Aaah, retro fun from the glory days!
Just as I remembered it. Fun, compelling and great racing! A bit fiddly getting it to run on Windows 7, but there are great sources online to help you with the correct fixes. Now it runs flawlessly on my PC with all graphic settings maxed out. Brilliant!!
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NFS PU is an excellent game. No doubt one of my favorites.
Need for Speed Porsche Unleashed. The fifth installment in Electronic Arts' NFS series doesn't leave us hungry for action. It is a well-designed game centered around--you guessed it--Porsches. With more than 80 cars specially tailored to match real life performance, NFS PU definitely doesn't cut back on your thirst for vehicular action. Many different modes allow the player to drive to their specific type of preference. You can single race, compete in Factory Driver events, or step up to the big challenge: Evolution Mode. An innovative addition to the NFS PU game, this mode allows the player to buy their own Porsches, starting in 1950, and racing to earn cash, unlock new events, and progress through the years up until 2000. Evolution Mode is divided into 3 distinctive eras: Classic Era (1950-1969), Golden Era (1970-1988), and Modern Era (1989-2000). At the end of each event, the years move forward a little bit, and new cars are available, and old ones are no longer for sale (sometimes). At the end of each era there is a special race that you can compete in to win a Race Version car from that era. Winning the Classic Era Bonus Race awards you the revolutionary 1956 550A Spyder, the Golden Era Bonus Race nets you the inspirational 1978 935 "Moby Dick", and winning the Modern Era Bonus Race wins you the 1998 Porsche 911 GT1. One of my personal favorites with the Evolution Mode is the inclusion of a Used Car Market, where you can buy damaged cars from previous years for your garage, fix them up, and customize/upgrade them to your needs. Speaking of upgrading, NFS PU is the first NFS to allow you to upgrade your car from numerous different categories and actually pick out what you want to upgrade (although still somewhat generic). NFS High Stakes allowed upgrades, but on the level of "Level 1" "Level 2" etc. You can sell your old cars in the Used Car market as well. Also, as the years progress, older cars will tend to become more valuable due to inflation, to the point of an 11,000 credit 1950 356 will inflate to over 100,000 credits in the late 1990's! Porsche Unleashed also offers a challenging Test Driver mode, where you can take on 36 challenges, increasing in difficulty. Along the way, you will meet new team members, accept race challenges, and perform stunts. You can also get promotions, which will land you new special cars with paint jobs that you can't get anywhere else in the game. Multiplayer is also available. As with the previous NFS title, you can save replays and view them later. Now there is one thing that should be mentioned. Some people have had problems with an error called PORSCHE.ICD ERROR. It basically makes it so every time you try to load your profile to start the game it will crash and give you this error. No one to date has figured out a solution to this. It is in my experience that this usually comes along if you keep the bonus cars won in Evolution Mode in your garage when you quit the game. Although they are fun to drive, I usually sell them on the Used Car Market as soon as I win them. However, not everyone has this problem, and although it is very upsetting when you lose all progress and must start over, it definitely is a game you will play over and over again. I have had this game for over 6 years now, and I am every bit happy with it. It has gotten me interested in Porsches, and it would be an excellent gift for someone with a keen interest in the Porsche history.Read full review
even my 14 yo likes playing it.
One of those good old games you keep going going back to, I have liver cancer and it still gives me pleasure to play on a lap top.. Of cause I can't beet my old records....but it is still fun to play evven at 61! So maybe we can compare times when we all get to the other side of the fence. Runs on 95 to win 7. I don't know about win 8 but nothing seems to run on that
I like the Need For Speed series, this is a fun addition to my collection
I like the Need For Speed series, and this is a fun addition to my collection. It might not be my very favorite, but I enjoy driving the old cars on the scenic, European courses. It looks amazing on a 3DFX Voodoo card! It's a little different than "Hot Pursuit", but I enjoy it a lot.
Great game! Great Value!
I bought this for my husband. He really enjoys it. Now we just have to purchase a wheel and pedal set so he can fully utilize the mechanics of the game.