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Need for Speed: Most Wanted

User Reviews

It still needs....something. Windows Sam Hardy (76)
A Fun Racing Game Xbox Jason Wilkinson (7)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
BREW 1 5.0
GameCube 14 3.6
PlayStation 2 14 3.6
PlayStation 3 Awaiting 1 votes...
Windows 36 3.5
Xbox 8 2.7
Xbox 360 11 3.5
Combined MobyScore 84 3.5


The Press Says

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PlayStation 2UOL Jogos
Embora a inteligência artificial dos policiais não seja necessariamente brilhante (mas eles ainda assim surpreendem em algumas situações, com verdadeiras táticas de perseguição), tampouco a idéia das perseguições policiais seja original, "Need for Speed Most Wanted" conseguiu a difícil tarefa de conseguir suceder com sucesso uma série que já é tradição quando se fala em games de corrida. O impacto não é igual ao de "Underground", mas, se é diversão de qualidade o que importa, o jogo vale muito a pena.
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WindowsUOL Jogos
Embora a inteligência artificial dos policiais não seja necessariamente brilhante (mas eles ainda assim surpreendem em algumas situações, com verdadeiras táticas de perseguição), tampouco a idéia das perseguições policiais seja original, "Need for Speed Most Wanted" conseguiu a difícil tarefa de suceder com sucesso uma série que já é tradição quando se fala em games de corrida. O impacto não é igual ao de "Underground", mas, se é diversão de qualidade o que importa, o jogo vale muito a pena.
95
WindowsGry Mocny
Need for Speed: Most Wanted, jako już kolejna odsłona serii, prezentuje się niezwykle smakowicie. Autorzy nie próbowali implementować do niej żadnych przesadzonych bajerów, lecz skupili się na tym, co de facto jest najważniejsze – grywalności, różnorodności tras i w miarę przyzwoitym wątku fabularnym, który nie spowoduje, że odechce nam się ścigać po kilku godzinach grania. Wiadomo, że nie to jest najważniejsze, ale jednak – skoro decyduje się na scenariusz – to trzeba go chociaż w przyzwoitym stopniu zrealizować. Poza tym multum tras, samochodów, ciekawych rzeczy do odblokowania, świetna ścieżka dźwiękowa, to jest to, co przemawia za zakupem. Jednak, jak na te niespełna 140 złotych, które należy zapłacić za grę, mogłaby być ona nieco dłuższa. Kilka dynamicznych wieczorów i mamy praktycznie zabawę z głowy.
93
XboxPGNx Media
Need for Speed Most Wanted successfully brings the Need for Speed series back to daylight. The addition of the cops returns the series to its roots, while keeping the gameplay mechanics and large city of the Underground games will make it accessible to fans of those games. Unless you’re awaiting an Xbox 360, this version is definitely recommended.
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XboxTalkXbox
Need for Speed: Most Wanted is a definite step forward for the series. You will fall in love with the police-chases immediately, and you are still offered the great racing aspects that you already know and love. Everything comes together nicely for the Xbox version of the game, and I recommend that racing fans add this to their collection.
93
PlayStation 2Game Chronicles
Need for Speed Underground was a kick-butt series during its time. Despite its excellence for the underground, racing society, Need for Speed Underground was always missing one major real-life aspect: cops. Need for Speed Most Wanted fills the hole, bringing the dreaded 10-94 back into the scene.
92
WindowsPlayback
Podsumowując całą grę jest to produkt dobry potrafiący zatrzymać przed monitorem na długie godziny. Mnogość trybów gry, fabuła czy dodatki w postaci wyzwań to rozgrywka na długi czas. Grafika oraz muzyka nie odstrasza, a raczej przyciąga gracza, a adrenalina pompowana w żyły podczas wyścigów także robi swoje. Pozostało mi zaprosić jedynie do przetestowania najnowszego dziecka EA z rodziny NFS i samemu się przekonać na ile słuszna jest recenzja.
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GameCubeGame Chronicles
Granted, Need for Speed Most Wanted may not live up to its Underground predecessor completely, it is still a good game. It offers things that Underground lacks. Plus, it’s nice to see a slew of exotics alongside sport compacts. The newest Need for Speed may be the most wanted of the season, being one of the best racing games for now.
91
Xbox1UP
Most Wanted is yet another thoroughly competent addition to the franchise. The nod back to the cop chase mechanics of the Hot Pursuit games is certainly welcome, plus it's interesting to see that the vaunted "open" gameplay of the last two games has been dialed down by a more forcibly linear structure to keep things interesting. As ever the presentation is top-notch, but I think we could all happily live without the bad story and trashy cut-scenes. As a current-gen game is stunning. The Xbox version is notably impressive, and even moreso when you see it side-by-side with its sibling on 360.
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XboxArmchair Empire, The
EA made the right decision in avoiding the temptation of sequel-itis with Need for Speed Underground 3 and instead steered into a fresh-yet-familiar direction for one of the best racing franchises around. Need for Speed Most Wanted is an exceptional racing game, with stunningly awesome graphics and a solid gameplay, albeit somewhat lacking in the A.I. smarts. Online success requires a tuned-to-the-max car, but if you have the requisite vehicle, can be a lot of fun. Street racing gamers will once again fulfill their need for speed and vehicular mayhem.
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Xbox 360Game Shark
Regardless of what platform you purchase Need For Speed: Most Wanted, you’ll have a good game to play. The Xbox 360 makes NFS: MW an even better game and it should absolutely, positively be one of your first titles with the console. Even if you already have the game on the original Xbox, I highly recommend upgrading.
91
BREWIGN
If you own a 3D-enabled handset, Need for Speed Most Wanted is simply a must-have download for two reasons. Most importantly, it's a great racing game with an incredible amount of content and play value. However, the game also serves double-duty as a jealousy machine -- it's the kind of game that you download and then wag in front of your friend's mug while he's still trying to make the world's longest snake on his raggedy handset. (Not that there's anything wrong with Snake, per se -- but times, they are a' changing.)
90
WindowsComputer Gaming World (CGW)
Gearheads may enjoy the bevy of car modifications, but for me, driving games are about driving, and I generally disdain anything that cuts into my time doing so. Does Most Wanted feed my adrenaline addiction from start to finish? No—repetition, while unavoidable in a game like this, ultimately does in the game’s ability to raise your blood pressure. But while it lasts...damn, it’s good.
90
GameCubeGame Informer Magazine
I can't begin to explain how pleased I am that the Need for Speed team really looked at issues with last year's game and fixed basically every single one of the problems I personally had with it. On top of that, the addition of police chases withing a world are simply classic.
90
XboxGame Informer Magazine
I can't begin to explain how pleased I am that the Need for Speed team really looked at issues with last year's game and fixed basically every single one of the problems I personally had with it. On top of that, the addition of police chases withing a world are simply classic.
90
PlayStation 2Game Informer Magazine
I can't begin to explain how pleased I am that the Need for Speed team really looked at issues with last year's game and fixed basically every single one of the problems I personally had with it. On top of that, the addition of police chases withing a world are simply classic.
90
XboxWorth Playing
Do yourself a favor: stop putting money into "modding" your 1993 Honda Civic (y'know, the one with the shoddily-tinted windows, Japanese nonsense painted on the side, and obnoxious exhaust system) and spend the cash on Need For Speed Most Wanted. It'll fulfill all your outlaw tuner desires, with the added bonus of not making you look like a complete fool when you take it for a spin. Just a suggestion, that's all.
90
WindowsDreamStation.cc
Need for Speed Most Wanted is a great game and the best one of the Need for Speed series so far. Fast speeds with the endless customization of cars with a choice of tuners and exotic cars gives one endless hours of play. The great soundtrack and great replay value keeps you coming back for more. At some point the cops do seem a little hard to shake, but it does not take away from the game play. I can highly recommend this game for the racer in all of us. Take to the streets and see if you can out run the cop; who hasn’t wanted to do that?
