Conclusion: SpyHunter 2 is a noble attempt at improving upon last year’s okay title, but neither game seems as though it gives the franchise name its 21st century due. The whole presentation seems to be lacking the polish that is evident in other action titles available on the Xbox. SpyHunter 2 is a decent aiming system away from being solid, but it also could use a little more depth in order to make it a must have.
Excerpt: The sequel to Midway's high-speed action game is here and many wondered if it could really impress those dissapointed with it's first try...the truth is that Spy Hunter 2 has some ups and downs but, in the end, it can be a somewhat entertaining game for those who want to give it a shot...it can also be a somewhat lacking game as well.
Excerpt: Spy Hunter, a classic coin-op of the Eighties, was successfully remade into a modern title that captured the spirit, if not the mechanics, of the original. Developers often hunt for innovation to enliven sequels. But in this case, what made the original Spy Hunter remake a triumph has been abandoned, leaving publisher Midway with a mundane and unspectacular husk for PlayStation 2, Microsoft Xbox, and Nintendo GameCube.
Excerpt: Your objectives feel like a hodge-podge of themes derived from the quintessential action flicks. The diabolical NOSTRA is once again up to no good in its quest to dominate the world, calling upon the aid of International Espionage Services' (IES) best operative, Alec Sects to stop them in their tracks. Only this time, he's not alone.
Conclusion: Fans of the SpyHunter franchise will really dig it, as will lovers of fast-paced action shooters, and everyone else will probably have a good time with it too, but the stilted game structure won't have gamers yearning to play in the long run.
Conclusion: Wer Bloodwake mochte, könnte auch mit Spy Hunter 2 glücklich werden, wer jedoch schon an Action-Highlights wie Panzer Dragoon Orta etwas zu meckern hatte, aucht Spy Hunter nicht einmal mit der Kneifzange anfassen. Zu altmodisch wirken Dauerfreuerspielprinzip und Grafikeinöde.
Conclusion: Mit dem 2001er-Remake von „Spy Hunter“ brachte Midway zwar keinen Überflieger auf den Markt, jedoch gelang es dem Titel recht gut, das Flair des Arcade-Klassikers in die Neuzeit zu übertragen. Theoretisch eine gute Grundlage, um mit der Fortsetzung in echte Spitzenwertungsregionen aufzusteigen. Leider ist „Spy Hunter II“ seinem Vorgänger in fast allen Bereichen unterlegen.