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8.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 150 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 13 out of 150

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  1. Jul 14, 2014
    0
    I don't know how it got so much positive reviews.. possibly because it was released in 2003 and it was a great game compared to the standards of then? Well, I hated this game. Bought it for $15, played 5 minutes of it, never wanted to see it again.
  2. Tinman
    Jan 4, 2004
    3
    It's a good game a first then later on the game it self starts playing against you. it starts putting things in your way on purpose like cars stopping in front of you on the 6th lap. and then the computer cars dont wreck as bad as you do. you find your self trying to catch the leader all the time and all the other cars are blocking for him. it finally ends up on the shelf. its goodIt's a good game a first then later on the game it self starts playing against you. it starts putting things in your way on purpose like cars stopping in front of you on the 6th lap. and then the computer cars dont wreck as bad as you do. you find your self trying to catch the leader all the time and all the other cars are blocking for him. it finally ends up on the shelf. its good the first time around but its not one of them games that you want to play over and over. Expand
  3. GTRFaN
    Jan 2, 2004
    4
    Ok, its hard to rate this game. Its fun to play, but its not as good or as real as Grand Turismo. Plus it reminds me of 2 Fast 2 Furious which was the fackest sh.t ever. This game is only good for entertainment, no real info in this.
  4. AA
    Nov 14, 2003
    3
    With physics as generic as HP2, there's no point in tuning your car, it's not going to feel any different, and the idea of NOS is shafted by the fact that you can win races by riding the barrier a la HP2. It's essentially a direct clone of Hot Pursuit 2, minus the expensive fast cars. What's the point ?
  5. RealNismoRacer
    Apr 26, 2004
    3
    Graphics are good. It's hard to see since it's night ALL the time. Street racing happens anytime, not just night. Tracks are repetitive since it's one city, sections are just moved around and rotated. I finished the game in a few days. There's literally nothing left to do. Online play is buggy and has too many cheaters. (Infinite nitrous, etc..) Car customizing is Graphics are good. It's hard to see since it's night ALL the time. Street racing happens anytime, not just night. Tracks are repetitive since it's one city, sections are just moved around and rotated. I finished the game in a few days. There's literally nothing left to do. Online play is buggy and has too many cheaters. (Infinite nitrous, etc..) Car customizing is limited, sure you can buy parts and put them on but you can't adjust anything. Music is ok since you can turn off tracks. Too much annoying, meaningless rap. Aren't these sports cars? My game doesn't have any Cadillacs. The game is worth renting, not buying. Unless you're another brainwashed MTV kid. Unfortunately, EA cashed in on image rather than performance. Expand
  6. BenN.
    Nov 29, 2003
    2
    Absolutely nothing like the adrenaline filled Midnight Club 2, it has but no new ideas for the genre an the career mode is simply un-catchin, u want a street racin game go buy the jaw droppin Midnight Club 2 ! ! !
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85

Generally favorable reviews - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 33
  2. Negative: 0 out of 33
  1. 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.
  2. 85
    Underground is not perfect – but for a game with such a fairly short development cycle it certainly does put on a fantastic show.
  3. Playing NFSUG is like driving through the West End at midnight wearing Vaseline smeared sunglasses. Quite how a game can look both polished and blocky is beyond us, but that's exactly what EA has managed here.