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Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed

MobyRank MobyScore
Game Boy Advance
54
3.7
PlayStation
68
3.6
Windows
87
3.9

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 (3654)
Porsche, The poor man's Ferrari Windows iacon_tp (10)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
Game Boy Advance 4 3.7
PlayStation 15 3.6
Windows 80 3.9
Combined MobyScore 99 3.8


The Press Says

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100
Windowsincite PC Gaming
If you're a Porsche enthusiast or just a car nut, Porsche Unleashed will have you waiting eagerly for that midlife crisis to kick in.
96
WindowsCyberJoy
Reasumując całość wygladą po prostu super! Pomimo kilku wad, uważam, że jest to najepsza "samochodówka", jaką do tej pory widziałem. Piękna oprawa audio i wideo, wiele nowych pomysłów, i ogólne wrażenie sprawiają, iż jest to produkt, który z czystym sumieniem mogę polecić dosłownie każdemu.
94
WindowsGamer's Pulse
I hate it when a company advertises a corrected fault as a feature! What am I talking about? Eg: Remember how the cars in previous NFS games felt like hovercrafts? Absolutely floating on the tracks! NFSP corrects this to an extent (it also allows for side-rolls, as you turn). The cars don't feel like magic-carpets with wheels (yes, I have a magic carpet...it's out for dry cleaning, should be back this evening). This corrected error is listed as a feature! As I gaze into my crystal ball (yep, got one, too), I can see ads like these in the near future: "Buy our sandwiches, they now come with two slices of bread!" Fight the future!
94
WindowsPC Gamer
Accept no substitute - we guarantee that this latest racer in the Need for Speed series will rock your world.
92
Windows4Players.de
Meine Meinung? Das beste NFS, das es je gegeben hat, wundervolle Grafiken, flüssige Darstellung – und alles verdammt schnell. Wer also nach einem spritzigen Fun-Racer mit sehr realer Steuerung sucht, wer einen Porsche bis ans Limit treiben mag, ist mit Need For Speed Porsche Unleashed bestens bedient.
92
WindowsActionTrip
Need for Speed 2000: Porsche Unleashed is a high-quality game that will set world standards concerning graphical design and atmosphere.
90
WindowsComputer Gaming World (CGW)
This is a great game, whether or not you’re a fan of the Porsche. EA’s gamble in focusing on a single car-maker pays off in spades, thanks to the two new campaign modes. One can only hope that there are more games like this under the hood at EA. In the meantime, there’s no longer a need for me to get that second mortgage on my house to finance the 911 I’ve always wanted. All the Porsches in the world and not a salesman in sight... I must be dreaming.
90
PlayStationPower Unlimited
Het is geen Gran Turismo maar toch. Prachtige wagens in een hele goede racegame; Porsche- en NFS-fans unite!
90
WindowsAbsolute Games (AG.ru)
По большому счету, NFS:PU — это удачное смешение двух довольно популярных среди виртуальных водил игрушек. Причем из совершенно противоположных лагерей. Не ломайте голову, сейчас постараюсь доходчиво объяснить.
90
WindowsJeuxvideo.com
Electronic Arts réinvente le jeu de voiture en jeu-encyclopédie ! C’était déjà un peu le cas avec le précédent NFS, mais c’est ici nettement plus flagrant : tout Porsche est contenu dans une boîte, avec une précision redoutable ! Entre le 4 et ce dernier, la série des Need For Speed est passée du plaisir de conduite à la passion. Mais la passion a un prix : une très grosse configuration matérielle. C’est là le seul reproche à asséner. Pour le reste, c’est un pur bonheur !
90
WindowsPC Player (Denmark)
Need for Speed-serien formår at rejse sig fra støvet, genfødt og transformeret til en klassiker, som for evigt vil efterlade en kim af geni.