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WindowsGry o2
Need for Speed: Most Wanted jest grą bardzo dobrą. Nie jest może grą rewolucyjną, ale na pewno wnosi trochę do gatunku, a te pomysły, które istniały już wcześniej, wykorzystuje w bardzo dobry sposób. Można jedynie ponarzekać na to, że nie da się aż tak bardzo ulepszać samochodu, ale przynajmniej można część ustawień zmienić każdego z ulepszeń, a to też już jest coś, choć za mało. No i samych ulepszeń jest dość niewiele. Most Wanted spełnia jednak najważniejsze wymaganie gier komputerowych - bawi i daje naprawdę dużo przyjemności. I to bez względu na platformę, gdyż na obu gra różni się tylko grafiką, a rozgrywka przebiega praktycznie tak samo – świetnie. Więc, jeśli lubicie gry wyścigowe albo też oglądać pościgi policyjne w telewizji lub na filmach, to nie zastanawiajcie się długo. Macie PS2? Kupcie wersję na tę platformę. Macie PC? To na PC. Macie obie? To... Sami wybierzcie. A jeśli macie kierownicę, to chyba nie muszę mówić więcej.
90
Xbox 360Game Informer Magazine
If you had a chance to read my review of the current-generation versions of Most Wanted last issue, you already know what I think of the game. But for those that missed it, I’ll recap. One of my major problems with Underground 2 was the fact that while there was an open world to cruise around in, there wasn’t really any reason to drive from one side of the city to the other. There were, of course, the races that you had to drive across the city to reach, but doing so was more like work than play. Most Wanted addresses these problems head-on, with the addition of simple menus that take you straight to any of the myriad races, and a relentless police force that has only one goal in mind, and that’s taking you down. Not only does this give the player a reason to drive around the world, it gives the game a personality over and above how many modifications you can put on your tricked out ride.
90
WindowsGamestyle (Germany)
Insgesamt ist Need for Speed: Most Wanted eine Mischung aus dem Besten aller bisherigen Need for Speed-Spiele. Es macht einfach eine Menge Spaß seine Wagen nach und nach aufzumotzen und optisch zu verändern. Dazu kommen die actionreichen und spannenden Verfolgungsjagden mit der Polizei, die einem immer wieder auf's Neue fordern. Durch die kleine Hintergrundgeschichte und durch die Blacklist wird das Ganze noch gut zusammen gehalten und der Spieler wird ständig motiviert. Die schöne Stadt, die sehr schicke Grafik und die gelungene Soundkulisse tragen den Rest dazu bei. Wirkliche Kritikpunkte gibt es kaum. Somit ist Need for Speed: Most Wanted wohl für jeden eine uneingeschränkte Empfehlung der auch nur ansatzweise Rennspiele mag. Auf dem Sektor der arcadelastigen Rennspielen gibt es zur Zeit nichts besseres.
90
WindowsMaximum PC
Need for Speed has always been about driving really fast cars in beautiful real-world locations. Unlike boring driving sims, where the focus is on making perfect corners and minimizing your lap times, NFS eschews realism for pure action, raw speed, and visceral sensation. The latest edition in the series, Most Wanted continues the tradition.
90
Xbox 360GotNext
Overall, Need for Speed Most Wanted is a seriously entertaining single-player experience. It looks great, controls well, and offers a load of thrills, speed, and mayhem. It's got depth and length to it, and provides a satisfying alternative to the other more "by-the-numbers" Xbox 360 launch driving games Ridge Racer 6 and Project Gotham Racing 3. If you've got a 360 and an itch to cause some destruction, you'll find a lot to like here – Poser Mobile crew excepted.
90
Xbox 360DreamStation.cc
Need for Speed Most Wanted is a great game and the best one of the Need for Speed series so far. Fast speeds with the endless customization of cars with a choice of tuners and exotic cars gives one endless hours of play. The great soundtrack and great replay value keeps you coming back for more. At some point the cops do seem a little hard to shake, but it does not take away from the game play. I can highly recommend this game for the racer in all of us. Take to the streets and see if you can out run the cop; who hasn't wanted to do that?
90
WindowsPC Action
Mich hat die Speed-Sucht wieder voll erwischt. Most Wanted macht der traditionsreichen Rennserie alle Ehre. Hier stimmt fast alles, das Spieldesign ist nahezu perfekt! Im Einzelspieler-Modus kommt es immer genau zum richtigen Zeitpunkt zu motivierenden Änderungen - neue Stadtteile, Bonuswagen oder extravagante Tuningteile. Außerdem gibt es bei Most Wanted wieder fett was auf die Ohren. Sowohl Motorengeräusche als auch der durchweg von Top-Bands beigesteuerte Soundtrack sind der Wahnsinn.
90
WindowsActionTrip
If EA continues to make sequels like this, then there's much hope for the future. I think they need to stick to the recipe that made this title as good as it is. In spite of some of the negative things we've been saying about the giant publisher's questionable strategies, we have to give them credit where credit is due. Namely, they sure know how to combine elements to make a top-quality arcade racer. NFS: Most Wanted didn't exactly elevate the series, but it successfully mixed all the ingredients that made the previous games addictive to play.
90
WindowsPC Games (Germany)
Die beste Bullenjagd aller Zeiten: Im jüngsten Teil der legendären Need-for-Speed-Serie feiern die motorisierten Ordnungshüter ein furioses Comeback. Herzlichen Glückwunsch, Need for Speed! Doch anstatt sich zum zehnten Geburtstag reich beschenken zu lassen, erfüllt Entwickler Blackbox den Herzenswunsch vieler Spieler: Nachdem bei den Vorgängern Underground 1 und 2 anarchische Zustände auf den Straßen herrschten, kehrt bei Most Wanted die Polizei zurück auf die Bildschirme.
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PlayStation 2Games Radar
You know that saying about pleasing all of the people all of the time, right? Impossible. That's kind of what Need for Speed has faced as it went from a high-end exotic racer to a cop-chase simulator to a tuner's paradise. With every shift, the franchise lost a few passengers who preferred "the way it was." So here's one game with a little bit of everything: the appropriately titled Need for Speed Most Wanted.
90
Xbox 360GamePro (US)
Need for Speed Most Wanted is the end product of how to successfully build upon a long standing racing franchise--it is refreshingly new while still retaining all the old elements that have fueled the Need for Speed series for so long.
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PlayStation 2GamePro (US)
The gear-head genre has become crowded, and contenders must up the ante to stand out. While Need for Speed Underground 2 occurred exclusively after sundown, Most Wanted drags tuner culture into the daylight, and under vigilant police eyes.
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Xbox 360Shin Force
Take NFS: Hot Pursuit 2 and mix it with NFS: Underground and you get NFS: Most Wanted. This game has its annoyances, but it still screams to be played through 'til the end. Hopefully, EA will actually use the power of the Wundermachine for the likely forthcoming sequel.
89
WindowsImperium Gier
Czas uciekać...oczywiście, aby dalej grać w nowego NFS’a. To chyba największy z możliwych komplementów dla gry. Zresztą, co tu dużo gadać – Most Wanted należy do tego rodzaju gier, przy których mówisz sobie „jeszcze jeden, ostatni raz – dosłownie – i uciekam się uczyć”. Bzdura. Nie mając wspomnianych na początku recenzji przynajmniej 6 wolnych godzin, lepiej nie zasiadać do gry. Gorąco polecam tę produkcję wszystkim maniakom prędkości!
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WindowsGameguru Mania
For people who liked the NFS: Hot Pursuit and its exotic cars, or those who love the tuner cars of NFS: Underground, this is a combination of both. NFSMW is the best racing game of season and definitely a must buy.
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Xbox 360Gamesmania
Mit Need for Speed Most Wanted ist EA der perfekte Mix aus den traditionellen Need for Speed Titeln und den guten Ansätzen der Underground Spiele gelungen. Wer mit einem Edelsportwagen durch herbstlich anmutende Straßenschluchten jagt, dem Verkehr ausweicht, die Regentropfen auf der Windschutzscheibe zur Kenntnis nimmt und den Polizeifunk hört, fühlt sich an Titel wie Hot Pursuit erinnert. Tuning und Szenerennen kommen dennoch nicht zu kurz, so dass auch Underground Fans auf ihre Kosten kommen. Schade ist nur, dass das Fahrmodell noch immer zu simpel gestaltet ist und Nachtrennen nun gar nicht mehr auf dem Programm stehen. Dennoch empfehlen wir den Titel allen Fans von Arcade-Rennspielen, denn derart spannende Verfolgungsjagden wurden während der letzten zwei Jahre schmerzlich vermisst.
