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.
posted by racer_galor (GRAYSLAKE, IL) Nov 10, 2012
Member since Nov 2012
gamers (67%) found this review helpful
This is a great game! I love the fact that they allow you access to all of the cars at the beginning, as long as you can find them all. The handling can take a little getting used to, but once you do it makes sense and works well. Even though this game hardly resembles it predecessor, it keeps the essence of the game, which makes it fun. The police can get a bit irritating, but when you have over 20,000 speed points and have been nursing the pursuit for over 25 minutes you'll know why. Just saying Heat level six STINKS.
Graphics and sound
Handling (actually gives the car weight and momentum)
Police chases (Has the ability to get you going at times)
The cars are hidden well throughout the city.
Damage (amazingly realistic for a game)
variety of things to do
City to small
lack of a story
lack of speedbreakers in pursuits
AI seems to be kind of sporadic.(drives well for a bit then runs into a wall or never makes a mistake)
police chase (can also be over in a hurry leaving you wanting more)
I have seen reviews for this game stating that it is a horrible game, as I have also seen reviews stating its great. I guess it's up to you and your preference: Simulation or Arcade. This game definitely falls under arcade and in my opinion a very good arcade game at that. I would absolutely recommend this game to anybody. But they should rent it first. This game will not be for everybody. If you hate open - world arcade style games stay away, but if you love them I highly recommend it.