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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 Totaled!
Need for Speed Underground 2 Windows Loading game
Need for Speed Underground 2 Windows Camera - nose view
Need for Speed Underground 2 Windows Having a look under the bonnet to choose neons

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
GameSpy Nov 17, 2004 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Dec, 2004 89 out of 100 89
PC Games (Germany) Dec 26, 2004 89 out of 100 89
PC Powerplay Nov, 2004 85 out of 100 85
JeuxVideoPC.com Nov 20, 2004 17 out of 20 85
Joystick (French) Dec, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Strategy Informer Apr 03, 2005 7.7 out of 10 77
Game Revolution Nov 29, 2004 B 75
Jeuxvideo.com Nov 18, 2004 15 out of 20 75

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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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