ByJancy Richardson, writer at
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Jancy Richardson

I literally cannot wait for Need for Speed. After spending so many hours playing the games, what could be better than seeing it come to life - and with Jesse from Breaking Bad, too!

Feel free to disagree, guys, but these are the games I hit up when I've got a Need for Speed...

10. The Need For Speed (1994)

OK, so it's probably not the best game, but the original deserves some respect, man! Sometimes you just gotta dust off your old PlayStation and do your thing....

9. Need for Speed: The Run (2011)

So. Many. Cars. And is it just me, or did the police interaction get so much better in this one? Either way, The Run is a cool game with some boss racing.

8. Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2005)

This game just has everything - great sense of freedom but amazing races & chases, too. Also, there's an insane number of cars to pick!

7. Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 (2002)

Oh man, flashbacks. The music of this one alone will get your nostalgia senses tingling so hard you'll want to play the whole thing again.

6. Need for Speed: Carbon (2006)

This is the game for hardcore cornering ("hardcornering"?) so handbrake lovers always love this one. Having said that, it's a solid all-rounder, too.

5. Need for Speed: Underground (2003)

Underground always seems to me the point where the mega-mods started happening...having said that, the gameplay and soundtrack were awesome, too!

4. Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (2010)

Pure racing, mega-fun, and top of the line cars make Hot Pursuit an essential NFS, with the weapons adding some sweet fire power to your action.

3. Need for Speed: Underground 2 (2004)

All the customization you could ever need plus a banging soundtrack, this was also the first NFS with no cops to get all up in your grill. Great fun.

2. Need For Speed: Most Wanted (2012)

Mmmm, nonlinear gameplay. But my favorite thing about this game was the super speedy car-hopping, switching and ditching rides at whim.

1. Need for Speed: Rivals (2013)

Maybe it'll get upstaged by newer, better graphics, but Rivals just has such smooth gameplay that it might take EA a couple more releases to top this one...


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