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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 PlayStation 2 Start of the race
Need for Speed: Underground 2 Nintendo DS Garage: selecting the first vehicle...
Need for Speed: Underground 2 Windows What AE86s do best
Need for Speed: Underground 2 Windows Intro

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

IGN Xbox Nov 12, 2004 9.1 out of 10 91
64 Power / big.N / N Games GameCube Dec, 2004 90 out of 100 90
Next Level Gaming PlayStation 2 Dec 04, 2004 89 out of 100 89
Factornews Windows Jan 07, 2005 8 out of 10 80
UOL Jogos PlayStation 2 Nov 12, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
DreamStation.cc Xbox Dec 22, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Jeuxvideo.com GameCube Nov 18, 2004 15 out of 20 75
Game Revolution GameCube Nov, 2004 B- 67
G4 TV: X-Play Nintendo DS Jun 27, 2005 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Nintendo DS Sep 09, 2005 5 out of 10 50


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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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