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Need for Speed Underground 2 (Windows)

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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 Loading game
Need for Speed Underground 2 Windows Having a look under the bonnet to choose neons
Need for Speed Underground 2 Windows A Street-X race is a race done on a drift track, with no nitrous. This particular event is SUV only
Need for Speed Underground 2 Windows Complete World Map

Alternate Titles

  • "NFSU2" -- Common abbreviation

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User Reviews

A great racing game - infinitely customizable... Chris Martin (1098) 3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars

The Press Says

IGN Nov 12, 2004 9.1 out of 10 91
CNET Oct 29, 2004 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
PC Games (Germany) Dec 26, 2004 89 out of 100 89
Gamesmania Nov 24, 2004 88 out of 100 88
1UP Nov 15, 2004 8.5 out of 10 85
JeuxVideoPC.com Nov 20, 2004 17 out of 20 85
GameStar (Germany) Nov, 2004 84 out of 100 84
Mygamer.com Nov 15, 2004 8.2 out of 10 82
GameSpot Nov 16, 2004 7.4 out of 10 74
G4 TV: X-Play Dec 20, 2004 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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Herkimer Chicanery (146) added Need for Speed Underground 2 (Windows) on Nov 30, 2004
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