The 10 Best Need for Speed Games

There’s never been a better time to return to the best Need for Speed games. After 29 years and 25 titles, Need for Speed is one of the most popular and enduring racing franchises out there – and it’s in a fantastic place right now too, following the success of Need for Speed: Unbound. 

The best Need for Speed games are all about fast arcade-racing – the thrill of leaning on the handbrake around corners, and of pushing a car’s acceleration to its limits with the police right behind you. Sadly, some classic games from this series are not readily available to play, and especially difficult to find on modern platforms. So on this list you’ll find the best Need for Speed games that you can play today – and they represent some of the best racing games of past generations. So strap yourself in and get ready for some carnage, because these excellent NFS games deserve your time and attention. 

10. Need for Speed Undercover

Need for Speed Undercover

(Image credit: EA)

Release date: 2008
Platform(s): PC