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Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2005)

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Title Screen

Need for Speed: Most Wanted

Developers: EA Black Box (PC), EA Canada (Console)
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Platforms: Windows, PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube, Xbox 360
Released in JP: December 22, 2005, December 10, 2005
Released in US: November 15, 2005, November 22, 2005 (Xbox 360)
Released in EU: November 25, 2005, December 2, 2005
Released in AU: November 25, 2005 (PlayStation 2)


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Hmmm...
To do:
Car customization debug menu. There could be other debug menus too.
So very stubbly.
This page is rather stubbly and could use some expansion.
Are you a bad enough dude to rescue this article?

Another contender for the title of "best NFS game" by the fanbase, Need for Speed: Most Wanted took the open world and (some of) the aftermarket car customization aspects of Underground 2, put them in a gritty city called Rockport, and trimphantly brought back the cop chases for good measure. Also, five grand... FIVE GRAND!

Deleted Cars

Nissan 350Z

The folder CARS/350Z indicates that a Nissan 350Z was going to appear. Unfortunately, the only remnants of the 350Z are two files in that folder (PREVINYL.BIN and VINYLS.BIN). It was featured in its prequel, Underground 2 and later featured in Most Wanted's sequel, Carbon. It was probably removed due to licensing issues because there are no Nissan cars in the final game.

BMW M3 E46

Hmmm...
To do:
Surprise! Pictures! And do the textures actually exist on the Windows' version data?

Some pre-release screenshots and game files indicate that the BMW M3 E46 (the street model; the player's titular blue-striped car is the GTR model) was supposed to be in the game. However, the Windows and PlayStation 2 versions still have the body mesh and car logo in the files. The Windows version doesn't have any textures assigned for the vehicle, resulting in a black shape, but the PlayStation 2 version still has the texture mapping intact.

Traffic Vehicles

Hmmm...
To do:
These are (sort of) drive-able with some hacks on the Windows version, get some good pictures

The files also have some traffic cars that were cut, although they are fully complete. The vehicles are an ambulance, a camper, a truck hauling pipes, and a tanker truck. The ambulance only appears in the final game during the cutsecne after the race with Rog.

Need for Speed-Most Wanted-Ambulance.jpg