Developer: Juice Games
Release Date: 10/8/2007
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The Good: Superb graphics and audio, great sense of speed, lots of events to play, and ways to pimp out your ride, fun multi player
The Bad: Irritating tune-up system, gets old after a while, there are hot chicks in the game but are confined to decals and posters
The PSP is over saturated with racers and Juiced 2 pushes itself to the top of the list. While it doesn’t do anything new it just gives us fast fun game play that we all crave. The only thing different here is the DNA system where you are ranked by how you drive in different categories. You can have wild, cool, or sane DNA depending on your driving. You can also place bets on other drivers to see who will make it to the top of the race. You can also spook other drivers by driving behind them for a few seconds and it will make this crash.
These three elements are new to racing but not really ground breaking. You have all your typical street racing stuff here such as drift races, circuits, eliminators, time laps etc. The game has a pretty deep customization setup but the tune-up system is a bit weird. Instead of picking your parts and buying them you must have a certain “set” of parts for certain leagues in career mode so you qualify. To get a new set of parts you have to unlock it by doing a special event and beating it. I found this both neat and irritating since it can take forever just to upgrade your car.
The graphics are superb and so is the audio here. The sense of speed is great so no worries there. Other than that Juiced 2 is a solid racer on the PSP and shouldn’t be passed up.