Need For Speed Underground 2 Review

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The DS' gamepad makes for tricky handling in this adaptation of EA's classic racer


While EA's Need For Speed games have been setting consoles alight for almost ten years, its high-octane action simply isn't suited to Nintendo's new handheld. Without the precise analogue control of a console controller, using the DS' gamepad to steer feels twitchy and coarse, making it easy to oversteer on tight corners and sacrifice your position. The game's dramatic sense of speed and huge variety of short-cuts through the urban courses mean there's potentially much fun to be had, but only the hardiest gamers will wrestle with the controls long enough to find all the treasures Underground2 has to offer.