Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights (2007, Street Racing, 360 and Games for Windows) – 6/10 game review

Cast / crew
Project Lead: Richard Badger
Project Lead: Phil Owen
Lead Programmer: Martin Turton
Lead Programmer: Mat Draper
Model: Ursula Mayes

Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights (2007)

Circuit-based street and drift racing with visual customisation and performance car upgrades (but no tuning).

6/10

Though featuring the same slightly odd, somewhat unpredictable handling as the first game and horrific, completely unpredictable barrier impact dynamics, this does deliver thrilling racing and slightly more depth to the basic mechanics of who you race in a race and how you progress throughout the game. There are also some nice variants on the typical racing game staples and there was a nice surprise with a supercar I hadn’t played or heard of before (SPOILERthe Melling Hellcat). Sadly, the game’s graphics become almost completely broken with the faster cars and the rubber-band AI is arguably the worst and most embarrassing in gaming history. The Games for Windows Live version can be unpleasant; broken achievements, confusing and unconvincing widescreen support and seemingly uglier than the generally good-looking 360 version.

This game contains mild swear words.

Classified 12+ by PEGI. The game is only suitable for persons who have reached the age of 12 or over.
Classified Bad Language by PEGI. Game contains bad language.
Classified Gambling by PEGI. Game encourages or teaches gambling.

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