Need for Speed Underground Game Boy Advance

Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
Buy On
  1. A culmination of intelligent programming, good game design and fun. The game is a technical marvel that must not only be seen, but heard.
  2. The second [half of the game] - and arguably the more addictive - is the car customisation.
  3. An impressive debut of the legendary racing series on the GBA, sporting good graphics and sound and some surprisingly deep gameplay. It does have a few faults, and while it's not as engaging as its console version, it would be hard for me not to recommend this game.
  4. Cheat Code Central
    80
    The entire game looks better motionless if you want the truth. While the screenshots look great, you must keep in mind that as the scenery gets closer, it becomes a pixellated mess making it difficult, if not impossible, to distinguish where you're going.
  5. 79
    Had the game featured the same attention to detail as the graphics and racing engines in its presentation and features, Need for Speed Underground may have ended up the finest racer on the handheld.
  6. Warts and all, Need for Speed Underground is a good racing game--not because it's pretty, but because it's actually engaging and fun to play.

Awards & Rankings

#12 Most Discussed Game Boy Advance Game of 2003
User Score
8.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 25 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 21
  2. Negative: 3 out of 21
  1. Nov 23, 2015
    10
    The game is just amazing. I love play this game. For me this game is amazing ! Nothing more to comment because this game is amazing ! I rateThe game is just amazing. I love play this game. For me this game is amazing ! Nothing more to comment because this game is amazing ! I rate this 10/10 Full Review »
  2. Jul 11, 2012
    3
    This is the worst NFS I ever seen! Only it's musics are great, the others are nearly crap. Not bad (but not good) graphics, no physics, ****This is the worst NFS I ever seen! Only it's musics are great, the others are nearly crap. Not bad (but not good) graphics, no physics, **** cars, bad controlling, almost always the same "tracks", no cops (why is it underground, hmm?), very irritating traffic, bad and cheating AI. This is the NFS:U. Full Review »
  3. Wongit
    May 16, 2004
    6
    This game started out great but gradually got repetitive and slightly annoying. The graphics are good but sometimes you cant see the cars This game started out great but gradually got repetitive and slightly annoying. The graphics are good but sometimes you cant see the cars ahead of you and that really does suck when your winning a race and you hit something you couldnt see until the last minute. Music is the one of the best for GBA but the screaching of the tires sucks. Its an okay game cuz of customizations, get it used. Full Review »