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Need for Speed Underground 2

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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 Sound test
Need for Speed Underground 2 PlayStation 2 Yeah!
Need for Speed Underground 2 Windows Showing off my yellow neons
Need for Speed Underground 2 PlayStation 2 106 in action

Alternate Titles

  • "NFSU2" -- Common abbreviation

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User Reviews

A great racing game - infinitely customizable... Windows Chris Martin (1112)

The Press Says

IGN Windows Nov 12, 2004 9.1 out of 10 91
CNET Windows Oct 29, 2004 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Factornews Windows Jan 07, 2005 8 out of 10 80
UOL Jogos PlayStation 2 Nov 12, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80 GameCube 2004 7.7 out of 10 77
Game Chronicles Nintendo DS Jun 17, 2005 7.6 out of 10 76
GameSpot Nintendo DS May 26, 2005 7.2 out of 10 72
UGO (UnderGroundOnline) Windows Dec 29, 2004 B- 67
G4 TV: X-Play Nintendo DS Jun 27, 2005 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Nintendo Difference GameCube Dec 26, 2004 12 out of 20 60


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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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