Need for Speed: High Stakes PC Game Review:
Need for Speed: High Stakes full game is a single and multiplayer racing video game, developed by EA Canada and published by Electronic Arts. It is the fourth major installment in the Need for Speed series. High Stakes is the first installment brought with a career mode and a damage model. It was released in 1999 for PS and in 2000 for Microsoft Windows.
Gameplay / walkthrough:
The player steers along the roads in the fictitious world of Need for Speed: High Stakes. The game has all as in its predecessor, Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit, as well as a new tournament (High Stakes), and two new pursuit modes (Getaway and Time Trap). Unlike its last version, the physics have been much improved, which include for the first time in the series a damage modeling, affecting both the appearance and performance of a chosen vehicle.
Career mode is a tournament wherein the player finishes the races for achieving the trophies to unlock the bonus cars and tracks. If the players ends up winning, he is worthy of a monetary reward that enables him to purchase vehicles, upgrade performance, etc. The PC version has more tournaments in Career and the PS version divides the Career into two modes, Tournament, and Special Event, with the second being optional.
In High Stakes mode, if the player wins, he will acquire the loser’s car. In the PC version, High Stakes races are only in Career mode, whereas in the PS version, it is a separate two-player mode. In both versions, the player bets his car against an opponent with a car of similar performance. The player must possess more than one car to partake in a High Stakes race.
Need for Speed: High Stakes free game also features Hot Pursuit mode wherein the police pursuits the player. If the player’s car is damaged slightly by the pursuing police, it is evident from the damage. Hot Pursuit has three sub-modes in total, Classis, Getaway, and Time Tap. The latter two are new to the series.
Minimum System Requirements:
* Operating System: Windows XP / Windows Vista / Windows 7
* Processor: Intel Dual Core @ 2.4 GHz or higher
* Memory: 512 MB of RAM (1 GB for Vista & Win 7)
* Graphics Card: 512 MB (Nvidia GeForce 7900) Pixel Shader 3.0
* Hard Disk: 700 MB free disk space
* Sound Card DirectX® compatible
* DirectX® 9.0