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Need for Speed: Most Wanted Black Edition - PC

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Platform: PC
Edition: Black
  • Race Online! Need For Speed Most Wanted features online play.
  • Open Road, Open World: Rule the streets as the most notorious street racer in various regions that include edgy industrial and urban environments.
  • All-New Gameplay: Need for Speed Most Wanted features new and exciting gameplay that incorporates strategic cop pursuit and skill-based evasion techniques with illicit street racing.
  • Visual Customization: Whether gamers are trying to lose the cops or they just want to pimp their ride, Need for Speed Most Wanted offers extensive visual customizations.
  • Blacklist: As players enter the world of illicit street racing, they must go up against the best street racers on the scene to earn respect and rise to the top of the Blacklist.

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Product Details

Platform: PC | Edition: Black
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000AO9LVA
  • Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 5.5 x 1.1 inches ; 8 ounces
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Release Date: November 15, 2005
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,830 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

Product Description

Platform: PC | Edition: Black

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Wake up to the smell of burnt asphalt as the thrill of illicit street racing permeates the air. From the makers of the hit Need for Speed: Underground series, Need for Speed: Most Wanted Black Edition challenges players to become the most notorious and elusive street racer.

This collector's edition features exclusive cars, races and specially-tuned rides, as well as a bonus DVD with behind-the-scenes footage of model/actress, Josie Maran, concept art, exclusive videos and much more.

Combining illicit street racing and tuner customization with the intensity of strategic police pursuit that surpasses any Hollywood-style chase scene, Need for Speed: Most Wanted Black Edition is on every gamer's "must-have" list. Out-race rivals, evade cops and exploit hundreds of miles of open road as gamers make their way up the Blacklist.

To become the most wanted racer, players must build up their street cred and Rap Sheet with gripping, white knuckle, head-to-head races with the top drivers on the streets, as well as pull daring, evasive moves to out-run and out-fox the cops that patrol the open road. Players can manage their heat or utilize a number of strategic tactics to keep the cops off their tails as they leave their rivals behind to suck their exhaust fumes.

Need for Speed: Most Wanted Black Edition also features a variety of the hottest cars that range from tuners to super cars. You can customize your ride to race against any class of vehicles. Combining the thrill of open-world street racing and customization with the intensity of strategic police pursuits, Need for Speed: Most Wanted Black Edition is the next release in the hit racing series that challenges players to become the most notorious and elusive street racer.

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Need for Speed: Most Wanted is underground racing action so real, you almost smell the burnt asphalt. The thrill of illicit street racing permeates the air - out-race rivals, evade cops and exploit hundreds of miles of open road as gamers make their way up the Blacklist. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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65 of 68 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A nice improvement to an already great game. December 6, 2005
By JBT
Platform for Display:PC|Edition:Black
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
Many reviews focus on the copy protection, if you have concerns about that be sure to read them. I want to focus more on what this game brings to the table for newcomers and from the point of view of someone that has played a previous version of NFS and wants to know if this game has enough new features to merit a purchase.

If you have never played any version of Need for Speed and you are looking for a racing game for the PC then you have come to the right place. This is a very good racing game that allows you to customize your vehicle to help break up the monotony of only completing one race right after the other. This is definitely the best racing game to buy if you want to get a good start in the NFS series. If you are still unsure and want to break into the series on a cheaper title then NFS Underground 2 will give you a good look on the cheap.

If you are a veteran and are wondering what the new features are I'll try to outline them here. Need For Speed Underground 2 is the only other NFS title I have played. All of the comparisons I am making are based on the differences between NFSU2 and this title.

1) Graphics. The graphics have improved considerably over NFSU2. The car models look much better and the game ran much more smoothly for me despite the better quality in graphics. In NFSU2 I would get moments where the game would stutter, I have had no such experience in Most Wanted.

