This is one of the top racing games out there. It is alot better than Need for speed underground 2. The graphics are very good. This is the best game availible for gamecube. If you liked the other underground games then you should pick this one up. There are a lot of cool cars. The blacklist gets kind of repetative towards the end of the game.
posted by DarkStar (GARDEN GROVE, CA) Apr 19, 2006
Member since Mar 2006
I bought this game for the PC, but when I saw my friend playing on his GC, I noticed there's not too much difference.
Sound is amazing. Hooked-up to a surround sound setup makes you feel like you are actually in the car. The visuals are stunning. Even with the "speed blur" that EA put in their racing games with NFS:HP3 (I believe, might have been NFSU1) which can sometimes be annoying, it is not severely overdone. Police AI is really intense compared to that of NFS:HP3... these guys aren't fooled by just hiding in a parking lot or just getting out of view and stopping (especially at higher heat levels). They will actively seek you out, and close-in on your last known location. That, and those SUV's.
This game is long. That's not really a bad thing, as it allows you to really put some time and gear into your ride. There are 700 different combinations of just visual stuff alone. A "On-The-Fly" performance tuner with on-screen instructions make it easy to lower your turbo for tight courses, or max your nitrous for an insane burst. The tuning changes are actually noticeable, unlike some previous NFS's like NFSU1 or 2.
Regular races are sometimes fairly easy or fairly hard. Sometimes you're just not geared for the race, and it becomes apparent as cars pull away from you. Sometimes you're just overpowered for the race, and you'll waste everyone. Sometimes you're by yourself... sometimes you're with 3 other racers. And then there's the police to worry about. ;) Your rivals, though, are no pushovers. Sure you can compete with them, but they get better and faster as you climb "The Blacklist." The video scenes are... well... they're video scenes with real people. That's good I suppose, even though the acting and voices are a little... mmm... lets say "weak."
I think anyone that has played this game can agree on two things. 1) This is an awesome racing game. 2) Razor sucks.
Oh yeah, look out for Cross' heat rank 6. Scary stuff.
When I feel like doing 180 MPH through town with 18 cops chasing me, this is the game I play.
This game is massive, if you get bored with racing head to head with the competition, simply go roam around and cause some havoc. Part of the game entails building up your bounty, which puts you on the police department's blacklist. You want to climb your way to the top of the blacklist and this is no easy task. Cop challenges range from outrunning the cops for a certain amount of time, trading paint with them, busting through roadblocks and outrunning their helicopters.
I’ve been playing this game for a couple weeks straight and I am still not bored with it. With the endless options and upgrades you can do to your car and all of the different challenges from races to cop chases, this game has provided me with countless hours of fun!!!
I was renting this game, but I have now purchased it, it’s one of those games I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of playing.