Need for Speed is a racing game franchise created and published by Electronic Arts. The games in the Need for Speed series feature police chases and illegal street races in different environments with different sports cars, although circuit based simulation installments have also been made.

Performance upgrading and visual customization have started becoming a major element in the series since Need for Speed: Underground from 2003. However, this feature was left out in the 2010 installment Hot Pursuit.

The first game in the series was released in 1994, whilst the newest installment - Need for Speed: The Run was published in November 2011 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, Wii and Nintendo 3DS platform.


Need for Speed series
Need for Speed | Need for Speed II | V-Rally | Hot Pursuit | High Stakes | V-Rally 2 | Porsche Unleashed | Hot Pursuit 2 | Underground | Underground 2 | Most Wanted | Carbon | ProStreet | Undercover | Shift | World | Hot Pursuit (2010) | Shift 2 Unleashed | The Run