Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2005)

The ninth installment in a legendary racing game franchise created by Electronic Arts company. After two Underground games, featuring illegal night street races, the franchise went back to its roots, combining ideas from the two most recent titles with classic elements. The player’s goal is to climb to the top of a black list of the most wanted drivers. Again you get to explore a huge virtual city, taking on different racing challenges. These include circuit, sprint, drag, elimination, time trial, speed challenge, and police pursuit. After completing enough of these you can challenge subsequent drivers from the black list. Apart from elements typical for the series, such as licensed cars and diverse soundtrack, the game features complex car customization, both in terms of appearance and performance.

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Microsoft Xbox
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Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2005)

Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2005) | XBOX

Racing, for automobiles, Need for Speed, multiplayer

Companies responsible for Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2005)

EA Games | game developer

Electronic Arts Inc. | publisher   Official website

Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2005) release date for XBOX:

game language:
English

15 November 2005 | Worldwide

25 November 2005 | Europe PAL

15 November 2005 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: Internet / split screen, players: 1-4 , size: 1 DVD
Game score 8.4 / 10 calculated out of 840 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 9.6 / 10 calculated out of 31 players' votes.  

PC / Windows
Game Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2005) (PC) Cover
Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2005)

Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2005) | PC

Racing, for automobiles, Need for Speed, multiplayer

Companies responsible for Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2005)

EA Games | game developer

Electronic Arts Inc. | publisher   Official website

Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2005) release date for PC:

game language:
English

16 November 2005 | Worldwide

25 November 2005 | Europe

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: local network / Internet, size: 1 DVD / 4 CD
Game score 8.6 / 10 calculated out of 16074 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 9.5 / 10 calculated out of 63 players' votes.  

Sony PlayStation 2
Game Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2005) (PS2) Cover
Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2005)

Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2005) | PS2

Racing, for automobiles, Need for Speed, multiplayer

Companies responsible for Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2005)

EA Games | game developer

Electronic Arts Inc. | publisher   Official website

Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2005) release date for PS2:

game language:
English

15 November 2005 | Worldwide

25 November 2005 | Europe PAL

15 November 2005 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: Internet / split screen, players: 1-2 , size: 1 DVD
Game score 8.6 / 10 calculated out of 2390 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 8.6 / 10 calculated out of 17 players' votes.  

Nintendo GameCube
Game Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2005) (GCN) Cover
Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2005)

Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2005) | GameCube

Racing, for automobiles, Need for Speed, multiplayer

Companies responsible for Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2005)

EA Games | game developer

Electronic Arts Inc. | publisher   Official website

Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2005) release date for GameCube:

game language:
English

15 November 2005 | Worldwide

25 November 2005 | Europe PAL

15 November 2005 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: split screen, players: 1-2
Game score 8.4 / 10 calculated out of 339 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 10 / 10 calculated out of 6 players' votes.  

Microsoft Xbox 360
Game Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2005) (X360) Cover
Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2005)

Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2005) | XBOX 360

Racing, for automobiles, Need for Speed, multiplayer

Companies responsible for Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2005)

EA Games | game developer

Electronic Arts Inc. | publisher   Official website

Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2005) release date for XBOX 360:

game language:
English

22 November 2005 | Worldwide

02 December 2005 | Europe PAL

22 November 2005 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: Internet / split screen, players: 1-8 , size: 1 DVD
Game score 8.5 / 10 calculated out of 1097 players' votes.  

Game Boy Advance
Game Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2005) (GBA) Cover
Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2005)

Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2005) | GBA

Racing, for automobiles, Need for Speed, multiplayer

Companies responsible for Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2005)

EA Games | game developer

Electronic Arts Inc. | publisher   Official website

Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2005) release date for GBA:

game language:
English

15 November 2005 | Worldwide

25 November 2005 | Europe

15 November 2005 | USA

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: local network, players: 1-2
Game score 8.3 / 10 calculated out of 516 players' votes.  

Nintendo DS
Game Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2005) (NDS) Cover
Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2005)

Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2005) | DS

Racing, for automobiles, Need for Speed, multiplayer

Companies responsible for Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2005)

EA Games | game developer

Electronic Arts Inc. | publisher   Official website

Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2005) release date for DS:

game language:
English

15 November 2005 | Worldwide

25 November 2005 | Europe

15 November 2005 | USA

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: local network, players: 1-2
Game score 8.3 / 10 calculated out of 191 players' votes.  

Need for Speed: Most Wanted for PC / Windows is the next installment in the series developed since the mid-nineties of the twentieth century. After a night escapades with both parts of Need for Speed: Underground, the times has come to move in entirely different conditions. Still, the game takes place in a metropolis with a fairly large area and a large variation (residential areas, industrial zones, etc.).

The game puts before us the task of gaining title of the best street driver in the so-called Black List. We not only take part in numerous illegal races in normal daily city traffic, but are also often resorted by the vicious policemen. It is worth noting that at the time of a high degree of danger situation (e.g. sudden appearance of a truck ahead of us) the time slows down much like in the famous bullet-time effect of the The Matrix movie, so you can relatively easily and accurately perform appropriate maneuvers .

As usual, the developers made sure to obtain adequate licenses for many authentic cars - including BMW M3 and Mazda RX-8. Each car is susceptible to internal and external tuning, In addition, the game has a realistic damage system, so hitting a concrete wall at an excessive speed simply ends the game.

The creators of Need for Speed: Most Wanted for PC / Windows made every effort to ensure that their work represents a magnificent visual level. Three-dimensional models of vehicles and all elements of the environment are made with exceptional attention to small details in order to satisfy even the biggest graphics purists. In addition, the game has a dynamic soundtrack, as well as a real treat for network enthusiasts in the form of multiplayer online mode.

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System requirements

Recommended: Pentium 4 1.4 GHz, 256MB RAM, graphic card 32MB (GeForce 2 or better), 3 GB HDD

Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2005) Game Guide

game guide 19 December 2005

Guide, career, cars.