Need for Speed Underground 2 DS

  • Publisher: EA Games
  • Release Date: May 10, 2005
  • Also On: PC
Metascore
65

Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
Buy On
  1. There's enough variety here to keep you busy; it delivers a strong sense of speed; and the control, while not perfect, is good enough to keep you coming back.
  2. 70
    The variety of racing options, the wireless multiplayer, and the art customizing features are a good start; it's certainly a satisfying racing experience, but there are gaps in its production. As fun as it is, it just feels like there should be more to the package.
  3. Technically a poor game, but this is one time when the overall value is greater than the sum of the parts – just.
  4. AceGamez
    70
    A good DS racing game and at the time of this going to press, it's the only DS racer worth having.
  5. 65
    A nice attempt, but an overall feeling of unfulfilling incompleteness.
  6. Nintendo Power
    60
    The mixture of shame and frustration it instills will make you raise your eyebrows, turn on your heels, and snicker as you walk away. [July 2005, p.99]
  7. 60
    Although the game isn't on the same level as its console counterparts, the DS version holds its own.
  8. Cheat Code Central
    60
    There is no real bonus to play this game on the DS. Other than the obvious portability factor.
  9. 60
    By no means a bad game, but the sad truth is that it's about the best the DS will have in the way of semi-realistic racers. The hardware just isn't conducive to them.
  10. 55
    A disappointing game. It feels like a severely stripped down version of a console version that is now actually cheaper than this version.

Awards & Rankings

#24 Most Discussed DS Game of 2005
User Score
7.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 25 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 3 out of 11
  1. Nov 23, 2015
    1
    Very very very very very bad port of NFS. I played this but only once. I will give 3 out of 10 or even 1 out of 10. Its have **** handlingVery very very very very bad port of NFS. I played this but only once. I will give 3 out of 10 or even 1 out of 10. Its have **** handling controls of cars I've ever seen in racing games. Full Review »
  2. Feb 12, 2015
    0
    I wish i had never bought it well.. atleast i only wasted 2£ , the GBA version wipes the floor over this even as far as graphics are concernedI wish i had never bought it well.. atleast i only wasted 2£ , the GBA version wipes the floor over this even as far as graphics are concerned , the gameplay in DS version is to somewhat pointless and holds no real system to follow , i raced eah f the classes then told the rest are locked ? so it went in the charity shop for me , piss poor game dont bother with it Full Review »
  3. Aug 15, 2013
    8
    Average graphics, i've seen other games that push more the DS than this. Very challenging, can get frustrating, given the dificulty of it.Average graphics, i've seen other games that push more the DS than this. Very challenging, can get frustrating, given the dificulty of it. Lots of customizations. Liked the game, still enjoy more on the PS2 version. Full Review »