This is the third edition of the Need for Speed series and it begins with a very interesting twist that makes the storyline much attractive. You start being a nameless, faceless new racer who is trying to gain popularity in the city of Rockport. There is a ranking there known as the Blacklist which says who can race who, and when. You are almost immediately faced with a bad guy called Razor who is at the bottom of the list, but a few races later he wins your car from you in a race by sabotaging it. Meanwhile, you are sent off to jail and left just with some mysterious help from a stranger named Mia. What you have to do now is getting back in the race game to get to the top of the Blacklist, which is now lead by Razor, who is using your old car. You will face a multistep progress since before you can challenge the next Blacklist racer, you have to satisfy a list of requirements and win a set number of race events. Graphically, the game looks great. Regarding sound, the game has amazing engine noises that change depending on which car you are in and which upgrades you have. The rest of the sound effects are also excellent.