90
WindowsPC Games (Germany)
Brüllende Motoren, teure Karossen und waghalsige Fahrmanöver, für all das steht die Need for Speed-Serie. Im jüngsten Teil der Benzinsaga dreht sich alles um die Produkte der schwäbischen Edelschmiede Porsche. Wohl kein anderer deutscher Name lässt die Herzen von Sportwagenfans in aller Welt höher schlagen als jener der Familie Porsche. Bereits seit den 50er-Jahren stellt das Traditionsunternehmen aus dem Schwabenland kompromisslose und elitäre Fahrmaschinen für sportlich ambitionierte Autofahrer her.
89
WindowsPower Unlimited
Als de besturing beter was geweest, dan had deze Need for Speed een hele, hele dikke negen gescoord want veel mooier dan dit kun je een racegame momenteel niet maken. Helaas is het in de bochten nog te veel glibberen geblazen en dat maakt het spel soms ronduit frustrerend.
89
WindowsPrivat Computer PC
Need For Speed - Porsche 2000 er en gennemført kærlighedserklæring til Porsche-mærket, men er som spil betragtet uden de store nyheder. Det er utroligt flot at se på, men spiloplevelsen holder ikke så længe.
89
WindowsGameSpot
Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed strays from several conventions previously established by the popular arcade-style exotic-car racing series. For one thing, like its name suggests, Porsche Unleashed features automobiles exclusively from one manufacturer. What's more, the game has a more detailed, more realistic driving and physics model than its predecessors, though the game's realism is scalable. And while Porsche Unleashed has a few minor shortcomings, it nevertheless stands as the most ambitious game in the series since the original. As such, it'll more than likely make you love the Porsche on the off chance you don't already.
88
WindowsRealGamer (Benelux)
Ik heb al een aantal minpuntjes genoemd, maar de ergste ben ik nog vergeten: het spel werkt erg verslavend! Die paar minpuntjes die ik genoemd heb zijn eigenlijk meer schoonheidsfoutjes en wegen absoluut niet op tegen de pluspuntjes. Het spel speelt heerlijk en is dankzij de vele verschillende modes erg lang speelbaar. Ook de graphics en het geluid zijn weer perfect.
87
WindowsFiringSquad
If you are looking for a pretty good racer look no further. While probably not the most realistic, it is extremely fun. The graphics and physics engines are spectacular. There are some things I would have like changed, but none involve changing the game as a whole. Minor things like an option here or there. If you think that a game based around the Porsche can't be fun, think again. There is no lack of variety here. One can very easily tell the differences between the various models. What I am unforgiving about is the lack of sufficient support for a video card that is arguably the most popular at the moment, the GeForce. The lack of a working multi-player mode upon release is also in poor form.
86
WindowsGamesmania
Die Befürchtung, dass EA Sports nur ein laues Update bringen würde, da in diesem Jahr noch Need For Speed: Motorcity ansteht, ist unberechtigt. Das Rennspiel ist anspruchsvoller, atmosphärischer und umfangreicher geworden. Bei so viel Flair lässt sich das Fehlen anderer Sportwagen und des "Hot-Pursuit"-Modus verschmerzen.
86
WindowsPC Player (Germany)
Was für ein Glück für Porsche. EA hat das beste Need for Speed aller Zeiten entwickelt, keine Frage. Prima Fahrverhalten, viele schöne Modelle, tolle Motorengeräusche, putzige Kurse durch ganz Europa, alles da. Eine bessere Werbung kann es für einen Automobilhersteller kaum geben, wenn man mal vom Weltmeistertitel der Formel 1 absieht. Und obwohl ich schon wieder keinen echten Porsche mit der Testversion erhalten habe (verdammt!), werde ich in den nächsten Wochen viel Zeit mit den virtuellen Exponaten verbringen.
85
PlayStationJeuxvideo.com
Au final, Need For Speed : Porsche 2000 même s'il peut paraître un peu faible de ne conduire que des Porsches, propose tout de même un digne successeur de NFS 4 avec un moteur 3D léché et une qualité de gameplay toujours inégalée.
