Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights
Feel the real need for speed in this killer souped-up sequel
Sept 18, 2007
Bigger, better and more fiercely contested than any race Juiced 2 can muster will be the battle for supremacy between it and Need for Speed: ProStreet. EA's NFS juggernaut had the edge the last time these heavyweights met, but two years later THQ's street racer sequel is pumped up, primed and ready to rock. Perhaps more importantly, it's sneaked out ahead of its bitter rival.
This headstart could turn out to be massive given the growing apathy towards US-centric street racing games (much the same way everyone's bored of World War Two shooters). We're not entirely convinced that the gaming world needs another neon-lit arcade street racer, let alone two within the space of a few months, and so the one that got in there first was always bound to create more interest.
It also helps that developer Juice Games has tinkered, expanded and improved every aspect of the original as well as introducing some great new features. There's no shortage of race types to compete in - both online and off - and the first game's big selling point, an eye-popping amount of car customisation options, has been upped to a staggering tweakage total.