I have heard some people have problems with ATI cards; mainly that ATI is a bit behind with optimizing their drivers for this game. I believe these problems are mainly resolved as I have no problems with my Radeon 9800. You will however need a higher end graphics card to run the game.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The fact on Black May 8, 2006
Platform for Display:PC|Edition:Black
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Ive read all the reviews and wonder where the info is coming from. Fact: There is free roaming in this game just like in Need for Speed Underground, though the roaming isnt required to get to races. Its still nice to drive around though. Fact: this "rubberband" AI catchup thing, can be TURNED OFF! Its in the options. The game pretty much is a mirror of Underground, maybe with better graphics, certainly more interactive traffic. The AI cops are smart, and use shortcuts to catch up. They even attempt to slow you down using objects or other cars. Biggest change, is the loss of Drag and drift races, thank god. You have sprints, circuits, tollbooth(time trial) and knock out... last place car gets knocked off per lap. Outside career you have quick race and custom, where you pick location, traffic etc. There is also challenge mode. This is many small races with a reward at the end. The blacklist are a bunch of high profile racers you take down in order. To reach them you must win races and defy authorities. From what Ive seen you can do races over and over earning $$. Tuning, custom designs and such are all still in the game. Changing your cars paint, look etc is important, not for fame, but to avoid the cops. Cops, that come out of nowhere in the middle of races. You are also allowed to listen to the police frequency, which at times is quite funny. All in all, this game is better than Underground and if you are new to the series, this is the one to pick up.
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35 of 41 people found the following review helpful
Platform for Display:PC|Edition:Black
Fun: 1.0 out of 5 stars   
Just a heads up to anyone planning to pick up this game. Due to the copy protection, this game won't run on some computers.

If you have any type of CD/DVD burning software installed that's more advanced than the basic stuff that comes with the computer / drive, the game wants you to uninstall it.

If you have any type of virutal CD software installed, yup, you guessed it... The game wants you to uninstall it.

As far as I'm concerned, when a game company expects their customers to remove software from their computer just to play a game, I'll look elsewhere. I use my computer for games and work, therefore burning software and vitrual CD software is a lot more important than a game that's broken out of the box.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Need for Speed in a nutshell! December 13, 2005
Platform for Display:PC|Edition:Black
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I'd like to mention that for me, this game was a love & hate relationship. Because of this, I'm going to break things down into the good, the bad and the other, and let you make up your own mind.

Side note 1: Currently, I am 80% complete, #1 on the blacklist and have beat the storyline.

Side note 2: This review contains no spoiler details (i.e. what exactly happens or the ending itself), but does dance around it in the "The Ending" section. IMO, it's not something you'd need to avoid if you've never played, but if you're VERY specific in this department, you may want to skip it.

The other: Prior to playing NFS:MW I played both NFS:Underground 2 and Midnight Club (Not dub, the one that was on shelves side by side with Underground 2). My biggest beef with Underground was the lack of tracks to race on, how linear each track was and the way you had 5 races from different angles on the tracks. What I liked about Midnight club was the NON-Linearness. You had check points (much like a GTA race) but how you arrived at each check point was YOUR choice. With this came an array of short cuts, including going through buildings, parks, over and under passes and so on. Midnight club also let you free roam (as MW now does). What I'm basically getting at, is NFS:MW is a combination of NFS & Midnight club aspects, ultimately making it a winner, with the clear advantage of name brand cars.

The Good:

1) Free roam - drive around like a maniac and TEST your ride! Additionally, you can check out whats where, find the short cuts, play around... It's good stuff.

2) Hot cars & Upgrades - Who wouldn't want a Lamborghini? Well, now you can have TWO.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I have allways loved this game
Published 18 days ago by linda arnold
5.0 out of 5 stars Birthday gift for a friend
I bought this game for a friend and the last I heard he was still playing it so Im pretty sure that he likes it.
Published 1 month ago by mediamagic
5.0 out of 5 stars It's NFSMW, it's the best :)
It's old but omg it's fun :) In my opinion this is probably the best NFS game. If you can find the black addition and you love NFS you should consider purchasing it.
Published 6 months ago by Skivail
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Game ever!
I loved this game and wanted to have it on my pc. When i found it on Amazon, i was thrilled to have it. The delivery was prompt and it was as described. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Dr. Shah
4.0 out of 5 stars kewl game
Have all the nfs games. Need more! Great graphics! Buy it and enjoy like many are doing. Works great with steering wheel.
Published 12 months ago by Charles Ghostdog
1.0 out of 5 stars missing bonus dvd and the manual was ripped in half where the product...
missing bonus dvd and the manual was ripped in half where the product key was and a few scratched discs
Published 12 months ago by Pat Black
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Game!!
This game is really excellent and fantastic! The game has an interesting story line, and the cars are really, really great. Read more
Published 15 months ago by penny
5.0 out of 5 stars Great game
Awesome game
I give it 5 stars for game play.
It's cool raising up the heat levels
A lot of replay value IMO anyway
Recommended to gearheads!
Published 15 months ago by Slim Jim
4.0 out of 5 stars Great old school game
Loved the open world, after you finish the game. But most of all I like the level of customization.It wasnt too deep but just enough to make a real difference in the feel of nearly... Read more
Published 16 months ago by Lonewolf
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Game
Great game, different from most other NFS Games. I bought the black edition, which isn't really that much different than the standard version (2 different cars available in Quick... Read more
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