SR 2 has some issues obviously but if you can look passed them it's a really fun game to play.
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The game for me runs smoothly for the most part on the highest settings and with 1280 x 1024 resolution even though I have a wide screen monitor. Really, if you know anything about PC's like the guy below me stated in his review you can get this to run with a little tweeking at decent FR however, don't bother with this unless you have a good PC with at least two cores and updated hardware including 2 gig's of RAM.
This game runs smoother at max settings except for resolution than GTA IV which I can only set on medium settings but with wide screen resolution support.
Now on to the game play. SR 2 is a interesting game where you can do just about anything you want in. You start out the story breaking out of Still Water Correctional Fac. and then buy some street cloths to get the orange jump suit off your body. I played through about a third of the story and got side tracked playing the numerous side missions that are just as fun or more than the story line missions. You can spray paint tags like in GTA SA around the city, fight rival gangs which is really fun, go to strip bars, tatoo shops, porno stores, the mall, downtown entertainment districts, a pirate ship, light house, the board walk on the beach or a red neck trailer park to raise some kane.
The games strong point is full charactor creation in which you can create a man or women, makeup color, body size - shape, head and face features, it's endless. You can even up grade your crib's that you unlock throughout the main story line.
Still Water City is alive with many people walking about like you've seen in the GTA series but unlike GTA this game is more forgiving when it comes to car crashes, killing people on foot, and even cops which are laughable since they're so easily defeated or out ran with a vehicle.
I bought GTA 4 and SR 2 playing through them both and I have to say I like this game better because it's more fun letting the player do just about anything rather than the real life simulation GTA 4 seems to be.
THQ needs to work on a patch for this game though. If they tried to work out some of the performance issues then I believe more people would play this to see why others on this site like this game so much. I do recommend playing this game if you have a highend gaming computer even though the FR drops sometimes when driving fast around the city but it's well worth the money because of it's fun factor. I found myself losing track of hours with this one.
Even though the graphics are not near as beautiful as in GTA 4 and it's performance issues SR 2 is pure just gaming fun so try it.