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GF Rating
6.4

2285 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
4

Weak

Misleading; terrible.

posted by hoonur (FORT WORTH, TX) Nov 17, 2012

Member since Oct 2012

25 out of 27 gamers (93%) found this review helpful

The actual racing in this game is pretty cool. The graphics are really great and the car selection is top notch. Those are the only good things about this game. It's very apparent that money hungry EA just slapped the 'Most Wanted' brand on this to rouse NFS fans who stopped playing after the pinnacle of the series (Underground, Most Wanted, Carbon). You literally do the same 8-10 races over and over and over. The Most Wanted list this time around is just that, a list. I can understand EA/Criterion wanting to forego a cheesy, misplaced story but it just seems lazy to not even put a face/name behind these racers you're trying to out-duel throughout the game. The biggest travesty of them all? NO CUSTOMIZATION! Really? How can you not include one of the most integral parts of street racing, let alone racing games in general. Just about every single thing in this game screams 'yearly development cycle'. If EA is going to keep insisting on releasing these poorly executed racing titles on a yearly basis, they need to at least try and make it seem like they put a bit more thought/planning/hard work into them. If you liked Criterion's previous racing games, then you'll have no problem liking this installment. If you're getting this hoping to be whisped back a few years to play an updated version of the quite possibly the best racing game ever made, move along. You will not like what this game does to some of your fondest racing memories as a kid. EA/Criterion truly succeed in devolving this franchise and, to some extent, the racing genre in general.

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GF Rating
7

Good

Need For Speed?

posted by Roadnuts (EAST HADDAM, CT) Jan 26, 2013

Member since Jan 2013

4 out of 4 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

I remember the original NFS title for Playstation. This rendition is far from the original in both good and bad ways. Graphics are great, and the sounds (especially through my Turtle Beach headset) are awesome. The cars handle somewhat realistically but I wouldn't compare this to Forza or Gran Turismo. This is an arcade game not a simulator. I was most bothered by the police cars and how unrealistically fast they are. Also bugged by the spike strips that the AI can drive right over without getting a flat tire! If you're looking for a quick fast ride give it a try. Looking for realism? Get Forza or Gran Turismo.

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GF Rating
4

Weak

smh at EA

posted by rashaad_wolf (STONE MOUNTAIN, GA) Feb 8, 2013

Member since Jan 2013

12 out of 13 gamers (92%) found this review helpful

I had way higher expectations for this game, while ye the graphics are awesome & the selection of cars is enormous, the driving experience just isnt up to par. The cars are very hard to control, it seems like you absolutely cannot win a race without crashing multiple times. The police chases got really annoying. You CANT customize your car which was a huge turnoff for me, the most you can do is change the color when you drive through a bodyshop, thats not the need for speed i knew and grew up with. over all this game was just disapointing

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