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Need for Speed™ Most Wanted

App ID 1262560
App Type Game
Publisher Electronic Arts
Franchise Need for Speed
Supported Systems Windows
Technologies Launcher.EA_App
Last Change Number 23353932
Last Record Update 30 April 2024 – 06:09:01 UTC ()
Release Date 18 June 2020 – 18:56:48 UTC ()

The open-world action in Need for Speed Most Wanted gives you the freedom to drive your way. Hit jumps and shortcuts, switch cars, lie low or head for terrain that plays to your vehicle’s unique strengths. Fight your way past cops and rivals using skill, high-end car tech and tons of nitrous.

Additional Information

This game is excluded from Steam Family Sharing because: The publisher has marked this game as ineligible

Developer Criterion Games
metacritic_name Need for Speed: Most Wanted - A Criterion Game
metacritic_score 78
DLCAvailableOnStore Yes
ReleaseState released
Publisher Electronic Arts
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nameNeed for Speed™ Most Wanted EULA
Exclude from family sharing (exfgls) 1 (The publisher has marked this game as ineligible)
Store Release Date 30 October 2012 ()
osarch empty string
community_hub_visible Yes
3rd-Party Account EA Account
3rd-Party DRM EA on-line activation and Origin client software installation and background use required
Primary Genre Racing (9)
Store Genres Action (1), Adventure (25), Racing (9)
Steam Release Date 18 June 2020 – 18:56:48 UTC ()
Original Release Date 30 October 2012 – 07:00:00 UTC () (1351580400)
Store Asset Modification Time 31 October 2020 – 15:55:08 UTC () (1604159708)
osextended empty string
review_score 6
review_percentage 77
mastersubs_granting_app EA Play (1289670)
Detected Technologies (?) Launcher.EA_App, SDK.OpenSSL, SDK.Qt
Steam Deck Compatibility
  • category: Playable
  • test_timestamp: 18 January 2023 – 00:00:00 UTC
  • tested_build_id: 9895330
  • configuration:
  • This game's launcher/setup tool may require the touchscreen or virtual keyboard, or have difficult to read text
  • Some functionality is not accessible when using the default controller configuration, requiring use of the touchscreen or virtual keyboard, or a community configuration
  • This game does not exit cleanly and may require you to manually quit via the Steam overlay
  • This game shows Steam Deck controller icons
  • In-game interface text is legible on Steam Deck
  • This game's default graphics configuration performs well on Steam Deck
  • Note: This game's first-time setup requires an active Internet connection
  • Note: Singleplayer gameplay requires an active Internet connection
  • Note: This game does not default to external Bluetooth/USB controllers on Deck, and may require manually switching the active controller via the Quick Access Menu

Supported Languages

11 Languages Interface Full Audio Subtitles
English Yes Yes Yes
French Yes Yes Yes
Italian Yes Yes Yes
German Yes Yes Yes
Spanish - Spain Yes Yes Yes
Czech Yes Yes
Dutch Yes
Japanese Yes Yes Yes
Polish Yes Yes
Russian Yes Yes Yes
Traditional Chinese Yes Yes



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Web Assets
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header.jpgLast-Modified: 18 June 2020 – 18:57:59 UTC
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library_hero.jpgLast-Modified: 18 June 2020 – 18:57:59 UTC
logo.pngLast-Modified: 18 June 2020 – 18:57:59 UTC
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Steam charts

  • 173 players right now
  • 254 24-hour peak
  • 1,964 all-time peak 29 November 2020

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Store data

  • #1415 in top sellers
  • 14,177 positive reviews
  • 4,150 negative reviews
  • 77.36% positive reviews

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User reviews history NEW

  • 😏 Mostly Positive
  • 75.93% SteamDB Rating
  • 14,177 77.4% positive reviews
  • 4,150 22.6% negative reviews

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How many players are playing Need for Speed™ Most Wanted right now on Steam?

Steam player counter indicates there are currently 173 players live playing Need for Speed™ Most Wanted on Steam.

Need for Speed™ Most Wanted had an all-time peak of 1964 concurrent players on 29 November 2020.

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