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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 Windows N2O speed blurring effect. Nice liiiights.
Need for Speed: Underground 2 Windows Camera - nose view
Need for Speed: Underground 2 Windows Showing off my yellow neons
Need for Speed: Underground 2 Windows Trunk neons

Alternate Titles

  • "NFSU2" -- Common abbreviation

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User Reviews

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

Critic Reviews

GameZone Windows Nov 23, 2004 9 out of 10 90
Gamesmania.de Windows Nov 24, 2004 88 out of 100 88
Gamesmania.de Xbox Nov 24, 2004 88 out of 100 88
Gamers.at Xbox Dec 01, 2004 86 out of 100 86
The Video Game Critic Xbox Mar 22, 2005 B+ 83
UOL Jogos PlayStation 2 Nov 12, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Game Watcher Windows Apr 03, 2005 7.7 out of 10 77
Game Chronicles Nintendo DS Jun 17, 2005 7.6 out of 10 76
GameSpot GameCube Nov 16, 2004 7.1 out of 10 71
Jeuxvideo.com Nintendo DS May 27, 2005 14 out of 20 70


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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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