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Need for Speed Underground 2

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 2
84
3.3
Xbox
83
3.0
GameCube
78
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 Loading screen
Need for Speed Underground 2 PlayStation 2 Red Ford Focus
Need for Speed Underground 2 Windows A very fancy nitrous purge system
Need for Speed Underground 2 Windows Widebody kits are unlocked near the end of the game

Alternate Titles

  • "NFSU2" -- Common abbreviation

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User Reviews

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

The Press Says

ActionTrip Windows Nov 15, 2004 92 out of 100 92
GameSpy Windows Nov 17, 2004 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
4Players.de Windows Nov 30, 2004 90 out of 100 90
Gamigo Windows Nov 23, 2004 8.5 out of 10 85
Mygamer.com Windows Nov 15, 2004 8.2 out of 10 82
Factornews Windows Jan 07, 2005 8 out of 10 80
Joystick (French) Windows Dec, 2004 8 out of 10 80
N-Zone Nintendo DS Jul 20, 2005 74 out of 100 74
Sliced Gaming (GameBiz) Nintendo DS Jul 27, 2005 6.5 out of 10 65
Eurogamer.net (UK) Xbox Nov 22, 2004 6 out of 10 60

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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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