84
WindowsGameStar (Germany)
Also ich würde für 80 Mark lieber tanken als mir Need for Speed 5 zu kaufen - der Sprit müßte allerdings schon in ein richtiges Spaßmobil rein, um den Fun-Faktor des EA-Racers übertrumpfen zu können. Abwechslungsreiche Strecken mit großartiger Grafik - so einfach lautet das Erfolgsrezept des Boulevard-Racers. Gefallen haben mir zudem die aggressiver gewordenen Gegner sowie das nochmals verbesserte Schadensmodell. Für eine krasse Fehlentscheidung halte ich hingegen die Beschränkung auf die Marke Porsche. Zwar reagieren die Einzelmodelle schön unterschiedlich; doch das hilft mir wenig, wenn ich im Karrieremodus stundenlang mit 100 Sachen in einem ollen 356er herumtrödeln muß.
83
PlayStationIGN
So in the end, do I like the game? Yes and no. In some ways it's awesome -- the Porsches, the variety, the modes. In some ways, no -- pared down cop chases, awkward course design, and patchy graphics. This is a tough one. You may love it or hate it, but it's worth playing to find out.
82
WindowsPC Gameplay (Benelux)
Need for Speed: Porsche 2000 bouwt verder op de gekende formule zonder te vervelen. En dat is een prestatie op zich.
80
WindowsAdrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
This installment of the Need for Speed series turns out to be highly satisfying. Even though I am admittedly not bowled over by either of the two new modes — Factory Driver or Evolution — the gorgeous graphics and enjoyable and competitive racing make this installment my favorite of the series. While all the changes from earlier versions in Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed are decidedly incremental, the whole package fits together quite nicely and is well worth the expenditure of money to buy it and time to race it. After having gone off the road a bit with Need for Speed: High Stakes, I feel Electronic Arts is again decidedly back on track.
80
WindowsClubic
Pour moi il s'agit pour l'instant de la meilleur simulation de voiture sortie pendant l'an 2000. Il possède tous les atouts pour devenir une référence dans la simulation de voiture sur PC. Le mode Carrière et le mode Pilote d'essai sont très stimulants et correspondent exactement à quoi on pourrait s'attendre de tels modes de jeu. Les qualités techniques hors du commun viennent encore embellir ce beau portrait. Need For Speed 5 fait parti de mes jeux de voitures cultes désormais. Cependant, les détracteurs de Porsche ne risquent pas de beaucoup s'amuser étant donné que seuls les véhicules de la firme de Stuttgart sont présents dans le jeu, chose normale vu que c'est une licence Porsche. Un jeu 100% incontournable pour les aficionados de jeux de voitures et de simulations automobile. Bref moi j'adore et je vous laisse car j'ai une 911 qui m'attend !
78
WindowsGameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands)
In tegenstelling tot recente teleurstellingen met games die rond één bepaald merk draaiden, zoals de Kever en Ford, vormt Porsche gelukkig een uitzondering.
73
WindowsFragland.net
So what's to tell 'bout this game? Well it's the best NFS game to hit the stores yet, the graphs rule and it steers nice. All u guys out there who say they can resist a porsche: STOP KIDDIN' URSELVES, you're all macho's who need this game to hide your short penises :p.
70
PlayStationSuper Play
Porsche 2000 känns helt enkelt intesom någon förbättring jämfört med föregångarna Hot Pursuit och Road Challenge. Men visst är det ändå en viss känsla att kunna välja och vraka bland 356:or, 550:or, 911:or, 928:or, 944:or och några till. Är man Porsche-älskare bör man i alla fall testa Need for Speed: Porsche 2000 och det kan man förresten göra även om man inte är totalsåld på tyska sportbilar. Det finns nämligen en hel del kul här. Men något självklart köp är det inte.
