Need for Speed games in order

Need for Speed games
Need for Speed games

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Need for Speed is a popular racing video game franchise by Electronic Arts. The game series began in 1994 with the launch of The Need for Speed. This makes Need for Speed one of the oldest franchises under the EA Sports brand. There have been several games in the franchise since the launch of the first game. The latest game in the franchise will be Need for Speed Unbound which is set to release in December 2022. If you want to play all NFS games but don’t know the right order, you are at the right place. In this article, I will list NFS games in order of release date.

The game was originally developed by Vancouver-based gaming studio Distinctive Software. EA acquired the company in 1991 and renamed it EA Canada. EA Canada started developing the Need for Speed series in late 1992 and worked on it until 2002. In 2002, EA acquired Black Box games and contracted to work on Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2.

Need for Speed games in order of release date

1. The Need for Speed

  • Release date: 31st August 1994
  • Platforms: DOS, Windows, 3DO, Saturn, PS1

2. Need for Speed II

  • Release date: 31st March 1997
  • Platforms: Windows, PS1

3. Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit

  • Release date: 25th March 1998
  • Platforms: Windows, PS1

4. Need for Speed: High Stakes

  • Release date: 1st March 1999
  • Platforms: Windows, PS1

5. Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed

  • Release date: 29th February 2000
  • Platforms: Windows, PS1

6. Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2

  • Release date: 2nd October 2002
  • Platforms: Windows, GC, PS2, Xbox

7. Need for Speed: Underground

  • Release date: 17th November 2003
  • Platforms: Windows, GC, PS2, Xbox

8. Need for Speed: Underground 2

  • Release date: 15th November 2004
  • Platforms: Windows, GC, PS2, Xbox

9. Need for Speed: Most Wanted

  • Release date: 15th November 2005
  • Platforms: Windows, GC, PS2, Xbox, Xbox 360

10. Need for Speed: Carbon

  • Release date: 31st October 2006
  • Platforms: Windows, Mac OS X, GC, PS2, Xbox, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360

11. Need for Speed: ProStreet

  • Release date: 14th November 2007
  • Platforms: Windows, PS2, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360

12. Need for Speed: Undercover

  • Release date: 18th November 2008
  • Platforms: Windows, PS2, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360

13. Need for Speed: Shift

  • Release date: 15th September 2009
  • Platforms: Windows, PS3, Xbox 360

14. Need for Speed: Nitro

  • Release date: 3rd November 2009
  • Platforms: Wii

15. Need for Speed: World

  • Release date: 27th July 2010
  • Platforms: Windows

16. Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit

  • Release date: 16th November 2010
  • Platforms: Windows, PS3, PS4, Wii, Switch, Xbox 360, Xbox One

17. Shift 2: Unleashed

  • Release date: 29th March 2011
  • Platforms: Windows, PS3, Xbox 360

18. Need for Speed: The Run

  • Release date: 15th November 2011
  • Platforms: Windows, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360

19. Need for Speed: Most Wanted

  • Release date: 30th October 2012
  • Platforms: Windows, PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360

20. Need for Speed Rivals

  • Release date: 15th November 2013
  • Platforms: Windows, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One

21. Need for Speed: No Limits

  • Release date: 30th September 2015
  • Platforms: Android, iOS

22. Need for Speed

  • Release date: 3rd November 2015
  • Platforms: Windows, PS4, Xbox One

23. Need for Speed Payback

  • Release date: 10th November 2017
  • Platforms: Windows, PS4, Xbox One

24. Need for Speed Heat

  • Release date: 8th November 2019
  • Platforms: Windows, PS4, Xbox One

25. Need for Speed Unbound

  • Release date: 2nd December 2022
  • Platforms: Windows, PS5, Xbox Series X/S

What’s your favorite Need For Speed game? Let me know about it in the comments.

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