Graphics: The graphics were amazing with absolutely everything. I saw no glitches whatsoever. The cutscenes are done with real people, but I say that it's a good thing. They do better than any computer generated people.
Difficulty: It was pretty easy toward the end, but even once you start on Blacklist Rival #12 it gets way harder, but that's only the police chases. Each condition is 10x as hard as the last. The racing is about the same difficulty as previous Need for Speeds. The cops don't always appear during the races. I'd say only about 15% of the time.
Gameplay: I loved everything about the gameplay in Most Wanted. They kept the car physics the same as Underground 1 and 2. You don't have to take time to get used to it. It's realistic too. All except for the cars hitting thing like street lights, but if not then no one would even be able to play.
Story: The story of the game is that a guy named Razor challenges you to a street race for each others' cars. He "amps it up" by calling the cops on you and him. You are now racing with cops. Turns out that Razor messed with your car. You lose and have nowhere to run from the cops at the finish line. The rest is for you to see.
Hints and Tips: 1. After you get to condition 4, spike strips come. Police usually will tell other police where it is on the road. Listen to that. 2. ALL cops are weaker in the back of the car. That means easy smashing through roadblocks. Ram into the back of the car. 3. Once you get to condition 3+, go to the bus station and to the right ramp inside the glass. Just wait on the ledge close to the end. The cops can't bust you, and most of the time will not be evaded.
being a mainstream action-adventure/rpg fan i never thought that i would get into a racing game as much as i did with NFS:Most Wanted the story is solid the graphics are sharp and the racing grabs you and doesn't let go. the customization is solid (though I'm told its not as good compared to other NFS titles) the car selection is a little weak but then again you have the option to relieve your blacklist opponent of their ride once you are done humiliating them (which is very rewarding) all in all i would say this game is highly worth the rent, even if your not into racing titles
I love love love love this one! The graphics are awesome and the car details are even better than awesome. The gameplay controls are well-organized. The only thing I can ask for a character selection so I can play as a woman (because I am a woman). I am looking forward to more Need For Speed games.