Need for Speed: Underground 2

Critic Score User Score
GameCube
78
3.5
PlayStation 2
84
3.3
Windows
84
3.5
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Description

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.

Screenshots

Need for Speed: Underground 2 PlayStation 2 Yeah!
Need for Speed: Underground 2 PlayStation 2 New front bumper
Need for Speed: Underground 2 Nintendo DS Garage: selecting the first vehicle...
Need for Speed: Underground 2 Windows A Street-X race is a race done on a drift track, with no nitrous. This particular event is SUV only

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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User Reviews

A great racing game - infinitely customizable... Windows Chris Martin (1094)

Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) PlayStation 2 Nov 15, 2004 5 out of 5 100
PC Games (Germany) Windows Dec 26, 2004 89 out of 100 89
4Players.de GameCube Nov 30, 2004 88 out of 100 88
1UP Xbox Nov 15, 2004 8.5 out of 10 85
The Video Game Critic Xbox Mar 22, 2005 B+ 83
UOL Jogos Windows Nov 12, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 2 Dec, 2004 8 out of 10 80
4Players.de Nintendo DS Jun 09, 2005 75 out of 100 75
Fragland.net PlayStation 2 Jan 14, 2005 72.5 out of 100 72
GameSpy Nintendo DS May 23, 2005 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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Trivia

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.

Awards

  • 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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