88
WindowsGamesmania
Mit Need for Speed Most Wanted ist EA der perfekte Mix aus den traditionellen Need for Speed Titeln und den guten Ansätzen der Underground Spiele gelungen. Wer mit einem Edelsportwagen durch herbstlich anmutende Straßenschluchten jagt, dem Verkehr ausweicht, die Regentropfen auf der Windschutzscheibe zur Kenntnis nimmt und den Polizeifunk hört, fühlt sich an Titel wie Hot Pursuit erinnert. Tuning und Szenerennen kommen dennoch nicht zu kurz, so dass auch Underground Fans auf ihre Kosten kommen. Schade ist nur, dass das Fahrmodell noch immer zu simpel gestaltet ist und Nachtrennen nun gar nicht mehr auf dem Programm stehen. Dennoch empfehlen wir den Titel allen Fans von Arcade-Rennspielen, denn derart spannende Verfolgungsjagden wurden während der letzten zwei Jahre schmerzlich vermisst.
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XboxGame Freaks 365
Need for Speed Most Wanted succeeds in many ways, but too often I found myself racing in events that I felt I had already played. In that respect, EA Canada could have put more emphasis on unique races, perhaps striving for a game that provides the gamer with genuinely new-feeling race events each time. That's a minor gripe in an overall excellent package. If you're a Need for Speed fan out there, Most Wanted will be your most wanted holiday present this season.
88
GameCubeGame Freaks 365
Need for Speed Most Wanted succeeds in many ways, but too often I found myself racing in events that I felt I had already played. In that respect, EA Canada could have put more emphasis on unique races, perhaps striving for a game that provides the gamer with genuinely new-feeling race events each time. That's a minor gripe in an overall excellent package. If you're a Need for Speed fan out there, Most Wanted will be your most wanted holiday present this season.
88
WindowsGame Freaks 365
Need for Speed Most Wanted succeeds in many ways, but too often I found myself racing in events that I felt I had already played. In that respect, EA Canada could have put more emphasis on unique races, perhaps striving for a game that provides the gamer with genuinely new-feeling race events each time. That's a minor gripe in an overall excellent package. If you're a Need for Speed fan out there, Most Wanted will be your most wanted holiday present this season.
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WindowsPlayfuls
Vroomm... Vroommmm! Gentlemen, ladies, start your engines for I am to enter the race of presenting the game whose only reason for being is speed: Need For Speed: Most Wanted, the latest product with which Electronic Arts is decided to win the gamers' hearts. And since we're speaking of luxury cars, which you can tune to the limit of your imagination, beautiful women, illegal racing and loads and loads of cash, I doubt that anyone will ignore Need For Speed: Most Wanted.
88
WindowsPC Powerplay
In Underground darf ich nur nachts fahren, jetzt nur tagsüber, warum geht nicht beides? Davon abgesehen ist Most Wanted im Singleplayer-Modus für mich der beste Teil der Serie, zumal ich die Zwischensequenzen mit echten Schauspielern mag. Ein gescheiter Multiplayer-Part mit Duellen zwischen Polizei und Rasern hätte dem Spiel sogar den Sprung über die 90er- Grenze beschert.
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PlayStation 2Gaming Target
Though it actually started as a standard racing simulation on the ill-fated 3DO, for years, Need for Speed was the epitome of pick-up-and-play arcade style racing, letting you get behind the wheel of exotic, high-powered sports cars that few of us will ever be able to afford let alone drive in reality, and put them on tracks in equally exotic and/or unique locales. In time (namely, 1998's Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, which is when the series actually started getting good), EA added The Law into the mix, adding yet another layer of insanity to the average race; not only did you have to deal with other opponents, but also put up with the cops who were hell-bent on taking you out, by any means necessary, be it roadblocks, spike strips, or even an odd bomb-dropping helicopter.
87
XboxTeamXbox
EA could have easily produced Underground 3, and it would have been a huge hit at the cash registers. Instead, the powers-that-be decided to mix things up a bit and go back to the series’ roots; a sure gamble given the current popularity of car-tuning in videogames and with 18-34 year old men and women. With proper execution, gambles in the videogame industry usually pay off, as is the case with Need for Speed Most Wanted. This is a better overall game than the Underground series, with more depth on the pavement and in the garage. The presentation factor has also gone up tenfold, along with a serious improvement in graphical quality.
87
XboxGameZone
Need for Speed Most Wanted is a much needed change of pace for the series and one seriously entertaining racing game for fans of the genre. It skips the commercial appeal of the Underground games and offers a game filled with intense races, great FMV cutscenes and number of cool cars. Xbox fans, this is one racing game you don’t want to miss.
87
XboxIC-Games
Need For Speed: Most Wanted picks up quite nicely from the excellent Need for Speed: Underground 2 and never really lets go from that point on. There are some suitably impressive graphics on offer and the career mode is probably one of the most impressive seen in the series to date. It might just be yet another yearly EA update, but if they continue to come out as good as this then nobody has any right to complain.
87
WindowsGameStar (Germany)
Endlich kann ich wieder die Cops an die Wand fahren. Die filmreifen Verfolgungsjagden passen wunderbar ins Spiel und wurden durch die neuen Rennmodi zusätzlich aufgewertet. Auch das deutlich abwechslungsreichere Streckendesign erinnert positiv an die grandiosen Teile 3 und 4. Und Gott sei Dank darf ich nun auch wieder tagsüber rasen. Mir haben stimmungsvolle Sonnenuntergänge (man denke nur an NfS Porsche) schon immer besser gefallen als eine rabenschwarze Nacht. Motzen kann ich eigentlich nur über den happigen Schwierigkeitsgrad und die noch immer nicht perfekte Lenkrad-Steuerung.
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WindowsPC Gameplay (Benelux)
Most Wanted breit een aangenaam vervolg aan de Underground-reeks en biedt voldoende nieuwe elementen om te blijven boeien.
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PlayStation 2Next Level Gaming
The Need For Speed franchise has been around for a long time. It started off in a very strong way, and earned a very big following. As the series progressed, it started to lose some of its luster. Then EA took the franchise in the direction of street and underground racing, a very popular aspect of racing. This change brought the franchise out of a slump, and it has enjoyed some of the success that it saw early on. With their latest offering, Need For Speed: Most Wanted, EA sticks with the street racing theme, but this time around, they bring back the fuzz.
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PlayStation 2Worth Playing
Overall, Need for Speed: Most Wanted has all the makings of a great game, but its otherwise solid gameplay is tarnished by the lack of an online segment. The CG sequences and voice acting add a great deal of story to the game; it's still a little shallow in most situations, but the buildup in the main story is executed flawlessly. If you were a NFSU fan, NFS:MW plays quite similarly, but I think the game is trying to re-gain the old NFS fans who were lost in the transition.
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Xbox4Players.de
Need for Speed: Most Wanted versetzt mich in ein echtes Wertungs-Dilemma: Wie soll ich ein Spiel beurteilen, bei dem fast alles vom indirekten Vorgänger übernommen wurde und das an vielen Stellen wie ein Add-On wirkt? Tatsächlich könnte der neueste Teil der Serie auch Need for Speed Overground heißen, denn bis auf die Rennen bei Tageslicht sind Tuning, die meisten Renntypen und selbst die Spielmechanik mit freier Stadt, Karte und SMS aus dem Untergrund bekannt. Was mich allerdings neben dem Speed Breaker doch noch überzeugt hat, sind vor allem die Cops, die nach langer Abstinenz endlich wieder ins Renngeschehen eingreifen und euch so manche filmreife Verfolgungsjagd bieten. Und selbst wenn es mittlerweile etwas ausgelutscht ist, macht es doch immer noch Spaß, seine eigenen Schlitten zu tunen und sich auf packende Duelle mit den Blacklist-Fahrern zu freuen.
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Xbox 360games xtreme
I know I always say that I review a game for what it is, not what I want it to be. But for some games they need to step outside of the acceptable normal and comfortable safe public sales zone, or they’ll just stagnate. NFS MW feels like a combination of UG II with cops in it, that’s the be all and end all. There really isn’t anything groundbreaking or that new about the game, coupled with the really bad rubber-band AI it drops the game’s score quite a few points as you’ll see. What use is there in having all these gorgeous graphics and locations, the fantastic cop chases and nail-biting edge of the seat races – when they’re gone in an instant. The 360 is a powerful piece of kit and PGR 3 proves what you can do in that respect. NFS MW has no replay feature and there’s no way to enjoy your escape from the law or the rise on the Blacklist after the race.
