The Need for Speed (PlayStation)

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Description

Drive some of your favourite sports cars through wild and fast tracks, including the Dodge Viper, Lamborghini, Ferrari, Porsche, Corvette, Mazda RX7, Toyota Supra Turbo, and Acura NSX. Some of the tracks are open road, meaning you simply fly down a huge highway, with cops following in hot pursuit. One of the options in the game allows you to pick which time of the day to race in.

Screenshots

The Need for Speed PlayStation Choosing a track.
The Need for Speed PlayStation Car selection
The Need for Speed PlayStation Race grid
The Need for Speed PlayStation Title screen

Alternate Titles

  • "Road & Track Presents: The Need for Speed" -- Full title
  • "Road & Track Presents: Over Drivin' DX" -- Japanese PlayStation title
  • "Road & Track Presents: Over Drivin'" -- Japanese 3DO title
  • "Nissan Presents: Over Drivin' GT-R" -- Japanese Saturn title
  • "NfS" -- Common abbreviation
  • "Need 4 Speed" -- Informal title
  • "オーバードライビンGT-R" -- Japanese Saturn spelling

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Critic Reviews

Coming Soon Magazine Jun 14, 1996 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
GamePro (US) May, 1996 4.5 out of 5 90
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) May, 1996 8.8 out of 10 88
Game Players May, 1996 84 out of 100 84
Official UK PlayStation Magazine 1996 8 out of 10 80
All Game Guide 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
IGN Nov 25, 1996 7 out of 10 70
The Video Game Critic Apr 12, 2005 B- 67

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Trivia

Extras

The Japanese Sega Saturn version of this game was supplied with a custom Nissan keyring made out of metal.

Intro animations

The game has three different FMV animations that are every time picked randomly as an intro sequence spin-offs. If you started game just a couple of times, there's a big chance you won't even notice that, as all three animations presents cars running the nature or polygons, with the same engine roar, but with the different music in the background.

Japanese Saturn version

The game's Japanese Sega Saturn version, Over Drivin' GT-R, is notable for only having Nissan vehicles (hence the Nissan Presents and the GT-R on the game's title) and apparently having different vehicle physics from every other version of the game.

Awards

  • GameStar (Germany)
    • Issue 12/1999 - #28 in the "100 Most Important PC Games of the Nineties" ranking
  • PC Player (Germany)
    • Issue 01/1996 - Best Racing Game in 1995

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Kartanym (10764) added The Need for Speed (PlayStation) on Mar 30, 2001
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