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Need For Speed: Underground 2 – Consumer Guide

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According to ESRB, this game contains: Mild Lyrics, Suggestive Themes

Parents, like the title suggests, Need for Speed Underground 2, challengers players to participate in an outlaw racing circuit that takes place in unsavory looking locales. There is no police presence in the game, though, so all of the speeding through densely populated areas goes completely unpunished. If you don't mind your child indulging in this sort of renegade fantasy role-playing, there's little else in the way of profanity and sexual content to worry about.

Hardcore racing simulation fans will be turned off by the less-than-realistic easy handling of the cars and much of the attention devoted to the superficial decaling of the cars rather than the tweaking of the mechanics. That being said, the racing competition and the sense of speed can be intense.

More casual fans of racing games will find Underground 2 a breath of fresh air compared to games that have high barriers of entry like the Gran Turismo games.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing gamers will miss some of the cell phone audio chatter that provides some hints to where to look out for races, but much of this advice is often worthless or confusing. Almost all of the essential indicators and hints are visible on screen or relegated to the cell phone like text-message system.

Category Tags
Platform(s): PC   Xbox   PS2   GameCube  
Developer(s): EA Canada  
Publisher: Electronic Arts  
Series: Need for Speed  
Genre(s): Driving  
ESRB Rating: Teen (13+)  
Articles: Consumer Game Guides  

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