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PlayStation 2games xtreme
The additions made to Most Wanted – most notably the police presence – mean that it is a worthy new entry in the Need for Speed series without feeling like just an Underground 3, still fans of the previous games will almost certainly enjoy Most Wanted. Getting to the top of the Blacklist and defeating Razor will become a must if the storyline grabs you (which is good since that’s what it’s there for) and keeps you playing.
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GameCubeGamesmania
Mit Need for Speed Most Wanted ist EA der perfekte Mix aus den traditionellen Need for Speed Titeln und den guten Ansätzen der Underground Spiele gelungen. Wer mit einem Edelsportwagen durch herbstlich anmutende Straßenschluchten jagt, dem Verkehr ausweicht, die Regentropfen auf der Windschutzscheibe zur Kenntnis nimmt und den Polizeifunk hört, fühlt sich an Titel wie Hot Pursuit erinnert. Tuning und Szenerennen kommen dennoch nicht zu kurz, so dass auch Underground Fans auf ihre Kosten kommen. Schade ist nur, dass das Fahrmodell noch immer zu simpel gestaltet ist und Nachtrennen nun gar nicht mehr auf dem Programm stehen. Dennoch empfehlen wir den Titel allen Fans von Arcade-Rennspielen, denn derart spannende Verfolgungsjagden wurden während der letzten zwei Jahre schmerzlich vermisst.
85
XboxGamesmania
Mit Need for Speed Most Wanted ist EA der perfekte Mix aus den traditionellen Need for Speed Titeln und den guten Ansätzen der Underground Spiele gelungen. Wer mit einem Edelsportwagen durch herbstlich anmutende Straßenschluchten jagt, dem Verkehr ausweicht, die Regentropfen auf der Windschutzscheibe zur Kenntnis nimmt und den Polizeifunk hört, fühlt sich an Titel wie Hot Pursuit erinnert. Tuning und Szenerennen kommen dennoch nicht zu kurz, so dass auch Underground Fans auf ihre Kosten kommen. Schade ist nur, dass das Fahrmodell noch immer zu simpel gestaltet ist und Nachtrennen nun gar nicht mehr auf dem Programm stehen. Dennoch empfehlen wir den Titel allen Fans von Arcade-Rennspielen, denn derart spannende Verfolgungsjagden wurden während der letzten zwei Jahre schmerzlich vermisst.
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PlayStation 2Gamesmania
Mit Need for Speed Most Wanted ist EA der perfekte Mix aus den traditionellen Need for Speed Titeln und den guten Ansätzen der Underground Spiele gelungen. Wer mit einem Edelsportwagen durch herbstlich anmutende Straßenschluchten jagt, dem Verkehr ausweicht, die Regentropfen auf der Windschutzscheibe zur Kenntnis nimmt und den Polizeifunk hört, fühlt sich an Titel wie Hot Pursuit erinnert. Tuning und Szenerennen kommen dennoch nicht zu kurz, so dass auch Underground Fans auf ihre Kosten kommen. Schade ist nur, dass das Fahrmodell noch immer zu simpel gestaltet ist und Nachtrennen nun gar nicht mehr auf dem Programm stehen. Dennoch empfehlen wir den Titel allen Fans von Arcade-Rennspielen, denn derart spannende Verfolgungsjagden wurden während der letzten zwei Jahre schmerzlich vermisst.
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WindowsStrategy Informer
Need for Speed Most Wanted has come together quite nicely. The presentation is very sleek and stylish, the graphics are very impressive, and the sound effects aren’t bad either. The cars are awesome and fast, there are tons of quality races to take up lots of your time, and you won’t have to spend a lot of time sitting around waiting for Most Wanted to load.
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GameCubeGame Informer Magazine
While I didn't review the last Need for Speed game, here's my take on it - the open city is a pain and the difficulty wasn't balanced very well. So, Most Wanted being a sort-of-sequel, does it bring the series back to its current-gen high point of NFS: Underground? Largely, yes. But as a whole, it's not quite there yet.
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XboxGame Informer Magazine
While I didn't review the last Need for Speed game, here's my take on it - the open city is a pain and the difficulty wasn't balanced very well. So, Most Wanted being a sort-of-sequel, does it bring the series back to its current-gen high point of NFS: Underground? Largely, yes. But as a whole, it's not quite there yet.
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XboxIGN
Need for Speed Most Wanted has, as we like to say, shaped up real nicely. The stylistic presentation and graphic sensibilities are impressive, and they're complemented by excellent engine sound effects and smart cop chatter. The game holds at a solid 30 FPS on all systems, and while the sense of speed isn't as palpable in the first hour or so of play, just wait. Win a few cars, upgrade them, and before you know it, you'll be smoking. The sense of speed never reaches Burnout levels, but it's damn good in everything from a souped-up Volkswagon GTI to a stock RX-8. And while it should be a given, the Lamborghinis, Porsches and other high-end cars really rip. You'll be glad you bought this.
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XboxGame Over Online
It’s been missing for a while, but the simple inclusion of the police catapults Most Wanted into one of the best racers in recent history. Dodging roadblocks, evading cruisers and trying to make a name for yourself by getting on The Blacklist is a lot of fun, and it’s simply a couple of technical hiccups or other game issues that hamper this from becoming an instant classic.
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XboxGame Chronicles
Could it have used some more visual polish? Sure. How about better online play? Yes, indeed. Most Wanted could have used a lot of work in the presentation department. But who cares? Most Wanted rocks, pure and simple, and we couldn’t have asked for a better final hurrah on the old black box. Kudos to EA – you might not have given gamers something entirely new to look at – but it is a hell of a lot of fun.
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XboxPAL Gaming Network (PALGN)
Need for Speed: Most Wanted is one of the best titles in the Need for Speed series and one of the racing games of 2005. Shifting the direction of the series appears to have paid dividends for EA and this game deserves the high sales it is guaranteed to generate.
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XboxGamer Within
For a series that has been around for years, the evolution that has taken place in the Need For Speed series is quite commendable. EA Games has managed to successfully alter the series according to consumer’s interest, which enables the series to continuously top the charts for weeks after release. Need For Speed Most Wanted further strengthens the series’ stable number one position in the illegal street racing scene, and we can’t wait to see what the developers do with the next title.
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PlayStation 2Game Informer Magazine
While I didn’t review the last Need for Speed game, here’s my take on it – the open city is a pain and the difficulty wasn’t balanced very well. So, Most Wanted being a sort-of sequel, does it bring the series back to its current-gen high point of NFS: Underground? Largely, yes. But as a whole, it’s not quite there yet.
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Xbox 360Planet Xbox 360
After putting in a good amount of time with EA’s Need for Speed Most Wanted on the Xbox 360, any doubt for the system or regrets on the money I spent are put to rest with a quick boost of nitrous. This game is long, if you have the stamina to complete the career mode you still have Live as a reason to put this one back into your console. The car list, physics engine, story mode, and Live play are my major reasons for recommending this game to any readers out there that either A) like the previous versions of EA’s underground series or B) miss games like Burnout and don’t like games like Project Gotham; if you fit into either one of these two categories this game is a must own for you, no questions asked. The graphics, sound effects, and controls are only a bonus to everything else that makes up a quality racing title. For a first attempt on new hardware I have to commend EA for a job well done.
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Windows1UP
If you want the cheap, easy, one-sentence description of Need for Speed: Most Wanted, it's actually pretty straightforward: it's Underground 2 with cop chases. There's obviously a lot more to it than that, but at its very core that's what you're getting, and that's certainly not a bad thing. The gameplay structure is essentially the same, it's still hip-deep in "street culture," and it still has the same basic feel to the controls. It's fast, good looking, boasts a great car list, and gives you plenty of game for the money. You get about 15 hours of gameplay from the main career mode, plus there are 68 additional challenges that will take you a fair few hours to get through, as well as online play.
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XboxExtreme Gamer
Need for Speed Most Wanted should be high on your wish list this year. This street racing franchise still has lots of life, and Most Wanted is provides some invigorating racing for all levels of gamers. Need for Speed is definitely on the right track and has proven itself once again. Pick this sucka up!
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Xbox 360Extreme Gamer
Need for Speed Most Wanted should be high on your wish list this year. This street racing franchise still has lots of life, and Most Wanted is provides some invigorating racing for all levels of gamers. Need for Speed is definitely on the right track and has proven itself once again. Pick this sucka up!
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GameCubeGame Over Online
It’s been missing for a while, but the simple inclusion of the police catapults Most Wanted into one of the best racers in recent history. Dodging roadblocks, evading cruisers and trying to make a name for yourself by getting on The Blacklist is a lot of fun, and it’s simply a couple of technical hiccups or other game issues that hamper this from becoming an instant classic.
