Need For Speed World
Need for Speed World is the first massively-multiplayer racing game in the Need for Speed series. Race with your friends online or compete against them and thousands of other racers in the enormous NFS universe, built specifically for World. When you play Need for Speed World gaining Reputation (Rep) for your driver is as important as tuning your car when it comes to beating the competition and winning races. As you earn Rep, your driver develops new skills, which will help you win races and gain access to new vehicles and Races.
Need for Speed World has more than 100 miles of streets, highways and alleys to explore if you want to take some time out of racing.
Your driver will earn Rep points by winning Races, evading the police and collecting Lucky Draw cards received after Races and Pursuits. As you progress through the levels you gain new driver skills, access to more Races and Race types, new cars and customization features.
Earning Reputation Points advances your driver through the different levels in Need for Speed World. Rep is gained when you win Races, evade Pursuits and from Lucky Draw cards.
New levels are attained as your driver gains sufficient Rep to ‘Level Up’. Your driver level determines which Races you can participate in, as well as the range of cars and customization options available to you.
As your driver works through the levels in the game, new events, cars, customization options and driver skills are unlocked. Each time your driver levels up, one or more unlocks become available. Driver Skill unlocks – such as Cooldown and Radar – are especially valuable as new abilities are acquired, which can improve performance in different game modes.
As your driver levels up, you will gain points which can be assigned to Driver Skills. These are broken down into three types: Race, Pursuit, and Explore. Choosing driver skills depends on what kind of driver you are and what type of driver you want to be. If you like to get into Pursuits, increasing the weight of your car with Ram is a good option. If you’re lagging behind your opponents in Races, Extended Nitrous can bring you back to the racing pack quickly.
Each skill can be upgraded to make them more powerful weapons as you advance through the game.
The Safehouse is your base of operations; it’s where you can review all your cars and spend time customizing them. In the Safehouse, you can swap your driver into a different vehicle you own or buy a new one with Cash earned from Races. As you level-up, more cars will become available to purchase. You can rent cars that are race-tuned and will perform better than the stock version of the same car.
Turning a car into your car is one of the most satisfying elements of Need for Speed World. If you’ve played previous Need for Speed games you’ll notice customization has been completely re-vamped, with more paint and vinyl options being available to put your own personal spin on a car than ever before.
With a massive library of colors and paint styles (Gloss, Metallic, Matte, Chrome, Candy, Iridescent, Pearlescent), it should be possible to find any color mix you’re looking for. Wheels can be painted in either Matte, Chrome or Metallic finishes as well.
Cops are always lurking around the next corner in Need for Speed World, waiting for you to make a mistake. When you’re in the world, they’re pretty easy to spot with cruisers decked out in the standard black-and-white coloring. As you level-up, assigning points to the Radar skill will help you greatly, as it highlights the cops to you on both your mini-map and world map making it easier to avoid capture.
Pursuit mode in Need for Speed World is a chance to pit your driving skills against those of the local Police department. Be successful and you’ll be rewarded; fail to escape and it’ll cost you. Getting into a Pursuit in World is easy. When you’re cruising along any of the streets in World and drive by a member of Palmont’s Finest, simply smash your car into their Interceptor to start the chase.
Once you’re in a Pursuit, the bottom of the screen will show the Pursuit meter, with the far-left being ‘Evaded’ and far-right being ‘Busted’. As you begin to pull away from the cops, the ‘evading’ side of the meter (in blue) will begin to fill up. When the police are getting closer the ‘busted’ side of the meter (in red) will begin to fill.
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP / Windows Vista
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E2140 at 1.6 GHz / AMD X2 4000 at 2.1 GHz
Video Card: 256 MB VRAM – nVidia GeForce 7800 GTX / ATI Radeon X700 Pro
Memory: 1 GB RAM
Hard Disk: 3 GB of free Hard Drive Space