Metascore
82

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
Buy On
  1. It’s solid with good visuals and enjoyable racing, but it does nothing new.
  2. 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]
  3. Computer Games Magazine
    70
    While Most Wanted occasionally shows signs of screwing up the balance and flying off the road, it generally rights itself before it spins out of control. [Mar 2006, p.64]
User Score
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 603 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 35 out of 603
  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. Jul 11, 2012
    4
    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, fairThe 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. Full Review »
  3. Feb 15, 2013
    10
    The one the only original and best NFS is now my to review. NFS MW is the 9th NFS game and it is really really great, the storyline is basiclyThe one the only original and best NFS is now my to review. NFS MW is the 9th NFS game and it is really really great, the storyline is basicly epic and the graphics, the cops chasing after, making them fools of themselves, I know you can't do to cops what you can in GTA but this is NFS its a racing game and the best one out there in book. The thing I just don't understand is why did it have to be rebooted its so stupid, but Im going to review the new Most Wanted soon. The fight between any NFS game for the title best NFS game are really 5 NFS (Carbon, Underground, Most Wanted, Hot Pursuit and NFS World) that's real stupid all of them are great except for World because, I'll review it soon so you will know why. NFS MW has great songs but as good as Underground 2. I will give Most Wanted, 10/10. Full Review »