Let’s take a look at how Need For Speed, the first series that comes to mind when it comes to racing games, has evolved over 28 years since its first release in 1994. Here are all the Need for Speed games in order…
All Need for Speed Games in Order
The Need For Speed – 1994
Developed by EA Canada and published by Electronic Arts in 1994, the game achieved significant success and pioneered the racing game genre.
Need for Speed II – 1997
You could enjoy the speed with special cars on the tracks in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.
Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit – 1998
Racing in different environments and climates with improved police artificial intelligence created a very different feeling for that period.
Need for Speed: High Stakes – 1999
You can earn credits by winning races and you can buy new vehicles or improve your vehicle with these credits. The game, where you can open new races by winning the races, received positive reviews from the critics with its new vehicle damage and career mode.
Need For Speed: Porsche Unleashed – 2000
Unlike other games in the series, you can only race on European tracks with Porsche vehicles.
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 – 2002
In the game, which managed to win the title of the best racing game at the 6th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards, you can also play as a police officer by putting aside speed.
Need for Speed: Underground – 2003
The garage feature, which allows you to improve your vehicle with different parts, and the career mode, which includes a story, allowed the game to sell more than 7 million copies by mid-2004.
Need for Speed: Underground 2 – 2004
The game, which managed to break records with the addition of the exploration mode, has also managed to become a legend with its sales of more than 8.4 million copies worldwide.
Need for Speed: Most Wanted – 2005
On the streets of Rockport you can race for the title of street racer king. The game, which sold more than 16 million copies worldwide, was the best-selling game in the series at that time.
Need for Speed: Carbon – 2006
The game, which takes place after the Most Wanted story, takes place in a city called Palmmon. It had been your main mission to save the city from street racing gangs.
Need for Speed: Pro Street / Need for Speed: Undercover – 2007/2008
Two Need For Speed games released in 2007 and 2008 were not well received by the critics.
Need For Speed: Shift – 2009
After two unpopular games, the Need For Speed series regained its old days with Shift. Focusing on simulation from arcade racing game, the game managed to win the “Editor’s Choice Award” by IGN.
Need For Speed: Nitro – 2009
Returning to arcade racing style, Need For Speed: Nitro lets you play with up to four players in various parts of the world.
Need for Speed: World – 2010
It was the first free online racing game in the Need For Speed series. You got a taste of speed in street racing and police chases.
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit – 2010
The game, which took place in different types of racing in the city of Seacrest County, managed to collect many “Best Racing Game” awards in 2010.
Need for Speed Shift 2: Unleashed – 2011
More than 145 cars added to the game with night racing and helmet camera were able to attract racing lovers into the game at the time it was released.
Need for Speed: The Run – 2011
You could drag the speed buff to the end in races with a wide variety of cars and in different cities of America.
Need for Speed: Most Wanted – 2012
In the renewal of the legendary game released in 2005, it continues a similar style with the first game. However, the new cars and races added to the game managed to win the “Best Driving Game” award at the 2012 Spike Video Game Awards.
Need for Speed: Rivals – 2013
You can play the game as a racer or a cop. It received the ‘Best Racing Game’ award at the 2013 Game Critics Awards.
Need for Speed: No Limits – 2015
It managed to go down in history as the second free and first mobile game of the series. Players were able to play the excitement of racing on their phones, too, by avoiding street racing, vehicle customization, and escaping the police.
Need for Speed: Payback – 2017
Three different characters you can play, 74 different cars and the cool action movie scenes that could occur were not enough to fully satisfy the players.
Need For Speed: Heat – 2019
Prove to everyone what a good driver you are in approved legal races by day and illegal races on the streets by night. Won the ‘Game, Franchise Race’ award at the NAVGTR Awards.