Need for Speed retrospective

How Need for Speed became the model for racing games

Need for Speed has been going strong for well over a decade, especially since finding mass popularity on PS2. You’re no doubt familiar with the pimped-out, hip-hopping, street-savvy Need for Speed games of today, but do you remember it before it turned cool? There was a time when modding only went as far choosing manual or automatic gears.

There’s something special in each of the NFS games on PlayStation 2, so we’re going to take you on a little trip of the Need for Speed universe. You might not remember the sights, especially at the aging, moss-covered end of the street, but here are the innovations that shaped the game as we know it today. Fasten your seat belt; it could be a bumpy ride.

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