Need for Speed Underground GameCube

Metascore
83

Generally favorable reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
Buy On
  1. Edge Magazine
    70
    Beautifully detailed with impressive lighting, accurately modelled protagonists and a terrific sense of speed. A refreshing and captivating direction for the series. [Christmas 2003, p.115]
  2. It does improve the longer you play it and there's something enticing about blagging the next new piece of kit to slap on your car. Unfortunately the racing itself simply isn't fun enough.
  3. games(TM)
    50
    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]

Awards & Rankings

#13 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2003
User Score
8.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 48 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 29
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 29
  3. Negative: 1 out of 29
  1. UG111AGA
    Oct 13, 2004
    10
    This game is the best.
  2. MaxA.
    May 12, 2004
    10
    This is the best game ever.... the fastest i've ever seen.... it's so good i even recommended it to my grandma.
  3. RyanM.
    Apr 26, 2004
    9
    First off, the graphics are unbelievable. The water effects on the ground, and the car visuals. But, this is not everything this game has to First off, the graphics are unbelievable. The water effects on the ground, and the car visuals. But, this is not everything this game has to offer. This game has an engaging underground mode where different types of races are open, at different times. Underground has a great car customization where you can literally do anything with your car. I didn't give it a 10, because it gets a little repetitive in underground mode with the missions and races. But overall, a great game for any platform. Full Review »