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Best Need for Speed? (1994-2008)

Posted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 11:31 am
by o.pwuaioc
What's the best Need for Speed game from the PS2-era (so including Undercover and Pro Street, which got PS2 releases) and earlier? Do the originals hold up? I never played anything after Underground 1, should I? What are the basic differences among the good ones? Any definitely worth avoiding?

I understand that later entries are better, but for those without a 360 or later, what would you recommend them play?

Re: Best Need for Speed? (1994-2008)

Posted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 2:55 pm
by dsheinem
Hot Pursuit 2 & Most Wanted are both excellent, the latter being probably the best loved game in the franchise (though I dig the more recent Rivals more). They both emphasize cop chases, which is my favorite part of the series.

Re: Best Need for Speed? (1994-2008)

Posted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 6:59 pm
by Xeogred
Although I could check out some of the Xbox/360 Forza's, I end up thinking Need for Speed might be my gateway back into racing games someday.

Re: Best Need for Speed? (1994-2008)

Posted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 7:56 pm
by strangenova
I really dig Hot Pursuit on the ps1. Never played the second one that dsheinem mentioned, I'd assume it's like the first only better looking.

Re: Best Need for Speed? (1994-2008)

Posted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 8:09 pm
by o.pwuaioc
strangenova wrote:I really dig Hot Pursuit on the ps1. Never played the second one that dsheinem mentioned, I'd assume it's like the first only better looking.

It might be a good idea for me to start there and get the later ones later. Most Wanted was just a little too late for me, so I may look into that, too. There's not a whole lot of info comparing them all, which is a shame; for surely getting them all would be a waste of time and money.

Re: Best Need for Speed? (1994-2008)

Posted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:10 pm
by Xeogred
Need for Speed III is the one I played growing up, loved it. The music was awesome and still sticks with me.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziX_f7rdFD4

Re: Best Need for Speed? (1994-2008)

Posted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:09 pm
by Sano
Going to have to pick Carbon for this. Man reason I pick this one is because I was oddly really good at winning on this one. Normally I suck at racing games.

Re: Best Need for Speed? (1994-2008)

Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 1:29 pm
by ElkinFencer10
Everyone knows the original on 3DO is the best. It's also got more cheese than a stuffed crust pizza.

Re: Best Need for Speed? (1994-2008)

Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 3:24 pm
by o.pwuaioc
ElkinFencer10 wrote:Everyone knows the original on 3DO is the best. It's also got more cheese than a stuffed crust pizza.


That would entail buying a 3DO, though, so really, is it worth it?

Re: Best Need for Speed? (1994-2008)

Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 3:59 pm
by retrosportsgamer
The newest is $7.50 for the Deluxe (assume this means season pass) version on Xbox One. I grabbed it. Any good?