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DescriptionThe Need for Speed series returns, this time reverting back to the 'chase' arcade experience instead of a racing simulation. Top speed racing is the name of the game, where you must outchase not just the opposing drivers, but the cops.
Choose from a selection of today's (and yesterday's) top sports cars, including the Ferrari F50, Porsche 911 and a range from the likes of Ford, Corvette, BMW, Lotus, Mercedes, Aston Martin, the McLaren F1 and a lot more.
The competitive race mode allows you to take on other drivers and beat them to the line. A selection of tracks allows you to not only dodge incoming traffic, but perform deadly jumps and stunts to receive points. These points, combined with the points recieved from your finishing position, can unlock new cars and tracks.
The Hot Pursuit mode combines all the major elements of the competitive mode with the chance to out run the cops. They will throw everything at you to try and stop you, including running you off the road, setting up road blocks and unleashing an attack helicopter equiped with missiles. Three busts by the cops ends the race.
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- "极品飞车：闪电追踪2" -- Simplified Chinese spelling
- "Need for Speed: מרדף לוהט 2" -- Hebrew spelling
- "Need for Speed: Poursuite Infernale 2" -- French title
Part of the Following Groups
- Automobile: Aston Martin Vanquish
- Automobile: BMW 5 Series
- Automobile: BMW Z8
- Automobile: Chevrolet Corvette
- Automobile: Dodge Viper
- Automobile: Ferrari 360
- Automobile: Ferrari 550
- Automobile: Ferrari F50
- Automobile: Ford Mustang
- Automobile: Lamborghini Diablo
- Automobile: Lamborghini Murciélago
- Automobile: Lotus Elise
- Automobile: McLaren F1
- Automobile: Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR
- Automobile: Porsche 911
- Automobile: Porsche Carrera GT
- EA Classics releases
- Need for Speed series
- PlayStation 2 Greatest Hits releases
|Adrenaline-soaked racing...||silentgreen (8)|
|Truly awful||bob pitbull (26)|
|I feel like I'm driving. No, I mean that.||alex block (3)||unrated|
|GamePro (US)||Sep 30, 2002||5 out of 5||100|
|UOL Jogos||Nov 28, 2002||100|
|Gaming Target||Oct 10, 2002||9.6 out of 10||96|
|GamersMark||Oct 10, 2002||9.4 out of 10||94|
|The Video Game Critic||Nov 14, 2002||A-||91|
|Netjak||Oct 18, 2002||9 out of 10||90|
|Game Informer Magazine||Oct, 2002||8.75 out of 10||88|
|HonestGamers (Staff reviews only)||Oct 12, 2002||8 out of 10||80|
|GameCell UK||Apr 04, 2003||8 out of 10||80|
|Jeuxvideo.com||Oct 24, 2002||14 out of 20||70|
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Version differencesThe PC, Xbox and GameCube versions are much more limited in comparison with PS2 version which was developed by Black Box Games instead of EA Seattle.
- 2002 – Best PS2 Simulation of the Year
- 2002– Best PS2 Simulation of the Year (Readers' Vote)
- 2002 – #4 Best PS2 Game of the Year (Readers' Vote)
Related Web Sites
- Need For Speed Hot Pursuit 2 (Official website)
- Wikipedia: Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 (Information about Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 at Wikipedia)
Kartanym (12747) added Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 (PlayStation 2) on Oct 13, 2002
Credits (145 people)
114 developers, 31 thanks
Aaron Arndt (credited as Arn), Andrew Chang, Euan Forrester, Brian Green, Philip Ibis, Tristan Grimmer, Jeff Johnston, Chris Lippmann, Colin O'Connor, Leonard J. Paul, Jim Randall, Chris Robertson, Martin SikesAdditional Programming:
Stéphane Alberola, Brendan Cohoe, Darren W. Gough, Wesley Holder, Greg Ipp, Martin Konopa, Li Lao, Wayne Leung