About The Game
Need for Speed: Most Wanted is a 2005 open world racing video game, and the ninth installment in the Need for Speed series. In the game, players take part in illegal street races across Most Wanted’s setting, utilizing a variety of licensed real-world cars (available at the time of the game’s development and release) that can be upgraded and customized with new parts, while contending with the involvement of the police in their efforts to impede the player. Racing events feature a mixture of competitive racing across circuit or point-to-point races, and checkpoint, sprint and drag races. The game features three modes of play – Career, Quick Race, and Challenge Series – with a fourth mode allowing for multiplayer being available to players on certain console editions. While many of the racing events feature those used in previous entries in the games, particularly the
Underground set of games, some events – Drifting, Street X, Underground Racing League tournaments and Outrun – are absent from Most Wanted, and replaced with two new ones. The first event is Tollbooth, a checkpoint-styled solo race, in which players must hit a set of checkpoints, each one within a set amount of time; reaching a checkpoint quickly adds the time left over to the timer for the next checkpoint. The second event is Speedtrap, in which players compete in a competitive checkpoint race, and must hit each checkpoint at their fastest speed; upon crossing the finishing line, each checkpoint’s total speed is accumulated to determine the winner. Speed accumulated by the player or opponent gets deducted by 10 km/hr after an opponent crosses the finish line first; this is signified by intermittent flashing on-screen until the player (or the other opponent cars) crosses the finish line.
The game features a selection of stock cars to choose from, each of which can be modified during the game’s career mode with upgrades to enhance its performance and visual appearance. Customization of the car’s appearance is limited; the main emphasis of customization is to reduce the car’s heat level rather than for reputation as in the Underground series – while some elements that were possible in the previous installments were removed, other received minor changes such as players being able to make use of whole body kits on cars, the use of only one vinyl for the vehicle, and exterior colors being limited to the car’s main body.
Additional cars are also available for the player to use – most of which are acquired from the game’s Blacklist Racers or unlocked after defeating a Blacklist Racer, while others are bonuses available from completing challenges; a number of cars available in the game are exclusives added in by the Black Edition copy of the game. Police cars cannot be driven in the game, except during special events in the game’s Challenge Series mode. Most Wanted, like the Underground series, avoids the use of major vehicle damage on all racing models, with only scratched paint and heavily cracked windshields constituting the whole of the racers’ damage modeling. Police cars on the other hand, sustain heavy damage when hit by the player’s car or caused by the player to crash into other cars or obstacles.
- Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
- OS: Windows XP
- Processor: Intel Pentium 4 1.60GHz / AMD Athlon XP 1600+
- Memory: 256 MB RAM
- Graphics: GeForce 6600 / RADEON 9000 Family
- Storage: 3 GB available space
- Click the Download Here button above and you should be redirected to GamesDatabase.
- Wait 5 seconds and click on the grey ‘download now’ button. Now let the download begin and wait for it to finish.
- Once the game is done downloading, right click the .zip file and click on “Extract to” (To do this you must have 7-Zip or winrar, which you can get here).
- Double click inside the Need For Speed Most Wanted 2005 folder and run the exe application.
- Thats all, enjoy the game! Make sure to run the game as administrator and if you get any missing dll errors, look for a file named All In One Runtimes.exe run this and install it.