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1606 ratings

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GF Rating

Very Good

It's fun, definitely worth a rent

posted by Dweeler (PLANO, TX) Jan 9, 2014

Member since May 2011

7 out of 7 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

This game was pretty awesome. Great graphics. Cars are a little hard to control than the previous ones. Playing as a cop (which is pretty much all I found fun) was awesome. But the lack of storyline and repetitiveness leaves me wanting SO much more. It's a pretty game but i'm definitely glad I didn't buy this game.

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GF Rating

Very Good


posted by gingyvitus (HANAHAN, SC) Apr 16, 2014

Member since Apr 2014

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

Positive Aspects:
Drifting is super easy in this game which is a plus for me because it makes it fun

Negative Aspects:
By the time you platinum the game the map feels a little small
The game is very repetitious
The soundtrack gets old fast
The racing system is whacked out: Even if you have an amazing end-game car races on easy can still be hard because the way the game was built, you are prevented from getting too far ahead of the other cars. Also if you are racing really badly the other cars will only go about a mile ahead of you and will slow down so that you can catch up and blow past them.

I rate it so high because despite all of the negative aspects, it still was a fun game.

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GF Rating

Above Average

Good but not perfect NFS

posted by Animator22 (SAN JOSE, CA) Nov 30, 2013

Member since Mar 2009

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

This does feel like another version of Hot Pursuit (with the events) mixed with a little Most Wanted (online) which is fine but once you do the first mission its pretty much the same the rest of the game. The level up system is biased on the speedlists you complete which is not a bad thing its just seeing someone whos a higher rank just means they've completed more speedlists and majority of the speedlists are pretty simple to complete. If you have issues with specific race or event just hold off until you get a better car. The game doesn't restrict on what car you use per event which is cool.

Nice variety of cars and I do like how the cars are balanced out in terms of speed and strength. I hate that they show a GT-R but you can't drive it unless it was a pre-order.

Here's where the game drops for me. I keep running into lots of glitches that make the game annoying. There are times when you crash it puts you in the wrong direction, there are times when you crash the game spaz's out and you see your car driving on its own for 5 seconds before it actually puts you back into the event. Some of the jumps don't register as complete which I know is a small thing but it adds to your speed points when complete.

But the absolute annoying issue is the online. This is a game that always wants to put you into a room with other players when you start the game. Even if your not interacting with them and just doing your own thing, when the host disconnects (I don't know why theres a host to begin with) everyone has to stop what they are doing, wait for a 1-2 minute load screen then it drops you right where you left off. So if your in a race, the game stops and when you get back you find yourself stopped with the engine off but the AI is still going. So catching up sucks! I liked Most Wanted because it "FREELY" let you go online/offline seamlessly. No load screen just seamless. This is the most annoying thing in the game. Best to play in a private room to avoid this.

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