What are the best Need For Speed games?

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    #1Need for Speed: Most Wanted

    Need for Speed: Most Wanted
    Need for Speed: Most Wanted is an arcade racer game developed by Electronic Arts. It lets players drive a variety of different cars through different terrain as they try to outrun cops and rivals in a high-intensity environment.

    Windows, Android, iOS, PlayStation 3


    Kevin Yi
    Written on June 2, 2019
    "I tried this as recommended by my buddy saying it's the best need for speed game for android. When I checked it out after installing on my phone, I got surprised by how good the need for speed: most wanted graphics is! I mean, most of the similar games I tried are kinda laggy and buggy when played on phone, but with this one, I had the best driving experience! Def. a must have game!!"
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    #2Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit

    Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit
    Need for Speed Hot Pursuit launches you into a new open-world landscape behind the wheel of the world's fastest and most beautiful cars. From Criterion, the award-winning studio behind the Burnout series, Hot Pursuit will redefine racing games for a whole new generation.

    Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3


    Peter Bennett
    Written on June 2, 2019
    "For me, NFS: Hot Pursuit is a great choice when choosing another need for speed games. Been playing this for a few months already, and I agree, this is indeeed the best need for speed game for xbox one! Although it would have been better if they have the mobile version becoz I kinda got hooked when I started playing it, and wanted to play it at schoool as well during free times, Please have a mobile version soon! For iphone, the better!!! 😊😊"
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    #3Need for Speed

    Need for Speed

    Need for Speed is an online racing video game created by Electronic Arts and developed by Ghost Games. It was released in 2015 as a reboot of the first game of the series that was originally released in 1994.


    PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows


    Pablo Huerta
    Written on June 2, 2019
    "well IMO, the original version, need for speed will never ever get old.! aside from the fact that the game play is very classic, it's also easy to learn since it's the reboot. Way better though ofc because of the graphics. Drive is smooth.. Playing this one and I can say its the best need for speed game of all!!. 👍"


Did you know that Need for Speed was compatible with one of the most expensive consoles ever made? In 1993, EA founder Trip Hawkins conceived the first video console with a CD-ROM system. They called it the 3DO Interactive Multiplayer. Unlike other consoles, it used a series of specifications and no software royalties. These factors, among others, hiked up the console's price. One 3DO console was worth seven hundred dollars. If it came out in 2019, it would be sold for at least one thousand one hundred sixty-five dollars. For comparison, one of 2019’s best gaming consoles is worth three hundred and ninety-nine dollars. In spite of the high price point, it was one of the most popular games in the 90s. Primarily because of its 3D graphics. In 1994, it was unheard of to have a 3D environment and polygonal race cars running at 15 frames per second.

In 1995, Need for Speed PC was released to keep up with the popularity of PC games. The PC version had a refined interface and new content compared to the 3DO version. The biggest change was racing side-by-side with other cars and a tournament mode. Former 3DO players even noticed their cars driving faster. Today, the 3DO is long gone but Need for Speed continues to live on. It has released over twenty titles and sold over 100 million units. Most of which are compatible with Xbox, PlayStation, and PC. The twenty-third NFS, Need for Speed Payback, has ultra-realistic graphics, 4k resolution and 30 to 60 fps rate. Indeed, the Need for Speed franchise has no limits.

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    #4Need for Speed™ No Limits

    Need for Speed™ No Limits

    Need for Speed: No Limits is a racing game made specifically just for mobile use. The game was developed by Real Racing 3 developers. It allows players to customize cars based on their style and compete with over 1,000 challenging races.


    Android, iOS, Facebook


    Gary Reyes
    Written on October 31, 2017
    "Need for Speed is one of the best racing games on any platform, and it is particularly fun playing on a mobile android device. While the controls are not as intuitive as one of its console counterparts, it is all the fun of the Need for Speed series right in your pocket. The reviews have been overwhelmingly positive, and for good reason."
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    #5Need for Speed Rivals

    Need for Speed Rivals

    Need for Speed Rivals is a street racing game by Ghost Games and Criterion Games. Taking the role of a cop or racer, players traverse in an open-world environment and participate to races. They can also utilize traps to disrupt rivals.


    Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Windows


    Zachary Stanley
    Written on December 26, 2017
    "Need For Speed series arguably is the best racing game series ever created for any platform. Need for Speed Rivals, frankly speaking, is not the best one in the series but still, it is quite entertaining and engaging. If you want to experience a good racing game, give it a shot. "
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    #6Need for Speed Payback

    Need for Speed Payback

    Need for Speed: Payback is an action driving video game and the twenty-third game of the Need for Speed franchise. With three characters available, players perform cinematic stunts. Classic features like 24-hour cycle and single player mode return.


    PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows


    Kimberly Stevens
    Written on November 1, 2017
    "If you like driving games then you will love this! It's full of action and fun! The missions are exciting and the driving is amazing."
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    #7Need for Speed: The Run

    Need for Speed: The Run

    Need for Speed: The Run is a game which lets players run from the police and from the people they owe money to. This frantic running game enables players to drive in actual places and actual roads from San Francisco to New York.


    Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3


    Chan Wang
    Written on June 2, 2019
    "Need for Speed: The Run caught my attention when I saw my brother playing this on our ps3. The racing game and the matches were exciting and really challenging, especially the part where the places to drive are something new and totally different from the other need for speed games. I gave it a try, yeah I was right, it's totally a great NFS game to play racing!"
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    #8Need for Speed: Shift

    Need for Speed: Shift

    Need for Speed: Shift is a racing game and part of the franchise Need for Speed developed by Electronic Arts, Slightly Mad Studios, and EA Bright Light in 2009. This game was the prequel of Shift 2: Unleashed in 2011. 


    PlayStation 3, Windows

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    Bobby Dean
    Written on July 2, 2018
    "The background music of this game made me hyped up my energy while playing this game! "


Best What are the best Need For Speed games
1Need for Speed: Most WantedGames 64 Paid
2Need for Speed: Hot PursuitGames 62 Paid
3Need for SpeedGames 51 Paid
4Need for Speed™ No LimitsGames 45 Free
5Need for Speed RivalsGames 39 Paid
6Need for Speed PaybackGames 39 Paid
7Need for Speed: The RunGames 26 Paid
8Need for Speed: ShiftGames 6 Paid

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