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The night racing scene makes its way onto the PSP with Rivals. This version has been "tuned" to better display the racing graphics and animations on the smaller screen. There are 24 licensed cars, 10 of which are muscle cars. The 8 games modes include: Drift Attack, Nitrous Run, Drag Race, Car Spec, Lap Knockout, Circuit, and a new one for the PSP - Rally Relay. The 10 racing circuits feature track layouts exclusive to this version. You can tune and customize your cars like the other games in the Underground Series and you can have a Pocket Garage to show them off.

If you decide to go head-to-head via Wi-Fi, watchout 'cause you opponent could own your car if they win. Get up to 4 people to play together via Wi-Fi as well.

What would Underground be without the great music tracks? Rivals is no exception, it has 38 tracks already seen, but it also has 6 new songs with the music videos to them.


Need for Speed: Underground - Rivals PSP GOLF GTI lost the Lead on Dragon’s Mouth track in Circuit Mode
Need for Speed: Underground - Rivals PSP Main Menu
Need for Speed: Underground - Rivals PSP Drift mode race
Need for Speed: Underground - Rivals PSP SENTRA SE-R on track!

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Alternate Titles

  • "ニード・フォー・スピード アンダーグラウンド ライバルズ" -- Japanese title
  • "니드 포 스피드 : 언더그라운드 라이벌" -- Korean Spelling

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Critic Reviews

1UP Mar 18, 2005 8 out of 10 80
Softpedia Nov 13, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Deaf Gamers 2005 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot Mar 17, 2005 7.9 out of 10 79
Diehard GameFan Mar 22, 2005 7.5 out of 10 75 Sep 05, 2005 14 out of 20 70
Factornews Sep 09, 2005 7 out of 10 70
UOL Jogos Apr 26, 2005 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Digital Press - Classic Video Games May 01, 2005 5 out of 10 50
G4 TV: X-Play Dec 20, 2004 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40


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On 1st November 2007, EA closed their servers for multiplayer games, for the PSP version.

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Corn Popper (69827) added Need for Speed: Underground - Rivals (PSP) on Mar 29, 2005