Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit was a really cool game. Not only were the graphics, music and sound effects some of the best for its time, but the car chases between you and the cops made for some of the most adrenaline-fueled races ever. Hot Pursuit 2 (the sixth Need for Speed game for those keeping score) attempts to recapture the thrills of that game. While it definitely retains the fun that made its arcade racing brand a classic, Hot Pursuit 2 nonetheless fails to live up to its predecessorsí reputation.
Like in every other Need for Speed, you have a slew of fast cars at your disposal, from the sleek and sexy Dodge Viper GTS to the fast and furious Ferrari 360 Spider. And again, the basic objective is to elude the police (complete with spike strips, road blocks and helicopter support). The emphasis is on speed and quick reflexes as you race to win while trying not to get rammed off the road.