Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2005)

Key events

VideoNeed For Speed: Most Wanted trailer

Open world racing, Burnout-style takedowns, new version of Autolog.

Need for Speed: Most Wanted 2 outed by retailer

Notorious South African shop at it again.

EA closing 18 online multiplayer services

Bye bye Army of Two, Tiger 10, Madden 10.

Digital FoundryNeed for Speed: Most Wanted performance analysis

A lookback at the first Xbox 360 NFS title.

EA: NFS series has sold more than 100m

More than $2.7 billion in revenue.

Feature2005 UK Sales Review

Part One: How current-gen consoles did in 2005.

FeatureUK Charts: Ten weeks at the top for EA

NFS: MW refuses to relinquish the lead.

FeatureUK Charts: EA races back to the top

EA's racer rivals its predecessor with nine weeks at number one.

FeatureUK Charts: EA holds pole position

Eight weeks at the top for Need for Speed: Most Wanted.

FeatureUK Charts: EA's seventh week on top

EA's Christmas No. 1 leads for the second week of 2006.

FeatureUK Charts: Need For Speed still out in front

EA clocks a sixth week at number one with Need For Speed Most Wanted.

FeatureUK Charts: EA swerves back into pole position

Ubisoft enjoys continued sales success

FeatureUK Charts: Another Christmas No.1 for EA

Need For Speed races out front.

ReviewNeed For Speed: Most Wanted

Kristan goes in hot pursuit.

FeatureUK Charts: Need for Speed races into first

Publishers brace themselves for the final stretch in the race for a Christmas No.1

Jay Kay burns rubber for NFS

See him in action at the launch.

Need for Speed PSP to go online

But the PS2 version won't.

NFS: Most Wanted confirmed

Build up your "rap sheet" and "street cred" with EA's new urban racer.