Empire City
Category Bonus
Distance 4.6 mi (7.4 km)
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Empire City is a race track featured in Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit and in the PC release of Need for Speed: High Stakes. It is unlocked after beating the Knockout mode at any difficulty.

It is a street racing course that takes place in a decaying industrial and downtown area, presented in a futuristic cyberpunk style. Notable landmarks are the Empire Hotel, and a park located opposite several gothic style buildings.


  • In Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit, Flimsy by Saki Kaskas and Warped by Alistair Hirst are used as soundtracks for Empire City.
  • Entering the "MCITYZ" cheat code at the main menu of Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit will unlock Empire City.
  • A unique element of the track is the view of a satellite in space that looks similar to the Death Star from Star Wars.
  • In the PlayStation release, one of the tankers is entitled "Neptune II."
 Development - Some content may have altered during development.
  • In the PlayStation release, there are barriers blocking the road that would lead to the cut track TR02B.


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