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GF Rating
6.7

1385 ratings

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GF Rating
6

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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GF Rating
10

Perfect

A need for speed is right

posted by Genoske (AUBURN, WA) Nov 16, 2013

Member since Nov 2013

2 out of 3 gamers (67%) found this review helpful

After playing the game for about 8 hours now most of which was online the events is the meat and potatoes of this game the events range from head to head, races, time trials. But the beauty of the game is you can just drive around and once you see a player symbol over a car you can just instantly challenge them and start racing and if you are playing as a cop you can just go around busting people its a ton of fun

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GF Rating
4

Weak

Open World Racing Fails Again

posted by ClintLugert (MINNEAPOLIS, MN) Dec 16, 2013

Member since Oct 2012

5 out of 8 gamers (62%) found this review helpful

I've been gaming for 15+ years & I love most NFS games but Burnout is the best ever. EA did to NFS what they did to Burnout: Ruined it with open world b.s.

This is not GTA. Swarms of cops before, during and after every race is absurd. You have to fight to get the winnings for the race you just won. It's frustrating as can be.

There's no pause button. Absurd.

Though going 200mph, shooting weapons, dodging traffic, wrestling racers, and evading cops sounds fun it's a whole lot less fun when you have to stare at your GPS for the next turn. Races are TRACKS.

This game looks good and feels fast but driving around looking for your next race is dumb too.

The Run was great. So were all the Burnouts before Paradise. This is one of the most joyless racing games I've ever played.

& good luck connecting with your friends on there. Total joke.

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