Submitted by Kiwigam3rNZ 797d ago | opinion piece

What is the best Need for Speed?

Need for Speed games have managed to capture the essence of just about the entire spectrum of the automotive world. From million dollar supercars screaming through small towns and forests, to Japanese tuners threading their way through highway traffic. For all of its successes, the series has had a few stumbles along the way and produced some games in the franchise that are simply better than others. With a brand new Need for Speed title, Need for Speed Rivals, set to debut later this year, we thought it'd be a good idea to round up our top three Need for Speeds... (Need For Speed, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

xReDeMpTiOnx  +   797d ago
I think need for speed most wanted was the best one IMO
iamnsuperman  +   797d ago
Totally agree. That was the pinnacle of the series for me
GT67  +   797d ago
are you serious??? must not never played first 7 NFS on ps1 ROAD AND TRACK PRESENT THE NEED FOR SPEED,NEED FOR SPEED 2,NEED FOR SPEED 3 HOT PURSUIT,NEED FOR SPEED HIGHSTAKES,NEED FOR SPEED PORSCHE UNLEASHED,NEED FOR SPEED RALLY,PS2 NEED FOR SPEED HOTPURSUIT 2,ps2 NEED FOR SPEED UNDERGROUND after underground all hell went down since then. no recovery since. criterion tried twice but failed!!! ghost games RIVAL look promising.
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Kurt Russell  +   797d ago
NFS 2 was incredible... so so fast at the time. And Hot Pursuit (original) was one of the best split screen games on PS.
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Iceman_Nightmare  +   797d ago
if you mean Most Wanted 2005, not the 2012 remake.. I agree.
NukaCola  +   797d ago
I got Most Wanted on the Vita and it's by far my favorite handheld racing game.
Godlovesgamers  +   797d ago
"What is the best Need for Speed?"

The one you have the most fun playing.

Next question...
shivvy24  +   797d ago
Yea I agree , I really like nfs most wanted !
MKDA_Scorpion  +   797d ago
The Original Most Wanted, the new one was terrible compared to the old one. Hot Pursuit 2 was really good, and NFS Underground 2 was probably the best. Free Roam, didn't just jump into cars and start races, and required constant customization on the cars + a really good OST.
CPTN MITCHELL  +   797d ago
Underground ftw
LordStig  +   797d ago
For me, Shift 2 was the best. I loved that professional racing and in-depth car tinkering, Followed by the first most wanted then underground2.
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ironfist92  +   797d ago
Shift 2 was visceral and intense, absolutely loved the experience.

However in terms of the arcade titles, Under ground 2, followed closely by Most Wanted (old one, not the boring new one)
LordStig  +   797d ago
The new most wanted felt slow and the handling didn't feel responsive but its car roster was very good.
SkullBlade169  +   797d ago
NFS: Underground
Avernus  +   797d ago
Underground 1-2... without a doubt. Never enjoyed a NFS game like that since.
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iRocket  +   797d ago
NFS Most Wanted, the original one.
GT67  +   797d ago
have not experience a good NEED FOR SPEED since UNDERGROUND that is a fu'king shame.
Iceman_Nightmare  +   797d ago
Need For Speed Underground 2, the open world, customization, believable handling... Unlike recent NFS you double tap brake to drift, and the game countersteers for you. Main reason I havent bought any NFS after Hot Pursuit 2010, and wont be getting NFS RIVALS. Thank you criterion games, for screwing up NEED FOR SPEED SERIES. Ghost is Criterion Games by the way...
Master-H  +   797d ago
The original Need for Speed Most Wanted no doubt, such a fantastic games , before i played it i didn't even care for racing games, then it became one of my all time favorite games ever. Would love if EA could get the old team that did it to make the new NFSs instead of Criterion, not that Criterion don't know what they're doing but they kinda do their own thing ,honestly all the NFS titles they made feel more like Burnout than NFS.
ape007  +   797d ago
imo the best NFS game ever made was Need For Speed: hot pursuit 2 on the Playstation 2
Elit3Nick  +   797d ago
I adored that game on the PC, it was a few years later that I learnt that the PS2 version was apparently the best version, but it was a blast on the PC version nonetheless.
FuneralPartier  +   797d ago
Off topic, I really wish Criterion or some other studio would release a 4-wheel drive game similar to NFS.........

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