Need for Speed Underground 2 is pretty good, but unfortunately most of the stuff you do in between races keeps you away from the game’s best moments.
Need for Speed Underground 2 is pretty good, but unfortunately most of the stuff you do in between races keeps you away from the game’s best moments.Last year, EA took its long-running Need for Speed series in an exciting new direction with the release of Need for Speed Underground, a racing game that focused on making the import tuner scene the star of its arcade-style racing show. The game worked really well, combining the right level of car customization with good track design, challenging opponents, and impressive graphical effects. Now, one year later, a sequel is on the streets, adding some new race types and a big, open city to cruise around. The actual racing in Need for Speed Underground 2 is still pretty good, but unfortunately most of the stuff you do in between races keeps you away from the game’s best moments.
Fast forward to the present day, where we see the player arriving in Bayview via airplane, with a note from Samantha referring him to her friend Rachel (Voiced over by Brooke Burke), who will set the player up there. He also has the keys to Rachel’s Nissan 350Z, which is waiting for him outside the airport. The player then has the option to complete a few races in the car before inevitably returning it to the car lot, where Rachel will give him an earful for being late before allowing him to choose his first vehicle. This one is free, as it was paid for by the player’s insurance from his totaled Skyline.
It is then that the player embarks on a quest to become the top racer in Bayview and eventually take down the man who sabotaged his ride in the flashback, who turns out to be Caleb. After winning many races, the player runs into Caleb’s street racing crew, the Street Reapers. The crew has the same vinyl, paint, and rim set. The player challenges them to a series of URL (Underground Racing League) races and eventually gets Caleb’s second in command, Nikki, to join his side. Rachel tells the player that Caleb has been manipulating the sponsorship deals throughout Bayview towards him. After the player beats the Street Reapers, an infuriated Caleb challenges the player to one final race in his custom Pontiac GTO. The reward for beating the game is all cars and almost all parts. If the player beats the game 100%, he gets Caleb’s car. But, in order to beat the game at 100%, the player must go back and race the events on the World Map in the player’s Garage. In the beginning of Need for Speed: Most Wanted, a player is entering Rockport from the Underground racing scene, possibly a connection of Underground 2 and Most Wanted.
Explore a massive city divided into five distinct, interconnected neighborhoods, ranging from serpentine suburban hills to an intense downtown grid. A complex series of drivable freeways connect the neighborhoods together.
Want to make a name for yourself in the underground? You’ll need to find it first. Races can happen anywhere and at any time and as players encounter rivals on the street they’ll be clued into where they can buy the hottest upgrades or enter the most elite events.
New Gameplay Modes
Three new gameplay modes are added to last year’s circuit, drift and drag competitions, challenging gamers to hone their skills in a number of driving disciplines.
Tune every aspect of your car’s performance with hundreds of licensed aftermarket performance upgrades and then fine-tune everything from the gear ratio to the suspension for the ultimate ride.
The Hottest Cars
More than thirty of the most sought-after tuner cars are available from the hottest manufacturersâ€”from Nissan Motor Co., ToyotaTM, and Mitsubishi Motors and more – if they’re hot on the street, they’re in the game.
With more than twice the visual customizations of last year’s game, there are literally billions of car combinations available to gamers. Featuring audio upgrades, scissor doors, spoilers, headlights, side skirts, roof scoops, hoods, rims, wide body kits, neon and more, if you can trick it out in real life, you can trick it out in Need for Speed Underground 2.
Each of the five distinct neighborhoods in Need for Speed Underground 2 feature a unique look and feel, including varied driving conditions and track types. Road surfaces, real-time weather effects, and environmental hazards will keep gamers on their toes as they race from dusk till dawn.
Windows 98, 98 Second Edition, ME, 2000 Professional, XP Professional,
or XP Home operating system
Intel Pentium III (or equivalent) CPU running at 933MHz or higher
32MB DirectX 9.0c compatible video card (Geforce2 or higher) using a
supported chipset (see below)
256 MB RAM
DirectX compatible sound card
2 GB of HD space
2. Burn or mount with daemon tools.
3. Install the game.
4. Use the keygen in /Crack dir on CD1 to generate your own key.
5. Copy over cracked executables from /Crack dir on CD1 to your install dir.
6. Play the game.
Fileserve Links: ( Full ISO )
Total Size:1.4 GB