Need For Speed: Porsche 2000 - PlayStation

Also known as: Need For Speed: Porsche Unleashed

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Also for: PC, GBA
Viewed: 3D First-person / Third-person Genre:
Racing: Car
Arcade origin:No
Developer: Eden Games Soft. Co.: Electronic Arts
Publishers: Electronic Arts (GB/GB)
Eden Games (GB)
Released: 23 Jun 2000 (GB)
21 Sept 2001 (GB)
Unknown (GB)
Ratings: 3+
Features: Vibration Compatible
Accessories: Multi Tap, Analogue JoyPad, Memory Card

Summary

Misleading game title ahoy! Granted, in Need For Speed Porsche 2000 we find the very latest models from the German genii, gorgeous sports cars whose form has changed little through the decades, but have always remained ultimately stylish and desirable.

The game title is a bit of a misnomer simply because of the sheer number of models represented. Enter the Evolution mode and you'll see just what I mean. Drive a 50 year old Porsche? Me? Yes please!

Evolution takes the player, initially, back to the fifties, and invites you to purchase your first Porsche. Perform well, and progression through the various ages of Porsche is your reward, as well as credits for upgrades and more cars becoming available to you. By the end of the Evolution mode you should have a garage full of cars, all Porsche. The stuff of dreams indeed.

Evolution mode will keep you busy for a long while, but even more fulfilling is the Factory Driver mode. Signing up with the Porsche team as a fresh-faced rookie driver, you'll find yourself at the behest of the team boss who will put you through your paces with some increasingly demanding challenges and tests. Top performance in Factory Driver mode will reward you with gift cars from the company which can be saved for use later in the game, and, best of all, in other game modes.

For those of you looking for a fast-fix in a souped-up motor, quick race modes include Capture The Flag, Chase, and Time Battle. All great fun, especially if playing against two or three opponents.

The Need For Speed series has always provided lots of spills and thrills, and Porsche Challenge is a more than worthy addition. Speed freaks and adrenalin junkies need look no further than this title.