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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 Title screen
Project Gotham Racing 2 Xbox A race in progress
Project Gotham Racing 2 Xbox Other racers don't seem to care about scratching their expensive cars.
Project Gotham Racing 2 Xbox Selecting a car for the next race.

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Game Shark Nov 21, 2003 A 100
Gaming Nexus Dec 09, 2003 A 100
Gameplanet Nov 28, 2003 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
GameZone Nov 13, 2003 9.8 out of 10 98
Worth Playing Nov 19, 2003 9.6 out of 10 96
Daily Game 2003 9.4 out of 10 94
GamingTrend 2003 556 out of 600 93
Armchair Empire, The Jan 09, 2004 9.1 out of 10 91
Darkstation Dec 01, 2003 9 out of 10 90
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) Dec 29, 2003 9 out of 10 90

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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 (358664) added Project Gotham Racing 2 (Xbox) on Dec 02, 2003