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GameCubeIGN
Developers of racing games received a new injection of life and purpose in the last two years. The growing popularity of street racing and modding has flourished in the popular culture, while Criterion's Burnout series has blazed a path all its own, bringing arcade racing back to its pre-Gran Turismo glory days. The Need for Speed series has never clung to a particular aspect of pop culture like Rockstar's Midnight Club or a particular car like Sega's Ferrari 360, but the long-time series struck gold with its light implementation of modding with Need for Speed Underground, selling more units worldwide than any game in 2003 with 7.5 million. Need for Speed Most Wanted continues the street culture thing, but EA's Canadian development team has mined one of the better iterations of the series, Need for Speed Hot Pursuit, fusing both rudiments into a newly refined, yet strangely familiar racer.
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Xbox 3601UP
Like several of the launch games on 360, it does highlight some of the issues with multi-generational, multi-platform games. Although it's a very good looking game on the new box, and by no means as guilty of the crimes committed by the likes of Gun and Tony Hawk, it does seem to be somewhat hampered visually by its brothers on Xbox and PS2. That said, it's a great game overall, and if you're lucky enough to have a 360 it's definitely the version to buy.
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PlayStation 2IGN
Developers of racing games received a new injection of life and purpose in the last two years. The growing popularity of street racing and modding has flourished in the popular culture, while Criterion's Burnout series has blazed a path all its own, bringing arcade racing back to its pre-Gran Turismo glory days. The Need for Speed series has never clung to a particular aspect of pop culture like Rockstar's Midnight Club or a particular car like Sega's Ferrari 360, but the long-time series struck gold with its light implementation of modding with Need for Speed Underground, selling more units worldwide than any game in 2003 with 7.5 million. Need for Speed Most Wanted continues the street culture thing, but EA's Canadian development team has mined one of the better iterations of the series, Need for Speed Hot Pursuit, fusing both rudiments into a newly refined, yet strangely familiar racer.
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PlayStation 21UP
Most Wanted is yet another thoroughly competent addition to the franchise. The nod back to the cop chase mechanics of the Hot Pursuit games is certainly welcome, plus it's interesting to see that the vaunted "open" gameplay of the last two games has been dialed down by a more forcibly linear structure to keep things interesting. As ever the presentation is top-notch, but I think we could all happily live without the bad story and trashy cut-scenes. As a current-gen game is stunning. The Xbox version is notably impressive, and even moreso when you see it side-by-side with its sibling on 360.
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Xbox 360Game Freaks 365
There isn't much to complain about in Need for Speed: Most Wanted. The opponent racer A.I., unlike the police A.I., is a little too easy at first. They're not very competitive until hours into the game, but that's really the only valid complaint that I have. Most Wanted isn't a revolutionary title but it's something that is a blast to play and it's a great start for racing games on the Xbox 360. Pick it up if you're looking for a racing title or if you liked the Underground series, you won't be disappointed.
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Xbox 360Gamers.at
Wieder einmal haben wir einige Stunden mit der wohl bekanntesten Rennspielserie überhaupt verbringen dürfen und können am Schluss fast nur Positives berichten. Need for Speed Most Wanted ist ein gelungener Xbox360-Titel, der sowohl im technischen Bereich als auch im Gameplay auf voller Linie überzeugt. Auch in der Online-Welt dieses Games ist bereits einiges los, womit nach dem Durchspielen des Story-Modus noch weitere Anregung besteht, weiterzuspielen. Trotzdem vermisse ich ein realistisches Schadenmodell, denn an der Leistungsfähigkeit der Xbox360 sollte es nicht liegen, so etwas darstellen zu können. Nichtsdestotrotz ist NFS:MW ein uneingeschränkt empfehlenswerter Xbox360-Rennspieltitel, den vor allem die NFS-Jünger auf der Xbox360 nicht versäumen sollten.
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GameCubeGameSpot
While the actual racing in Need for Speed Most Wanted is probably the weak link in the chain, it's still solid enough to keep you interested as you move from racer to racer, working your way up the Blacklist as you go. But the real stars of the show are the police, who give the series a much-needed shot in the arm. If outrunning the law sounds like your idea of a good time, you'll have a great time here.
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PlayStation 2GameZone
The underground racing scene really exploded a few years ago and it has really changed the face of racing games. Everywhere you look you will see traces of this racing trend and in many areas it has really been a good thing for gamers. For the past two years now EA has released their popular Need for Speed racing series and it had a very “underground” theme to it. This year EA has combined elements from the Underground and Hot Pursuit series and the fruit of their efforts goes by the name Need for Speed Most Wanted. Read on to find out why you should purchase this game.
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WindowsGameSpot
EA's long-running Need for Speed series took a trip underground a couple of years back when the developer refocused the game solely on illegal street racing. While the nighttime racing series was certainly successful, the lawless world was always missing one key factor: cops. This year's installment crawls back into the daylight. The actual racing hasn't changed too much, but the ever-present police make this game a whole lot more interesting.
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PlayStation 2GameSpot
EA's long-running Need for Speed series took a trip underground a couple of years back when the developer refocused the game solely on illegal street racing. While the nighttime racing series was certainly successful, the lawless world was always missing one key factor: cops. This year's installment crawls back into the daylight. The actual racing hasn't changed too much, but the ever-present police make this game a whole lot more interesting.
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XboxGameSpot
EA's long-running Need for Speed series took a trip underground a couple of years back when the developer refocused the game solely on illegal street racing. While the nighttime racing series was certainly successful, the lawless world was always missing one key factor: cops. This year's installment crawls back into the daylight. The actual racing hasn't changed too much, but the ever-present police make this game a whole lot more interesting.
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Xbox 360GameSpot
Every good hardware launch needs a great-looking driving game. With the increased graphical power that new hardware tends to provide, we've got yet another test bed for just how realistic computer-rendered cars can actually look. For the release of the Xbox 360, Electronic Arts is serving up the latest installment in its long-running racing series, Need for Speed Most Wanted. Its high-speed races and police chases make for an extremely exciting game, which is further enhanced by the game's terrific graphics. This is one of those games that makes the previous generation of hardware look older than it actually is.
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XboxLawrence
Even after fifteen hours in the career mode, I still wanted to jump into one more race. The different modes and customization options definitely increase replay value, and racing in Most Wanted is simply fun to do. There are lots of different racing games available, and by no means is Most Wanted the best of them available, but it is a great ride that is worth looking, especially if previous Need for Speed games have spent significant time in your console.
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XboxThe A.V. Club
Using live-action cutscenes can be dangerous—and tacky. But Need For Speed pulls it off with style. Cool effects and edgy aesthetics make this title fun to watch, not just to play.
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GameCube4Players.de
Need for Speed: Most Wanted versetzt mich in ein echtes Wertungs-Dilemma: Wie soll ich ein Spiel beurteilen, bei dem fast alles vom indirekten Vorgänger übernommen wurde und das an vielen Stellen wie ein Add-On wirkt? Tatsächlich könnte der neueste Teil der Serie auch Need for Speed Overground heißen, denn bis auf die Rennen bei Tageslicht sind Tuning, die meisten Renntypen und selbst die Spielmechanik mit freier Stadt, Karte und SMS aus dem Untergrund bekannt. Was mich allerdings neben dem Speed Breaker doch noch überzeugt hat, sind vor allem die Cops, die nach langer Abstinenz endlich wieder ins Renngeschehen eingreifen und euch so manche filmreife Verfolgungsjagd bieten. Und selbst wenn es mittlerweile etwas ausgelutscht ist, macht es doch immer noch Spaß, seine eigenen Schlitten zu tunen und sich auf packende Duelle mit den Blacklist-Fahrern zu freuen.
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Xbox 3604Players.de
Need for Speed: Most Wanted versetzt mich in ein echtes Wertungs-Dilemma: Wie soll ich ein Spiel beurteilen, bei dem fast alles vom indirekten Vorgänger übernommen wurde und das an vielen Stellen wie ein Add-On wirkt? Tatsächlich könnte der neueste Teil der Serie auch Need for Speed Overground heißen, denn bis auf die Rennen bei Tageslicht sind Tuning, die meisten Renntypen und selbst die Spielmechanik mit freier Stadt, Karte und SMS aus dem Untergrund bekannt. Was mich allerdings neben dem Speed Breaker doch noch überzeugt hat, sind vor allem die Cops, die nach langer Abstinenz endlich wieder ins Renngeschehen eingreifen und euch so manche filmreife Verfolgungsjagd bieten. Und selbst wenn es mittlerweile etwas ausgelutscht ist, macht es doch immer noch Spaß, seine eigenen Schlitten zu tunen und sich auf packende Duelle mit den Blacklist-Fahrern zu freuen.
