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  • Summary: Combining the thrill of illicit street racing and tuner customization with the intensity of strategic police pursuits that rivals any Hollywood-style chase scene, Need for Speed Most Wanted challenges players to become the most notorious and elusive street racer. Players instantly feel theCombining the thrill of illicit street racing and tuner customization with the intensity of strategic police pursuits that rivals any Hollywood-style chase scene, Need for Speed Most Wanted challenges players to become the most notorious and elusive street racer. Players instantly feel the thrill of the ride as they hit the streets in an open world environment where drivers can tune their cars to compete against any class of vehicles or use their wits to out-fox the law to satisfy their need for speed. Need for Speed Most Wanted delivers a unique, fast-paced and gripping ride in the racing genre as players build up their Rap Sheet and street cred to move their way up the Black List to become the most wanted racer on the streets. Players go head-to-head with the top drivers on the scene as well as strategically evade more than half dozen cops at any one time. Also included are a dynamic open world, new gameplay and customization as well as tuners, supercars, muscles and sports cars. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. 90
    Making a name for youself by climbing the game's Black List, aka series of bad-ass mo-fos you must beat, is good fun.
  2. Computer Gaming World
    90
    Does Most Wanted feed my adrenaline addiction from start to finish? No - repetition, while unavoidable in a game ilke this, ultimately does in the game's ability to raise your blood pressure. But while it lasts...damn, it's good. [Feb 2006, p.80]
  3. PC Gamer
    86
    A superb arcade racer that's a feature or two away from greatness. [Feb 2006, p.88]
  4. Fantastic gameplay variety, and stunning graphics make this a worthwhile investment if you own a high-end PC.
  5. Most Wanted brings the police back in force, and the game benefits greatly from it.
  6. The addition of smart and relentless police pursuers has reinvigorated this popular driving series.
  7. games(TM)
    60
    It’s a nice, clean package that delivers enough hi-octane chases and enjoyment to warrant a purchase. [Christmas 2005, p.121]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 59 out of 73
  2. Negative: 7 out of 73
  1. Apr 27, 2011
    10
    This Game Is My Personal Favourite ,,,,, The Storyline Plot Was Brilliant .... Graphics Are Great ....
    Police Pursuits Love Em . Car
    This Game Is My Personal Favourite ,,,,, The Storyline Plot Was Brilliant .... Graphics Are Great ....
    Police Pursuits Love Em . Car Selection In This Game Was Excellent .... I Cant Praise How Much I Love This Game .....No Other Need For Speed Game Has Come Even Close To Being Better Than Most Wanted .... And I Doubt There Ever Will ....
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  2. Jun 23, 2015
    10
    This is the pinnacle of the NFS franchise, engaging story, awesome street fully customizable cars, the most beast music that's ever been putThis is the pinnacle of the NFS franchise, engaging story, awesome street fully customizable cars, the most beast music that's ever been put into a game, this is almost everything you ever wanted and loved from a NFS game.

    For your sake please do not play the 2012 version, play this instead, if you can get past the mediocre graphics it definitely beats the newer version in everything else by far. I've beaten it about 5 times and I still can't get enough of it.
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  3. Dec 22, 2013
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I actually liked this game because it's all racing and stuff, but there are different reasons too. Cops are chasing you, you can race against bosses and you fight t[he way to get your car back. Beginning is kind of boring but the rest of the game is awesome! Also there are some areas you got to unlock liked in Need For Speed Underground and I like it. The only thing that I might not really like is that when you trying to get enough objectives complete and then you got to beat the boss, when you get to the top ten it's getting boring that you being chased by the cops and when you finally escape, you got to do it again because there are not enough points. Expand
  4. Prophylactic
    Mar 12, 2006
    9
    Drag races were very, very tedious. Sometimes the pursuits/evasions with the police were very hard. I like difficulty, it makes a game more Drag races were very, very tedious. Sometimes the pursuits/evasions with the police were very hard. I like difficulty, it makes a game more fun to play for a long time, unless it's too hard. Some of the drag races, due to the fact you really have to memorize where cars are, and how fast you have to be going at certain points, really, really frustrating. The spike strips on curves sucked a lot, too, as you can't control your car as well during turns. The game has beautiful graphics, with simulated HDR features, great textures, tons of detail, and a good sense of speed. The cars seemed, to me, to be very well represented in the game, painstakingly detailed. The storyline was, at best, retarded. However, it's nice to have a bit of a story to bring things together, instead of just racing for the hell of it. I mean, after the first race, I think everyone was interested, at least nominally, as you just had your pimp ride stollen by a skinny, white, weasle. Overall, I found it to be a lot of fun. It kept me entertained fairly well from start-to-finish, with only a few moments -- pursuit and drag -- where I was actually annoyed. The AI wasn't necessarily the brightest in the world, but it was smart enough to create a good difficulty level. So, as far as the AI, I thought they did a fairly decent job. Expand
  5. rafalmadajczak
    Feb 5, 2006
    9
    Is it better than NFSU2? The better: you dont have to buy all the tuning pieces to advance in the plot(bye, bye self-spinnig rims!), theIs it better than NFSU2? The better: you dont have to buy all the tuning pieces to advance in the plot(bye, bye self-spinnig rims!), the police(if only EA let us drive the law enforcers...) and the city. The same ol' genius: engine sound, the pure pleasure of driving, mazda rx-8:D. The worse: no drifts(even as a quick race option), no urls at the airport, worse soundtrack(remember qotsa before- release single?). All-in-alli its slightly diifferent but the series doesnt lose its greatness.You'll love it. Watch for my black two-striped audi a4 in the net racing! You'll hate it:D Expand
  6. Nov 1, 2013
    8
    *Steering wheel* *Gas&Break* *Beamer with good projection*

    You're ready to RIDE! I've not been a fan of games or racing games before,
    *Steering wheel* *Gas&Break* *Beamer with good projection*

    You're ready to RIDE!

    I've not been a fan of games or racing games before, but Need For Speed: Most Wanted is just too cool! It takes you in, makes you addicted within minutes (or seconds At first you really need to learn to drive, and make sure the sensitivity of your steering wheel is right. Once you get the feeling, it's amazing and just really really well done!

    After losing your car in a race, you'll have to win in back by beating the racers on the Blacklist. Slowly you work your way up, beating the rivals and the cops! It all feels really realistic and it's cool how you'll get to know the world you're driving in.

    Plus you get to pimp your ride :)

    Only minus would be that there isn't enough of it Oh and there are no people on the streets... would be cool to smash people lol

    Anyways, I highly recommend this game!
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  7. TylerM.
    Nov 28, 2005
    1
    The only inovation in this game is the graphics. Everything else is a step in the wrong direction. In my opinion, games should be moving The only inovation in this game is the graphics. Everything else is a step in the wrong direction. In my opinion, games should be moving towards unlimited possibilities, not linear racing with almost no exploration. The gameplay is very limited, the racing feels sticky. Reminds me of Rad Racer.... If all you care about is graphics, this is the game for you. Expand

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