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Need for Speed Underground 2

MobyRank MobyScore
Xbox
85
3.0
PlayStation 2
84
3.3
Windows
83
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 Nice rims!
Need for Speed Underground 2 PlayStation 2 Title screen
Need for Speed Underground 2 PlayStation 2 New front bumper
Need for Speed Underground 2 PlayStation 2 Loading screen

Alternate Titles

  • "NFSU2" -- Common abbreviation

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User Reviews

A great racing game - infinitely customizable... Windows Chris Martin (1098)

The Press Says

CNET Windows Oct 29, 2004 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
ComputerGames.ro Windows Dec 25, 2004 88 out of 100 88
Gamers.at Xbox Dec 01, 2004 86 out of 100 86
TeamXbox Xbox Nov 15, 2004 8.4 out of 10 84
X-Power Xbox Nov 26, 2004 8 out of 10 80
GameZone Nintendo DS May 23, 2005 7.7 out of 10 77
GameSpot Xbox Nov 16, 2004 7.4 out of 10 74
Game Freaks 365 Nintendo DS 2005 7.3 out of 10 73
Fragland.net PlayStation 2 Jan 14, 2005 72.5 out of 100 72
UGO (UnderGroundOnline) Windows Dec 29, 2004 B- 67

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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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