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Review: Need for Speed: SHIFT

Hi everyone. Hope 2021 is treating you well. I can’t complain too much, but I’m finding it quite hard work so far. Having said that, January’s always a bit difficult, isn’t it? Even if things are normal. Which they’re not. Anyway, the rusty old reviewing machine (as I’ve taken to calling myself) cranks back into […]

Soundtracks/When I played…Need for Speed III

Soundtracks is where we talk about licensed music in games. When I Played was a series from a few years ago, about significant games, and times, in my life. Today we have a strange kind of hybrid/crossover piece, a one-off for a special occasion. Hope you don’t mind. Nostalgia and happy (or, sometimes, less-than-happy) memories […]

Moments in Gaming: Summit, Independence Pass

Moments in GamingĀ is where we look back on gaming experiences that have left a particularly strong impression on us over the years: mainly for good reasons, but sometimes for bad ones. The Rockies: the midway point of The Run, Need for Speed’s attempt at a cross-country race across America. Having battled the elements, AI opponents […]

Soundtracks: Need for Speed: Carbon

Hello and welcome to the latest in the Soundtracks series, the title of which is fairly self-explanatory, but you can read more about its aims and intentions here. Today’s game is Need for Speed: Carbon, a middling-to-good entry in the NFS canon, but one with some fairly interesting visual choices that create a vaguely sci-fi […]

Review: Need for Speed: ProStreet

Hello! Happy New Year to you all. This is one I was sure I would have time to fit in at the end of 2019, but it’ll have to be our first review of 2020 instead. Filling a long-standing gap in our coverage of the Need for Speed series, here’s a look at Need for […]

Soundtracks: Need for Speed: Underground

Soundtracks is a series where we take a look back at the use of licensed music in games. Go here if you want to know a little more. Today’s game is Need for Speed: Underground, the point at which Electronic Arts’ long running racing series transitioned from middle-aged Top Gear territory into a street racing […]

Need for Speed: A brief history

After publishing yet another Need for Speed review (2011’s The Run, the 12th NFS game we’ve covered), my friend and colleague had a suggestion: some kind of series overview might be useful. Given that the NFS brand has lent itself to a few different types of racing game over the years, with useful identifiers like […]

Review: Need for Speed: The Run

Hi there. Sorry for the radio silence over the last few weeks: I’ve had a few pieces lying around in a nearly-finished state for a while, but other things have been getting in the way. So, what’s more boring than someone making excuses for not updating their website? How about 2500 words or so on […]

Review: Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit

Hello there. As regular readers of this site – if, indeed, any exist – will know, my contributions to FFG these days are likely to either be of a sports game or a Need for Speed title. And as England are doing so well in a major international tournament, I thought now would be a […]

Moments in Gaming: Cooldown

Stir up trouble, then escape it: that’s the heart of Need for Speed: Most Wanted. It’s not enough merely to lose the cops as soon as possible – you have to get them to escalate the pursuit, calling in backup, then the feds, then big 4x4s that veer across the carriageway and try to smash […]