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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 Tinker with the cars
Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed Windows A gorgeous seaside view.
Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed Windows A Boxster taking off.
Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed Windows Test Driver mode.

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

ActionTrip Windows Mar 30, 2000 92 out of 100 92
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Jul, 2000 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
PC Games (Germany) Windows Mar 07, 2001 90 out of 100 90
Power Unlimited Windows May, 2000 8.9 out of 10 89
RealGamer (Benelux) Windows May, 2000 8.8 out of 10 88
Gamesmania Windows 2000 86 out of 100 86
PC Player (Germany) Windows Apr, 2000 86 out of 100 86
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Windows Apr 12, 2000 78 out of 100 78
Fragland.net Windows Sep 18, 2002 73 out of 100 73
PSM PlayStation Jun, 2000 3 out of 5 60

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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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