Spy Hunter

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Spy Hunter
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Spy Hunter
Game general and emulation properties:
ESRB rating: T (Violence)
Supports up to two local players
Languages supported:
English: SLES-50268 & SLUS-20056
German: SLES-50268
French: SLES-50268
Spanish: SLES-50268
Italian: SLES-50268
Region NTSC-U:
Serial numbers: SLUS-20056
SLUS-20056GH (Greatest Hits)
Release date: September 24, 2001
2002 (Greatest Hits)
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region PAL:
Serial numbers: SLES-50268
SLED-50488 (Demo)
Release date: October 19, 2001
Windows Status: ?
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region NTSC-J:
Serial numbers: SLPM-65090
Release date: April 25, 2002
Windows Status: ?
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?

Developer(s): Paradigm Entertainment
Publisher(s): Midway
Genre: Racing
Wikipedia: Link
Game review links: IGN8.9, Metacritic84/100
Game description: The evil NOSTRA Corporation prepares to unleash havoc on the world, and only the SpyHunter is equipped to stop them. Get behind the wheel of the powerful G-6155 Interceptor, a vehicle that can transform into a boat, Jet Ski, or motorcycle. With an arsenal of both offensive and defensive weapons, you must elude NOSTRA spies, henchmen, and assassins at any cost. Hordes of air, ground, and water enemies pursue you as you try to save the world from the mind of a madman.
Your mission is to stop the enemy spies from progressing with their plans. Your car is fitted with advanced gadgets and weapons, like no other. Upgrades are achieved as you go from city to city all across the world to prevent the world from being taken from the enemy.
In the original Spy Hunter, a popular arcade game, the player drives a souped-up spy car with Bond fittings. While the original was viewed from high above, Midway revamped it with next generation graphics and a behind the car view. One of the staff members involved in the game's development was British stand-up comedian Imran Yusuf.

Winlogo.png Test configurations on Windows:

Environment Configurations Comments Tester
Region OS CPU/GPU Revision Graphics Sound/Pad
NTSC-U Windows
  • I5 3330
  • HD radeon 6850
1.3 Git 28 of May(Special build) GSDX
  • SPU2-X
  • ?
USA v02.20(10/02/2006), Switch to GSDx software rendering when a FMV plays"., Minnor glitches in hardware and cutscenes,the gamefixes repair theses.(Or use software mode)
NTSC-U Windows
  • AMD A8-3800 @ 2.7ghz
  • Radeon HD 6550D
1.3.0 compiled on Jun 11 2014 GSDX r5875 SPU2-X r5875 Delay VIf1 Stalls, There are occasional texture glitches on the sky map. Also if you run the game with a custom resolution, the right edge of cutscenes will be blurred (You can enable "Switch to GSDx software rendering when a FMV plays" to fix this).


  • Original names: SPY HUNTER (SLPM-65090)

Known Issues

Levels Load Slowly

  • Status: Fixed
  • Type: Major
  • Description: When you try to play a level, it takes a while for every object to be rendered. Making the game unplayable.
  • Workaround:
  1. You must be using a version of PCSX2 compiled after 7/June/2014
  2. Under Game Fixes you must enable Delay V1F1 Stalls.

Rearview mirror doesn't work

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Minor
  • Description: In hardware mode, the rearview mirror is just a plain blue bar, with no objects being displayed.
  • Workaround: Go to config - video (GS) - plugin settings and set renderer to OpenGL Hardware, and set Blending Unit Accuracy to at least "Basic (recommended)". Or set the renderer to any of the software modes.

Cutscene Blur

  • Status: Fixed
  • Type: Minor
  • Description: On the right edge of every cutscene, the video is blurred off. This is only present if the resolution is changed from native.
  • Workaround: Use a version of PCSX2 compiled after 7/June/2015

Skybox Flickers

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Minor
  • Description: Skybox flickers occasionally, more noticeable in some levels than others.
  • Workaround: none

Public compatibility forum links