The rush of oncoming traffic and sheer speed as you race in a do or die situation. The world of Need for Speed is vast and has an interesting story, but lets go back 9 years to one of the original games. Need for Speed Most Wanted is an open world racing game that takes place in the fictional city of Rockport. You play as an unnamed racer who enters the city in your BMW M3 GTR. Your first race is against a soon to be ally. A few races later and your up against Blacklist member 15 'Razor'. You race him in a do or die race to keep your car, but your car later breaks down because somebody cut the oil line... stupid cheaters. You lose your car and are left with nothing but the realization that you need to start from the bottom. You purchase a car that will only do 120mph and set off taking back the city, and your car. You slowly climb your way up the Blacklist 15 beating the members get to Razor, however the biggest worry isn't the racers... it's the cops. While in free-roam you will encounter the police and engage in a car chase. The longer you remain in a chase the higher your heat gets, when your heat gets high enough you'll go into a condition two chase, then three, then four. There is one officer who is after you and his name is Cross. He'll do whatever it takes to take you down, but as long as you keep driving he wont get you. As you race you earn money from races you can upgrade your car or purchase new ones to get higher on the list. Performance parts are key to winning as stock parts won't get you very far or go very fast. Nitro is your ultimate key to top speed, when activated you get a powerful but short boost allowing you achieve higher speeds.
That's all you need to know about the streets of Rock port and the way the cars work so go out there and get racing.