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8.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 400 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 26 out of 400

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  1. Apr 18, 2012
    4
    Mediocre. Getting chased by the cops is fun for 1 hour. Racing with your friends on LAN is fun for another hour. After that, there is little to like. For me, the lack of realism and innovation is what stops this from being good. Ok if you can get it for £1
  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, 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 notThe 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
  3. 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 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.
  4. Figura
    Dec 7, 2005
    1
    Ugly graphics, non-physics racing, no AI, no innovation, bored programmers, bad port, no excitement. Strictly for under 18's with skin problems and no driving (or any mature) experience! EA buying all crap online game websites again :((
  5. Dr.Goob
    Dec 24, 2005
    1
    The good: There some fun to be had here, especially in the police pursuits. Hearing the police talking about you over their radios during chases is excellent. The 'bullet time' feature is a gimmick, but had its moments. Simple to play fun. The bad: The gameplay gets repetitive, the physics is too arcade-like and shallow, the characters are retarded, the actors take overacting to The good: There some fun to be had here, especially in the police pursuits. Hearing the police talking about you over their radios during chases is excellent. The 'bullet time' feature is a gimmick, but had its moments. Simple to play fun. The bad: The gameplay gets repetitive, the physics is too arcade-like and shallow, the characters are retarded, the actors take overacting to ridiculous new hights, the motion blur makes seeing anything incredibly difficult at very high speeds and can't be turned off, there are no difficulty settings, and the background music sucks. The ugly: Drag racing is terrible. Abysmal. You don't actually steer the car, you just choose when to change lanes and gears, which is retarded enough in itself. Not only that, cars pull out right in front of you from side streets, causing you to crash. In one race (a career race you can't skip) a van pulls out in just the right spot to block both lanes on the drag race every single time. And because of the retarded mechanics, you're stuck in your lane, so while the opponent can simply drive up onto the kerb and around it, you cannot. So you simply crash into it. Repeatedly. And swear in impotent rage. DRAG RACING IS TERRIBLE. It is so bad, you have to question if they even played the game before they released it. If drag racing was taken out completely, this game would get a 5. As it is, it gets a 1, and I reccommed that the programmers responsible for drag racing be taken out and made to repeatedly play drag races until they are sorry. Expand
  6. ChefP.
    Jan 10, 2006
    1
    While this game has fun moments, the AI is absolutely useless. I was driving a Corvette C6, fully modified to ultimate with some custom extra parts (full stats on everything) and I couldn't keep up with a computer controlled fiat punto. On a straightway, doing 220 while blowing NOS, the fiat kept up and pulled away when nos ran out.
Metascore
82

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. 85
    The stylistic presentation and graphic sensibilities are impressive, and they're complemented by excellent engine sound effects and smart cop chatter.
  2. 85
    The nod back to the cop chase mechanics of the Hot Pursuit games is certainly welcome, plus it's interesting to see that the vaunted "open" gameplay of the last two games has been dialed down by a more forcibly linear structure to keep things interesting.
  3. 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.