70
WindowsGamekult
Graphismes splendides, pléthore de véhicules, jouabilité proche de la perfection : tout semble réuni pour faire de Porsche 2000 un jeu fantastique. Malheureusement, l'impression de vitesse est loin d'être fantastique et l'absence du mode "Hot Poursuit" se fait durement sentir en multijoueurs. Porsche 2000 reste cependant un bon jeu, beau, varié et agréable à jouer.
67
Game Boy AdvanceN-Zone
Mit 25 Porsches dürft ihr hier durch die Gegend brettern. Das Streckendesign wurde mit Brücken, Tunneln oder Hügeln aufgepeppt, aber vor allem Letztere hätte man schöner gestalten können. Die Karren lassen sich immerhin recht ordentlich steuern und verhalten sich realistisch. Die Motorengeräusche klingen ebenfalls zufriedenstellend, allerdings kränkelt das Spiel an einer zu schwachen Technik: Die Geschwindigkeit kommt nicht gut rüber, die Grafik ist zu pixelig und die Framerate ist viel zu instabil.
60
PlayStationPSM
Overall, Porsche Unleashed fails to really deliver a fun driving experience and lacks many of the elements that made the series what it was. It almost seems as if more effort went into gaining the Porsche license than ensuring the game stayed true to the NFS ethos. Oh EA, what havoc have you wrought?
60
Game Boy AdvanceIGN
Late last year, GBA development house Pocketeers released its handheld take on Electronic Arts' Need for Speed: Underground, with various levels of success. But the team had previously been working on a conversion of Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed for DSI Games even before then. Even though Porsche Unleashed may have been in the development queue longer, it feels entirely half-baked due to a weak set of features and lacking gameplay.
59
Game Boy AdvanceDS-x2
Don't get us wrong, it is good, but the fact that only cars from the Porsche range win and the unforgiving track layouts hurt the overall enjoyment of the whole package. The major problem is the overall design though which seems unfinished. This is remarkable when you consider the amount of time this title was in development. There's also the lack of any real stats about the various models and outside of the physical characteristics there's little to separate the various cars. It could have been saved by an interesting game structure but again you see little thought given to the single player section and little incentive for the player to continue racing. Despite all this, developers Pocketeers have created a solid 3D engine but with the flaws in the gameplay and with the sheer volume of racers already available this is hardly an essential title for anyone's collection.
59
PlayStationGameSpot
It's been a few years since Sony released its one-note wonder, Porsche Challenge, to the masses. For Porsche fans it was a notable title, as it gave gamers a chance to drive Porsche's brand-new Boxster and, unfortunately, only the Boxster. Despite the fact that Porsche Challenge looked good (though it had some serious pop-up) and played reasonably well, it proved to be an aberration and was never graced with a sequel.
50
Game Boy AdvanceNintendojo
From a strictly technical standpoint, this is almost a solid game. The visuals look impressive, for the most part. The audio is practically perfect. Even the controls are satisfying. And I suppose that on paper, the idea sounds like a real winner. But after sitting down with the game, it is clear that Need For Speed: Porsche Unleashed does not only have little to offer, but also has a horrible title. The restrictions put on car selection, unlockable content, and course layout act as a leash on the player. This ultimately makes the game frustrating, as you struggle to escape the leash. Then it makes it boring, as you accept the fact that you can't change the game. Then it makes it unplayable, because the only way to not get caught by the leash is to avoid it entirely.
35
Game Boy AdvanceJeuxvideo.com
S'il peut se vanter d'avoir un moteur 3D correct (la 3D sur GBA n'es plus une nouveauté), Need For Speed : Porsche Unleashed cumule les défauts sur tous les autres plans : sa conduite ne présente aucun intérêt, le courses ont molles et les menus bien vides. On s'ennuie ferme au bout d'un demi-heure, à éviter absolument.
25
PlayStationGame Revolution
Although the game's replay feature is the best in the series with a variety of smooth camera angles, it is a wasted effort. There's just nothing worth seeing. Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed is a forgettable racer with all the depth of a shallow puddle, better suited for a rental than a purchase. It's more a footnote to the Need for Speed series than a chapter in itself.