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Xbox 360Armchair Empire, The
Enjoyment from Need for Speed: Most Wanted depends on your level of fanaticism for racing games. There's enough technical stuff included for "hardcore" racers like the customization options, but casual gamers that really like the eggshell, balls-to-the-wall speed and explosions that accompanies the Burnout series might feel a little let down by the experience. Still, that doesn't detract from the outright appeal of going real fast, painting flames on your car, and not having to cope with any real life mayhem usually associated with street racing.
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PlayStation 24Players.de
Need for Speed: Most Wanted versetzt mich in ein echtes Wertungs-Dilemma: Wie soll ich ein Spiel beurteilen, bei dem fast alles vom indirekten Vorgänger übernommen wurde und das an vielen Stellen wie ein Add-On wirkt? Tatsächlich könnte der neueste Teil der Serie auch Need for Speed Overground heißen, denn bis auf die Rennen bei Tageslicht sind Tuning, die meisten Renntypen und selbst die Spielmechanik mit freier Stadt, Karte und SMS aus dem Untergrund bekannt. Was mich allerdings neben dem Speed Breaker doch noch überzeugt hat, sind vor allem die Cops, die nach langer Abstinenz endlich wieder ins Renngeschehen eingreifen und euch so manche filmreife Verfolgungsjagd bieten. Und selbst wenn es mittlerweile etwas ausgelutscht ist, macht es doch immer noch Spaß, seine eigenen Schlitten zu tunen und sich auf packende Duelle mit den Blacklist-Fahrern zu freuen.
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XboxGamer 2.0
Need For Speed: Most Wanted is a great game. Sure, the AI can be annoying, the online may be a little lacking in modes, but overall, Most Wanted is still a very solid game. If you have a current-gen console, you’ll still get a great experience from playing this game, but the PC and Xbox 360 versions are easily the strongest.
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Xbox 360Fragland.net
As far as arcade racing games go, Need for Speed: Most Wanted provides a satisfying, yet not very innovative, experience. The gameplay is comparable to that of Hot Pursuit 2, while the entire tuning part was taken out of Underground 1 & 2. If the game appeals to you, the Xbox 360 version is definitely the one to get, with its improved high-definition visuals and shorter loading times. Fans of the series will certainly like the game, but seeing that the X360 version of Burnout: Revenge is only a few weeks away, I can't recommend it whole-heartedly.
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PlayStation 2GameSpy
With three dozen licensed cars ranging from the new Mustang to the perennial street racing favorite Subaru STi, a meaty 15-20 hour story mode and loads of optional challenges beyond that, Most Wanted is one game you're going to be playing into the wee hours. The Black Edition of the game contains two exclusive cars, a '67 Camaro and a finely-tuned M3, as well as eight custom rides, additional races and challenges, and a bonus DVD. The PS2 version is, unfortunately, the least graphically impressive of the bunch and does not support online play, unlike the Xbox. But no matter which platform you're playing on, Most Wanted is still a hell of a value for the money, and it's one title that should be on just about any gamer's wish list this Christmas.
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WindowsGameSpy
It's sad when someone tries to be hip and trendy; you simply are or you aren't. Need for Speed Most Wanted tries its best to evince street cred and attitude but looks silly in the process. Thank goodness that doesn't get in the way of the pulse-pounding car chases, lighting-fast races, and a beautifully crafted game world. We most want more of that.
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GameCubeBright Hub
Hard as it may be to believe, Need for Speed: Most Wanted is a better overall product than the Wii version of Need for Speed: Prostreet, despite being considerably older and on less powerful hardware. In fact, the only advantage that the newer NFS game seems to have over the older one is the ability to use the Wii Wheel to control the action and slightly improved graphics. Most Wanted, on the other hand, is a deeper game, features a better selection of vehicles, has better gameplay variety, free-roaming exploration and, thanks largely to the fact that you need to flee from the cops from time to time, it winds up being a much more intense and enjoyable game to play. If you own a Wii, skip Prostreet and get yourself a Gamecube compatible controller or wheel and a copy of this game instead. Trust me, you'll find up having much more fun in the long run.
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XboxX-Power
Need For Speed: Most Wanted mag een geslaagde mix genoemd worden. De goede verhaallijn, uitgebreide tuningopties en achtervolgingen maken dit spel tot één van de beste arcaderacers van dit moment. Het enige minpunt is het uitblijven van een optie om online de slechte flik uit te hangen, maar dat kan de pret niet bederven. Hou je van snelle races zonder al te veel technische uitleg en vind je Burnout te extreem, dan is NFS: MW een dikke aanrader.
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Xbox 360TTGamer
Need for Speed Most Wanted on 360 is probably worth a burn around the track if you haven’t picked the game up for Xbox or PS2. EA has succeeded in taking the game back to its roots, but in other ways not as far as some may have liked.
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WindowsGameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands)
Hoewel het racen zelf niet echt het sterkste punt is van Need for Speed Most Wanted, blijft het nog meer dan voldoende degelijk om je geinteresseerd en spelende te houden. De echte sterren van de show zijn zonder twijfel de jongens van de politie die we al te lang hebben moeten missen in deze reeks. Welkom terug jongens.
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XboxGameSpy
With three dozen licensed cars ranging from the new Mustang to the perennial street racing favorite Subaru STi, a meaty 15-20 hour story mode and loads of optional challenges beyond that, Most Wanted is one game you're going to be playing into the wee hours. The Black Edition of the game contains two exclusive cars, a '67 Camaro and a finely-tuned M3, as well as eight custom rides, additional races and challenges, and a bonus DVD. The Xbox version, in addition to being considerably better-looking than the PS2 version, also supports Xbox Live online play for head-to-head racing, though seemingly must-have features, like co-op racing or the ability to play as the cops, didn't make it into the online portion of the game. But any way you slice it, Most Wanted is a hell of a value for the money, and it's one title that should be on just about any gamer's wish list this Christmas.
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Xboxvideogamer.com
Need For Speed: Most Wanted is a great return to form for the series. While the actual head-to-head races are a little disappointing, cop chases provide more entertainment than most racing titles released this year combined. Combine these thrills with some great presentation and some incredible early cutscenes and you have not only the best Need For Speed title in some time, but also one of the best racers period.
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XboxOperation Sports
Those returning to the Need for Speed series will find the same racer as they are accustomed to. However, the police aspect in this game makes it refreshing and “new” to the gamer. For those of us that fantasize about toying with the cops, but really don’t want to share a prison cell with "Big Jerome", Need for Speed: Most Wanted is a game you'll like.
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WindowsGamelog - Strefa Gier Komputerowych
Przyznam, że nowa odsłona serii to dla mnie wielkie zaskoczenie. Spodziewałem się w najlepszym przypadku średniaka, skutecznie kontynuującego kiepskie rozwiązania z "NFSU" i części kolejnej, a tu proszę - śliczna, dopracowana, grywalna gra. Ponadto zadbano też o to, by "Most Wanted" nie było kolejną grą na weekend - wyzwania, misje, pościgi występują tu w naprawdę wielkich ilościach i żeby ukończyć wszystkie potrzeba mnóstwo czasu. I zdecydowanie warto choćby część z nich sprawdzić. Jest oczywiście kilka uchybień - niektórych zirytuje mniej rozbudowany tuning (choć "cięcia" wcale nie są tak duże) i przede wszystkim wysoka ocena gry. Ale - jeśli chodzi o to ostatnie - tak to już jest, że EA Polska lubi nam serwować takie właśnie niemiłe niespodzianki cenowe, znów każąc sobie płacić blisko 140 zł. Szkoda. Niemniej jednak, gdy tylko gra potanieje, zagrać w nią nie zaszkodzi, tym bardziej, że nic lepszego w tym gatunku w tym roku się nie pojawiło.
