Need for Speed: No Limits

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Need for Speed: No Limits
Need for Speed No Limits logo.png
Logo used from 2017 to 2021
Developer(s)Firemonkeys Studios
Publisher(s)Electronic Arts
SeriesNeed for Speed
ReleaseSeptember 30, 2015
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

Need for Speed: No Limits (stylized as NFS No Limits from 2021 onward) is a free-to-play racing game for iOS and Android, and a mobile installment in the Need for Speed video game series, developed by Firemonkeys Studios and published by Electronic Arts.[1] It is the twenty-first installment in the franchise, the franchise's second free-to-play title (after Need for Speed: World), as well as the franchise's first original title made for mobile devices, unlike past mobile games in the series that were adaptations or companions of various Need for Speed games. It was released on September 30, 2015.[2][3]


Need for Speed: No Limits has a heavy focus on street racing,[1] vehicle customization, and avoiding the police.[2][4]

The player must race in "Campaign races" (which is considered the game's story mode), "Car Series races" (where only certain cars may participate to win in-game rewards) and "Rival Races", which are ghost-based multiplayer races. As well, the player can participate in time-limited special events, where the player will be loaned a special car for use in the event. If the player finishes the event before the event time runs out, the player will be able to keep the loaned car as a completion reward.

Most cars in the game can be customized with wheels, body-kits, widebody kits, paint jobs, and wraps, in addition to performance upgrade. Unique cars acquired from time-limited special events (as well as Ferrari cars), however, can never be visually customized.


Need for Speed: No Limits received mixed reviews. Critics praised the game's visuals, controls and gameplay, but criticized its aggressive free-to-play system and short races. Review aggregator website Metacritic gave the game 67/100 based on 8 reviews.[5]

Harry Slater of Pocket Gamer gave the game a score of 8 out of 10, praising the game's visuals, fast gameplay and free access, but criticizing the game's short races.[7] Keith Andrew of Trusted Reviews gave the game 3/5, criticising the need to pay a considerable amount of microtransactions if players want to access all cars.[8]


  1. ^ a b "Hit the Road with Ken Block and Need for Speed No Limits". Electronic Arts. November 20, 2014. Retrieved January 6, 2015.
  2. ^ a b Hillier, Brenna (January 6, 2015). "Reminder that the only announced Need for Speed game is for mobiles". Retrieved January 6, 2015.
  3. ^ Preetam (November 22, 2014). "Need for Speed: No Limits Coming To iOS And Android In 2015". NextPowerUp. Archived from the original on November 25, 2014. Retrieved January 6, 2015.
  4. ^ Nelson, Jared (January 5, 2015). "New 'Need for Speed: No Limits' Teaser Trailer Released". Touch Arcade. Retrieved January 6, 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Need for Speed: No Limits for iPhone/iPad Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved February 16, 2017.
  6. ^ Reinauer, Nathan (October 6, 2015). "'Need For Speed: No Limits' Review – More Timers, Less Aaron Paul". TouchArcade. Retrieved October 5, 2018.
  7. ^ Slater, Harry (October 1, 2015). "Need for Speed: No Limits review". Pocket Gamer. Retrieved March 2, 2017.
  8. ^ Andrew, Keith (October 11, 2015). "Need for Speed: No Limits review". TrustedReviews. Retrieved February 16, 2017.

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