Top 10 Worst Need for Speed Games


The Top Ten

1 Need for Speed Shift 2 (2011)
2 Need for Speed Shift (2009)

Uncontrollable cars and boring "realistic" setting ruin the fun of what makes a NFS game. Prostreet and Shift 2 are miles better as they have much better handling.

NFS Should had never tried to be a simulator. Instead of a realistic Gran Turismo copy cat we got a mess of uncontrollable cars with even worse drift event's. It's weird, but not surprising, that the NFS team's attempts at making a realistic racer only got worse each game.

3 Need for Speed Nitro (2009)
4 Need for Speed Porsche Unleashed (2000)
5 Need for Speed Prostreet (2007)

This should be number one. - MrCoolC

The Nevada’s map sand sucked you in like a horny girl

6 Need for Speed Rivals (2013)
7 Need for Speed II (1997)
8 Need for Speed Most Wanted (2012)

Best need for speed

If it was advertised as a Burnout game it would get a pass, but it has a NFS title with "Most Wanted" in it. Obviously the marketing team knew how bad it was and named it based on their most popular game to gain traction. Very bad idea.

Just The Worst

9 Need for Speed the Run (2011)
10 Need for Speed Undercover (2008)

Played 10 minutes, then uninstalled. Not only worst NFS, but worst racing game I've ever played.

The Contenders

11 Need for Speed High Stakes (1999)
12 Need for Speed (2015)

This instalment to the need for speed series was supposedly going to "revive" the franchise's charm.

This game is ok, but it just lacks what the older games had.

Revival of the series? I don't think so.

13 Need for Speed Hot Pursuit (2010)

Can't beleve prostreet and shift original is better than this one

14 Need for Speed the World (2010)
15 The Need for Speed (1994)

I know it's a classic, but it's really not that much of an NFS game anymore. Barely any cars because of the limits of the time. VERY dated.

16 Need for Speed Underground (2004)
17 Need for Speed Hot Pursuit 2 (2002)

Boring game world, boring soundtrack, terrible career, poor cars list and it's main reasons why this game is bad! - Aita45

Worst in every aspect! Worst career mode ever saw in a racing game, physics are terrible, AI is... well there is no AI, or it would be hard to say that crap as AI. Even Trabi Racer is a better racer game. The best is You can uninstall it quick.

18 Need for Speed Carbon (2006)
19 Need for Speed Most Wanted (2005)
20 Need for Speed Hot Pursuit (1998)
21 Need for Speed Payback (2017)
22 Need for Speed Underground 2 (2004)

Don't say heresy to sacred! - Aita45

23 Need for Speed No Limits (2015)

EA's attempt at making a mobile cash grab. Gameplay is awful, races last a total of about 30 seconds. Not to mention the completely pointless storyline that adds literally nothing to the experience. How this isn't number 1 is beyond me. Multiplayer doesn't work. It's basically you racing against other player's ghosts, and the results are simple: If you have a better car, you're going to win. If you have a car that's worse than your opponent, you'll lose...most of the time. Very little to no skill is required to play this game. And The infamous "blueprint" system is beyond horrid. The only thing money is basically used for in this game is upgrades. Even so, one still needs to acquire parts first before they can upgrade, so it gets even more tedious. The secondary currency is presented to the player's face constantly. EA tries HARD to get you to buy their pitiful in-app purchases. It gets really ridiculous when they ask 500 gold for a few uncommon blueprints. 500 gold would put you at ...more

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