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  • Summary: Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed tests your driving skills while you test-drive some of Porsche's most popular cars. In the game, you'll compete in levels that feature twists, turns, and various driving conditions. You can participate in different types of races, including circuit, streetcar, open road, and more. Survive all the crashes, police, and track challenges to earn prizes and respect. With enough money, you can purchase different custom parts for your vehicle. Expand
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  1. The sound lets the side down a bit; it seems to have as much variety as the tracks you race around. Also, the lack of realism can jar at times, as well as the radical changes in gameplay from one transmission to the other. That said, I defy anyone to pick this title up and not have some fun with it.
  2. A fast and fun arcade-style racer with a strong graphics-display engine and minimal clipping. [Jan 2004, p.161]
  3. 60
    Especially when compared to "Need for Speed: Underground," Porsche Unleashed feels more like "Porsche Unfinished."
  4. The restrictions put on car selection, unlockable content, and course layout act as a leash on the player. This ultimately makes the game frustrating, as you struggle to escape the leash. Then it makes it boring, as you accept the fact that you can't change the game.
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  1. Adriano
    Jan 5, 2004
    10
    The super 3d engine (for 3d i mean "true 3d" not "raycasting"used for some fps) made by Pocketeers make this game a must have,and not only for lovers of this genre,but for every gameboy advance fun. It has a lot of cars and a few(but complex)tracks,lights on the flares,weather effects and more. Too powerful...MUST HAVE IT!!! GO BUY IT NOW!!!ALSO BUY NEED FOR SPEED UNDERGROUND is also a good choice. If you can,buy both. Expand
  2. GeneG.
    Apr 8, 2004
    10
    Man this is the greatest game i have every played....you should get a gba just for this game!
  3. GiuliánoD.
    Aug 2, 2004
    10
    Greatest NFS game ever. Damage, 80 models of cars, realistic game play, a whole lot more than 5 tracks if you take the effort to advance in the evolution game. Very nice locations too by the way. All types of new cars become unlocked if you try hard enough in evolution mode, and there's also the test driver mode for the variety! NFS at its best, for the people that want more than just speed and arcade racing. I hope there will ever be a sequel of NFS, either only for Porsches, or Ferraris or all types of different exotic cars developed. Together with great graphics (the game was released in 2000!) this game is too close to perfection to give it a 9 out of 10... Collapse
  4. BruceC.
    Jun 6, 2004
    9
    The Porsche Unleashed graphics engine is similar to the Underground game. The graphics are smoother and more polished. The number of cars is smaller - and of course they are all Porsches. Gameplay is simialr, but the tracks (only 5) have a lot more variety. Expand