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GF Rating
6.6

254 ratings

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

good game

posted by lindubz (MANLIUS, NY) Dec 10, 2013

Member since Dec 2013

2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Okay so it's not my favorite game of the year, but I don't know why it got such a low rating from everybody else. It's a fun game and a lot like hot pursuit. You get to achieve speed points through multiple races, cop pursuits, stunts and other objectives as well as switch between being a cop or racer. The cars are also still customizable, but not as much as in previous need for speed games. All in all, it deserves a 7 or 8 rating.

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GF Rating
4

Weak

Disappointed PS3 Prospective

posted by FrankNittyII (UPPER CHICHESTER, PA) Dec 10, 2013

Member since Oct 2013

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

I'm not as upset as I would have if I bought this game. I spent more time resetting my PS3(System ONLY 8 Months old) because the game froze or the constant Host Migrations. Everyone attacked me for saying the game sucks! I can't be wrong if the game got ratings averaging 5 stars out of 10 on Gamefly. Just to prove to yall its not my system or my Internet. I did a few things;

1. I removed the NFS Rival game from my PS3. I then placed Grid 2 in there to see if I get the same results. Guess what I didn't. I continued to play other games with no problems.

2. The continuous Host Migration issues. Its not because of my Internet Service, its because of NFS Rival Servers.

In all honesty, I think NFS Rival was made for PS4 systems. Everyone that has the PS4 doesn't seem to be having any of these issues.

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GF Rating
4

Weak

Too many glitches to be fun

posted by Animator22 (SAN JOSE, CA) Dec 9, 2013

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Member since Mar 2009

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

This is not a really bad game its just all these glitches that make the game barely playable. I recommend playing this on a next gen console as some of these glitches are minimal.

This game is like hot pursuit where you have different events to complete. Most are fairly easy with the right car and it doesn't restrict you on what car to use.

Online can be a drag because it wants to throw you into a room with other users but one user will be the host and when that host leaves then everyone freezes and has to reload. Its a major pain when your in the middle of an event and you need to get your senses back when you re-enter the race, oh and you have to start from a dead stop while the AI is pulling away.

Here are some glitches that I've seen that make this game very hard to enjoy.

- The game will momentarily freeze while the environment loads. This is terrible because when your in a time trail event the timer keeps going while your stuck sitting still for 2-3 seconds waiting for the game to catch up.

- AI fodder cars will instantly appear right in your path with no time to dodge them. This occurs with cops, racers and fodder cars. You'll be in first then last the next second near the finish line.

- Framerate decreases to a chug when there's too much on the screen like 5-7 police cars that are trying to wreck you.

- Game tends to crash when you try to do too much too fast. Turn, boost, crash, open menu, etc.

- This is not often but at times when you crash you'll see your car driving on its own for a few seconds in a cutscene then place you back in the race. This shouldn't occur.

- No vulnerability when you respawn, once you respawn your open for any hits which cops wont miss so don't crash in the first place.

Its just these little things that bring this game down. If your in it for trophies then its fairly easy. You just need a friends help to get 2 of them.

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