Vigilante 8: Second Offense
Genre Action -> Action
Today's Rank 32345
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Publisher Activision
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North America Retail Box ArtVehicular combat game Vigilante 8: Second Offense is a big improvement in a series that was already the best in the genre. Fortunately for gamers, the creators have shifted away from enhanced plot development in favor of setting up the mayhem. Gamers are quickly immersed into the action in this fast-action game, which still boasts an excellent quest mode. New power-ups make this game even more fun to play than its Sony PlayStation and Nintendo 64 predecessors. This time around, players can pick up radar jammers that will scramble both enemy radar and incoming homing projectiles. But the best new features are the hoverpods and hydrofloaters that will give any car the ability to hover over land and water, respectively. Weapons are plentiful and formidable. In addition to standard stock (missiles, mines, machine guns, rockets, flame-throwers, and so on), each character has their own special weapon that wreaks havoc when powered up. Among the best is the Garbage Man's compactor weapon, which can reduce even the toughest competitors into a nice compact package. New combination moves have also been added, which add to the overall devastation that can be wreaked in this glorious high-resolution game. The game is for one or two players. --Bill Hutchens Pros: Solid control; cars are easy to maneuver More satisfying kills with the new combos Great diversity in battle environments Cons: Arenas are almost too big and can be confusing
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