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GF Rating
6.9

3121 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
6

Above Average

got bored...repetitive affair

posted by chuck74 (SAN DIEGO, CA) Nov 21, 2011

Top Reviewer

Member since Dec 2009

3 out of 4 gamers (75%) found this review helpful

Overview
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Many will disagree, but I greatly preferred NFS Hot Pursuit from last year over this game. The main problem was it was repetitive. However, other flaws like not being able to switch cars easily or long load times just annoyed after awhile.

I think this is at best a rental for a NFS fan. I wouldn't buy it.

Pros
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1) built on Frostbite 2.0 engine (makes for good graphics)
2) decent arcade racing

Cons
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1) repetitive
2) slow load times
3) hard to switch cars
4) lame story

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GF Rating
2

Really Bad

Need for Speed goes Grand Theft Auto

posted by Tomboy99 (LITTLE ROCK, AR) Nov 17, 2011

Member since Dec 2005

5 out of 10 gamers (50%) found this review helpful

Is this Need for Speed or Grand Theft Auto? I couldn't figure that out. I had to check the label on the disc several times!

This was horrible. I'll stick with Underground 1 and 2, Most Wanted, and Carbon. Now those are real street racing! The Shift series are excellent circuit racing!

I want the live-action cutscenes back, with actors like Dean McKenzie (Cross), Emmanuelle Vaugier (Nikki), Danielle Kremeniuk (Angie), and many more back. (I would love to race Cross).

I don't care for the "getting out of the car" and making the character escape from a crushing car and so forth.

I want to race, no matter whether it's legal racing tracks or if it's illegal street racing. I only want to race. That's it -- race.

The graphics were indeed awesome. I will give them that.

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GF Rating
4

Weak

Fun But Aggravating

posted by nyocum5 (BLAIRS MILLS, PA) Jun 17, 2012

Member since Dec 2011

1 out of 2 gamers (50%) found this review helpful

This game has a good idea to it, but the game at times seems rigged. I would hit my car's top speed and still not touch the racers. I would be right behind the racer and try to hit nitro at the finish line and not even gain on him. I had the easiest handling car yet it seemed unresponsive to my controls. All of these factors made the game very aggravating for me. I didn't find myself having fun with the game, instead I found myself POed o and wanting to throw my controller. At times it seems impossible to beat. This game would be a lot of fun for a person who is good at racing games and can pick up on it fast, unfortunately that isn't me. I might try this game again later on when i cool off, then again maybe not. The only thing that kept me playing this was to see what happens at the end.

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