Need for Speed: Underground 2

Critic Score User Score
GameCube
78
3.5
PlayStation 2
84
3.3
Nintendo DS
72
2.7
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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 Winner!
Need for Speed: Underground 2 Windows Completing certain challenges land you on the cover of magazines or DVDs
Need for Speed: Underground 2 Windows Lexus
Need for Speed: Underground 2 Windows Main Menu

Alternate Titles

  • "NFSU2" -- Common abbreviation

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User Reviews

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

Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) PlayStation 2 Nov 15, 2004 5 out of 5 100
4Players.de PlayStation 2 Nov 30, 2004 90 out of 100 90
Yahoo! Games PlayStation 2 Nov 16, 2004 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Apr, 2005 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
IGN PlayStation 2 Nov 12, 2004 9 out of 10 90
GameStar (Germany) Windows Nov, 2004 84 out of 100 84
Extreme Gamer Xbox Dec 06, 2004 8 out of 10 80
DreamStation.cc Xbox Dec 22, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Game Freaks 365 Nintendo DS 2005 7.3 out of 10 73
G4 TV: X-Play Nintendo DS Jun 27, 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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