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Need For Speed: Underground Cheats and Cheat Codes
  • Developer: Electronic Arts
  • Publisher: Electronic Arts
  • Genre: Racing
  • Release: Nov 17, 2003
  • ESRB: Everyone
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Cheat Mode

Enter the following at the main menu:

Down, R, R, R, X, X, X, ZAll Circuit Tracks
Right, Z, Left, R, Z, L, Y, XDrag Tracks
R Button, Up, Up, Up, Down, Down, Down, L ButtonDrift Physics
Left, Left, Left, Left, Right, X, R, YDrift Tracks
Up, X, X, X, R, Down, Down, Down,Sprint Tracks

Ash, Jan 22, 2010


See where you are landing in slow motion

Pause game play while you are in the air and the game is in slow motion. Resume the game and you can see where you are landing.

rakeshjoshi, Jan 22, 2010

Recommended cars

The stats on the performance bars are not all that count. The Mazda RX-7 is extremely responsive. Quick movements and the ability to get yourself out of tight jams is what wins the race. The Mazda RX-7 responds very quickly and can help you out a lot with dodging cars and making it through quick S turns. The RX-7 may not have as good of a turning radius as the Skyline, but this can be compensated by holding the gas and pressing the brake at the same time while in a turn. This may bring your speed down a bit, but it also tightens your turning radius. Use this tactic when speeding through one of the tunnels with poles in the middle. Do not be discouraged by the poor start of the RX-7. This car will make up for it with its phenomenal top speed and ability to turn quickly. Objects always appear at a set distance ahead of you. At high speeds this will only give you a small instant for you to react and for your car to respond to your commands. The RX-7 responds faster than the Skyline, and therefore gives you a definite advantage at high speeds. It also turns more tightly at low speeds. It is also a good tool to use in Drift challenges because it is a light rear wheel drive. When you go sideways, the tires will just keep spinning as you drift. There is no need to use the handbrake with this car in drift mode except to slow yourself down -- you will continue to accelerate a lot with this car in drifts. Because drifting does not slow the car down (as long as you hold the gas), it is easy to go into a wall. There is no other car that can make it all the way around the 3/4 circle in a perfect 3/4 circle without losing speed. Do not use stock tires with the fully souped up RX-7 in drift mode, as the car is extremely slick on the ground (light rear wheel drive).

arvinran, Jan 22, 2010


Look for alternate routes on your in-game map while driving. These can get you ahead of an opponent easily or shave off seconds on your timer. They will look like another road on the map, but sometimes are narrower. Most of the time these shortcuts will be hard to see or take, and can be extremely risky.

Ralfmoney, Jan 22, 2010

No Way Jose race

Jose will start strong, but then will sometime make the mistake of trying to take a short-cut during the race. He drives off track and will allow you to take the lead. He may kick your tail in the first lap, but this "shortcut" causes his downfall. During your race, do not crash and you should defeat Jose.

godfork, Jan 22, 2010

Purge nitrous

To purge your nitrous and appear to shoot out smoke, either put your car in neutral, or at the beginning of the race press Nitrous.

lorna, Jan 22, 2010

Chrome rims

Choose a rim style of your choice. Then, when you paint them, choose the color in the first row, third from the left. It should look like a chrome color.

zigzag, Jan 22, 2010

Use rims that normally will not fit

Certain cars can only fit so big of a rim. For example, the Miata can only fit 17s, but if you get a car like the Skyline put 20s on it and trade it in for the Miata. The Miata will now have the 20s that the Skyline had in it. Do not try to install any other rims on your new car because the rims will go back to the maximum sized allowed.

QFX123, Jan 22, 2010

More money

In Underground mode, take a VW Golf and upgrade it performance-wise as much as possible. Trade it in for a Nissan Skyline (or the best car unlocked so far), then downgrade the new car to stock. Trade it in for a Golf and you should make a profit (about $6,000 each time). You can use the money to buy more upgrade for regular mode if you want to play with the parts or are stuck in Underground mode.

QFX123, Jan 22, 2010

Easy style points

After you unlock the oval drift track, go into "Quick Race" and choose that track. Then, race around it using the handbrake to powerslide into the corners. Depending on how good you are, you will unlock rewards every time you fill your meter, which does not take too long.

dragon09775, Jan 22, 2010

Easier cornering

To turn corners easier, turn off the stability control at the options menu.

Affondrerie, Jan 22, 2010

Easier drag wins

To get to higher gears quicker in drag races, tap L repeatedly as needed to increase the RPM to the appropriate level to switch the gear. This also lessens the full force of the nitrous to lower the chance of burning the engine out.

