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Fight Night Round 2 (Xbox)

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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!!


There are no Xbox screenshots for this game.

There are 15 other screenshots on file for other versions of this game.

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Worth Playing Mar 17, 2005 9.9 out of 10 99
JustPressPlay Mar 10, 2005 9.5 out of 10 95
Kombo.com Mar 06, 2005 9.2 out of 10 92
GamerDad Nov 07, 2005 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
IGN Feb 24, 2005 9 out of 10 90
contactmusic.com Mar 24, 2005 9 out of 10 90
Game Informer Magazine Mar, 2005 9 out of 10 90
1UP Mar 02, 2005 8.5 out of 10 85
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Feb 28, 2005 8.5 out of 10 85
GameDaily Mar 09, 2005 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 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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EboMike (3005) added Fight Night Round 2 (Xbox) on Mar 26, 2005
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