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Need for Speed Underground 2 (PlayStation 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 PlayStation 2 Ace of Lust decals
Need for Speed Underground 2 PlayStation 2 Power Slide!
Need for Speed Underground 2 PlayStation 2 The Hummer slides into the barrier.
Need for Speed Underground 2 PlayStation 2 Mobile message

Alternate Titles

  • "NFSU2" -- Common abbreviation

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The Press Says

GamePro (US) Nov 15, 2004 5 out of 5 100
IGN Nov 12, 2004 9 out of 10 90 Nov 30, 2004 90 out of 100 90
Next Level Gaming Dec 04, 2004 89 out of 100 89 Dec 01, 2004 86 out of 100 86
1UP Nov 15, 2004 8.5 out of 10 85
Game Informer Magazine Dec, 2004 8 out of 10 80 Nov 18, 2004 15 out of 20 75
GameSpot Nov 16, 2004 7.4 out of 10 74 Jan 14, 2005 72.5 out of 100 72


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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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