Project Gotham Racing 2 (Xbox)

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Description

Two years after the original game, Project Gotham Racing is back. There's no storyline: it's all about becoming the best driver of the world by finishing first in races through famous cities, such as Chicago, Edinburgh, Florence, Barcelona, Washington, Hong Kong and Moscow.

The kudos system, which awards points based on driving style, has been improved. Perform power slides, 360° turns, drive on two wheels or stay in the slipstream of your opponents to build up a stash. With those points, you can unlock new venues and faster race monsters, such as the Ferrari Enzo, Porsche GT2, BMW Z4, Pontiac GTO, Mini Cooper S and many others.

The game can be played both over System Link as Xbox Live. You can race friends online or download ghosts of the fastest drivers all around the world to improve your own skills.

Each city has its own soundtrack, but you can create and store your own playlists as well.

Screenshots

Project Gotham Racing 2 Xbox Race replay
Project Gotham Racing 2 Xbox A race in progress
Project Gotham Racing 2 Xbox Yokohama track
Project Gotham Racing 2 Xbox Other racers don't seem to care about scratching their expensive cars.

Alternate Titles

  • "世界街头赛车2" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "PGR2" -- Common abbreviation

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Critic Reviews

Gameplanet Nov 28, 2003 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Gaming Target Jan 13, 2004 9.5 out of 10 95
Christ Centered Game Reviews Jun 01, 2005 93.75 out of 100 94
Daily Game 2003 9.4 out of 10 94
Eurogamer.net (UK) Nov 28, 2003 9 out of 10 90
X-Power Nov 30, 2003 9 out of 10 90
FileFactory Games / Gameworld Network Dec 28, 2003 90 out of 100 90
Jeuxvideo.com Nov 24, 2003 18 out of 20 90
Gamezilla Dec 08, 2001 87 out of 100 87
Game Critics Mar 31, 2004 8.5 out of 10 85

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Trivia

Soundtrack

On November 18, 2003, three soundtracks were released by The Malaco Music Group. Each CD contains 15 tracks and represents a specific radio station from the game.
  • Project Gotham Racing 2: Hip-hop
  • Project Gotham Racing 2: Electronica
  • Project Gotham Racing 2: Alternative Rock

Awards

  • 4Players
    • 2003 – Best Console Racing Game of the Year
  • GameSpy
    • 2003 – #4 Game of the Year
    • 2003 – #2 Xbox Game of the Year
    • 2003 – Multiplayer Game of the Year
    • 2003 – Xbox Online Game of the Year
    • 2003 – Xbox Racing Game of the Year

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Sciere (314701) added Project Gotham Racing 2 (Xbox) on Dec 02, 2003