Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed (PlayStation)

Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.4
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.6
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.5
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.7
Overall User Score (17 votes) 3.6

Critic Reviews

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Power Unlimited
Het is geen Gran Turismo maar toch. Prachtige wagens in een hele goede racegame; Porsche- en NFS-fans unite!
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.
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.
Mega Fun
Am neusten Aufguss der NFS-Reihe werden sich mit Sicherheit die Gemüter scheiden. Auf der einen Seite muss hervorgehoben werden, dass man gegenüber den beiden Vorgängern optisch klar den Kürzeren zieht. Grobpixelige Umgebungen sowie überdeutlich ins Bild ploppende Häuserzeilen zeugen nicht gerade von einem durchgestylten Produkt. Auf der anderen Seite stechen gerade die opulent gestaltete Präsentation und der relativ große Gesamtumfang heraus. Doch was nützen letztere Punkte, sobald der technische Rahmen den Spielspaß überdeutlich in die Tiefe reißt?
Super 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.
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?
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.
Game 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.