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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 Windows Lining up for a race
Need for Speed: Underground 2 Windows Camera - chase view
Need for Speed: Underground 2 Windows Widebody kits are unlocked near the end of the game
Need for Speed: Underground 2 Windows City view from Jackson Heights

Alternate Titles

  • "极品飞车: 地下狂飙2" -- Need For Speed: Underground 2 translated to Chinese
  • "NFSU2" -- Common abbreviation

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User Reviews

A great racing game - infinitely customizable... Chris Martin (1094) 3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars

Critic Reviews

ActionTrip Nov 15, 2004 92 out of 100 92
IGN Nov 12, 2004 9.1 out of 10 91
Gameplay (Benelux) Dec, 2004 89 out of 100 89 Nov 24, 2004 88 out of 100 88 Nov 15, 2004 8.2 out of 10 82
Jolt (UK) Jan 01, 2005 8 out of 10 80
Joystick (French) Dec, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Game Revolution Nov 29, 2004 B 75
UGO (UnderGroundOnline) Dec 29, 2004 B- 67
G4 TV: X-Play Dec 20, 2004 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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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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Herkimer Chicanery (146) added Need for Speed: Underground 2 (Windows) on Nov 30, 2004
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