Nov 18, 2011Need for Speed: The Run is better than expected. It offers a great variety of different race modes, pretty cool videos and a lot of unlockable stuff. The autolog feature, which keeps players challenging each other, is for the first time included on 3DS, and the game offers some multiplayer possibilities.
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Mixed or average reviews- based on 25 Ratings
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Positive: 3 out of 3
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Nov 16, 2011This version out plays the high def versions by miles, story is slightly different but it does not detract from the awesome work the devs didThis version out plays the high def versions by miles, story is slightly different but it does not detract from the awesome work the devs did to squeeze so much out of the 3DS and still manage to have Autolog and actual multiplayer racing on a handheld. The sense of speed is fantastic, the handling is better than Ridge Racer 3DS. This brings me back to the days of the original Need For Speed Games where you had crazy jumps and awesome car chases. The mini games adds to the game by adding a welcomed respite from the insane speed.… Full Review »
May 21, 2016This game exceeded by expectations by miles. This game actually has a story mode that is actually fun to play through and the mini gamesThis game exceeded by expectations by miles. This game actually has a story mode that is actually fun to play through and the mini games aren't as bad as people say, and they are not very frequent. There are plenty of cars to unlock and choose from. Cars are unlocked by completing story events and unlocking achievements. You can also play online or locally with friends. I always played this with my friends, and we had a BLAST. This was even more fun to play on multiplayer than Mario Kart! The graphics are really good for a 3DS game. In fact, this actually looks better than the Wii version! This game is worth a try and is the best racing game on the system.… Full Review »
Apr 8, 2014Need For Speed The Run joins the ranks of some great racing titles on the 3DS, but what it does best, is not exactly what it does new, butNeed For Speed The Run joins the ranks of some great racing titles on the 3DS, but what it does best, is not exactly what it does new, but what it reminds us of.
The Run feels similar to the console versions, but different enough that you can tell two different development teams were working on each version. And I'm talking about how the cut-scenes in the 3DS version are hand drawn comic panels, but how the game feels when you are behind the wheel.
Graphically the game holds up compared to Ridge Racer Or Asphalt 3D, but where the game stands out is it's heavy influence with it's vehicle combat borrowed from Criterion's Burnout series. While EA in the last few years have even hired Criterion to work on it's home console versions, not even those games come as close as what this handheld version does to emulating classic Burnout titles.
It's racing there's not much you can say about it, it's Point A to Point B kind of stuff, no laps but plenty of rival/cops to take care of, and this is where Burnout's influence stands out, takedowns are just as satisfying to pull off in this game as they were back 10 years ago when they appeared in Burnout 3.
If you are looking for a game to calm those Burnout cravings while you wait for EA to pull their finger out, you can't do better than The Run for the 3DS.… Full Review »