Year released: 1999
Developer: EA Canada

As the fourth game in the Need For Speed series, High Stakes expanded on the popular franchise by introducing four new racing modes: High Stakes, Getaway, Time Trap and Career. For the first time, cars experienced actual damage, which had to be repaired using cash won from races.

The gameplay in High Stakes was fairly similar to the Need For Speed III title rolled out the year prior. Aside from car damage, there weren't any significant changes in the game. Although, with ten tiers to race, and new cars to choose from, gamers certainly got their money's worth with High Stakes.