Monkey Island
 
 
Quest for Glory V: Dragon Fire
 
 
Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel
 
 

Need for Speed II Special Edition

Need for Speed II Special Edition
4
Platforms: PC, PlayStation 2
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: EA Seattle
Genres: Racing / Arcade Racing
Release Date: November 6, 1997
Game Modes: Singleplayer / Multiplayer

21EA’s Special Edition of NFS II goes full 3D.

Developers started featuring Rendition, Direct 3D or 3Dfx Glide accelerated visuals in their racing titles at around the time Need for Speed 2 was released. When the first NFS game hit shelves, it was well ahead of its time in just about every way, and the PC version made the game even better. Although the second NFS added force feedback effects via I-Force, it didn’t give us the 3D accelerated visuals we were then accustomed to from flagship products. Underneath it all though, the game still kicked ass!

Here we have Electronic Art’s Need for Speed 2 SE. Everything from Need for Speed 2 in terms of tracks, cars, and gameplay is back, plus a few extras, and a much vaunted 3D acceleration mode is now available. This version definitely makes for a better sequel than the original, non-special edition did, but on a grander scale it still occasionally falters as far as advancing the series – it’s all flashy looks but not too much substance.

So what’s in the package, and what exactly here is exclusive to the Special Edition? Well, a total of seven diverse but far too few tracks were featured in the original game and this version raises that number by only one – ‘Last Resort’ runs along a coastal region and is an extremely cool and sunny drive. Of course all of the original exotic cars are featured: the McLaren F1, Ferrari F50, Lotus GT1 and Esprit, Ford GT90, Jaguar XJ220, Isdera Commendatore 112i, and the Italdesign Cala. Some of these were concept cars that you couldn’t buy at the time; the rest are only in the price range of Silicon Valley CEO’s. The Special Edition adds four extra cars, these numbering the Ford Mustang Mach III, Nazca C2, Ferrari 355 F1 and the eccentric Ford Indigo.

Controlling the cars is another matter. They have no steering feel on either the simulation or arcade settings. You don’t feel the car breaking loose, and every car understeers at the limit, ramming those invisible barriers that still keep you from exploring the beautiful scenery that surrounds the tracks. Track which are, on the whole, quite linear – no shortcuts or even the occasional alternate route to just give some sense of variety. At least you have the option to mirror or reverse the tracks.

4Yet Need for Speed 2 is an overall fun game. It most definitely wasn’t as revolutionary as Need for Speed was in its time, but it (the original release) was a great arcade racer that lacked only what EA has now added with their Special Edition seen here. Now that you can play the game with Glide accelerated visuals and a few sleek sports cars, along with a host of more subtle bug fixes, you’ll find that the game plays and looks much better. Even with the less-than-crisp controls and limited racing options, Need for Speed 2: SE works very well as an arcade experience, and does indeed score so high just for being fun and flashy.


System Requirements: Pentium 90Mhz, 16 MB RAM, 20 MB HDD Space, Win95

Download Link

Magnet Link


Tags: Free Need for Speed 2 Special Edition Download Full PC Game Review

13 Comments

  1. Gokhan Bal says:

    I have a problem about system requirements.
    My computer is 64 bit
    And also I couldn’t setup this game.

    How Can I solve this problem. I love this game so much and Δ± must setup.
    Please help me

  2. Use a virtual machine with Win98.

  3. Ahmed says:

    not working my computer 64 bit

  4. xl gamer says:

    hay i need another link that site (file drop ) not working please !!!!

  5. try again later

  6. xl gamer says:

    thank you but i cant every once i enter this site and click on dowenloading the page restart
    my comupter is old works with windows xp i allready tryde dowenloading it fom he mobile
    but went the download start it become very very very slooooooooooooow and it closed idowenload it by dowenload manager but it is not working please please please πŸ™ give me another link withe the same file and the same size hi love that game very much and i tryed dowenload another games from your site they all with that proplem please help me and i am Waiting your reply and please update all your links withe media fire or another best thank you

  7. xl gamer says:

    sorry for the words i was wright very fast πŸ˜€
    hhhhhh please give me another link πŸ™‚

  8. xl gamer says:

    It has become clear that everything link is bad and I downloaded many download programs and download experience from other devices, but the same result up speed at the beginning to 20 kilobytes and then suddenly drop to 0 kilos and continue to do so please try to re-upload again on another site such as media fire
    I hope you will answer me soon because I am tired of trying and I want to download the whole game

  9. Are you using cheap wireless internet? It sounds like you are. Try creating a free fire drop account. It will speed up download times. In any case, the problem isn’t with fire drop. Me and many others never have problems with downloads.

  10. xl gamer says:

    thank you admin may be that problem hi will try from another inter net because my internet is 512 kb
    but h also advise you to change that site file drop with another good site

  11. XandreUK says:

    @ xl gamer – you can copy the files across from the CD itself easily. I have a copy of the standard edition and 64-bit. I “installed” it by copying the files from the CD and then ran the NFSW launcher in the root directory. Basically, if your game can run direct from the CD, then it’s old enough that you can copy it across and simply run the .exe to play the game, as long as you have the CD in the drive.

  12. Rivaille says:

    How to fix probrem color on Win7

  13. tazri says:

    hye admin. he asking to insert the cd. what to do? pls assist. TQ

Leave a Comment