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    Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2

    Game » consists of 6 releases. Released Oct 02, 2002

    Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 is the sequel to the 1998 blockbuster racing game, NFS III. Like its predecessor, it features high-speed police chases in exotic cars around a variety of locales around the world.

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    Overview

    Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 is a racing game developed by Black Box for the PlayStation 2 and by EA Seattle on the Xbox, GameCube and PC. It was published by Electronic Arts for the PlayStation 2, GameCube, Xbox and PC. The game launched first on the GameCube on September 30, 2002, then on the PlayStation 2 and Xbox on October 1, 2002. It later released on the PC on the 21st of October, 2002. The game is the sequel to 1998's Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit, despite there being 2 games in the franchise in between III and HP:2. Like its predecessor, Hot Pursuit 2 focuses heavily on police chases in exotic cars around picturesque locations around the world.

    The game features a number of improvements over previous entries in the franchise including event-tree objective modes, a wider variety of cars and a substantial amount of additions to police offensive and defensive abilities.

    Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 was released to both critical and commercial acclaim, gaining incredibly favorable reviews for the PS2 version and, to this day, is still considered by many to be the franchise's peak. The GameCube, Xbox and PC version suffered with a number technical issues as well as a severe lack of features found in the PS2 version.

    Game Modes

    There are two main modes of play in Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2. The first mode is, obviously, Hot Pursuit mode. The second mode is World Racing mode, which is a more traditional, single-player racing mode. Each mode has a number of different event types which are listed below:

    Hot Pursuit Mode

    Ultimate Racer Event Tree (PC Version)
    Ultimate Racer Event Tree (PC Version)
    • Quick Race : This randomly selects a car, track and game mode and instantly puts you into a race. This mode has cop cars turned on.
    • You're the Cop: This mode lets you take control of a police car as you attempt to intercept and arrest high-speed drivers. Players must turn on their siren as cars speed by to target them and proceed to ram them into submission. Players also have the ability to call in support from the police force to take down the opponent such as roadblocks, helicopters or back-up police cruisers.
    • Challenge: This mode lets you select a car, a track and a game mode to playthrough. Essentially, Quick Race with customizable options. This mode has cop cars turned on.
    • Ultimate Racer: One of NFS: HP2's two main modes. Ultimate Racer is an event tree-based challenge mode that pits the player in a variety of races and challenges. Advancing further into the tree unlocks better cars, harder tracks and other extras. Ultimate Racer has certain "You're the Cop" events, as well.

    World Racing Mode

    Championship Mode Event Tree (PC Version)
    Championship Mode Event Tree (PC Version)
    • Quick Race: This randomly selects a car, track and game mode and instantly puts you into a race. This mode has cop cars turned off.
    • Challenge: This mode lets you select a car, a track and a game mode to playthrough. Essentially, Quick Race with customizable options. This mode has cop cars turned off.
    • Championship: The second of two main modes in HP2. Championship Mode is an event-tree based challenge mode that pits the player in a variety of races and challenges. Advancing further into the tree unlocks better cars, harder tracks and other extras.

    Car List

    The game categorizes cars into five different classes, from E to A. The higher the class, the better the car. Certain cars are also available/unavailable depending on the game mode.

    * These cars are classified according to the PlayStation 2 version's car categorization. It differs on the PC/Xbox/GC version.

    E Class

    Lotus Elise
    Lotus Elise

    Make: Lotus

    Model: Elise

    Horsepower: 122 HP

    Top Speed: 200 km/h

    0-60 MPH: 5.6 seconds

    Unlock Condition: Complete Hot Pursuit Event 1

    NFS Edition Unlock Condition: Accumulate 250,000 NFS points

    Opel Speedster
    Opel Speedster

    Make: Opel

    Model: Speedster

    Horsepower: 145 HP

    Top Speed: 220 km/h

    0-60 MPH: 5.7 seconds

    Unlock Condition: Available from start

    NFS Edition Unlock Condition: Complete Hot Pursuit Event 2

    Mercedes-Benz CL55 AMG
    Mercedes-Benz CL55 AMG

    Make: Mercedes-Benz

    Model: CL55 AMG

    Horsepower: 355 HP

    Top Speed: 250 km/h

    0-60 MPH: 5.8 seconds

    Unlock Condition: Complete Championship Event 2

    NFS Edition Unlock Condition: Lead all laps in a Single Race with the Normal version

