Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed
Racing 29 February 2000
Another installment in the Need for Speed franchise. As the title suggests, the game focuses around Porsche, offering eighty licensed car models belonging to the German brand. The game includes such classics as the first 356 from 1950 or 911 Turbo from 2000. The player races in locations such as crowded urban areas, winding mountain roads, or never-ending highways. When playing the Evolution Mode, the player will observe the evolution of the famous car brand over nearly half a century. Cinematics, slides shows, and statistics prepared by the creators contribute to the experience. In the Factory Driver Mode, the player becomes a member of a group of drivers in order to learn about this profession. Additionally, the game offers Quick Race and Multiplayer Mode. When driving on European roads, the player has to avoid different dangers, such as collisions, traffic, or the police. Thanks to the new engine utilized by the game, Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed offers better physics and more accurately designed car models.
Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit
Racing 25 March 1998
The third installment in the bestselling racing game series created by EA. The game allows us to drive the fastest cars in the world. This time it contains eight brand new racing tracks and eleven licensed vehicles among which one can find cars such as Aston Martin DB7, Ferrari 550 Maranello, and Lamborghini Diablo SV. The included editor lets us create hundreds of individual vehicles as well. The biggest novelty in Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit is the option to play on both sides of the law. During the game one can be either a classic roadhog, that breaks all possible rules and escapes the cops while listening to loud music, or a policeman who uses radars, road blocks, and caltrops in order to stop the fugitive. The game features improved graphics with realistic visual and weather effects, and even such details as falling leaves and the smoke coming from under the wheels.
Need for Speed II
Racing 31 March 1997
Sequel to the racing game that was released in 1995 by Electronic Arts and that changed the racing genre. Need for Speed II let's you control eight completely new licensed vehicles. Among them are: McLaren F1, Ferrari F50, Ford GT90, Jaguar XJ220, Lotus GT1, Lotus Esprit V8, Italdesign Cala and Isdera Commendatore 112i. The races take place on six distinctive tracks located in various areas of the world. In comparison to the original game, which was released two years earlier, there are many new features and improvements in Need for Speed II. Among them there is the possibility to change such parameters of the cars like gearbox position, brakes sensitivity etc. The game features improved, fully three-dimensional graphics engine that has better physics and is able to generate more details. The game also allows us to play with other people through the network.