- 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 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
JohnQ.10This game is one of my personal favorites. The high speed police chases, the blacklist racers, and those phycho pathic taxi drivers that always seem to screw up a race for me >:( . A very good game... Most people say you can't disable the high speed blur thing, but you can. I forget how but its disabled for me and i can play fine.… Expand
8This game was one of the first I got on my PS2 and I still play it today.
The open world is incredibly varied and really fun to just explore. The police chases get so intense but you can nearly always escape and not get caught. The car selection is great and the storyline is actually quite engrossing for a racing game and compared to Criterion's most recent version of the game which doesn't even have a storyline!
Yes the physics could be better but to be honest when you're having as much fun as I usually have playing it you don't care about that.… Expand
JonathanA.7The game is overall fun, yet you find yourself wanting to pick up the keyboard and hitting against the monitor when those dumb SUV's come head on and bust you eeevverrry frickin' time only to replay the event that took over an hour to accomplish... thanks EA for those SUV's. Good luck if you have a heat rating of 3 or higher... geesh. Also... there must be about a thousand or so styles of rims, but there's only 10 nice ones to choose from. I'm only half way through the game and i've gotten frustrated to the point where i don't want to play no more... pretty sad. Oh yeah, and the acting is pretty corny as stated in a previous review. Overall great graphics, a good story, a C+ on the physics.… Expand
The reborn of the worst NFS! Again, only it's musics are great. Good graphics, no physics (not as bad in Underground), the cars are good, fair controlling (not always), almost always the same "tracks" (not as bad in Underground), the cops are weak and idiot until phase number 4, then they are strong like Duke Nukem, irritating traffic, bad and cheating AI. Not as bad as NFS:U, but it's not a good racing game.… Expand