    Vauxhall VX220
    Vauxhall VX220

    Make: Vauxhall

    Model: VX220

    Horsepower: 145 HP

    Top Speed: 220 km/h

    0-60 MPH: 5.6 seconds

    Unlock Condition: Available from start

    NFS Edition Unlock Condition: Lead all laps in a Single Race with the Normal version

    Ford Falcon TS50
    Ford Falcon TS50

    Make: Ford Australia

    Model: Falcon TS50

    Horsepower: 335 HP

    Top Speed: 250 km/h

    0-60 MPH: 5.9 seconds

    Unlock Condition: Complete Championship Event 3

    NFS Edition Unlock Condition: Win a one-player World Racing Knockout with advanced-difficulty opponents.

    Ford Crown Victoria
    Ford Crown Victoria

    Make: Ford

    Model: Crown Victoria

    Horsepower: --- HP

    Top Speed: --- km/h

    0-60 MPH: --- seconds

    Unlock Condition: Not available in normal modes

    Pursuit Edition Unlock Condition (Challenge Mode): Complete Hot Pursuit Challenge 5

    Pursuit Edition Unlock Condition (You're The Cop): Available from start

    D Class

    Jaguar XKR Coupe
    Jaguar XKR Coupe

    Make: Jaguar

    Model: XKR Coupe

    Horsepower: 250 HP

    Top Speed: 370 km/h

    0-60 MPH: 5.2 seconds

    Unlock Condition: Available from start

    NFS Edition Unlock Condition: Accumulate 150,000 NFS points

    HSV GTS Coupé
    HSV GTS Coupé

    Make: Holden Special Vehicles

    Model: GTS Coupé

    Horsepower: 402 HP

    Top Speed: 275 km/h

    0-60 MPH: 5.1 seconds

    Unlock Condition: Accumulate 50,000 NFS points

    NFS Edition Unlock Condition: Drive a clean race in a Single Race with the Normal version

    No Caption Provided

    BMW M5 Make: BMW

    Model: M5

    Horsepower: 394 HP

    Top Speed: 250 km/h

    0-60 MPH: 5.3 seconds

    Unlock Condition: Available from start

    NFS Edition Unlock Condition: Not available

    C Class

    No Caption Provided

    Make: Ford

    Model: Mustang SVT Cobra R

    Horsepower: 385 HP

    Top Speed: 282 km/h

    0-60 MPH: 4.9 seconds

    Unlock Condition: Available from start

    NFS Edition Unlock Condition: Accumulate 500,000 NFS points

    Pursuit Edition Unlock Condition (Challenge Mode): Complete Hot Pursuit Challenge 18

    Pursuit Edition Unlock Condition (You're The Cop): Lead all laps in a Single Race with the Normal version

    Ferrari 550 Barchetta
    Ferrari 550 Barchetta

    Make: Ferrari

    Model: 550 Barchetta Pininfarina

    Horsepower: 485 HP

    Top Speed: 300 km/h

    0-60 MPH: 4.3 seconds

    Unlock Condition: Accumulate 200,000 NFS points

    NFS Edition Unlock Condition: Accumulate 1,000,000 NFS points

    Ferrari 360 Modena - Challenge Edition
    Ferrari 360 Modena - Challenge Edition

