Vigilante 8: Second Offence delivers non-stop intense full-throttle auto-combat complete with 18 new outrageous vehicles, which can be modified with high-tech enhancements and propulsion power-ups that morph into place. As players advance through the game, they have the ability to acquire “salvage points” each time an enemy is destroyed. By collecting points, players are able to enhance and upgrade their vehicle with new attachments including wider tires and spoiler wings. The more points the player collects, the more upgrades they will receive; the ultimate upgrade is a completely new car chassis. The power-ups, which can be found throughout each arena, provide gamers with improved driving on snow and water and the ability to hover above the ground.
The sequel expands on all of the breakthrough features of Vigilante 8 including one of the most popular and unique elements of the original game, the quest mode, by introducing larger and more challenging quests with more diverse objectives. From the bayous of the South to the Steel Mills of the East, each of the eight destructible arenas features unique interactive terrain-based gameplay elements that player’s can use to their advantage. The game introduces an improved level of graphical detail including exhaust, fog, water effects, brake lights and bigger and better explosions.
Additionally, the game features six different modes of play – quest mode, arcade mode, survival mode, two-player head-to-head, two-player cooperative and two-player quest mode. The game also offers multiple play perspectives, inside the car, behind the car and a split-screen option for two-player action.