Reviews for Need for Speed: Ultimate Collection (NA)
A fantastic collectionCooberstooge | Sept. 18, 2012 | See all Cooberstooge's reviews »
There's really no way you can go wrong with this pack. It has something in it for every racing fan, from the harsh and gritty underworld of street racing to the glitz and glamour of the international sponsored circuits. Regardless of whether you're more into the simulation or arcade side of things, there is most certainly something here for you. Every single title looks great, although NFS Undercover is starting to age a little, but it still has awesome visuals. Sounds are good, from the noise both outside and inside your ride being spot-on, and the soundtrack in each game being mostly comprised of tunes you actually want to listen to. Controls are good, although I found playing Shift 2 Unleashed with a gamepad to be more involving, which was a little strange - keyboard controls are just fine with it, but the controller made that one just that little bit more intense. As far as technical issues went, NFS Undercover had the strange habit of crashing whenever I increased the graphical settings, despite my system more than meeting even the recommended requirements. The adjusted settings held, though, so I was able to play the game at my chosen detail level without issues. Definitely a pack to get, and at this price, you really can't go wrong. This is an awesome deal.