Need for Speed Most Wanted (NA)
Third party DRM: OriginPlease note that the free third-party service, Origin, must be used to activate this title.
"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.
Fun but could be betterSimao20 | Sept. 13, 2013 | See all Simao20's reviews »
I enjoyed this game quite a bit but its not without its faults. A beautifully visual game , big map but the problem is that it feels like the map is small or maybe I wasn't playing the game right. It felt as if I was always driving in the same locations. I do love that you can drive around without having to do any races however. That part of the game is fun but it can get bored after a while. The one thing that at least keeps you involved with the game is that you can search for cars and drive them without having to unlock them.The driving mechanics themself aren't that bad but it felt like i wasn't in total control of every car, felt as if there was some sort of lag. This game has a ton of potential which makes me excited for any future releases
Okay GameKevduit | Sept. 12, 2013 | See all Kevduit's reviews »
I got this game for a gift, hoping that it could somewhat match it's extremely popular Most Wanted game. It did not. It was still a fun and open world, free roaming car game, but it just didn't feel like I was doing anything that productive in this game. The cutscenes were that strangest things, with complete fantasy police flying around the city and stuff, although I admit, it DID look pretty funny. The gameplay was quite easy to get used too, so smashing your way down the streets turned into ducking and weaving down roads to avoid any contact. The Multiplayer would've been a lot of fun, but there was always someone that would get lost in the city, and then everyone would start swearing, so it wasn't too much fun. Overall, it was an okay game, If you're looking for a better racing game, I would recommend waiting until the new Need For Speed Rivals game comes out.
Not Really a Need for Speed SeriesCounterAgent | Aug. 13, 2013 | See all CounterAgent's reviews »
Much like the other reviews, I got this game hoping to revisit the earlier glory of this franchise. But rather than staying true to the Need for Speed name, it does feel much more like a Burnout sequel. (as some other reviews have pointed out)
No more racing against the clock trying to earn cash to upgrade your ride, instead just cruise around until you find the car just sitting there and presto you can drive it. That is, unless it belongs to one of many of EA's notorious DLC packages. While this sounds innovative and like it might be fun cruising around trying to find your ride, there is no sense of earning a vehicle and making it your own.
The game lacks the style of its predecessor namesake and the customization is completely gone, basically everything that you came to love about the series is either changed or gone entirely.
With that said, the game itself isn't a horrid game. It lets you cut loose and cruise through a pretty impressive city or across the back country trying to stay one step in front of the police. But it isn't the same caliber that should from this series and it doesn't have a high replay value.
Keep that in mind and pick it up cheap.
Burnout Paradise with a slight Need for Speed treatment.danthemus88 | July 8, 2013 | See all danthemus88's reviews »
If you liked Burnout Paradise, you might like this game, but hardcore Need for Speed fans might be disappointed, as this game is more generic, repetitive arcade and is less rewarding and satisfying than previous franchise games. The fact that you have access to most of the cars right at the start make for a less fulfilling game, and it lacks the engaging quality that made previous Need for Speed games so good. It's still a fun game and graphics are decent, but if you are a hardcore racing fan, this game probably wouldn't satisfy.
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.