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Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights review

Drifting driving action comes to the DS with style

Pros

  • Crazy drifting challenges
  • Polished presentation
  • Lengthy campaign mode

Cons

  • Repetitive vocal loop
  • Delay when restarting races
  • Cramping fingers

Oct 5, 2007

If you usually save your DS for road trips and power outages, Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights could change things. All of the features that make console racing titles so enjoyable are here. Songs, cars, customization, drifting and women... you get the whole package. It's just not hi-def and the soundtrack isn't amazing. If you can overlook those two details and the possibility of cramped fingers, Juiced 2 could be your game.

That's not to say that the graphics and sound are disappointing. Tracks lack breathtaking vistas, but you'll definitely feel like you're cruising city streets around the world. For the soundtrack, the developers went with quality over quantity, though the featured song includes an unfortunate vocal line about how fear is the mind killer. That might prompt you to mute the audio, only then you'd miss the roaring engines and the cues when one of your competitors is riding your bumper.

More Info

GenreRacing
DescriptionJuice Games has tinkered, expanded and improved every aspect of the original as well as introducing some great new features.
PlatformDS, PC, PS3, Xbox 360, PS2, PSP
US censor ratingTeen
UK censor ratingRating Pending
Release date17 September 2007 (US), 1 January 1970 (UK)
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