Free Ride (also known as Free Roam, Free Run in the Underground series and Test Drive in older releases) is a game mode that is featured in the PlayStation One release of Need for Speed: High Stakes, Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed, Motor City Online, the Underground series, Need for Speed: Most Wanted, Need for Speed: Carbon and Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (2010).

Free Ride allows the player to freely roam around the game's setting. All titles that do not have an open world location allow the player to drive on a track without any lap limitations and opponents instead.


  • Race and shop locations from the career mode are not highlighted in this mode.
  • In the Underground series, drag, drift and Outrun races are unavailable in this mode.
  • Both cops and racers have access to Free Ride mode in Hot Pursuit (2010).

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