When you've got the need for speed, these top titles have got you covered
A series reboot developed by Ghost Games that came close to achieving the atmosphere we all know and love from Need for Speed: Underground 2.
Whilst not quite a full simulation racing game, Shift features the most realistic driving model the iconic series has ever seen. At the time, it felt like a huge breath of fresh air.
A fantastic sequel to Shift where the real standout feature was the ability to drive in first-person; something that made every event on a track feel more impactful.
This was an intricate entry in the series that aimed to erase the line between single and multiplayer by creating a seamless online world. It mostly worked a treat.
The most recent entry in the franchise respects the series' roots, with the biggest highlights being its dangerous night races, where all your winnings can be lost if the cops catch you.
Criterion Games made NFS revelant for the first time in years with this ace open world racer that focused on cars vs cops races and an innovative online, friends-focused Autolog.
The best Need for Speed game is one that races to embrace the mayhem of the Burnout titles. Dropping menus and lobbies, this seamless sandbox speedster is an absolute gem.