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Need for Speed Underground 2

MobyRank MobyScore
Windows
84
3.5
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 Windows Camera - chase view
Need for Speed Underground 2 Windows Nitrous makes things go blurry, as usual
Need for Speed Underground 2 PlayStation 2 In a Lexus' slipstream
Need for Speed Underground 2 PlayStation 2 Red Ford Focus

Alternate Titles

  • "NFSU2" -- Common abbreviation

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User Reviews

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

The Press Says

CNET Windows Oct 29, 2004 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
4Players.de GameCube Nov 30, 2004 88 out of 100 88
GameSpy GameCube Nov 17, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
UOL Jogos PlayStation 2 Nov 12, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
DreamStation.cc GameCube Dec 22, 2004 8 out of 10 80
X-Power Xbox Nov 26, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation 2 Nov 18, 2004 15 out of 20 75
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Nov 18, 2004 15 out of 20 75
GameSpy Nintendo DS May 23, 2005 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Nintendo DS Sep 09, 2005 5 out of 10 50

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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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