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.
Gone are the days when you need to fear the Fuzz. In their place is instead, a nice blend of street racing and modifications with a heaping pile of break-neck high speed pursuits. But don't expect to do any of your underground racing at night because this NFS takes place in full daylight.
Along with the new time of day, this game features a new rival ladder of sorts that only allows you to challenge the next rival when your rep is high enough for the current tier. The vehicle selection is a bit different this time around with some of the sorely missed exotics making their rounds. The graphics are a little bit better than the previous installments but not improved enough to be earth shattering. The controls are tight with the addition of a refilling nitrous bottle. You heard me right, refilling. Now you don't have to stop boosting while running from the FBI.
The vehicle customization is not quite as robust as the other games in the series with less choices of body kits and smaller selections for vinyls, but still offers enough depth so that when you play online, you aren't likely to see the same car twice (unless of course you get beaten by the same guy over and over again). The storyline can be very predictable at times, and the game can appear a little flat to the veterans of the series. The EA Trax selection is good as usual with a wide array of Hip-hop and Rap titles for the modern gamer.
Overall this game does have its share of shortcomings, but offers enough improvements to remain a good experience. Definitely worth playing.
posted by hogol55676 (ROUND ROCK, TX) Oct 12, 2008
Member since Nov 2005
gamers (67%) found this review helpful
Ok i love this game.I have a cool car.I think you should BUY it!i got 20 cops on my tail.i get a fast car,pimp it out,and ride.but Vick was hard =( but i beat him=) .i got to the.... dark whats his face.I think Need For Speed is AWESOME.