Need for Speed II: SE

aka: NFS2:SE, Need for Speed II: Special Edition
Moby ID: 2113

Description

This is a special edition release of Need for Speed II which provides improved visuals in comparison to the original release. The graphical improvements within this version of the game are only officially supported on 3Dfx Voodoo graphics cards, however, and thus the game is effectively graphically indistinguishable from the original version when played using different hardware.

Besides the graphical improvements, the new additions to this version are:

  • 4 new cars: Ferrari F355F1, Ford Mustang Mach III, Italdesign Nazca C2 and Ford Indigo (this last one was only unlockable in the original Need For Speed II);
  • 3 new bonus cars to unlock in Tournament mode;
  • 1 new track: Last Resort;
  • 1 new racing style: Wild;
  • Reverse and mirrored tracks.

Spellings

  • 极品飞车II: 特别版 - Simplified Chinese spelling

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Average score: 76% (based on 13 ratings)

Players

Average score: 3.8 out of 5 (based on 42 ratings with 1 reviews)

One of the best racing games on earth!

The Good
Somehow this game feels faster, whilst immensly popular games like Test Drive 5 feel very very slow, maybe it's the angle of view, or the environment,or maybe the graphics, or the sound, in this game you jump a lot, fly off cliffs, and the tracks are great. Mystic Peaks is a dangerous downhill drive in Nepal. Monolithic Studios is an exciting thrill ride through hollywood. Last resort is a risky drive through Mexico. Pacific Spirit is a wonderful downhill ride in Canada. I feel the need for speed just talking about it, I love the way the tracks are placed around the globe, the cheat codes are some of the best giving you bonus cars (not to mention the weirdest looking), enabling you to drive in a limousine, a school bus, a crate, a block of stone, and a souvenir stand, there are a lot of cars to choose from including a Mclaren F1, and a Mustang Mach 3.



The Bad
There are some very small flaws in the graphics, and some mild faults in the sound.

The Bottom Line
I give EA (Electronic Arts) a 5 out of 5 for this game, and if you're bored playing Test Drive 5 or Nascar 1999, then try this out.

Windows · by Jim Fun (207) · 2001

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Game added by MAT.

Additional contributors: tarmo888, CaesarZX.

Game added August 12, 2000. Last modified January 22, 2024.