Windows 10 / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8 / Windows 7
Put the pedal to the metal in this original version of Need For Speed.
With intense graphics and a hit soundtrack, this game is one that will put you behind the wheel of one of many sports cars. Start with a basic car before earning money and points that can then be used to transform the car to one that stands out on the streets. You want to get the handling right before you start working on the engine and the overall design because if you can't take the corners better than your opponents, then you don't have a chance at winning many of the races.
There are options for the types of races that you compete in, such as drag racing or sprinting across town to get to a designated area. This is where tuning the car comes into play. You have your own garage where you can work on everything from the tires to the intake, making your car take off from the starting point in no time. Most of the races take place at night, so it can be hard to see what you're doing on the track. If there are darker cars racing, then it can be hard to see them until they are right beside you. The music stands out from similar games as it features modern songs that you can sing along with while driving. Many of the cars are sports cars, such as the Camaro or the Eclipse, but there are a few four-door cars that you can turn into a racing wonder.