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This is a special edition release of Need for Speed II which provides improved visuals in comparison to the original release. The graphical improvements within this version of the game are only officially supported on 3Dfx Voodoo graphics cards, however, and thus the game is effectively graphically indistinguishable from the original version when played using different hardware.

Besides the graphical improvements, the new additions to this version are:
  • 4 new cars: Ferrari F355F1, Ford Mustang Mach III, Italdesign Nazca C2 and Ford Indigo (this last one was only unlockable in the original Need For Speed II);
  • 3 new bonus cars to unlock in Tournament mode;
  • 1 new track: Last Resort;
  • 1 new racing style: Wild;
  • Reverse and mirrored tracks.


Need for Speed II: SE Windows Starting a race (software rendering).
Need for Speed II: SE Windows Pausing the game.
Need for Speed II: SE Windows Checking the stats of the F50.
Need for Speed II: SE Windows Title screen

Promo Images

Need for Speed II: SE Screenshot
Need for Speed II: SE Screenshot
Need for Speed II: SE Screenshot
Need for Speed II: SE Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "NFS2:SE" -- Informal title
  • "Need for Speed II: Special Edition" -- European title

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User Reviews

One of the best racing games on earth! Jim Fun (252) unrated

Critic Reviews

Electric Games 1997 95 out of 100 95
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Nov 11, 1997 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Gamezilla Nov 20, 2000 88 out of 100 88
CyberJoy Apr 01, 1998 4.2 out of 5 84
Power Play Nov, 1997 79 out of 100 79
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Mar, 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
PC Action Nov, 1997 69 out of 100 69
PC Games (Germany) Nov 05, 1997 60 out of 100 60
Génération 4 Dec, 1997 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 50
Gameplay (Benelux) Nov 03, 1997 48 out of 100 48


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MAT (187125) added Need for Speed II: SE (Windows) on Aug 02, 2000