Need for Speed Underground 2

Critic Score User Score
GameCube
78
3.5
Nintendo DS
71
2.7
Xbox
83
3.0
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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 So nice, it hurts eyes
Need for Speed Underground 2 Windows Intro
Need for Speed Underground 2 Windows Selecting trunk accessories
Need for Speed Underground 2 PlayStation 2 Yeah!

Alternate Titles

  • "NFSU2" -- Common abbreviation

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User Reviews

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

Critic Reviews

PSX Extreme PlayStation 2 Nov 26, 2003 9.2 out of 10 92
IGN Windows Nov 12, 2004 9.1 out of 10 91
GameSpy Windows Nov 17, 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
GameStar (Germany) Windows Nov, 2004 84 out of 100 84
DreamStation.cc GameCube Dec 22, 2004 8 out of 10 80
GameZone Nintendo DS May 23, 2005 7.7 out of 10 77
Game Watcher Windows Apr 03, 2005 7.7 out of 10 77
Fragland.net PlayStation 2 Jan 14, 2005 72.5 out of 100 72
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Nintendo DS Sep 09, 2005 5 out of 10 50

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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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