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Need for Speed

The ninth major installment in one of the most popular car racing video game series continually developed for over two decades by the Electronic Arts company. This one was created by recurring Ghost Games Studio (former EA Gotheburg) mostly consisting of ex-Criterion employees.

Racing | vehicles | multiplayer

Need for Speed cover

developer: Ghost Games

Official website

Game mode: single / multiplayer

Multiplayer mode: Internet

game release date:

03Nov2015

PS4 XONE

15Mar2016

PC

Need for Speed for PC, PS4 and XONE is the 19th full-fledged installment in one of the most popular racing game series that has been developed continuously for over two decades by Electronic Arts company. This one was produced by Ghost Games (former EA Gothenburg), mostly made up of ex-Criterion employees, creators of Need for Speed Rivals from 2013. The development process was also assisted by Speedhunters community, a hub for photographers, journalists, and drivers gathered around broadly understood car culture. Wrapping up 20 years of the seriesí history, the creators decided for a restart and entitled this new installment simply Need for Speed. In order to meet fansí expectations the game came out as a result of close analysis of all previous editions, so to pick up the elements fans loved the franchise for, including rich car customization options, authentic city car culture, and compelling story set in an open night environment.

Story

Need for Speed takes you to the city of Ventura Bay, and lets you play as a young driver who dreams of becoming a driving legend. This, obviously, is not so easy, and first you have to do a string of missions split into several categories. These are represented by real stars of motor culture: Magnus Walker (speed icon), Ken Block (style icon), Nakai San (build icon), Morohoshi San (outlaw icon), and Risky Devil (crew icon).

Gameplay

In terms of gameplay, Need for Speed resembles earlier installments in the series, such as Need for Speed: Carbon or Need for Speed: Underground. Therefore, this is an arcade-style game set in an open world. There awaits not only compelling story missions, but also various side activities.

Game modes

Need for Speed for PC, PS4 and XONE offers a variety of single and multiplayer game modes. Obviously the core gameplay focuses on fast, illegal races, but that is not all. There are also police pursuits, drifting, and more. The whole thing is bound by AllDrive system, already known to fans, which is responsible for online and social features. The system is back in an enhanced form, offering e.g. easier connection with friends.

Technology

Need for Speed is based on Frostbite engine, known from shooter games from DICE Studios like Battlefield 4 and Star Wars: Battlefront. Moreover, unlike 2013ís Rivals, this title was released only on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC, so the developers could fully focus on using these devices to their full potential.

System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

Recommended: Intel Core i5-4690 3.5 GHz, 8 GB RAM, graphic card 4 GB GeForce GTX 970/Radeon R9 290 or better, 30 GB HDD, Windows 7 64-bit
Minimum: Intel Core i3-4130 3.4 GHz, 6 GB RAM, graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 750/Radeon HD 7850 or better, 30 GB HDD, Windows 7 64-bit

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