Steam’s Midweek Madness Sale Feels The Need For Speed

Wednesday is upon us, and that means it’s time for Steam’s MIDWEEK MADNESS SALE. While the link from their page only shows Hot Pursuit on sale, the image shows the franchise, and sure enough, when you type in Need For Speed, you find that every NFS game available on the service is 75% off. Given that these are from a major franchise, they’re likely never going to be on sale to this degree again. This makes the reboot of Hot Pursuit, Shift, and Shift 2 $5, while Undercover will only set you back $2.50.

Shift and Shift 2 aim to be sim-style racers, but have some major control issues that make them difficult to recommend even at this price. Undercover was never heralded as an amazing game, but seems to be worth at least $2.50 if you’re craving some racing action, while Hot Pursuit is by far the best overall game available here since it’s incredibly fun, has really polished gameplay, and is still one of the most enjoyable racing games released over the last console generation. If you can only buy one game, make it Hot Pursuit. The chases are crazy fun, and while there are times you’ll be frustrated, there will also be those perfect moments where you’ve unloaded a spike strip at just the right time and have taken out a couple of cops chasing you down in one shot.