyone unimpressed with the first game, but the consistent quality of this Angel Studios release should warrant a look from anyone in search of a driving game a little off the beaten path.
81
4Players.de
Smuggler´s Run 2 ergänzt das erfrischend simple Spielprinzip des Vorgängers um einige sinnvolle Detailverbesserungen und eine aufpolierte Grafik. Leider werden Anfänger nach den ersten 10 Levels jedoch durch den sprunghaften Anstieg des Schwierigkeitsgrades etwas abgeschreckt, während Fortgeschrittene und Profis erst dann das Spiel richtig zu schätzen lernen. Grafisch und soundmäßig gibt es auch nicht viel auszusetzen. Doch in jedem Fall solltet Ihr ein Probespielchen wagen, um zu sehen, ob Euch das Gameplay zusagt.
80
PSM
Smuggler's Run 2 makes one of the biggest leaps beyond its predecessor by not only adding to and refining the concept, but also rebuilding the gameplay and graphics from the ground up. Working with a new engine, developer Angel Studios (the original Smuggler's Run, the mediocre Test Drive: Off-Road: Wide Open) has coded a game that engrosses you for 39 missions (three for training). Smuggler's Run 2 is a vast improvement over the original, with great depth, solid visuals, and a good sense of speed.
75
Peliplaneetta.net
Mutta mitään silkkaa sontaa Smuggler's Run 2 ei toki ole. Teknisenä taidonnäytteenä se on komea, pelattavuus on varsin kohdallaan ja helppoa viihdettä etsivä löytää sitä varmasti. Siksi tämäkin peli varmasti löytää ystävänsä, mutta pitemmän päälle kuitenkin arveluttaa josko pelkkä pisteestä toiseen kaahailu jaksaa pitää mielenkiinnon yllä muutamaa iltaa kauempaa.
75
Jeuxvideo.com
Un titre très réussi même s'il n'est pas exempt de défauts. Il signe quoi qu'il en soit une très bonne performance même s'il s'avère un peu moins impressionnant que son prédécesseur au moment de sa sortie bien qu'étant de meilleure qualité.
75
Game Revolution
Smuggler's Run 2: Hostile Territory is a better game than the original and makes a lot more sense. Repetitive gameplay still holds it down, but there's a lot of fun to be had even if it you only play through it once.
72
Gamezone (Germany)
Der zweite Teil von Smuggler´s Run ist sehr gelungen. Bessere Grafik, aufregendere Missionen und gutes Fahrgefühl. Klar ist, daß man wie im ersten Teil wieder Päckchen von A nach B transportieren muß... was einem dabei aber so in die Quere kommt ist schon beeindruckend. Hier wird wirklich einiges an Action geboten. Nicht nur, daß man verfolgt wird... auch mit Bomben in Raketen wird man beschossen. Schön ist auch die Vielzahl der verschiedenen Vehikel, mit denen die einzelnen Missionen bestritten werden können. Aber Vorsicht... die Flitzer halten nicht ewig, da sie ein recht realistisches Schadensmodel haben. Fazit: Ein sehr gelungener Nachfolger!
70
Eurogamer.net (UK)
Smuggler's Run 2: Hostile Territory is a good PlayStation 2 game, and in the present climate it makes a nice diversion. But with so many truly excellent games coming out on the PS2 now, and so many more in the immediate offing, does anybody have a spare £40-50 for a game that's merely good?
70
GamePro (US)
If you were a fan of the original, you'll probably love Smuggler's Run 2. It's less a sequel and more like what the original should have been. If you couldn't be bothered with Smuggler's Run, this version doesn't really add too much just leave it in the dirt and go on to the next pick-up.
68
PSX Extreme
In a nutshell, Smuggler's Run 2 is a superior game to its predecessor, but not a great game. Angel Studios took much of the criticism the original received to heart, and implemented many positive changes this time around. Unfortunately, a second tour of duty for the title exposes how shallow the gameplay really is, and when it's compared to Rockstar's flagship GTA3, it can't come close to being as good. Anyone who has never played the first game might get a good 10-12 hours of fun out of Hostile Territory, but veterans may want to pick this one up as a rental.
50
Super Play
Smuggler's Run har kort sagt flyttats rakt in i ett krig, och jag kan inte för mitt liv förstå varför. Soldaterna som springer omkring kan man köra över - och det är ju roligt - men poliserna har inte längre något där att göra, till skillnad från när man fick invadera USA med omnejd med motorburna kriminella element. Banorna är annars rörigare, bilarna fler och de nytillkomna vapnen inte så meningsfulla. Smuggler's Run 2 är visserligen lite snyggare, men det första spelet är fortfarande bättre.
33
The Video Game Critic
In fairness, SR2 does have a few things going for it. You have a wide selection of expansive environments to choose from, despite the fact that most tend to be pretty ugly. The vehicles are faster and there are higher cliffs to plunge over. Nevertheless, this sequel doesn't come close to capturing the raw thrills of the first game, and the lack of a four-player mode is also unforgivable. The one-player mode is okay, but the missions all start to feel the same after a while. If you've never played Smuggler's Run, I'd highly recommend the original game, but steer clear of this uninspired sequel.