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Need for Speed Underground 2

MobyRank MobyScore
Xbox
83
3.0
GameCube
78
3.5
PlayStation 2
84
3.3
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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 Hummer now in Metallic Purple
Need for Speed Underground 2 Windows Drag - try to hold revs on 7, you don't have to switch into first gear
Need for Speed Underground 2 Windows Lining up for a race
Need for Speed Underground 2 PlayStation 2 Ace of Lust decals

Alternate Titles

  • "NFSU2" -- Common abbreviation

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User Reviews

A great racing game - infinitely customizable... Windows Chris Martin (1097)

The Press Says

Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Apr, 2005 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Game Freaks 365 Xbox 2004 9 out of 10 90
4Players.de GameCube Nov 30, 2004 88 out of 100 88
GameCola.net GameCube Apr, 2005 8.56 out of 10 86
X-Power Xbox Nov 26, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Extreme Gamer Xbox Dec 06, 2004 8 out of 10 80
GameSpy GameCube Nov 17, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Game Revolution Xbox Nov, 2004 B 75
G4 TV: X-Play Nintendo DS Jun 27, 2005 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
GameSpy Nintendo DS May 23, 2005 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 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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