Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2005)

Key events

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VideoNeed For Speed: Most Wanted trailer

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

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Need for Speed: Most Wanted 2 outed by retailer

Notorious South African shop at it again.

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EA closing 18 online multiplayer services

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

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Digital FoundryNeed for Speed: Most Wanted performance analysis

A lookback at the first Xbox 360 NFS title.

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EA: NFS series has sold more than 100m

More than $2.7 billion in revenue.

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Feature2005 UK Sales Review

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

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FeatureUK Charts: Ten weeks at the top for EA

NFS: MW refuses to relinquish the lead.

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FeatureUK Charts: EA races back to the top

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

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FeatureUK Charts: EA holds pole position

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

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FeatureUK Charts: EA's seventh week on top

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

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FeatureUK Charts: Need For Speed still out in front

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

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FeatureUK Charts: EA swerves back into pole position

Ubisoft enjoys continued sales success

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FeatureUK Charts: Another Christmas No.1 for EA

Need For Speed races out front.

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Need For Speed: Most Wanted

Kristan goes in hot pursuit.

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FeatureUK Charts: Need for Speed races into first

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

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Jay Kay burns rubber for NFS

See him in action at the launch.

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Need for Speed PSP to go online

But the PS2 version won't.

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NFS: Most Wanted confirmed

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