Reviews for Need for Speed: The Run

82

Amazing

gforcesa | Dec. 30, 2013 | See all gforcesa's reviews »

I loved this Need For Speed game.I finished it all in one sitting.The story is pretty simple, you have to race across the country for a lot of money.The visuals and the road you race across it really well put together.Also NFS The Run is the first NFS game to offer some gameplay outside of your car, well not really gameplay, mainly because you just press buttons to do something which is not that interesting.Everything except that is brilliant and that makes it a good game for me.Considering it's 60 % off at the moment you should give it a go.

73

Racing with the story

Jimmysil | Sept. 18, 2013 | See all Jimmysil's reviews »

I have played only singleplayer in this game, but I have to say it's one of the best racing-game's singleplayer. Mostly because it's not just about driving a car and be first. Here you have a story that makes racing being more that only racing. You will experince lots of diferent enviromets, like highways, desert, counryside, big cities, and mountains covered with snow. One thing I missed is a better car customization, here you can choose nothing but a color, which is pretty dissapointing for a Need for Speed series.

86

Awesome game, single player a bit short

wozza365 | April 26, 2013 | See all wozza365's reviews »

One of my favourite need for speed games so far, the singleplayer is quite short, offering 4 maybe 5 hours of gameplay including a lot of cinematic clips. The graphics are stunning, best ive seen on a need for speed game, I guess the Frostbite 2 engine really helps here. Although this game is great and the multiplayer is great fun, I am disappointed with Criterion's take on Need For Speed. My favourite Need For Speed game of all time is Underground 2, and the main thing I loved about it was customisation. where as this doesn't offer anything in the way of customisation really compared to the older games.

I think this is a great game especially if you can get it for below a fiver. If you love racing games then you will love this

86

Awesome game, single player a bit short

wozza365 | April 26, 2013 | See all wozza365's reviews »

One of my favourite need for speed games so far, the singleplayer is quite short, offering 4 maybe 5 hours of gameplay including a lot of cinematic clips. The graphics are stunning, best ive seen on a need for speed game, I guess the Frostbite 2 engine really helps here. Although this game is great and the multiplayer is great fun, I am disappointed with Criterion's take on Need For Speed. My favourite Need For Speed game of all time is Underground 2, and the main thing I loved about it was customisation. where as this doesn't offer anything in the way of customisation really compared to the older games.

I think this is a great game especially if you can get it for below a fiver. If you love racing games then you will love this

75

Spectacular game, if you exclude some minor parts.

jeyko | July 3, 2012 | See all jeyko's reviews »

Need For Speed: The Run consists of you racing from San Francisco to New York City. One of its strongest points is its beauty. The game's built on the Battlefield 3 engine - Frostbite 2, and the environments, ranging from skyscrapers to tall mountains and farmlands, look gorgeous. The story in short: you are Jack Rourke, a guy who must win a race from San Fran to New York with a prize of 25 million dollars, which he must pay off to the mob. Sadly, the game did not make me care about Jack, but the good news is - there aren't all that much cutscenes. The handling in The Run feels tight as always in NFS games. The game involves a lot of powerful cars. Here is one of the issues - some cars sound strong and sexy, but some don't. But the cool thing is (which hasn't been seen in a lot of recent games) is that different terrains feel really distinctive. It's really satisfying when you nail that perfect drift around a tight corner on a snowy road. Even though Mr. Jack must drive all the way from San Fran to NY, you are only help him 100-200 km of the way. Most races are the usual A-B stuff, but some have special requirements. In some you must beat a number of opponents to the finish, and in some, go there in a limited time period. That gets to the other problem. Sometimes, when you get off the track, you need to use resets which take up 5-10 seconds of your time, and loading takes around 30-40 seconds. The other bad segment is that you can't replay a single level, you must play a whole stage to get to it. That means you have to go through the horrible cutscenes all over again. I would have to say that the best part about the game is its online component. You can play against friends or random online opponents, but the multiplayer at this moment is dead. If you get over the bad sides and the hollywood-ish parts, this is a really enjoyable game, worthy of the NFS name!