It's time for another round of Pick One! This week, following the reveal that Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered is coming to EA Play and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate this month, we're looking back at the history of the series on Xbox.
As there are so many, we've reduced to the list to a handful of the most popular titles.
Which of these titles is your favourite? Remember, you can only pick one!
Let's take a look at what we're working with:
Need for Speed: Underground 2 (2004)
Need for Speed Underground 2 challenges gamers to immerse themselves in the tuner culture, exploring an expansive, free-roaming city divided into five distinct neighbourhoods. Gamers will encounter rival racers who will initiate events, tip players off to the hottest racing spots, and show them where to buy the most sought-after licensed aftermarket upgrades.
Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2005)
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 that has sold more than 15 million copies worldwide, Need for Speed Most Wanted challenges players to become the most notorious and elusive street racer.
Need for Speed: Undercover (2008)
You never thought it would turn out like this, an all-out chase where you’re the hunted. And the hunter. Now you must get behind the wheel and risk everything to infiltrate a ruthless international crime syndicate and take them down.
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (2010 / 2020)
At the heart of Need for Speed Hot Pursuit is a suite of connected features called Need for Speed Autolog that enables players to connect, compare and compete with their friends effortlessly. Exotic cars on the open road, the rush of the escape, the thrill of the takedown - this is Need for Speed Hot Pursuit.
Need for Speed: Shift 2 - Unleashed (2011)
The critically acclaimed SHIFT franchise returns to the track with SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED™. The most immersive racing experience to date brings the True Driver’s Experience to life with all the intensity and exhilaration of being behind the wheel and competing in the Driver’s Battle.
Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012)
As you speed through Fairhaven you’ll discover jumps, shortcuts and secret locations for you and your friends to use to escape the cops, or each other, as you battle it out in fast and furious races. Need for Speed Most Wanted also breaks the mould as you no longer need to unlock cars, they’re all there from the minute you start your engine, all you need to do is find them, once found, they’re yours to drive.
Need for Speed Rivals (2013)
Welcome to Redview County, where a street-racing rivalry between cops and racers never stops as both sides compete in an all-out war featuring the fastest cars, mods and technology in a gritty open road environment.
Need for Speed Heat (2019)
Hustle by day and risk it all at night in Need for Speed™ Heat, a thrilling race experience that pits you against a city’s rogue police force as you battle your way into street racing’s elite.
Let us know which of these Need for Speed Xbox games is your favourite below.