Need for Speed: Underground 2 PC Cheats Guide

Unlockable upgrades, magazine covers, and more

Green race car in the city in Need for Speed: Underground 2


Need For Speed: Underground 2 is the eighth installment in the long-running racing video game series. It was developed by EA Black Box and first launched on PC and consoles in 2004. The first Underground rebooted the franchise and was the first to offer a career mode and a garage mode. The sequel also added broader customization options and an exploration mode.

If you need some help cruising your way to victory, here is a handy guide to the game's various unlockables, including upgrades, sponsor cars, and magazine covers.

This guide is specifically for the PC version of Need For Speed: Underground 2. A GameCube guide is also available.

Unlockable Vinyls, Upgrades, and Sponsor Cars

Enter the following codes without spaces at the Press Enter screen before loading a profile:

Effect Cheat Code
Get Capone's sponsor car. wannacapone
Get the Chingy Navigator sponsor car. gimmechingy
Get the D3 sponsor car. wintmyd3
Get the David Choe sponsor car. davidchoeart
Get $200 extra in Career Mode. Regmybank
Give $1,000 to start Career Mode, plus unlock Nissan Skyline & Mazda RX-8 in Quick Race. ordermybaby
Give $20,000 to start Career Mode. regmybaby
Unlock the Japantuning sponsor car. tunejapantuning
Unlock the  ShinestStreet sponsor car. shinestreetbright
Unlock the Snoop Dogg sponsor car. yodogg
Unlock The Doors sponsor car. opendoors
Unlocks the Best Buy sponsor vinyl. needmybestbuy
Unlocks the Burger King sponsor vinyl. gottahavebk
Unlocks the Cingular sponsor vinyl. gotmycingular
Unlocks the Edge sponsor vinyl. gottaedge
Unlocks the Old Spice sponsor vinyl. goforoldspice
Unlocks Tier 1 performance upgrades. needperformance1
Unlocks Tier 2 performance upgrades. needperformance2
Unlocks Tier 1 visual upgrades. gimmevisual1
Unlocks Tier 2 visual upgrades. gimmevisual2

Unlockable Magazine Covers via Stages

Complete the designated number of wins in each stage to appear on the front cover of a magazine:

Magazine Cover How to Get It
Auto Motor Get 20 wins in Stage 5.
AutoMaxx Magazine Get 16 wins in Stage 4.
Car Audio and Electronics Get 6 wins in Stage 3.
Chrom and Flammen Get 27 wins in Stage 4.
Elaborare Get 3 wins in Stage 4.
GTI Magazine Get 11 wins in Stage 3 or 16 wins in Stage 5.
Hot 4's  Get 18 wins in Stage 3.
Import Tuner Get 4 wins in Stage 5.
Maxi Tuning Get 7 wins in Stage 4.
Power Magazine Get 32 wins in Stage 5.
Spoiler Get 11 wins in Stage 4.
Sports Compact Car Get 8 wins in Stage 2.
Street Car Magazine Get 9 wins in Stage 2 or 2 wins in Stage 3.
Street Tuner Get 34 wins in Stage 5.
Stuff Magazine Get 20 wins in Stage 4.
Super Street Get 28 wins in Stage 5.
Swiss Tuner Magazine Get 25 wins in Stage 5.
Turbo Get 4 wins in Stage 2.

Unique Unlockables

Nab these extras by completing the required tasks:

Unlockable How to Get It
Hoods Get 4 wins in Stage 2.
Performance choice Get 3 wins in Stage 3, 6 wins in Stage 5, or 9 wins in Stage 4.
Rims Get 6 wins in Stage 3.
Spoiler Get 4 wins in Stage 4.
Vinyl Get 6 wins in Stage 4.
Widebody Kit Get 11 wins in Stage 5.

Unique Upgrades

You can unlock the following upgrades by completing the requisite tasks:

Upgrade How to Get It
ECU, turbo, or breaks Get 9 wins on outrun level 4.
Engine, transmission, or tires Get 3 wins on outrun level 3.
Hoods Get 4 wins on outrun level 2.
NOS, weight, or suspension Get 6 wins on outrun level 5.
Rims Get 6 wins on outrun level 3.
Spoilers Get 4 wins on outrun level 4.
Vinyls Get 6 wins on outrun level 4.
Widebody Kits Get 11 wins on outrun level 5.