    Make: Ferrari

    Model: 360 Modena Challenge Edition

    Horsepower: 400 HP

    Top Speed: 290 km/h

    0-60 MPH: 4.5 seconds

    Unlock Condition: See: 360 Spider

    NFS Edition Unlock Condition: Complete Championship Event C32

    ** This car is exclusive to the PlayStation 2 version **

    Ferrari 360 Spider
    Ferrari 360 Spider

    Make: Ferrari

    Model: 360 Spider

    Horsepower: 400 HP

    Top Speed: 290 km/h

    0-60 MPH: 4.4 seconds

    Unlock Condition: Complete Championship Event 16

    NFS Edition Unlock Condition: See: 360 Modena

    BMW Z8
    BMW Z8

    Make: BMW

    Model: Z8

    Horsepower: 394 HP

    Top Speed: 250 km/h

    0-60 MPH: 4.6 seconds

    Unlock Condition: Accumulate 100,000 NFS points

    NFS Edition Unlock Condition: Not available

    Aston Martin V12 Vanquish
    Aston Martin V12 Vanquish

    Make: Aston Martin

    Model: V12 Vanquish

    Horsepower: 450 HP

    Top Speed: 306 km/h

    0-60 MPH: 4.5 seconds

    Unlock Condition: Complete Championship Event 18

    NFS Edition Unlock Condition: Accumulate 400,000 NFS points

    B Class

    Porsche Carrera GT - Concept Version
    Porsche Carrera GT - Concept Version

    Make: Porsche

    Model: Carrera GT - Concept Version

    Horsepower: 558 HP

    Top Speed: 330 km/h

    0-60 MPH: 3.9 seconds

    Unlock Condition: Complete Championship Event 26

    NFS Edition Unlock Condition: Accumulate 3,500,000 NFS points

    Porsche 911 Turbo
    Porsche 911 Turbo

    Make: Porsche

    Model: 911 Turbo

    Horsepower: 414 HP

    Top Speed: 305 km/h

    0-60 MPH: 4.1 seconds

    Unlock Condition: Available from start

    NFS Edition Unlock Condition: Accumulate 750,000 NFS points

    Lamborghini Murciélago
    Lamborghini Murciélago

    Make: Lamborghini

    Model: Murciélago

    Horsepower: 571 HP

    Top Speed: 330 km/h

    0-60 MPH: 3.7 seconds

    Unlock Condition: Complete Championship Event 21

    NFS Edition Unlock Condition: Accumulate 3,000,000 NFS points

    Pursuit Edition Unlock Condition (Challenge Mode): Complete Hot Pursuit Challenge 27

    Pursuit Edition Unlock Condition (You're The Cop): Win a Knockout race in the Normal version

    Lamborghini Diablo 6.0 VT
    Lamborghini Diablo 6.0 VT

    Make: Lamborghini

    Model: Diablo 6.0 VT

    Horsepower: 550 HP

    Top Speed: 330 km/h

    0-60 MPH: 3.8 seconds

    Unlock Condition: Complete Hot Pursuit Challenge 22

    NFS Edition Unlock Condition: Accumulate 2,000,000 NFS points

    Ferrari F50
    Ferrari F50

    Make: Ferrari

    Model: F50

    Horsepower: 513 HP

    Top Speed: 325 km/h

    0-60 MPH: 3.7 seconds

    Unlock Condition: Accumulate 300,000 NFS points

    NFS Edition Unlock Condition: Lead all laps in a Single Race with the Normal version

    Dodge Viper GTS
    Dodge Viper GTS

    Make: Dodge

    Model: Viper GTS

    Horsepower: 450 HP

    Top Speed: 298 km/h

    0-60 MPH: 4.0 seconds

    Unlock Condition: Available from start

    NFS Edition Unlock Condition: Accumulate 1,500,000 NFS points

    Chevrolet Corvette Z06
    Chevrolet Corvette Z06

    Make: Chevrolet

    Model: Corvette Z06

    Horsepower: 405 HP

    Top Speed: 275 km/h

    0-60 MPH: 3.9 seconds

    Unlock Condition: Complete Hot Pursuit Challenge 24

    NFS Edition Unlock Condition: Accumulate 2,500,000 NFS points

    Pursuit Edition Unlock Condition (Challenge Mode): Complete Hot Pursuit Challenge 13

    Pursuit Edition Unlock Condition (You're The Cop): Win a Knockout race in the Normal version

