EA just loves its companion apps, and despite the fact that this one is two behind the release of 2013's Need For Speed Rivals, I'm sure that at least a few racing game fans will appreciate it. Need For Speed Network is a combination social network and second screen app for the aforesaid game, and it's compatible with PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC versions.

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NFS Network is basically an extension of the "Autolog" feature that's been a part of the franchise for years now. The semi-detached social network runs through several of EA's racers, but this one focuses on Need For Speed Rivals alone. Log into the app on your phone or tablet, and you can see which of your friends are online and what they're doing. If you want to meet up in-game, you can set a waypoint on the open world driving map and they'll be alerted to your invitation.

Just like EA's Battlefield 4 Commander app, NFS Network lets users interact with players in the main game even when they only have access to a mobile device. The Overwatch mini-game allows mobile players to repair their friend's rides, refill boost and other powerups, or even sick the cops on them (jerks), all while the console or PC player is in-game. Participating in Overwatch will unlock cars and paintjobs in the main game. Need For Speed Network is a free download for Android 4.0 or later.