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  • Summary: Buckle up, hit the gas and hold on tight; you’re in for the ride of your life. Outrun cops, outsmart rivals – and outdrive your friends – in the most dangerous Need for Speed yet. Do you dare to be the Most Wanted?MAKE TROUBLE, GET WANTEDEvade a relentless police force while you clash with street racers. Race and chase hot cars like the SRT Viper GTS, Porsche 911 Carrera S, Hummer H1 Alpha, and many more. Feel the intensity of no-brakes-allowed street racing with realistic full-car damage for the first time on mobile. LEAVE YOUR MARKLog into Origin to check the Wanted List and find out who is the Most Wanted across platforms and among your friends. Then, challenge your friends and prove your racing skills in nonstop competition. GO FROM ZERO TO MOST WANTED…• Choose and customize over 35 unique cars• Race the way you want! By popular demand you can now touch or tilt to steer• Use Mods to enhance your car and get ahead of the pack in style• Experience the action with mind-blowing graphics and intense full-car damage • Earn Speed Points to unlock new carsYour rivals will do everything they can to stop you from getting to the top – but in this world, there can only be one Most Wanted. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Oct 30, 2012
    100
    I'm having an absolutely fabulous time playing Need For Speed Most Wanted. It's not the deepest racer in the world, but I've never felt that arcade racers need to come with loads of depth as they're all about just driving cars you'll never be able to afford, going fast as you can, and rapid-firing "that was awesome" moments: Three things Most Wanted totally nails in my book.
  2. Oct 30, 2012
    90
    Even with the most critical of eyes, Need for Speed: Most Wanted is still easily one of the best racers on the platform to date. You would have to be crazy not to take this hot rod out for a nice long joy ride. EA and Firemonkey have once again re-defined what it means to play racing games on iOS.
  3. Nov 5, 2012
    90
    Sporting some of mobile racing's best graphics to date, a variety of powerful vehicles to unlock, and the menacing presence of "the law" to throw a monkey wrench into the standard racing formats, Need For Speed: Most Wanted not only plays fantastically, but looks great doing it.
  4. Oct 29, 2012
    80
    It may not reinvent the wheel, but it doesn't do anything much wrong as such and if all you're looking for is a fix of speed, you won't be disappointed.
  5. Oct 30, 2012
    80
    With gorgeous visuals and smooth controls, Need for Speed: Most Wanted is a great, if unsurprising, pick for your mobile racing needs.
  6. Nov 7, 2012
    75
    Most Wanted on smartphones is a wonderful looking game that lacks some quality gameplay wise.
  7. Nov 2, 2012
    58
    Superficial tuning, an unbalanced difficulty level: Aside from the visuals this as average an arcade racer can get.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. Aug 26, 2013
    10
    Amazing graphics, best ea racing game yet but the cars are a bit expensive. Easy controls. Finally a need for speed which is worth it. It's a MUST BUY game! Expand
  2. Jul 26, 2014
    9
    One of the best game of nfs soooo far.... Its better than NFS RIVALS.... great graphics,cars, etc...... really loved this game.. i had played nfs rivals first and was not so impressed with it, but now i started playing most wanted 2012 ... EA is going well with the most wanted(2005 and 2012)... now waiting for the another most wanted.. :) Expand
  3. Nov 2, 2012
    9
    Beautiful graphics, engaging gameplay, stellar framerate even on older devices. Overall the best iOS arcade racer to date. But there is a minor downside to me: cops never chase your opponents, even if you're going last they will target only you. Expand
  4. Dec 22, 2013
    8
    Need For Speed: Most Wanted on IPhone is a fast and exhilarating experience. It feels very fluid as you fly down the beautiful streets at very high speeds. Expand
  5. Nov 5, 2012
    7
    I have this game on my Android phone & it's amazing! It's much better than the PC & console version except the fact that cops only chase you & tend to ignore your opponents. Collapse
  6. Sep 9, 2013
    0
    The assessment presented here do not adequate. This is the way to be a drug addict that put so high estimate the game that feels to alpha test is not has reached. Well how you could have done such a control? Where the story? Where optimization of the game? What is the interest should be? Sucks, and not a game. Expand

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