Need for Speed: Most Wanted is an open world racing game developed by Criterion Games and published by Electronic Arts. The game features exotic cars and high-speed police chases. It was released in North America on November 15, 2005, for the PlayStation 2, Xbox, Nintendo DS, GameCube, and Microsoft Windows platforms. A different version of the game was released for the iOS platform on October 6, 2012.
The Need for Speed series is one of the most popular video game franchises in history, with over 150 million copies sold. Need for Speed: Most Wanted was well received by critics and fans alike, with many praising its graphics and gameplay. The title won several awards following its release, including Best Racing Game.