Need for Speed: High Stakes


Need for Speed: High Stakes (also known as Need for Speed Road Challenge in Europe) is the sixth installment of the Need for Speed series, and was published by Electronic Arts in 1999. It features a large amount of high performance vehicles, exotic cars and law enforcement cruisers in North American and European locations. High Stakes added a new tournament mode titled High Stakes, as well as two new pursuit modes, Getaway and Time Trap.

The game also features a simple damage system – in High Stakes mode, players can spend their career earnings in order to fix any damage to their car after races.

While graphically similar to the previous game in the series, Hot Pursuit, High Stakes had a number of small improvements including the addition of driver models to the cars.


Class AAA

  • Mclaren F1 GTR
  • Mercedes CLK-GTR
  • La Niña (bonus car)
  • Pursuit La Niña (bonus car)

Class AA

  • BMW M5 (E39)
  • Ferrari F50
  • Ferrari 550 Maranello
  • Lamborghini Diablo SV
  • Porsche 911 Turbo (993) (standard & bonus car)
  • Pursuit BMW M5
  • Pursuit Lamborghini Diablo SV (bonus car)
  • Pursuit Porsche 911 Turbo

Class A

  • Chevrolet Camaro Z28 (standard & bonus car)
  • Chevrolet Corvette (C5)
  • Jaguar XKR
  • Pontiac Firebird (T/A)
  • Pursuit Corvette (C5)
  • Pursuit Camaro (bonus car)

Class B

  • BMW Z3
  • Mercedes SLK 230


High Stakes features 19 tracks, 10 new, and 9 returning from the previous game in the series.

  • Aquatic
  • Atlantica
  • Celtic Ruins *
  • Country Woods
  • Dolphin Cove *
  • Durham Road *
  • Empire City
  • Home Town
  • Kindiak Park *
  • Landstrasse *
  • Lost Canyons
  • Raceway *
  • Raceway 2*
  • Raceway 3 *
  • Redrock Ridge
  • Rocky Pass
  • Route Adonf *
  • Snowy Ridge*
  • Summit
  • new tracks

PC Requirements

Windows 95/98/Me/XP (Home Edition);

Pentium 200 (Min.);

4x CD-ROM drive (Min.);

32MB RAM (Min.);

2MB DirectX 6.1 compatible graphics card (Min.);

DirectX 6.1 compatible sound card;

100Mb free hard drive space.

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