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Back in the early 2000s, Need For Speed released both Underground 1 and Underground 2 which would go on to become one of the most successful racing games ever. The customisation possibilities were endless, the soundtracks were bangers and the racing was second to none, not to mention the graphics for the time!

These games were released at a time where the tuner car culture was at its prime, largely thanks to the Fast and Furious movies. But after the open-world experience of Need For Speed Underground 2, EA Games had huge expectations to fulfil with a successor game but what could they do differently that would not be so far off their winning formula?

A year after the release of Need For Speed Underground 2, EA Games released Most Wanted. This game brought back consequences for your street racing actions with adrenalin pumping cop chases, a far more involved storyline, daytime racing, new gameplay physics and cars that haven't been featured in Need For Speed games for over half a decade such as exotics!

EA Games took a bit of a gamble with Most Wanted as it was arguably very different to that of the previous Underground games, but still managed to keep that raw element of player car customisation which was perfectly balanced with intent racing!

Take a look at the video below by the YouTube channel: Gameranx on What Made Need For Speed: Most Wanted A Big Deal?

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