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Need for Speed: ProStreet (Windows)

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Written by  :  Alex M. (1173)
Written on  :  Dec 01, 2007
Platform  :  Windows
Rating  :  3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars

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Summary

Not much to say about this game...

The Good

The game's graphics are very realistic, and when played on maximum detail, they are stunning. Simply put, ProStreet is one of the most beautiful games i've ever seen.

The game physics engine is also as good as the game's graphics, and collisions with walls or other cars really have a "special feeling."

Also, the game features an extremely realistic damage system,so, it's no good to crash your car just for fun. It will really decimate your chances to win.

The in-game sound is okay, but the singles from the game's SoundTrack are of mediocre quality.

The online racing is cute though. It's really nice to race against your friends over the Internet.

The Bad

What I didn't like about this game? Most of the other parts. The car design isn't very nice, and some tuned cars look very bad. Visual tuning in the rest of the NFS games was more interesting and even more fun.

There is no free-roam mode, so you have only a Career Map. You can select to go to events or to your garage from there.

There is no police, and no illegal street racing. Only sponsored events and stuff.

The voice acting in prostreet is also of a mediocre quality. The actors always seem to be bored "when reading the script".

The racing modes are fewer now. Such modes as "circuit" or "drag" are still available, but those as "drift mode" are dropped, apparently for no reason.

The car's control is very difficult, and for some difficult turns, it's really impossible to "survive" without having to slow down to 10-20 km/h.

Also, there are tons of adverts in ProStreet. And that is no good thing. It really makes the game to look as an advertising postboard.

The online ingame mode for sharing files is buggy, and the in-game messenger isn't quite useful... .

The Nitro Option is as usual, present, but depending to your car it can be used once or twice times per race. And there are no graphical effects when using it.

The Bottom Line

Not really that bad, but it should have been better. And it could have been a lot better.