Need for Speed Most Wanted (NA)
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"It's the racing game for people who don't tend to like racing games. You're not punished for missing that apex or abandoning that nagging racing line." - IGN.com
"I had a blast playing Need For Speed: Most Wanted, and I expect to keep that feeling alive through many more single and multiplayer dustups." - Gamespy.com
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To be Most Wanted, you’ll need to outrun the cops, outdrive your friends, and outsmart your rivals. With a relentless police force gunning to take you down, you’ll need to make split second decisions. Use the open world to your advantage to find hiding spots, hit jumps and earn new vehicles to keep you one step ahead.
In true Criterion Games fashion, your friends are at the heart of your experience. In an open world with no menus or lobbies, you’ll be able to instantly challenge your friends and prove your driving skill in a variety of seamless multiplayer events. Your rivals will do everything they can to stop you from getting to the top. In this world, there can only be one Most Wanted.
Open World Action:
Lose the cops – your way. Hit jumps and shortcuts, lay low, or shake the cops in surroundings that play to your car's unique strengths. Freedom is everything. Drive anywhere with your friends, discover hidden gameplay or utilize your knowledge of the city to beat them in a never-ending supply of challenges.
Pick a car, hook up with friends and jump into a non-stop playlist of tight, competitive events. No lobby screens means the action never stops. Score big, rank up and earn endless rewards and upgrades. Keep the fierce rivalries going between events with endless opportunities to race, battle and explore in a huge open world.
Beat Your Friends:
Autolog 2 ratchets up the intense competition with personalized race recommendations and feeds broadcasting all of your most newsworthy scores, speeds and times to your friends. Earn Need for Speed points at all times on any system as you try to outdrive your friends and become the Most Wanted.
Racing Without Rules:
It’s survival of the fastest as Need for Speed Most Wanted fuses the franchise’s, authentic “real car” feel with the intense speed and aggression of Burnout. Power down, slide out, and battle your way past cops and rivals using pure driving skill, and heavy doses of nitrous.
Feels Like a Serious Burnout Paradisethegaminglyfe | June 12, 2013 | See all thegaminglyfe's reviews »
In my opinion NFSMW feels too much like a serious Burnout Paradise. Which is a problem because the light-hearted vibrant setting is what makes Burnout Paradise so good. The gameplay and mechanics are still here from Burnout Paradise. The drifting is easy as long as you balance the accelerator and the brake. The races and activities get extremely repetitive after a while and by the end of the game you're not in the mood to do them. The cop chases aren't as action packed as the original Most Wanted and don't have the same feeling. If you're looking for a true sequel to the original Most Wanted, this isn't it. But if you're looking for a racer similar to Burnout Paradise, this is the game you're looking for.
Very RepetitiveFluffyNuggets | May 11, 2013 | See all FluffyNuggets's reviews »
This is the best Need for Speed game that's been released recently but still not very good. The races are fun for the most part but you end up doing to same races over and over again for every single car to unlock stuff. For this reason alone the game is not very fun after a few hours of playing.
Also, beating the most wanted drivers is pretty simple. I don't feel there's any challenge when going up against them because you'll most likely win if you don't crash a lot.
The online is absolutely terrible! You get disconnected constantly and it takes multiple tries to even connect in the first place. This also affects the single player because if you're trying to beat a friends time you end up getting disconnected or can't connect in the first place.
Need for Speed: Most Wanted is a fun throwaway game but there's very little reason in my opinion to continue playing it. EA needs to abandon the series in my opinion because they have obviously lost the desire to make a racing game they used to.
Burnout Paradise 2mossiprose | April 8, 2013 | See all mossiprose's reviews »
This game is amazing if you are a true fan of Burnout Paradise. Think Burnout with real cars, and cop chases and you pretty much know what this game is. It is mad by the guys from Criterion who made Burnout. Personally, I spent hours playing paradise and totally love this game. Graphics are amazing, at least on max settings. The shadows get pretty jaggie otherwise. Cars are unlocked by finding them on the map. They are parked in various places. Some good cars like the Veyron to Ford Focus. Even the F150 Raptor makes an appearance.
All in all, I recommend this game to racing fans who enjoyed Burnout. It doesnt fit with the Need for Speed name, but it is not a bad game.
Sounds is good, car sounds are realistic. Controls are great with a 360 controller Gameplay is exactly what Burnout was like, with one small exception, tracks are available by car. So only certain cars can race in certain courses. Not a bad thing, but there is the odd time you will want to do a race with a car that wont do the course. Its rare, but be aware of it. The only reason this does not get a solid 100 is the DLC. The game is new and already has 3 new car packs available for ten bucks each. Its a little pricey.
But try the game, its worth it, at 50 bucks, but I have seen it go on sale many times.
Its just not the samedraculrosu12 | March 31, 2013 | See all draculrosu12's reviews »
I bought this game thinking they would try to go back to how the original Most Wanted game was but I was wrong. There is no story line at all except to beat ten "most wanted" cars. There is no modifying your car beyond a couple mods and different colors. The thing that made the first Most Wanted great was the ability to make your car your own, that is to say modify everything about it from the rims up to custom paint jobs. There was also the feature of owning your cars in the first Most Wanted. You had to race to earn money in order to purchase the next car you wanted. It was a little time consuming but satisfying when you finally bought a new car and test drove it. But in the new Most Wanted game you wonder around the world and stumble upon the cars. It destroys the excitement of acquiring new cars. For example, you start out with a Porsche 911 and I started to drive around the city to check it out. Well I just happened upon the Ford GT (one of my favorite cars and one that in the past was a tier 3 or so car which took a while to get). So right at the get go I had one of the fastest cars in the game. It was disappointing to lose the ability to purchase and modify cars. Next is the whole "crash sequence." This is by far the worst thing about the game. Lets say youre strolling along at 50mph. In real life you'd be dead if you hit another car head on, but this is a video game and isn't supposed to be real life (hints why its a video game). So if you hit a person going anywhere between 40mph and 240mph, this cut scene comes on and shows your car tumbling through the air only to land, broken, on the pavement. The camera just sits there, focused on your broken car. All the while racers are speeding past you. Its annoying and any little bump will make you crash. That takes the joy out of driving recklessly and ramming into cop cars because youre afraid to hit them. That brings me to the next part: cop chases. They mean absolutely nothing. If you get away, nothing happens. If you get busted, nothing happens. No consequences, no impounding, nothing. So what's the point of it? There isnt one.
All in all this game is okay. I wouldnt buy it new. The graphics are fantastic and the online play is the best part of the game. But not worth $50, more like $20. So just wait for a good used deal to come by.