gamers (77%) found this review helpful
Most Wanted has precious little to do with the excellent 2005 360 launch title then name. Street tuner elements have removed, not to mention all structure has been stripped away. This is essentially Criterion's second whack at Burnout Paradise, which would have been ok if it wasn't for the sloppy handeling, severly handicapped damage modeling (opposed to Paradise), and lack of said structure. I literally got to the first Most Wanted racer by completing like two races then just fooling around the world for an hour or so till I got enough speed points to take him "it" whatever you call it on. The reason I say this is there is no blacklist with specific street racers to take on like the original most wanted you literally race said car for the car once you overtake it's spot. Forza Horizon it's main competitor beats it senseless in this area since it actually has a structured festival, and actual rivals to challenge with dialogue/backstory etc. This is game is as arcade shoverlware as it gets, and with such poor handeling its's actually a chore to drive rather then a thrill. My faith in the franchise as a whole is very shaken, EA needs to make a massive 360 switch before NFS fades off into obscurity.
posted by fecalfacial13 (NORTHBRIDGE, MA) Nov 11, 2012
Member since Nov 2012
gamers (75%) found this review helpful
Game is horrendous. Can't really customize your car, hard to control, barely can make out the tracks and you only get a few races with a fav. car. Nothing like the original and EA should be ashamed. This franchise is going down hill
posted by xInfectionGTx (COTTONTON, AL) Feb 8, 2013
Member since Oct 2011
gamers (80%) found this review helpful
Being a long time NFS fan I rented this game hoping it would be like the original Most Wanted Title. Even with its cheesy story the original it is still the best. This however is the most ridiculous peace of garbage to pass as a NFS title since ProStreet. The crash scene alone in this game make you want to break the disk. The lack of customization and the fact that you have no garage to store your cars drove me to send this game back shortly after beating it. Oh and did I mention that you need an online pass to play this, which makes no sense. This game is among the worst NFS games. I DO NOT RECOMMEND anyone rent this game.