Players can participate in up to eight event modes. Events are unlocked as the player increases their Rep Level. Circuit Race - Finish the last lap of the race in first position. Drag Race - Achieve maximum tyre grip, hit perfect shifts, and race to the finish line.
The game contained vehicle data with spoken commentary, several "magazine style" images of each car, and short video-clips highlighting the vehicles set to music.
Most cars and tracks are available at the beginning of the game, and the objective is to unlock the remaining locked content by winning tournaments. This version featured chases by police cars, a popular theme throughout the series. Another version called The Need for Speed: Special Edition, was released only for the PC in Need for Speed II [ edit ] Main article: A new racing mode was also introduced, dubbed "Knockout", where the last racers to finish laps will be eliminated.
In addition, track design was more open-ended; players could now "drive" off the asphalt, and cut across fields to take advantage of shortcuts. Need for Speed II: Special Edition includes one extra track, extra cars, and support for Glide. Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit [ edit ] Main article: Hot Pursuit added Hot Pursuit mode, where the player either attempted to outrun the police or be the cop, arresting speeders.
NFS III took advantage of the multimedia capabilities by featuring audio commentary, picture slideshows, and music videos.
This game was the first in the series to allow the downloading of additional cars from the official website. As a result, modding communities sprang up to create vehicles.
The PC version was also the first game in the series to support Direct 3D hardware. High Stakes introduced several new types of gameplay: High Stakes was a racing mode; Getaway required the player to outrun numerous pursuing police vehicles; Time Trap was a time lap trial, and Career was a tournament mode which incorporated a monetary reward system.
Another innovation was the introduction of damage models, where after a race the player is given the option to purchase repairs. The mode also allows players, for the first time, to upgrade cars. The PlayStation version of the game, released some months before the PC version featured improved gameplay.
The AI in the game was more advanced: The vehicle handling in the PC version was said to be the most realistic in any NFS game, but the PS1 version had very simplified arcade handling that fell woefully short of the hallmark handling offered in the first game.
The player had to win races to unlock cars in chronological order from to Porsche Unleashed also featured a Factory Driver mode, where the player had to test Porsches to move forward in the game and did not feature a split screen mode. Hot Pursuit 2 [ edit ] Main article: Hot Pursuit 2 Need for Speed: Although the game allowed players to play as the police, the pursuit mode was less realistic than preceding versions of NFS; players merely needed to "tap" a speeder to arrest them, as opposed to using simulated police tactics to immobilize a speeding vehicle.
This was the first version since the start of the series not to feature an "in the driving seat" cockpit camera view, transitioning EA from realistic racing to arcade street racing. It was the last game in the series for the PC version to feature the split-screen two player mode introduced in Need for Speed II.
Underground [ edit ] Main article: Underground Need for Speed: Most of the new elements in Underground became defining marks of later installments in the Need for Speed series.
Underground shifted from semi-professional racing and isolated circuits to the street racing style of other arcade racing series: Underground introduced two new play modes Drag and Drift and more tuning options than in the earlier High Stakes.
Underground was also the first game in the series to feature a story, told via pre-rendered videos. Underground features tuner cars and has a wide variety of tuning options such as widebody kits, bumpers, spoilers, etc. City street racing is the primary focus of the game. There were no police in Underground and Underground 2, which drew criticism as police had been an important part of previous titles.
Underground 2 [ edit ] Main article:Need for Speed () represents a reboot for the game series originally established by a combination of development studios that includes Criterion Games, EA Black Box, and Ghost Games. This is the 22nd title in the Need for Speed series, and is a reboot based upon the original title that established the series, The Need for Speed ( Release years by system: —PC Notes.
This game was originally produced by Electronic Arts as a spin-off to the Need for Speed series, though, it was later confirmed that . Get ahead with Need for Speed™ Deluxe Edition, including both pre-order packs, the BMW M3 E46 as an additional starter car and more.
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