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Need for Speed World PC

Need for Speed World Online

The online installment of the popular Need for Speed series, focused on player-vs-player races. The game was developed by an EA in-house studio, also known for e.g. several previous installments of the franchise and the Skate series.

Racing | vehicles | play for free | network | MMO

PC / Windows
Need for Speed World cover

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Game mode: massive online multiplayer

Multiplayer mode: Internet

English language game language: English

game release date for PC:

27July2010

Need for Speed World Online is an online version of the famous racing series. The game was developed by EA Singapore and Black Box (known from several previous installments of Need for Speed and the Skate series).

The game takes place in a big city. It is divided into several stylistically diverse neighborhoods and filled with various attractions. The players can sprint (travelling through a designated section), classical racing (laps), and other types of gameplay. Each of the challenges can be played solo (against the computer) or with other players.

Drivers gain reputation points and money for participating in races. The first of these elements allows the driver to level up and unlock special abilities. With the money, we buy new cars and improve them. On higher levels we also get access to new challenges.

The players wandering the virtual city of Need For Speed World Online can chat with each other, challenge one another, jointly participate in races, and brag about their cars. In addition, in the game there are chases with the police - just hook up one of the police cars patrolling the city. Exploration of the metropolis was however pushed into the background because the specific attractions activate from the map.

Network Need for Speed is available for free, although it is based on an extensive system of microtransactions. For a small charge, we can purchase various bonuses (reputation, money), power-ups (that give an advantage while racing), or additional space in the garage. Real money also allows us to rent better models of cars for a few days. The graphics are not perfect, but nice enough.


Game score 5.155 / 10 calculated out of 3205 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 8.2 / 10 calculated out of 1053 players' votes.  

System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Recommended:
  • Core 2 Duo 1.8 GHz
  • 1 GB RAM
  • graphic card 512 MB (GeForce 6800 or better)
  • 2 GB HDD
  • Windows XP/Vista/7
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