Need for Speed Underground 2

Critic Score User Score
PlayStation 2
84
3.3
Nintendo DS
72
2.7
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 Windows Camera - hood view
Need for Speed Underground 2 Windows So nice, it hurts eyes
Need for Speed Underground 2 PlayStation 2 Start of the race
Need for Speed Underground 2 Windows AE86 with many performance mods

Alternate Titles

  • "NFSU2" -- Common abbreviation

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User Reviews

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

Critic Reviews

Yahoo! Games PlayStation 2 Nov 16, 2004 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
GameSpy Xbox Nov 17, 2004 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
PC Games (Germany) Windows Dec 26, 2004 89 out of 100 89
Gamesmania.de Windows Nov 24, 2004 88 out of 100 88
GameCola.net GameCube Apr, 2005 8.56 out of 10 86
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 2 Dec, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Joystick (French) Windows Dec, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Game Chronicles Nintendo DS Jun 17, 2005 7.6 out of 10 76
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation 2 Nov 18, 2004 15 out of 20 75
Game Revolution Xbox Nov, 2004 B 75

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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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