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Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2005)

Not Rentable
Also on:PS2, GBA, GC, DS, Xbox 360
GF Rating
8.3

2000 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
10

Perfect

Great game

posted by Snaps16 (FARMINGTON, NM) Apr 29, 2006

Member since Oct 2005

This is just a very very good game for any type of gamer i would say.I am more of a FPS gamer but i loved this game all the way to the end even though i wasnt able to beat it which is one of the good things about this game is that it is challenging and i love the detail that u can put on your ride it just looks amazing after u have souped it up.So to all u GAMEFLY users out there rent this game and see if u like i mean there r people out there that dont like racers but guess what this isnt just a racing game u can take on the cops for hours at a time and that is another great thing about the game because it adds the cool option of destroying things so that u can lose the cops but that dont always work because there r different security levels like first it starts out just regular cop cars then go's to big cop trucks and then tire spikes and then helicoptores and ext. but over all this is a great game that i think every type of gamer should try.I give this game a 10 out of 10

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Get up to Speed

posted by JCDenton (FREEDOM, NH) Apr 27, 2006

Top Reviewer

Member since Mar 2006

The Need for Speed series has gone through several incarnations. Most Wanted takes the exotic sports cars and police chases of Hot Pursuit with the free roaming world and customization of Underground. And the combination works well and does not feel forced. The story mode takes you through the ranks of the blacklist, battling 15 racers to get to the top. IN order to do that, you need to win races, achieve milestones (goals for police chases) and get a certain amount of "bounty," which you receive from successful evasion from the cops. The cutscenes are like digitized versions of live-action sequences and look great. Also great are the graphics, presentation, gameplay and sound (although the soundtrack is relatively limited). The sense of speed is comparable to the Burnout series. However, as the career mode moves forward, you'll start to wonder if it's worth continuing. In fact, I simply stoppped playing after making #5 on the blacklist because the goals required to race #4 seemed too tedious to be fun. There are other modes to keep you active and online support is a help, but it might start to feel like a chore as the game rolls down the highway. It's still a solid racer that will satisfy your velocity fixation.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Need for Speed over need for a life

posted by Roi713 (LOS LUNAS, NM) Apr 23, 2006

Member since Dec 2005

This game is one of the few racing games I enjoy. Although there are better ways to go about blasting through cops at 177 MPH, it still does a good job of making it fun.

Gameplay/Replay Value- 8. Very good game, although it loses two points because replaying the game makes no sense. The game races you through any one section of track ten times if you plan to finish the game.

Graphics- 8. It doesn't get higher because the scenery is not as pretty as it should and can be. Nothing against lowering the detail so we can move faster, though.

Audio- 7. Great sound effects, but there needs to be more diversity. And the music needs more... styles.

Physics/Realism- 6. Invincible player cars? A vertical town that shoots up before out? Sections of town WITHOUT fire hydrants? I want to live here.

Interactivity- 10. I want my car... in.. colors! This is where NFS exceeds Burnout.

Humor- 2. This game is not meant to be a laugh out loud joking game. Sorry.

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