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PlayStation 2Gildia Gier Komputerowych
Podsumowując, Need for Speed: Most Wanted to gra bardzo dobra, potrafiąca przykuć do ekranu na długie godziny, nie tylko dzieki oprawie audio-wizualnej, ale przede wszystkim dzieki wysokiej grywalności. Można ją z czystym sumieniem polecić fanom arkadówek i wszystkim facetom, którzy naście lat temu jako chłopcy zagrywali się w Micro Machines na Nintendo.. :) Czwóreczka.
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PlayStation 2PSX Extreme
Need for Speed: Most Wanted is an entertaining racer that will please fans of the "Undergound" series, as well as those looking for something more akin to the original Need for Speed games. While the actual races aren't that interesting, the cop chases are fantastic, and they'll keep you entertained for hours on end.
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Xbox 360Video Game Talk
The game is rather lengthy for an storyline based racer, but it is certainly quite a ride. The single player game will take approximately 15 to 20 hours to complete and the multiplayer can extend the life out while the number of quality racing titles for the Xbox 360 is currently low. The Gamerscore Achievements are broken up between the 15 blacklist racers for a total of 1000 points. It's important to note over 80% of those points are awarded for the last five racers. In terms of fun to be had, this arcade racer certainly tops the simulation style of Project Gotham Racing. While certainly not as drawn-out or deep as PGR, it's a highly addictive racer that shouldn't be missed by any Xbox 360 owner. I recommend this title for purchase at a price point of around $40 or use an online rental service if you are only interested in the single player game.
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Xbox 360Digital Press - Classic Video Games
Even with some minor gripes and oversights, this next-gen racing game fits itself snugly in the middle of the genre for the 360 launch. It's nowhere near the arcade stylings of Ridge Racer 6 given the customization offered and it's not the simulation Project Gotham 3 is trying to be. Its depth, length, and easy to pick up racing make it an obvious purchase if the gameplay style appeals to you.
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GameCubeN-Zone
Sicher, grafisch lässt die Game-Cube-Version die stimmige Farbgebung und den realistischen Look der PS2- und Xbox-Versionen vermissen. Spaß macht es aber trotzdem. Die Idee, das gelungene Underground-Gameplay mit hitzigen Cop-Verfolgungsjagden zu kombinieren, ist einfach cool. Die Handheld-Versionen können mich leider nicht wirklich überzeugen.
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Xbox 3603DAvenue
Need for Speed Most Wanted on 360 is probably worth a burn around the track if you haven’t picked the game up for Xbox or PS2. EA has succeeded in taking the game back to its roots, but in other ways not as far as some may have liked.
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GameCubePro-G
Need For Speed: Most Wanted is a great return to form for the series. While the actual head-to-head races are a little disappointing, cop chases provide more entertainment than most racing titles released this year combined. Combine these thrills with some great presentation and some incredible early cutscenes and you have not only the best Need For Speed title in some time, but also one of the best racers period.
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GameCubeGameSpy
With three dozen licensed cars ranging from the new Mustang to the perennial street racing favorite Subaru STi, a meaty 15-20 hour story mode and loads of optional challenges beyond that, Most Wanted is one game you're going to be playing into the wee hours. Unfortunately, unlike the Xbox version of the game, the GameCube version does not support online play, nor is it available in a Black Edition with additional features, like the PS2 or Xbox versions. GameCube gamers can take a bit of comfort in the fact that the GCN version has better graphics than the PS2 version, however. And no matter what platform you're playing on, Most Wanted is still a hell of a value for the money, and it's one title that should be on just about any gamer's wish list this Christmas.
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Xbox 360GameSpy
Anytime there's a new console on the market, publishers scramble to cover every genre of game for the new system. For the launch of the Xbox 360, Electronic Arts decided to cover street racing fans by releasing the latest in its perennial Need for Speed franchise. If you thought that the Need for Speed series was running out of gas, Most Wanted on the 360 will prove that there's still plenty of octane left in the tank.
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Xbox 360IGN
Developers of racing games received a new injection of life and purpose in the last two years. The growing popularity of street racing and modding has flourished in the popular culture, while Criterion's Burnout series has blazed a path all its own, bringing arcade racing back to its pre-Gran Turismo glory days. The Need for Speed series has never clung to a particular aspect of pop culture like Rockstar's Midnight Club or a particular car like Sega's Ferrari 360, but the long-time series struck gold with its light implementation of modding with Need for Speed Underground, selling more units worldwide than any game in 2003 with 7.5 million. Need for Speed Most Wanted continues the street culture thing, but EA's Canadian development team has mined one of the better iterations of the series, Need for Speed Hot Pursuit, fusing both rudiments into a newly refined, yet strangely familiar racer.
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PlayStation 2Yahoo! Games
When it comes to racing games, EA's Need for Speed series is one of the granddaddies of the genre. Originally conceived in the mid-'90s, the game was designed around the concept of racing exotic cars at high speeds. As the genre matured, and the tuner influence grew, so did the series. In Need for Speed: Most Wanted, the series returns to its roots with mixed results. At times, the game is a shining example of why we fell in love with the original, while at others it seems to meander along, not quite sure what it's trying to be.
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PlayStation 2Fragland.net
It is as if the devs kept adding new chewing-gums in their mouth over the years until they reached HP2. They started a new bubble-gum to kick off with the Underground-series and gave the first ball of gum some time to rest. Once that only the basic residues remained, it was small enough for the developers to chew both balls together: result a nice, big mix on which you can chew endlessly but without a real intensive boost of new flavours that won't stay fun for long. Obviously, for those of you who haven’t had a taste every time the gum got bigger, NFS:MW will feel like a little piece of heaven. Hardcore gamers on the other hand, won’t be to excited about this latest adition to the series because, altough it is a very decent game, it primarily focuses on a non-gaming audience which doesn't mind/know that it is not as new as they suggest.
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XboxGamersMark
If you’re a fan of arcade racers and EA’s better efforts in the Need for Speed series, than you should definitely give Need for Speed Most Wanted a whirl. It’s one of the better arcade racers released all year and quite possibly the very best one you’ll be able to play on Microsoft’s next generation game console. Of course, the game has its flaws, but Most Wanted lays down the groundwork for a sequel that will hopefully improve on the faults of its predecessor.
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XboxPlay.tm
As far as racers go you could do a lot worse than Most Wanted. The only thing stopping it achieving a better score are the aforementioned niggles coupled with some below par AI. Their computer-controlled abilities switch from laughably amateur to 'one mistake and its race over' Terminator-style brutality in a matter of moments which seems more than a little unfair. Saying that, regardless of any of the game's faults it's probably going to be a Christmas bestseller for EA. Whether you can go without a NFS for another year or if you're adamant that you won't budge until EA produce a definitive example of the series is up to you. Otherwise enjoy this latest title that certainly gets more right than it does than it does wrong.
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PlayStation 2PlayFrance
Au final, Need for Speed Most Wanted est un mélange réussi de courses, de poursuites et de tuning, bien que ce dernier aspect soit légèrement en retrait par rapport aux épisodes de la série Underground. Le scénario du jeu se développe de fort belle manière et l’on enchaîne les victoires contre les membres de la liste noire sans jamais s’ennuyer. En outre, le mode défi proposé aux côtés du mode carrière parvient lui aussi à captiver le joueur ! La seule véritable ombre au tableau reste donc l’animation du jeu, franchement instable, qui peut parfois nuire au plaisir de jeu.
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Xbox 360The Video Game Critic
One annoying aspect of the game is its email and voicemail functions. It's bad enough to deal with these in real life - I don't want them in my games. Fortunately, you can pretty much ignore the messages as they accumulate in your inbox. A two-player split-screen mode is included, but sadly, you can't play the role of the police. Need For Speed: Most Wanted definitely hits the mark when it comes to streetwise, chaotic racing contests. It may lack the pristine visuals and crisp control of other 360 racers, but Most Wanted's wild brand of lawless action will keep you coming back for more.
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XboxUGO (UnderGroundOnline)
Though the differences between the this-generation and next-generation iterations of Need for Speed: Most Wanted are nominal, the Xbox 360 version offers better graphics, particle effects, and more cops on your tail. Featuring over thirty cars (painstakingly laser scanned by the EA team), a variety of races, and online support, Most Wanted shows off the polygon crunching power of the 360 while providing aficionados of the genre a decent game with realistic racing physics and the all important T and A thanks to the FMV rendering of Josie Maran.
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XboxGaming Age
Besides that gripe though, this is really a solid racing game. If you've grown bored of Burnout Revenge, or don't have a 360 to try out Project Gotham Racing 3, than this is your next best bet. The controls are solid, the storyline is at least entertaining, the cop chases are fun, the graphics and sound are both well done and polished, and the time it'll take you to finish it makes it worth a purchase.