    A Class

    Mercedes-Benz CLK-GTR
    Mercedes-Benz CLK-GTR

    Make: Mercedes-Benz

    Model: CLK-GTR

    Horsepower: 450 HP

    Top Speed: 600 km/h

    0-60 MPH: 4.0 seconds

    Unlock Condition: Drive a clean race in a Single Race

    NFS Edition Unlock Condition: Accumulate 4,500,000 NFS points

    McLaren F1 LM
    McLaren F1 LM

    Make: McLaren

    Model: F1 LM

    Horsepower: 668 HP

    Top Speed: 333 km/h

    0-60 MPH: 3.8 seconds

    Unlock Condition: Complete Championship Paper 30

    NFS Edition Unlock Condition: Accumulate 4,000,000 NFS points

    McLaren F1
    McLaren F1

    Make: McLaren

    Model: F1

    Horsepower: 627 HP

    Top Speed: 386 km/h

    0-60 MPH: 3.2 seconds

    Unlock Condition: Complete Hot Pursuit Event 30

    NFS Edition Unlock Condition: Accumulate 5,000,000 NFS points

    Track List

    Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 has 15 tracks spread across 5 different environments. One of these environments (and its 3 tracks) is exclusive to the PlayStation 2 version, which is the Outback environment. Note that the Reverse Unlock conditions apply only to the PS2 version.

    Parkland

    Parkland is the first environment the player will see. It is set in a forested, back-road area and features many dirt-road shortcuts.

    Coastal Parklands
    Coastal Parklands
    No Caption Provided

    National Forest

    Scenic Drive
    Scenic Drive
    Track NameTypeLengthElevationDifficultyWeatherReverse Unlock Condition
    Coastal ParklandsCircuit7.387 km15 to 83mBeginnerSunny, OvercastComplete Championship Event 4
    National ForestCircuit7.435 km57 to 104mBeginnerSunny, OvercastComplete Championship Event 6
    Scenic DrivePoint-to-point12.472 km15 to 104mAdvancedSunny, OvercastComplete Championship Event 6

    Mediterranean

    Mediterranean is a coastal, summer environment located in a ruins-filled waterfront resembling Greece.

    Calypso Coast
    Calypso Coast
    Ancient Ruins
    Ancient Ruins
    Mediterranean Paradise
    Mediterranean Paradise
    Track NameTypeLengthElevationDificultyWeatherReverse Unlock Condition
    Calypso CoastCircuit8.207 km3 to 87mAdvancedSunny, OvercastComplete Ultimate Racer Event 26
    Ancient RuinsCircuit10.042 km3 to 219mBeginnerSunny, SunsetComplete Championship Event 12
    Mediterranean ParadisePoint-to-point15.240 km3 to 247mAdvancedSunny, OvercastComplete Championship Event 14

    _________

    The game has 5 different enviroments (outback, forest, tropical, mediterranean and mountain) with 3 tracks each. All of the tracks are on public roads and have a variety of shortcurts.

    To make the chases and sense of speed more thrilling the game features 24 cars, most of which are supercars (arranged by performance from fastest to slowest) :

    McLaren F1, McLaren F1 LM, Mercedes CLK-GTR, Ferrari F50, Aston Martin V12 Vanquish, Ferrari 550 Barchetta, Lamborghini Diablo 6.0 VT, Lamborghini Murcielago, Porsche Carrera GT (this car has subtle differences from the real-world production model since at the time that the game was made the car was still only a concept), Chevrolet Corvette Z06, Dodge Viper GTS, Ferrari 360 Spider, Ford SVT Mustang Cobra R, HSV Coupe GTS, Porsche 911 Turbo, BMW M5, BMW Z8, Ford TS50, Jaguar XKR, Mercedes CL55 AMG, Ford Crown Victoria, Lotus Elise, Opel Speedster, Vauxhall VX220.

    The game has two racing 'trees' where you complete events and unlock more of them: Championship and Hot Pursuit. The difference between them is that Championship does not feature police and Hot Pursuit does.

    Game Modes

    Single Race

    Simply pick a car, track, laps, police settings and race.

    Free Run

    Allows you to drive around freely on a track with the car of your choice.

    Delivery

    You have to get from one point to another and don't let the police stop you.

    Sprint

    The goal is to get to the other end of the road before your opponent.

