Year released: 2003
Developer: Black Box
If import cars were your thing in the early 2000’s, then Need For Speed: Underground was the game for you. A departure from the cop vs. racer theme the franchise was built on, for the seventh iteration of NFS, EA focused relied heavily on a Fast and the Furious-type vibe to broaden its appeal to the masses.
It was the first title to, not only take place in a generic city, but the first to allow players to fully pimp their rides with custom kits. And if that wasn’t enough to get your attention in 2003, then the stunning graphics and attractive girls surely did the trick.