Abandonware DOS title

The Need for Speed

The Need for Speed is a first-person perspective racing game developed and published by Electronic Arts in 1995 for DOS where the main goal is to win race after race in a variety of game modes. In the process, the player must elude traffic, pedestrians, and the police.

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Game modes:
single-player, modem
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DOS Games can't run on Windows. You need an emulator such as DOSbox and/or a front-end like D-Fend Reloaded. Follow these instructions to run DOS games on Windows systems.

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The Need for Speed: Special Edition, was made available only on PC CD-ROM, containing DOS and Windows 95 versions. The Windows 95 version supports DirectX 2 and TCP/IP networking, and includes two new tracks and various enhancements in the game engine.

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Additional info about The Need for Speed

Input: keyboard

Distributed on: cd-rom

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  • Bruno Longoni - 10/03/2021 05:20
    I did everything, but there is not sound in Dosbox!
  • Mark ewtonrae - 25/01/2021 20:30
    I love need for speed under ground 2 an need for speed hot pursuit great games love it
  • DosGamer - 02/03/2020 08:43
    WOW!!! i run it in dosbox and it's run smoothy.
  • gabe - 21/04/2019 15:34
    great!! thanks for the game! i play this all the time on my psx :)
  • AbandonwareDOS - 05/02/2019 11:24
    @Tc: I just tried to download Need for Speed a few times and I had no problem whatsoever. Can you please try again?
  • MAS - 20/05/2015 16:10
    Wow ! Nice Game for that time
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