Need for Speed: Most Wanted
The GTO has a a high kerb weight, making the car's handling sluggish and comparable to that of other large cars such as the Audi A4 3.2 FSI quattro and Cadillac CTS. It has excellent acceleration and a decent top speed, but its British equivalent - the Vauxhall Monaro VXR - has similar performance statistics as well as better handling.
The GTO may be lacking during a later stage of the career mode, but is durable in pursuits due to its high weight.
The storyline character Rog is seen driving a red and black coloured Pontiac GTO at the beginning of the career mode.
Need for Speed: Carbon
The Pontiac GTO appears in Need for Speed: Carbon as a Tier 2 Muscle car. It comes in two variants with identical performance, with one being stock and another visually modified. Both variants are only usable in Quick Race and are unlocked after completing an online reward card.
The Pontiac GTO comes with better stock performance than the Vauxhall Monaro VXR and Ford Mustang GT as it cannot be modified by the player.
Need for Speed Carbon: Own the City
The GTO appears in Need for Speed Carbon: Own the City.
Need for Speed: ProStreet
In ProStreet, the Pontiac GTO drives very similar to its rendition in Carbon. The high stock horsepower and torque output of the engine allow the GTO to keep up with most Tier 3 rear-wheel drive cars such as the Toyota Supra.
Players may also select a blue Pontiac GTO bonus car with a Grip blueprint in Race Day mode.
Police State Cruiser
The Pontiac GTO appears in Need for Speed: Most Wanted, Need for Speed: Carbon, and in Need for Speed: World as a non-playable Police State Cruiser which can be encountered in pursuits.