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GameCubeJeuxvideo.com
Need For Speed est un style de jeu à lui tout seul. Avec sa réalisation convaincante et son gameplay très accessible, il plaira forcément aux amateurs de conduite arcade basée sur des pointes de vitesse hors du commun. Le mode carrière parvient à immerger le joueur et on se glisse volontiers dans la peau d'un as du volant.
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XboxJeuxvideo.com
Need For Speed est un style de jeu à lui tout seul. Avec sa réalisation convaincante et son gameplay très accessible, il plaira forcément aux amateurs de conduite arcade basée sur des pointes de vitesse hors du commun. Le mode carrière parvient à immerger le joueur et on se glisse volontiers dans la peau d'un as du volant.
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PlayStation 2Jeuxvideo.com
Need For Speed est un style de jeu à lui tout seul. Avec sa réalisation convaincante et son gameplay très accessible, il plaira forcément aux amateurs de conduite arcade basée sur des pointes de vitesse hors du commun. Le mode carrière parvient à immerger le joueur et on se glisse volontiers dans la peau d'un as du volant.
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Xbox 360Jeuxvideo.com
Need For Speed est un style de jeu à lui tout seul. Avec sa réalisation convaincante et son gameplay très accessible, il plaira forcément aux amateurs de conduite arcade basée sur des pointes de vitesse hors du commun. Le mode carrière parvient à immerger le joueur et on se glisse volontiers dans la peau d'un as du volant.
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WindowsJeuxvideo.com
Need For Speed est un style de jeu à lui tout seul. Avec sa réalisation convaincante et son gameplay très accessible, il plaira forcément aux amateurs de conduite arcade basée sur des pointes de vitesse hors du commun. Le mode carrière parvient à immerger le joueur et on se glisse volontiers dans la peau d'un as du volant.
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GameCubeLawrence
Even after fifteen hours in the career mode, I still wanted to jump into one more race. The different modes and customization options definitely increase replay value, and racing in Most Wanted is simply fun to do. There are lots of different racing games available, and by no means is Most Wanted the best of them available, but it is a great ride that is worth looking, especially if previous Need for Speed games have spent significant time in your console.
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WindowsJeuxVideoPC.com
Chez EA les mots d’ordre sont : originalité, nouveauté, créativité. La recherche ultime du « Jamais VU ». Donc ils sortent ce qui est le 9ème NFS. Ce volet est un énorme mélange de tout ce qui a fait le succès des précédents : courses rapides sur routes ouvertes, voitures de sport de luxe, courses-poursuites avec la maréchaussée et du tuning. Une année sans NFS c’est aussi long qu’une année sans jeu sur la seconde guerre mondiale, et à peu près aussi rare.
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Xbox 360Jeuxvideo.fr
Comme vous l’avez compris, Need For Speed Most Wanted oscille entre tout bon et tout mauvais. L’ambiance générale du jeu nous pousse à aller toujours plus loin, mais la vitesse d’animation, variant suivant les zones dans lesquels nous roulons, vient presque tout gâcher. Déçus par les versions GameCube, Playstation 2 et Xbox, pas du tout convaincus par cette version Xbox 360 malgré l’effort fait sur les graphismes, nous sommes en droit de nous demander si les développeurs n’auraient pas dû attendre un peu, plutôt que de nous proposer un Need For Speed : Most Wanted pas vraiment optimisé.
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Xbox 360Factornews
Loin d'être un retour aux sources comme certains l'espéraient, Need for Speed Most Wanted est avant tout une évolution de NFS Underground, une sorte de NFSU2 dans lequel on aurait rallumé la lumière et rajouté quelques voitures de flics. La recette a beau être toujours aussi simple, il faut reconnaître qu'elle fonctionne, et les courses-poursuites se révèlent être les plus intenses que l'on ait vues depuis longtemps, le tout mis en valeur par un aspect visuel de haute volée et une bande son plus péchue que jamais. Bref, sans être une révolution, ce Need for Speed Most Wanted est un jeu de courses extrêmement plaisant à jouer, et comblera tous les amateurs d'arcade pendant un bon moment.
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PlayStation 2JeuxActu
Si beaucoup des nouveautés présentes dans ce nième volet de la saga Need For Speed n’auront donc finalement pas eu l’effet escompté, et si on regrettera la sempiternelle absence de réel trafic sur les routes, ce Need For Speed : Most Wanted n’est pas exempt de qualités pour autant et arrive même à nous séduire grâce aux grands retours des courses poursuites. Pas assez exploitées dans le mode carrière, celles-ci procurent à elles seules plus de sensations que les habituelles courses et on se surprend à traîner dans les rues de la ville dans le seul but de se faire pister. Faute de bonne surprise complète, le quatorzième épisode de la série automobile d’Electronic Arts marquera tout de même une évolution dans le bon sens des choses et restera déjà pour les puristes bien meilleur en terme d’ambiance que les deux derniers volets estampillés Underground. Une marche à suivre intéressante donc, qu’on espère se voir poursuivre dans les prochains volets.
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WindowsJeuxActu
Si beaucoup des nouveautés présentes dans ce nième volet de la saga Need For Speed n’auront donc finalement pas eu l’effet escompté, et si on regrettera la sempiternelle absence de réel trafic sur les routes, ce Need For Speed : Most Wanted n’est pas exempt de qualités pour autant et arrive même à nous séduire grâce aux grands retours des courses poursuites. Pas assez exploitées dans le mode carrière, celles-ci procurent à elles seules plus de sensations que les habituelles courses et on se surprend à traîner dans les rues de la ville dans le seul but de se faire pister. Faute de bonne surprise complète, le quatorzième épisode de la série automobile d’Electronic Arts marquera tout de même une évolution dans le bon sens des choses et restera déjà pour les puristes bien meilleur en terme d’ambiance que les deux derniers volets estampillés Underground. Une marche à suivre intéressante donc, qu’on espère se voir poursuivre dans les prochains volets.
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XboxJeuxActu
Si beaucoup des nouveautés présentes dans ce nième volet de la saga Need For Speed n’auront donc finalement pas eu l’effet escompté, et si on regrettera la sempiternelle absence de réel trafic sur les routes, ce Need For Speed : Most Wanted n’est pas exempt de qualités pour autant et arrive même à nous séduire grâce aux grands retours des courses poursuites. Pas assez exploitées dans le mode carrière, celles-ci procurent à elles seules plus de sensations que les habituelles courses et on se surprend à traîner dans les rues de la ville dans le seul but de se faire pister. Faute de bonne surprise complète, le quatorzième épisode de la série automobile d’Electronic Arts marquera tout de même une évolution dans le bon sens des choses et restera déjà pour les puristes bien meilleur en terme d’ambiance que les deux derniers volets estampillés Underground. Une marche à suivre intéressante donc, qu’on espère se voir poursuivre dans les prochains volets.
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GameCubeJeuxActu
Si beaucoup des nouveautés présentes dans ce nième volet de la saga Need For Speed n’auront donc finalement pas eu l’effet escompté, et si on regrettera la sempiternelle absence de réel trafic sur les routes, ce Need For Speed : Most Wanted n’est pas exempt de qualités pour autant et arrive même à nous séduire grâce aux grands retours des courses poursuites. Pas assez exploitées dans le mode carrière, celles-ci procurent à elles seules plus de sensations que les habituelles courses et on se surprend à traîner dans les rues de la ville dans le seul but de se faire pister. Faute de bonne surprise complète, le quatorzième épisode de la série automobile d’Electronic Arts marquera tout de même une évolution dans le bon sens des choses et restera déjà pour les puristes bien meilleur en terme d’ambiance que les deux derniers volets estampillés Underground. Une marche à suivre intéressante donc, qu’on espère se voir poursuivre dans les prochains volets.
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XboxSilicon-Fusion.com
Overall though this is a good addition the series and makes us have an added desire to actually be nice to police in the real world. Unless we ever get our greasy palms on a pimped up BMW, that is.
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Xbox 360Totally Gaming Network
Online, NFS is disappointing and is just a straight race with no police. The ability to be police and chase other players would have been fun, but alas, is not available. So it passes the time, but is nothing out of the very ordinary. Luckily there is enough in the single-player mode to keep you coming back and plenty to give PGR3 and very, very good run for its money.