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Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation
68
3.6
Windows
87
3.9
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Description

Need for Speed is back with more! Drive over 80 different Porsches, from the first 356 Ferdinand to the 2000 911 Turbo over multiple tracks. Some tracks have alternate paths. Others are rally tracks where you go from one end of the track to the other instead of doing circuit racing.

Two completely different single-player modes available. First, there's factory driver, which have you join Porsche as a test driver. As you complete different challenges, which can vary from doing specific manoeuvres in pre-alloted time to racing fellow drivers, you will make your way up to Ace Test Driver. Second, there's Evolution, which is the "career mode", you start with enough money to buy one 356, and start racing. As you win races, time will pass, new cars will become available, or you can peruse the used car market. Buy/repair/sell cars, win races, buy enhancement parts for your car, and make your way to the end of the modern era...

You can also play online via EARacing.com, where you can pick customized cars in your Evolution stable or choose stock cars and race up to 7 other cars simultaneously.

The graphics have been enhanced and the physics model changed to reflect a true 4-point system, and you can feel the difference between the different vehicles.

Screenshots

Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed Windows A shot of the 356 Ferdinand from the outside.
Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed Windows Catching air in a Carrera in the Zone Industrielle.
Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed Windows Monte Carlo again; notice the fountain in the background.
Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed PlayStation View of the starting grid

Alternate Titles

  • "极品飞车:保时捷之旅" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "NFS 5" -- Common abbreviation
  • "Need for Speed V" -- Informal name
  • "Need for Speed: Porsche 2000" -- European title
  • "Need for Speed: Porsche" -- German/Latin American title

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User Reviews

The Need For Speed series returns to it's roots... Windows Zamppa (87)
The best Need for Speed yet, and one of the best driving games ever. Windows Steve Hall (322)
Better buckle up, you're in one heck of a ride! Windows Ghost (106)
The most realistic game in the Need For Speed series Windows Andy Voss (1636)
The Best Need for Speed yet, if you like Porsches Windows Kasey Chang (3653)
Porsche, The poor man's Ferrari Windows iacon_tp (10)

The Press Says

PC Gamer Windows Jul, 2000 94 out of 100 94
Gamer's Pulse Windows Sep 19, 2000 94 out of 100 94
PC Player (Denmark) Windows 2000 9 out of 10 90
GameSpot Windows Apr 10, 2000 8.9 out of 10 89
FiringSquad Windows Apr 07, 2000 87 out of 100 87
PC Player (Germany) Windows Apr, 2000 86 out of 100 86
Gamesmania Windows 2000 86 out of 100 86
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation Jun 20, 2000 17 out of 20 85
Clubic Windows Apr 30, 2000 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Gamekult Windows Jul 08, 2000 7 out of 10 70

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Trivia

Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed was ranked # 28 in the 50 Best Games of All Time list published by PC Gamer Magazine in its April 2005 issue.

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