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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, 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.


Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed Windows A shot of the 356 Ferdinand from the outside.
Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed Windows A gorgeous seaside view.
Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed Windows Visual bug (the driver sleeve is clipping?)
Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed Windows Taking a ride through the Alps in a 914.

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)
Best of the series so far Windows Aginnon (142)
The most realistic game in the Need For Speed series Windows Andy Voss (1649)
The Best Need for Speed yet, if you like Porsches Windows Kasey Chang (3645)
Porsche, The poor man's Ferrari Windows greenmangroup (10)

Critic Reviews

CyberJoy Windows Nov 26, 2000 4.8 out of 5 96
Gamer's Pulse Windows Sep 19, 2000 94 out of 100 94
ActionTrip Windows Mar 30, 2000 92 out of 100 92
GameSpot Windows Apr 10, 2000 8.9 out of 10 89
Privat Computer PC Windows 2000 89 out of 100 89
Power Unlimited Windows May, 2000 8.9 out of 10 89
PC Joker Windows Apr, 2000 84 out of 100 84
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Apr 29, 2000 82 out of 100 82
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Windows May 12, 2000 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Super Play (Sweden) PlayStation May, 2000 7 out of 10 70


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In the German gaming magazine PC Player (issue 01/2001) Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed was named as "Best Racing Game in 2000".

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