Honourable Mention -
Motocross Madness 2, Colin McRae Rally 2
True to the award-winning Need For Speed heritage, the latest in the series delivers the next level of mind-numbing open road racing experiences with an extensive collection of cars from the 50-year history of the most storied performance car manufacturer in the world - Porsche. Push every boundary to unleash the potential of these incredible vehicles while weaving through traffic, against fierce competition, and escaping the police to ultimately discover your own limits. Experience the thrill of piloting the historic and future line-up of road and racecars in ways only you could dream of.
Something new got added to this release of NFS. Something radically new, something I haven't seen in "brand-name" games with "brand-name" cars in quite some time. Ever, in fact. Hats off to Porsche for allowing this one - it's, of course, car damage. Don't get me wrong: it doesn't have the loving, hand-modeled accuracy of Papyrus games, or the visually overdone "whoops-my-wheel-is-on-my-roof-again" flair of Viper Racing, but it's a step in the right direction, and I have to give EA props for that one.