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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 Drag - try to hold revs on 7, you don't have to switch into first gear
Need for Speed: Underground 2 PlayStation 2 The Hummer slides into the barrier.
Need for Speed: Underground 2 Windows What AE86s do best
Need for Speed: Underground 2 GameCube Finding a challenge

Promo Images

Need for Speed: Underground 2 Screenshot
Need for Speed: Underground 2 Magazine Advertisement
Need for Speed: Underground 2 Screenshot
Need for Speed: Underground 2 Screenshot

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... Windows Chris Martin (1204)

Critic Reviews

GameSpy Windows Nov 17, 2004 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90 Windows Sep 20, 2005 9 out of 10 90 Windows Dec 25, 2004 88 out of 100 88
GameSpy GameCube Nov 17, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 2 Dec, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Game Over Online GameCube Dec 08, 2004 80 out of 100 80 Windows Nov 18, 2004 15 out of 20 75
PlayFrance PlayStation 2 Jan 05, 2005 7.5 out of 10 75
Game Revolution Windows Nov 29, 2004 B 75
1UP GameCube Nov 15, 2004 4 out of 10 40


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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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