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Universal acclaim- based on 39 Ratings

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  • Summary: Enter the world of urban street racing with the latest title in the hit Need for Speed series: Need for Speed Underground. Take on today's most popular tuner cars from Mitsubishi Motors, Subaru, Toyota and many more, earning cash for car mods. Test your skills against the computer or online against up to 4 players. But creating a custom street racing machine will not get you to the top; it takes a certain amount of attitude and razor sharp driving skills to compete in the tough world of urban racing. Expand
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  1. Positive: 21 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. An awesome and unique racing game with truly blazzing speed.
  2. 90
    One main feature that clearly separates Underground from other street racers is its visual presentation. The nighttime glow in the metropolis does take some time to get used to, but the evening air quickly adds to the stunning scenery and detailed avenues as you travel at high RPMs.
  3. Combining the reckless, breakneck speed and high-impact collisions of "Burnout" with the neon-tipped street culture of Fast and the Furious (and, more specifically, "Midnight Club II"), Underground is the new definition of white-knuckle.
  4. While I can’t rank this title above my sentimental arcade racing favorite, "Burnout 2," I can tell you that this game is excellent and next year’s version will be the one to buy.
  5. 84
    If you’ve played a NFS title before and you’ve enjoyed it, you should take a good look at Underground because it gives you almost total control over the way your car looks and acts.
  6. What it lacks in innovation it makes up for with a level of fun not seen in the majority of cloned track racers of recent times - and those Nitros are just too cool.
  7. Boy racers will love Underground's edgy urban chic, otherwise you should stick with the less fashionable but ultimately more enjoyable "Burnout 2." [Christmas 2003, p.125]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 29
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 29
  3. Negative: 1 out of 29
  1. Ben
    Nov 17, 2003
    10
    It's good.
  2. Steve
    Nov 7, 2003
    10
    Looks phat.
  3. UG111AGA
    Oct 13, 2004
    10
    This game is the best.
  4. ToddH.
    Nov 20, 2003
    10
    Brilliant and if you always wanted to design a car this is a dream come true.
  5. BrianR.
    Dec 22, 2003
    10
    This game is excellent beats all the other racing games i ever played. i hope there is a second version.
  6. MichaelS.
    Feb 24, 2004
    10
    Me and my friends never really wasted as much time on a video game as we did with Underground. i would say the game creators finally found a good plot for a racing game..and i am proud to own it. ill beat anyone in drag too. Expand
  7. EgorV.
    Nov 24, 2003
    4
    Very ricey, I see enough of those civics outside. Its time for 3000GT vr4 and muscle cars.

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