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Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed (PlayStation)

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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 PlayStation Main menu
Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed PlayStation The graphics are actually quite good for being PlayStation. Here's Japan.
Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed PlayStation View of the starting grid
Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed PlayStation Two seconds till the race starts.

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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The Press Says

Power Unlimited Jul, 2000 9 out of 10 90
Jeuxvideo.com Jun 20, 2000 17 out of 20 85
IGN Apr 11, 2000 8.3 out of 10 83
Super Play May, 2000 7 out of 10 70
PSM Jun, 2000 3 out of 5 60
GameSpot Mar 27, 2000 5.9 out of 10 59
Game Revolution Apr, 2000 D 25

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Trivia

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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Kartanym (10779) added Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed (PlayStation) on Mar 30, 2001
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