Vigilante 8: 2nd Offense

aka: Vigilante 12, Vigilante 8: 2. Herausforderung, Vigilante 8: 2nd Battle
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More drivin' & blastin' fun in this sequel to Vigilante 8. The Coyotes gang returns with a shocking new leader to seek revenge on OMAR, and the Vigilantes gang.

New cars, weapons and landscapes add new excitement to the game. There are 18 charcters with storylines to walk through, which in turn affects the other characters in the game, and how well you do in the single player missions will determine what happens in the later levels.

The Dreamcast and N64 versions both have 4 player modes, while the PSX sticks with 2 player gaming.


  • Vigilante 8: Second Offense - Alternate in-game spelling
  • ููŠุฌูŠู„ุงู†ุชูŠ 8: ุณูŠูƒูŠู†ุช ุฃูˆููŠู†ุณ - Arabic spelling
  • ใƒดใ‚ฃใ‚ธใƒฉใƒณใƒ†8 ใ€œใ‚ปใ‚ซใƒณใƒ‰ใƒใƒˆใƒซใ€œ - Japanese spelling

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Average score: 74% (based on 24 ratings)


Average score: 3.8 out of 5 (based on 21 ratings with 2 reviews)

Twisted Metal with a Stayin' Alive (tm) attitude!

The Good
Vehicular combat games so far have been a sub-genre to racing that isn't screwed up, and this is some proof right here. Although it feels like Twisted Metal, the game has unique cars of its own, such as a pickup truck, 6-wheeled moon trekker, a garbage truck, and even an RV! The music is 70's style, but in a good way. It sounds real disco-y, and the sound effects arent't really annoying. Lastly, the AI is something to fear. They know how to use their weapons effectively, so underestimation can be fatal.

The Bad
The physics. They SUCK!! If you get blown into the air, you can barely move, let alone shoot, while people can take potshots at you. Also, the levels are detailed and pretty, but disappointing. All of them are either flat almost always, or too hilly so control is a problem. Lastly, and this is a minor problem, but so cars are so big see what's in front of you can be a pain.

The Bottom Line
After the disappointment of Twisted Metal 3, this game is a fun, refreshing car combat game for the N64 boys and girls. Pick it up, even if you are addicted to Twisted Metal and nothing else.

Nintendo 64 · by Strangemodule (10) · 2005

Even better than its predecessor.

The Good
Second Offense plays very much like its predecessor, but better. When you destroy an opposing vehicle, icons appear in the wreckage -- driving over these icons adds them to YOUR vehicle abilities, thus adding a sort of "experience meter" to the game. There are more secrets than before, and new and different special moves. Oh, and now you can customize the look of your vehicle! Furthermore, since the plot deals with enemies from the future, there are now several new upgrades for vehicles, including Hover Mode and Amphibious Mode. It's also backwards compatible with the old game -- put in Second Offense, and then hit PAUSE, and take out the game disc. Put in the old Vigilante 8 game disc. After a few minutes, it will inform you that it has uploaded. Remove the V8 game disc and put in the V8: Second Offense disc. You will now find that ALL battlefields from BOTH games are now available in arcade mode!

The Bad
Its complexity really demands a manual. For example, in one scenario, you are called upon to rob a train. How? Turns out you shoot the train with your machine gun, and briefcases will pop out of it. You collect the briefcases, and move on to your next objective. In another scene, you must collect objects hanging in the trees in the Louisiana bayou. How? Turns out you must drive over to the two bridges and shoot the little valve wheels -- this raises the bridges, floods the forest, and if you are in Amphibious Mode, you have a few minutes to drive around the woods collecting the objects, which are now at driver's level. Watch out for the alligator! It's a great game, but if you don't know enough about it, it can be frustrating. If not for tips on the Internet, I'd never have finished it.

The Bottom Line
It's a driving shooter with a plot. You take the roles of various characters in the game, and carry out missions (or, in Arcade Mode, just pick a vehicle, pick some enemies, and start blasting away!). One or two players. Assorted fully destructible battlefields (including Las Vegas, a western ghost town, and Hoover Dam) all add to the fun.

PlayStation · by Dr.Bedlam (55) · 2002

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Game added by Kartanym.

Additional contributors: formercontrib, Big John WV, DreinIX, Bart Smith, Ammar Al-Waeli.

Game added May 22nd, 2001. Last modified June 2nd, 2023.