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The Need for Speed series has had its ups and downs over the years.

While the first Need for Speed was a racing game with serious handling (at the time, anyway), newer iterations are more content with providing spectacle. One thing has pretty much remained constant throughout though: exhilarating police chases.

With 2017’s Need for Speed Payback being one of the lows for the series, we’re hoping that the next entry puts it back in the spotlight. And there’s not long to wait until we find out. Need for Speed Heat is just around the corner, and it looks like it amalgamates everything we love about the series. Night time street races, cop chases, car customisation; it’s all present, which means we just can’t wait to get our hands on it.

Until Need for Speed Heat finally lands on our doorsteps, however, lets look back at the best Need for Speed games of all time. These games are why we love the series, and want it to return to its former glory.