Nakon, Jan 22, 2010

Sick Spoiler

To get this spoiler, you can have any car with the Duotek unique spoiler with any visual upgrades. Trade your car for the VW Golf then trade back to the car you had before. You should have a spoiler that is not part of your options, even after you have unlocked the level 3 spoilers.

shilo, Jan 22, 2010

Barrel roll

Get any car and tune it to extreme but do not install the suspension. Then, go to the Drag track 14th And Vine. Go as fast as you can, and just before you hit the jump at the end turn to the left so that only one side of your tires touches the ramp. Note This will require a few attempts.

Wood, Jan 22, 2010

Quick start

For somewhat of a faster start, hold the emergency brake and press the accelerator. Note: You will be behind the other racers, but you will catch up. Also, this may take some time to get used to.

Samurai22, Jan 22, 2010

Defeating Melissa

When you try to defeat Melissa to be the ultimate street racer, use the RX7 (all level 3 performance mods). She is more difficult than Eddy. Try to use shortcuts as much as possible. Avoid the tram past the second corner of the track. If you are next to her, ram her into the wall. She takes much longer to recover from a crash than you. Note: Save your nitrous until the end.

spikelet13, Jan 22, 2010


Drift Rewards

Unlockable Drift Rewards:

Unlockable:How to Unlock:
Drift King!Get a drift worth 100,000 points or more
Insane DriftGet a drift worth 50,000 points or more.

rayqauza, Jan 22, 2010

Unlock All Upgrades

To unlock all visual upgrades for single and multiplayer mode, simply complete Underground mode.

Unlockable:How to Unlock:
All AccessoriesComplete Underground mode.
All Body PartsComplete Underground mode.
All DecalsComplete Underground mode.
All Driveterrain PackagesComplete Underground mode.
All Exhaust PackagesComplete Underground mode.
All NeonsComplete Underground mode.
All NOS PackagesComplete Underground mode.
All Paint ColorsComplete Underground mode.
All RimsComplete Underground mode.
All VinylComplete Underground mode.

Geavadath, Jan 22, 2010

Eddies Skyline

To unlock Eddies Skyline you must have 3 million style points. You can not upgrade this car and it has the same stats as a regular skyline. It is the car on the cover and that comes up when you haven't selected a profile.

KriTz, Jan 22, 2010

Underground Mode Magazine Covers

Throughout the Underground mode, you can unlock a series of magazines by meeting requirements like:-

Beating a preset time / score
Unlocking upgrades
Installing upgrades

Pay attention to Samantha when she offers advice on the race overview screen as she will inform you of races that have a photographer at the event, as this indicates that you will unlock a magazine cover if you win the event.

Unlockable:How to Unlock:
#1 - Modified MagGain 10th spot in Circuit events
#10 - Hot4sWin all Tournament events
#11 - StuffWin Overall Title
#12 - AutopressUnlock ALL lvl 1 Performance Upgrades
#13 - Super StreetUnlock ALL lvl 2 Performance Upgrades
#14 - Maxi TuningUnlock ALL lvl 3 Performance Upgrades
#15 - OptionCreate a 1-Star Reputation car
#16 - ElaborareInstall ALL lvl 1 Visual Upgrades
#17 - Maxi TuningInstall ALL lvl 2 Visual Upgrades
#18 - Hot4sInstall ALL lvl 3 Visual Upgrades
#19 - DUBInstall 4 UNIQUE and 9 lvl 3 Visual Upgrades
#2 - Sport Compact CarGain 9th spot in Sprint events
#20 - Turbo & High-Tech PerformanceBeat the best preset time for ANY Drag event [Hard Mode Only]
#21 - Import RacerBeat the best preset time for ANY Circuit event [Hard Mode Only]
#22 - Import TunerBeat the best preset score for ANY Drift event IN ONE LAP [Hard Mode Only]
#23 - Sports Compact CarBeat the best preset time for ANY Sprint event [Hard Mode Only]
#24 - Import TunerAcquire online reputation of 500
#25 - Hot4sAcquire online reputation of 1000
#26 - ElaborareAcquire online reputation of 2500
#27 - Import TunerAcquire online reputation of 5000
#3 - Chrom & FlammenGain 10th spot in Drift events
#4 - Turbo & High-Tech PerformanceGain 7th spot in Drag events
#5 - Import TunerGain 8th spot in Drift events
#6 - Import RacerGain 8th spot in Circuit events
#7 - Super StreetGain 6th spot in Circuit events
#8 - Sport Compact CarGain 6th spot in Sprint events
#9 - Import TunerGain 4th spot in Drift events

cocomachine, Jan 22, 2010

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Latest Questions
Missing magazine?

Anyone know why the number #28 magazine was removed?...

From: Law 23Posted on: 09-17-2017
How to unlock magazines

How can i unlock the magazines in nfs underground? i' v finished the career mode, but there are still some locked magazines. how can i get them?...

From: dudePosted on: 10-24-2013
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