Summary: While this game was alright in my mind i still enjoy playing 2004 alot more, to me it plays alot smoother and actually even looks better than round 2 but thats just my opinion. Maybe its a bit better on other systems but if you want this for PS2 i recommend getting 2004 it plays alot better, looks better, is alot more fun, and hey its cheaper.
Arthur Kicker "Ragged, Tagged, and Bodybagged", Amazon
1 June 2005
Summary: 'Fight Night Round 2' is an improvement upon the original. I won't go into to its many updates because they've been done in every other review here. But my problem with this game, as with all boxing games, is that there is never any 'science' to the sweet science of boxing. Though it has many more bells and whistles, 'FNR2' is just like every other previous boxing game in respect to the use of defense.
Summary: When I bought the new fight night round 2, I expected an even more realistic boxing experiance. I saw on the cover the new cut scenes, new fighters, better graphics. The problem is that the first fight night was more realistic. You could fight a smart technical fight, use your jab wisely etc.. The new fight night has totally ruined that experiance. The jab is useless.. all you do is try to avoid these huge haymakers that are more powerful than any uppercut.
Summary: Let me start by saying that I first got into videogames because of boxing games and have played almost everyone ever produced. That being said, I felt last year's version of Fight Night was awesome. The only weaknesses were that you could not clinch and also that you stopped on a dime when you punched or blocked. Hearing that those problems were fixed, I assumed that this version would be the ultimate boxing game. Well I was wrong.
Summary: After having played Fight Night 2004 for hundreds of hours I was eager to start fighting in the new version... However, I cannot say that I am impressed. Yes, sure maybe graphics are slightly better, but actual gameplay I think has nothing more to offer. I found training much easier to complete, but the most annoying thing is the "dizziness" mode of your opponent when you have him ready to be knocked-out...
Summary: This is a great game, has some good features, the create a boxer mode is back, there's a new training mode and a hard hits mode where you fight until some gets knocked out or whoever has the most KO's after 15 rounds. It was great at first but I have basically completed it, once winning the title there is nothing much to do apart from defend it.