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Need for Speed Underground 2

MobyRank MobyScore
Xbox
83
3.0
GameCube
78
3.5
Nintendo DS
71
2.9
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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 Yeah!
Need for Speed Underground 2 Nintendo DS Main menu.
Need for Speed Underground 2 Windows Lexus
Need for Speed Underground 2 PlayStation 2 Winner!

Alternate Titles

  • "NFSU2" -- Common abbreviation

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User Reviews

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

The Press Says

GamePro (US) Xbox Nov 15, 2004 5 out of 5 100
ActionTrip Windows Nov 15, 2004 92 out of 100 92
4Players.de Windows Nov 30, 2004 90 out of 100 90
4Players.de Xbox Nov 30, 2004 90 out of 100 90
DreamStation.cc Windows Sep 20, 2005 9 out of 10 90
4Players.de PlayStation 2 Nov 30, 2004 90 out of 100 90
4Players.de GameCube Nov 30, 2004 88 out of 100 88
Extreme Gamer Xbox Dec 06, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Game Chronicles Nintendo DS Jun 17, 2005 7.6 out of 10 76
4Players.de Nintendo DS Jun 09, 2005 75 out of 100 75

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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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