The car game with the most is back in Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 on Nintendo GameCube. This is the first in the series for this console and EA have pulled out all stops to ensure that this title looks and feels as good as the rest of this awesome series.
Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 Features
- 2 Players Simultaneous
- Memory Card (Uses 7 Blocks)
- Dolby Surround Pro Logic II
- Skill Level - Beginner to Advanced
- Game Type: Racing
Looking like a dream and being given the ability to drive over 20 of the world's most exotic and expensive road vehicles, Hot Pursuit 2 is a fantastic arcade racer for Cube owners. For those of you who haven't played any of the series before (shame on you!), the game's objectives are very simple and we like it that way. Step one, get a dream car. Step two, drive as fast as you can in it and avoid the law or you will be taken down.
I am going to spend about two seconds on the only real faults that I could find with this game and they are not anything major.. On occasion, I did find that the framerate dropped quite a bit and it was noticeable. It didn't affect gameplay to the point of being unenjoyable but it is very unlike a GameCube game to suffer from frame drops as the system is known to be rock solid.
It only occurred three times, the whole time I was reviewing the game and seemed to be mainly when there were multiple cars on screen when taking a corner. As I have said though, it happened only three times the whole time, but that's enough for me to warrant commenting on it.
Audio on the game sounds great with different engine sounds and tires squealing. Environmental sounds were good and helped with the general fast paced atmosphere of the game. Musically the game rocks with some well known names adding their talent to the title to make you race just that little bit faster.
The sound of metal impacting upon metal was awesome and considering the types of cars that are being driven, it was enough to make you shudder when crashing them. Even the cop cars are souped up monsters that are more than capable of hunting down speeding racers and taking them out of the game. I found that I was ever alert to the sounds of cars approaching from behind to work out if I had some police to avoid or not. A cool item when driving with automatic transmission was that with a flick of the C stick, I was able to take a peek behind me.