Video Card: All In Wonder 9700 Pro Review :: Need For Speed Hot Pursuit 2

01-03-2003 · Category: Hardware - Video Cards

By Benjamin Sun

Need for Speed Hot Pursuit 2 is the latest of EA Games's best selling series of racing games . Unlike their Need For Speed mainstream game, HP and HP2 allows you to race against other cars and against police cars. The game allows you to play as a Lambroghini, Porsche, Lambroghini and many other cars in exotic locales.

Graphically HP2 is a step up from the previous Need For Speed games from EA. The details on the cars are amazing, with reflections realistically modeled and absolutely stunning backgrounds . The sky in the game is gorgeous , with differing looks based upon the locale, time of day of the race and location (San Francisco has banks of fog, for example).

Playing the game on a AIW 9700 Pro is simply wonderful. 1280x1024 32bit with max details and AA turned on is playable in my opinion. In some previous racing games , if you don't have good quality AA available , the staggered lines in the middle of the road would blur together. HP2 on a 9700 Pro allows you to see the lines without the blending together seen in other games and videocards.

Recommended System requirements are:800MHz or faster Pentium III or AMD Athlon processor or faster,16x or faster CD-ROM drive, 32MB or greater Direct3D capable video card with DirectX 8.1 capable driver , 1.2GB free hard drive space, DirectX 8.1 , DirectX 8.1 compatible sound card .