    Tournament

    A series of races each of which award you points depending on your performance. The person with the most points wins.

    Be The Cop

    Propably the most interesting mode in the game, your goal is to catch and stop the speeding vechicles. To do this you have a couple of special abilities that the AI controlled police has in other game modes: Spike strip (blows your tires if you drive on it), Helicopter (throws barrels onto the road that explode when hit) and backup (another police car arrives and helps you out).

    Soundtrack

    • Bush - The People That We Love
    • The Buzzhorn - Ordinary
    • Course of Nature - Wall of Shame
    • Hot Action Cop - Fever for the Flava
    • Hot Action Cop - Going Down on It
    • The Humble Brothers - Black Hole
    • The Humble Brothers - Brake Stand
    • The Humble Brothers - Sphere
    • Matt Ragan - Bundle of Clang
    • Matt Ragan - Cone of Silence
    • Matt Ragan - Flam Dance
    • Pulse Ultra - Build Your Cages
    • Rush - One Little Victory
    • Uncle Kracker - Keep It Coming
    • Rom di Prisco - Cykloid

    Credits

    • Programmer - Andrew Chang
    • Programmer - Euan Forrester
    • Programmer - Brian Green
    • Programmer - Tristan Grimmer
    • Programmer - Phil Ibis
    • Programmer - Jeff Johnston
    • Programmer - Chris Lippmann
    • Programmer - Colin O'Connor
    • Programmer - Leonard Paul
    • Programmer - Jim Randall
    • Programmer - Chris Robertson
    • Programmer - Martin Sikes
    • Programmer - Amory Wong
    • Additional Programmer - Ryan Bedard
    • Additional Programmer - Steven Brekelmans
    • Additional Programmer - Jason Dorie
    • Additional Programmer - Keith Hentschel
    • Artist - Stephane Alberola
    • Artist - Brendan Cohoe
    • Artist - Darren Gough
    • Artist - Wesley Holder
    • Artist - Greg Ipp
    • Artist - Martin Konopa
    • Artist - Li Lao
    • Artist - Wayne Leung
    • Artist - Christian McKeegan
    • Artist - Sean Murphy
    • Artist - Rob Oliveira
    • Artist - Mike Olson
    • Artist - Alden Phipps
    • Artist - Nigel Quarless
    • Artist - Russell Rice
    • Artist - Craig Schiller
    • Artist - Daniel Seiberling
    • Artist - Gene Shih
    • Audio - Rashid Hille
    • Producer - David C. Hooper
    • Producer - Richard Mul
    • Producer - Stefan Q. Wessels
    • Game Designer - William Ho
    • Programmer - Armory Wong
    • Executive Producer - Sam Nelson
    • Senior Producer - Mark Madland
    • Associate Producer - Scott Probin
    • Associate Producer - Serena Whittlers
    • Associate Producer - Arlaine Walker
    • Associate Producer - Andy Agostoni
    • Audio - Juan Jacyna
    • Audio - Robert Ridihalgh
    • Audio - Martin Wasiel
    • Audio - Alistair Hirst
    • Audio - Omar Al-Khafaji
    • Audio - Matt Ragan
    • Senior Art Director - Henry Labounta
    • Artist - Curtis Hoines
    • Artist - Phil Chow
    • Artist - Yvonne Vuu Carinha
    • Production Coordinator - Lia Siojo
    • Production Coordinator - Bryna Dabby
    • Production Assistance - Brian "Tunaboy" Taney
    • Production Assistance - Ragnar Lindstrom
    • Contributing Producer - Hanno Lemke

    PC system requirements

    Minimum:

    • Windows XP/ME/2000/98
    • Intel Pentium III 450MHz, or AMD Athlon 500MHz
    • 128MB RAM
    • 4X CD-ROM/DVD-ROM Drive
    • 1.2GB Hard Disk Space
    • 16MB Direct3D compatible Video Card
    • DirectX 8.1 compatible Sound Card

    Recommended:

    • Intel Pentium III, or AMD Athlon 800MHz
    • 32MB Direct3D compatible Video Card
    • 16X CD-ROM/DVD-ROM drive
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