Need for Speed Underground 2 Image
Metascore
82

Generally favorable reviews - based on 39 Critics What's this?

User Score
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 106 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: Need for Speed Underground 2 challenges gamers to immerse themselves in the tuner culture, exploring an expansive, free-roaming city divided into five distinct neighborhoods. Gamers encounter rival racers who initiate events, tip players off to the hottest racing spots, and show them whereNeed for Speed Underground 2 challenges gamers to immerse themselves in the tuner culture, exploring an expansive, free-roaming city divided into five distinct neighborhoods. Gamers encounter rival racers who initiate events, tip players off to the hottest racing spots, and show them where to buy the most sought-after licensed aftermarket upgrades. The game features new game modes, deep new performance customization and tuning, and more than 30 licensed cars. The game also delivers twice the visual customization upgrades as the original game, providing a staggering 70 billion possible car combinations for total automotive self-expression. [Electronic Arts] Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 39
  2. Negative: 0 out of 39
  1. 100
    An outstanding sequel in all aspects. It offers a lot of new and fun features, yet the game doesn't move away from the core gameplay that made the first Underground so popular, which is pure adrenaline street racing.
  2. NFS Underground 2 does one more thing exceptionally well; give the gamer plenty of bang for their buck. If 8 different game play modes wasn’t enough; Circuit, Drag, Drift, Sprint, Street X, Downhill Drift, Outrun, and Underground Racing League, you have a story mode that will give gamers over 40 hours of racing joy.
  3. Everything from the first game has been done better, cleaner and with more emphasis, but the free-roaming city is a double-edged sword, offering a sprawling metropolis to navigate, but a bit too much travelling in some spots.
  4. The cars sound great, and have more of an individual roar than they did in the first game, which racing aficionados will no doubt appreciate.
  5. Has made quite a few improvements on its predecessor - there are just a few rough spots that still need to be buffed out. [Holiday 2004, p.72]
  6. Need for Speed's underground isn't a gritty, electrifying one, it's a relaxed and velvety one. But damn does your gearbox ever sound sexy.
  7. 60
    There’s something almost absurd about paying for a game that inundates you with a constant stream of ads.

See all 39 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 39 out of 47
  2. Negative: 7 out of 47
  1. Jul 4, 2013
    10
    Riders on the Storm Remember?? Aaaaaah.. As this game is nostalgic, brings me many memories of my black Golf entering the garage to beRiders on the Storm Remember?? Aaaaaah.. As this game is nostalgic, brings me many memories of my black Golf entering the garage to be modified. How good you run with that little car beside those opponents that you just want to destroy it!! This game was great, I have to give my 10 here! CONGRATULATIONS EA GAMES!! Expand
  2. EdisonA.
    Feb 13, 2005
    10
    Não é um simulador perfeito, a intenção não é essa, aqui o que vale é diversão, Não é um simulador perfeito, a intenção não é essa, aqui o que vale é diversão, curtir o visual dos carros e ser criativo, aí é só ir pro racha com o pé no fundo. É o melhor jogo de racing. Expand
  3. AlbertoCostaRica
    Nov 16, 2004
    10
    Simplemente impresionante!!!! El Sonido, Video, la interaccion. Esta de Lujo!!!!
  4. TheDecay
    Nov 22, 2004
    10
    This game has THE most in depth tuning this side of gran turismo 4. The graphics are amazing and the game plays flawlessly. I absolutely This game has THE most in depth tuning this side of gran turismo 4. The graphics are amazing and the game plays flawlessly. I absolutely reccomend this game for anyone who has a pulse. Expand
  5. DanielH.
    Jun 27, 2006
    9
    Brilliant game with exceptionally deep customization options and a great career mode. Handling is a bit slippery though. Probably the second Brilliant game with exceptionally deep customization options and a great career mode. Handling is a bit slippery though. Probably the second best game of its kind after Midnight Club 3. Expand
  6. Nov 26, 2012
    8
    It's 2012 now so let's get a bit more etchy. So I'm going to be hard.
    Graphics are awful, I can see squares and rectangles that aren't
    It's 2012 now so let's get a bit more etchy. So I'm going to be hard.
    Graphics are awful, I can see squares and rectangles that aren't suppose to be on a car.
    A pretty non existent story.
    Still one of the best, if not the best the funnest car customisation games ever.
    A good selection of cars.
    Has drifting, which works well even by today's standards as your comparing it to games like shift 2. Well ok, Shift 2 does have a great drifting system.
    Very fun game which I have dearly wanted all these years and only bothered downloading on PC o the weekend.
    Sick racing game still. EA need to make a reboot of this, forget Most Wanted Criterion! Everyone wants EA back in the drivers seat.
    8/10
    Expand
  7. [Anonymous]
    Nov 19, 2004
    0
    Uninspiring 'burger king' nonsense - absolute rubbish.

See all 47 User Reviews