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Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit

Windows - 1998

Alt names Over Drivin' III: Hot Pursuit, NFS 3
Year 1998
Platform Windows
Released in Germany
Genre Racing / Driving, Simulation
Theme Arcade, Automobile, Street Racing, Vehicle Simulator
Publisher Electronic Arts, Inc.
Developer EA Seattle, Electronic Arts Canada
Perspectives 1st-Person, Behind view
4.48 / 5 - 260 votes

Description of Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit Windows

Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit (aka Over Drivin' III: Hot Pursuit, NFS 3), a really nice simulation game sold in 1998 for Windows, is available and ready to be played again! Time to play an arcade, vehicle simulator, automobile and street racing video game title.

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Comments and reviews

xsni 2019-04-19 0 point

Absolutely invaluable asset to retro gamers. Thanks so much for preparing this archive.

Des 2019-03-31 0 point

Awesome game, my favourite of the series.

At the time the graphics with a 3DFX were probably the best in any racer on the pc. It had fantastic wheel support, awesome tuneage, stacked up great on a LAN, and a first for DLC content, giving us the Lister Storm.

The mod scene mad the game even more.

agron 2019-02-12 -1 point

this is need for speed

vinzukaz 2019-01-26 -1 point

Worked perfect on my system (win10 i5 R9380) great to play this classic in HD and with antialiasing!

Ysterperd 2018-12-15 -1 point

NFS was the first game I Played when i was only 6 years old and i had the 3D card for it to run max out in 2001

NFS III 2018-12-09 -3 points

NFS III Hot Pursuit was the best PC-Game in the year 1998.

VS 2018-12-04 0 point

Eternally grateful to you for making these games available. Wonderful. Thank you!

matheus 2018-11-24 -1 point

o jogo que queria de need for speed 3 hot pursuit do jogo de corrida e contra os polĂ­ciais

juanito0o980 2018-10-24 2 points

run good on wn 7 x86.. on rummanie

white-boy 2018-09-28 0 point

thanks wonderful stuff, trully amazing!

Dr 2018-09-03 -1 point

its good

Stoner 2018-08-18 0 point

its wild TGIF

jman 2018-08-15 -1 point

Most of the games I download are missing (or it seems like it is missing) a few files. Some don't even have the installer on them.

JrRedhawk8 2018-06-15 -2 points

I still own this game on the original CD, of course I can't play it on the CD because I have Windows 10

vick 56 hik 2018-05-31 1 point


gujjar 2018-05-20 0 point

nice game

CHANDRU 2018-05-06 -1 point


MSHI 2018-05-06 0 point


ahmad 2018-03-22 0 point

good game

Mike_y 2018-03-18 -1 point

It works great on Windows7. However there are many enough times when it won't start. I have the original CD with this game and from the original CD it works just fine. I will try on winXP or win98SE.

Pulkit 2018-01-19 -5 points

will work on windows 10 ?

Thank you 2018-01-06 3 points

Thank you so much! So much memories relived :)

The Gaming freak 2017-12-21 -1 point

If I start the game it always shows corrupted file someone plz help

mishko 2017-12-05 5 points

For anyone, who can't run this game, try Rejzor's NextGen patch installer:

Or veg's modern patch 1.6.1 (in the time of this writing):

In both cases, you need to download the ISO from here and then mount it - Windows 10 has built in features for this, while for older Windows system I recommend WinCDEmu or similar.

Admin edit: patches mirrored on our server

NFS 2017-12-02 1 point

it doesn't work on windows 10 :( someone can help ?

riazic pro 2017-11-26 0 point

this game it is easy to download

Raja 2017-11-24 0 point

It's awesome... But quality is little bit poor

Negima 2017-11-22 -2 points

The automenu.exe worked. but when i click Install, it says...
Need For Speed 3 files are corrupted; please re-install...
how could I fix it?

supernewb 2017-11-12 -1 point

if anyones having trouble with the cd rom try virtual clone drive

NFS Gamer 2017-11-03 0 point

i do not have CD-rom from the game can you patch it whithout CD :)

Chinner4 2017-10-16 1 point

I love this game

mmmmmmbiumbbumbu 2017-10-04 0 point

this game is to nice

TuanBaoOldSchoolGaming 2017-09-18 0 point

I don't have a CD-ROM to download NFS III on PC. Can you get a CD-ROM to install this?

stingray 2017-08-16 0 point

Thank you so cd was scratched and wouldn't install..YOU ROCK

Wonka 2017-08-09 1 point

I remembere having so much fun with this... downloading player created cars that was insane.. it was a good game :) especially at lan parties!!! oh i miss those!

MasterG 2017-07-25 1 point

JHN, welcome to the world of classic Windows gaming. There's no way around having the CD inserted/mounted, as the game streams data/audio from it. This is extremely common for PC games from 1994-2004.

BTW, this game is awesome and this copy works great on my Win98 PC.

jhn 2017-07-13 3 points

I have installed the game successfully. But now it says - You need to have the disk inserted in the disk drive.

What should I do now? I do not want to have the iso mounted at all times. Please help.

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DownloadISO Version English version 447 MB DownloadModern Bundle made by Evgeny English version French version Spanish; Castilian version German version Italian version 424 MB ManualEnglish version 548 KB

Game Extras

Various files to help you run Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit, apply patchs, fixes, maps or miscellaneous utilities.

PatchPatch 1.050 English version 110 KB PatchRejZoR Need for Speed 3: NextGen Patch 1.2.1 English version 10 MB PatchEvgeny's Modern Patch v1.6.1 English version 3 MB FixWin Vista Installer English version 4 MB FixSetup + Patch Combo from English version 35 MB RefcardEnglish version 203 KB

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