Need for Speed Underground 2 Xbox

Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 35 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 35
  2. Negative: 2 out of 35
Buy On
  1. Tries to roll driving and role-play into a neat little package, but through ham-fisted design and execution the game's faults continually blot out any true sense of immersion within the game's atmosphere.
  2. 40
    The GameCube version, on the other hand, slows down horribly with too many cars on the screen (at the start of a four-car race, for instance) or in certain areas of town with a lot of background architecture. It's bad enough that the absence of online multiplayer is just a little extra salt in the wound.

Awards & Rankings

#55 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2004
#9 Most Shared Xbox Game of 2004
User Score
8.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 26 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Apr 9, 2016
    9
    This game is one of the best, when it comes to variety, customization, and the Fast and Furious type of feeling. The open world conceptThis game is one of the best, when it comes to variety, customization, and the Fast and Furious type of feeling. The open world concept introduced in this game was one of a kind at time of release, made it an instant classic for me. Full Review »
  2. Nov 8, 2014
    9
    This is a game i have enjoyed so much. The best part on this game are performing og styling your car. There are so many fun ways to style andThis is a game i have enjoyed so much. The best part on this game are performing og styling your car. There are so many fun ways to style and paint your car! Another big plus is that you can choose many cars.

    I like the racing system on this game. There is sprint courses, circuit, SUV races and my two personal favourites: dragging and drifting!

    I like racing simulation games better than street/arcade racing, but NFSU2 is my favourite street racing game.
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  3. KarlN.
    Sep 21, 2007
    6
    I did play this through because it was the first racing game I had for the Cube. It's decent but not great. The most annoying thing I did play this through because it was the first racing game I had for the Cube. It's decent but not great. The most annoying thing about the game is that crashing into the side makes a crash sound but there is no damage, either visibly or in performance. I felt that this game would have been a lot better if there were consequences for my crashes. Full Review »