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This installment in the Need for Speed series, Underground 2 is a racing game based on illicit, night time races, with the player gaining street credit, cash and access to unique tuner parts by schooling the competition.

Taking place in a massive, open city, NFS Underground 2 allows players to explore the city at will, engaging random challengers and moving into the coveted Underground Racing League. Once in the Underground Racing League, the player advances first by race wins, then with building up their tuner car and taking on tougher opponents. The objective is to win all Underground Racing League engagements and trick out your car to the max.

The PC version is the only version that allows the user to save magazine screen shots of your tricked out car to disk.


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There are 55 other screenshots on file for other versions of this game.

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Alternate Titles

  • "极品飞车: 地下狂飙2" -- Need For Speed: Underground 2 translated to Chinese
  • "NFSU2" -- Common abbreviation

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Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) Nov 15, 2004 5 out of 5 100 Nov 30, 2004 88 out of 100 88 Apr, 2005 8.56 out of 10 86
IGN Nov 12, 2004 8.3 out of 10 83 Dec 22, 2004 8 out of 10 80
GameSpy Nov 17, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Game Over Online Dec 08, 2004 80 out of 100 80 2004 7.7 out of 10 77 Nov 18, 2004 15 out of 20 75
Nintendo Difference Dec 26, 2004 12 out of 20 60


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Server shutdown

In early August 2006, EA closed their servers for multiplayer games, for the Xbox, and Windows (demo) versions. The PS2 and Windows servers were closed on 1st November 2007.


  • GamePro (Germany)
    • February 2005 - Best Console Sports Game in 2004 (Readers' Vote)
  • GameSpy
    • 2004 - PC Racing Game of the Year
    • 2004 – PC Sports / Racing Game of the Year (Readers' Vote)
  • GameStar (Germany)
    • February 2005 - Best PC Sports Game in 2004 (Readers' Vote)
  • Spike TV Video Game Awards
    • 2004 - Best Performance by a Human Female (for Brooke Burke)
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Herkimer Chicanery (146) added Need for Speed: Underground 2 (GameCube) on Nov 30, 2004
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