Need for Speed Underground 2 tries to inject a story into your career mode using static-image cutscenes that pop up before some races. The effect is similar to what the Max Payne series does with its noninteractive sequences, though that game pulls it off much better than Need for Speed Underground 2 does. Dopey story short, you're sent off to a new town after getting ambushed by a rival racing crew, and you'll have to start from scratch with one car and a handful of races to get you going.
The biggest change made by this year's game is that the action now takes place in one large city. You're given free rein to drive around wherever you want, and you'll have to drive to races to drive in them. You'll also have to drive to different parts shops to customize your ride--in fact, you'll have to find most of the game's shops by cruising around the city, looking for the right type of colored lights.
Need for Speed Underground Minimum System Requirements
Operating System: Windows XP, Windows ME, Windows 98, and Windows 2000 (Windows 95, Windows 2000 Server and Windows NT are not supported)
CPU: 933 MHz processor
RAM: 128 MB – 256 MB for Windows XP and Windows 2000
CD/DVD-ROM Speed: 8x
At least 2 GB of additional hard drive space
Sound Card: DirectX 8.1 compatible sound card
An AGP video card with at least 32 MB of video RAM with DirectX 8.1 compatible driver and one of the supported chipsets: NVIDIA GeForce 2, ATI Radeon 7500, Matrox G400, SIS 315
Additionally, the following specifications are required for Multiplayer:
-One set of game discs per player.
-Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher
-Internet: 56Kbps or faster direct Internet connection