Best Need For Speed Games Of All Time

Need For Speed is perhaps the long standing series in computer games by Electronic Arts.

Most of the gamers have played NFS at some point in their lives. Let us look at the best Need for Speed games of all times, starting from first NFS game, which was unveiled in 1994.

The Need For Speed


Firstly released for 3DO, NFS was a big hit in the mid-90s. The company unveiled a special version of the game, which was attuned with DOS operating system. The game features review, magazine style showcase for cars, and more.

Burnout Paradise


One of the famous open world racing games on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC, Burnout Paradise is still entertaining to play. Thanks to its incredible art direction, the game still looks excellent and the emphasis on crashes and breakneck speed make it one of the rare racing games you would love to keep playing over and over again.

Porsche Unleashed


The name Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed was chosen because the game features only Porsches. The vehicle handling mechanism in the game is very convincing. The game requires the gamers to win races and unlock the cars.

Hot Pursuit 2


Hot Pursuit 2 offered higher difficulty level of police chase. The game inherited its game play from NFS 3 and also has the split screen view, which was taken from Need for Speed 2. It also provided LAN play by GameSpy.



Underground was the first game with advanced requisite in graphics. It was also the first game, whose gaming basics are still being used in the new versions of NFS. Gameplay included new approaches such as: drag, drift and sprint.

Most Wanted


It was the first ever game by the series of NFS that was unveiled for Microsoft’s Xbox. The gameplay included police chase as one of its main features and blacklist, a group of 15 racers.



It was unveiled on Play Station 3 as well as Nintendo Wii and Windows. The game featured online play, however, on Nintendo Wii, the online feature was absent. The game features Autosculpt, which allows the gamer to construct his own auto parts.



The game includes more than 60 cars for the gamer to play with along with 19 racing tracks. The game is based on adaptive obstacles and comes with enhanced graphics. Shift received better rating than the preceding versions of NFS.

Forza Horizon 2


This Xbox One and Xbox 360 awesome racing game puts you in the driver’s seat of dream vehicles, varying from the Lamborghini Huracán LP610-4 to Bugatti Veyron Super Sport. They are an extravagance to handle as you drive across the scenic European countryside. The game is very stress-free on the eyes, and each ride feels exclusive. Throw in an innumerable of races to participate in – including one that lets you race against a plane – and Forza Horizon 2 becomes a compulsory purchase.

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by techtalks @TechTalks September 1, 2015 12:48 PM UTC


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