Need for Speed High Stakes UE5 Fan Remake

Take a look at Need for Speed: High Stakes in Unreal Engine 5

YouTube’s ‘QuantumRez’ has shared a video, showcasing a fan remake of Need for Speed: High Stakes in Unreal Engine 5. This video is cool that will put a smile on all old-school NFS fans, so be sure to check it out.

Going into more details, this video shows off the Snowy Ridge track. QuantumRez claims that this is a complete from-scratch remake, and that he did not use any models, textures, or sound effects from the original.

Now my issue here is that from what I can see, this fan game does not take advantage of Lumen or Nanite. For instance, there are a lot of pop-in issues with the trees. The lighting is also nowhere close to what you’d expect from a project/fan game running in UE5. Then we have the textures which appear to be of low resolution.

To be honest, this feels more like a remaster than a remake. Don’t get me wrong. In a retro way, it feels cool. However, this isn’t what a modern-day remake of NFS: High Stakes would look like in Unreal Engine 5. So, don’t expect to get “wow-ed” by the visuals. Despite that, for a one-man job, it looks cool. Oh, and the driving mechanics appear to be quite great, so kudos to the artist for nailing it.

Speaking of Unreal Engine 5, you should also check out the following fan projects. For instance, you can find some faithful remasters of Dark Souls and Dark Souls 3, which are super cool. A few months ago, we also shared an amazing remake of Toy Story 2. Then there’s this fantastic fan remake of STALKER that’s worth a look. Then there’s this fantastic fan remake of STALKER that’s worth a look. Oh, and don’t miss the Grand Theft Auto 6 fan concept in UE5; it’s pretty impressive. In February 2024, we also shared fan remakes of Grand Theft Auto San Andreas and GTA 3, as well as an Uncharted fan game. We also have a fan remaster of Unreal Gold in UE5. You should also watch the full-on remake video for Final Fantasy 9, and this HD-2D Fan Remake for Xenogears.

Need for Speed Carbon and Tony Hawk’s Underground have also received some cool remakes. Oh, and there is a fan remake of Tomb Raider The Last Revelation, featuring Angelina Jolie and Christoph Walz. And if that’s not enough, there are fan remakes for Star Wars: Republic CommandoDeath StrandingFallout 4The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim’s SolitudeGrand Theft Auto 4Need for Speed: Most WantedFallout 4Resident Evil 1Skyrim’s Winterhold and Silent Hill 3’s Lakeside Amusement Park. There is also this Studio Ghibli stylized teaser for Zelda: Ocarina of Time in Unreal Engine 5. So, lots of UE5 fan remakes, right? Well, since they’re all really cool, we suggest giving them a watch.

Enjoy and stay tuned for more!

Need for Speed: High Stakes - Remake | Unreal Engine 5 | Snowy Ridge