Spy Hunter 2 - PS2

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Spy Hunter 2 (PS2)
Also for: Xbox, GameCube
Viewed: 3D First-person / Third-person Genre:
Combat Game
Media: CD Arcade origin:No
Developer: Angel Studios Soft. Co.: Midway
Publishers: Midway (GB/GB)
Released: Unknown (GB)
5 Mar 2004 (GB)
Ratings: PEGI 7+
Features: Vibration Function Compatible, Analogue Control Compatible: analogue sticks only
Accessories: Memory Card


The concept of developing modern day updates to old-school classics is a pretty darn popular one. And why not? After all, it's not like there aren't plenty of classics out there. Midway, owner of more quality retro IPs than most, are particularly fond of the idea, hence this sequel to 2003's combat-based driving re-make Spy Hunter.

Spy Hunter 2 treads a similar path to its predecessor, albeit with a host of new features and gameplay elements. You again take the helm of the world's most powerful counter-intelligence combat vehicle, the G-8155 Interceptor, this time having undergone a complete redesign. As such, as well as the famous car/boat transformation, it's now possible to morph into a sleek new snowmobile and a 4-wheel drive off-road vehicle.

A typical - if not sadly uninspired - plot of international espionage and threats of world domination ties the game's 20+ missions together, which take you to such exotic locales as the jungles of SE Asia and the highlands of the Swiss Alps. In each case, the missions are interactive, allowing you to choose your own paths through the different areas, and are also dynamically-generated, meaning that you get to benefit from a completely new level each time you play it.

As you would expect, a host of Bond-esque weapons and gadgets are at your disposal throughout the game. As well as old favourites such as oil slicks and smoke screens, you have auto-tracking turrets, a prototype cloaking device, an indestructible armoured shield, and a new 360-degree radar map that helps to indicate where opponents are, relative to you and the environment. Oh, and let's not forget Leonie 2.0, the latest version of the Interceptor's online computer, which helps you out with critical information and tactical advice during missions.

All of this comes in extremely handy when up against the game's myriad enemies - some old, some new, and some resulting in giant boss battles with the likes of classic adversaries Switchblade and Enforcer, as well as a selection of new ones such as the Wasp, Road Baron and the Airborne Gunship.

If fast, arcade-style, nostalgia-filled fun is what you're after and you can't quite be bothered to go searching for retro arcades, then you might want to take a look at Spy Hunter 2