Need for Speed Underground 2

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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.


Need for Speed Underground 2 Windows Three words: night, rainy and tuned
Need for Speed Underground 2 PlayStation 2 Yeah!
Need for Speed Underground 2 Windows What AE86s do best
Need for Speed Underground 2 Windows N2O speed blurring effect. Nice liiiights.

Alternate Titles

  • "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
Game Freaks 365 Xbox 2004 9 out of 10 90
GameSpy Xbox Nov 17, 2004 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
The Video Game Critic Xbox Mar 22, 2005 B+ 83
Joystick (French) Windows Dec, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Worth Playing Nintendo DS May 28, 2005 8 out of 10 80
Extreme Gamer Xbox Dec 06, 2004 8 out of 10 80 GameCube 2004 7.7 out of 10 77
Game Revolution PlayStation 2 Nov, 2004 B 75
UGO (UnderGroundOnline) Windows Dec 29, 2004 B- 67


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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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