[edit] Background

NFS 3 is a high speed racing game with High-speed racing with real cars and cop chases. There are eight fully-licensed cars and over eight tracks, plus a variety of gameplay modes in both Arcade and Simulation style. You must try to evade the cops in a chase to the finish line.

[edit] Features

  • Use radar, dispatchers, and roadblocks to track down speeders.
  • Multiplayer racing in all game modes including split-screen on a single machine.
  • Add to your personal showroom from the

NFS3 site.

  • Race on 8 challenging tracks.
  • 3-D accelerated graphics.

[edit] Hardware Requirements

Microsoft Windows 95 or 98.

166 MHz Pentium class processor or compatible (Intel, Cyrix, AMD); or 133 MHz Pentium class processor with graphics acceleration card.

90 MB hard disk space for game plus space for saved games (additional space required for DirectX installation).

16 MB RAM.

4x CD-ROM drive (600 KB per second transfer rate) with Windows 95/98 CD-ROM drive.

DirectX 5.0 or higher.

High color (65,536 color) capable 1 MB PCI video card with DirectDraw compatible driver.


Any DirectInput compatible gaming devices supported by Windows 95/98, including force feedback.

Official URL

Official Site

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Mass Effect, Need for Speed composer Saki Kaskas dead at 44

Another one gone way too soon

Nov 18 at 10:03am, by Philip Moody | 4 comments

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May 26, 13 5:13pm
loved it all the way nostalgia right there 8.5/10 NeedForSpeed3HotPursuit
Feb 16, 09 6:44am
Very fun and entertaining, gfx are best on a flat screen monitor with a NON onboard gfx card. NeedForSpeed3HotPursuit
Matt J
Jan 10, 08 12:05pm
Has anyone got this game in region PAL? Id really like to buy it. NeedForSpeed3HotPursuit
Nov 4, 07 3:36am
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Jul 20, 04 1:12pm

Well It has been about 5 years since this game has been released, I loved it and being...

Jun 14, 04 6:34pm
Get addicted with an innovative racing game featuring police chases. Play as, without, or running from the cops. NeedForSpeed3HotPursuit
Winged Dragon of Ra
Apr 10, 04 9:54am

Get behind the wheel as the top driver in the world. race through well over 9 stages,...

Sep 6, 03 3:38pm

Well It has been about 5 years since this game has been released, I loved it and being...

Aug 9, 03 2:08pm

Okay. I saw this game and I was so excited to have a racing game for the PC. The...

Mar 25, 03 1:07pm

Need for Speed 3 is my salvation in school. I bought this game looking for something...

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Release Dates
  • North America:
    • Sep 27, 1998 (PC)
    • Mar 25, 1998 (PSX)
  • Japan: Mar 25, 1998
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