Need for Speed: ProStreet Image
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  • Summary: Need for Speed ProStreet accelerates street racing culture by providing the ultimate stage for the pursuit of street racing supremacy. It is a game about building the ultimate performance-tuned battle machine, taking it to multi-disciplinary showdowns all over the world and pitting yourNeed for Speed ProStreet accelerates street racing culture by providing the ultimate stage for the pursuit of street racing supremacy. It is a game about building the ultimate performance-tuned battle machine, taking it to multi-disciplinary showdowns all over the world and pitting your skills and reputation against the very best street racers. Need for Speed ProStreet boasts impeccable precision and impressively detailed photo-realistic graphics, effectively transporting you to the center of the action. It pushes the Autosculpt technology to a new level, allowing you to directly impact your car's performance for the first time as well as personalize its appearance. Need for Speed ProStreet is a true taste of raw adrenaline and racing with consequences. Every dent, every scratch and every crumpled body panel is a battle scar, proof of your commitment and competitive mettle. With an aggressive and skilled AI system, you become immersed in an unmatched believable race experience. Add in a revolutionary online mode that will redefine the meaning of competitive social play, and Need for Speed ProStreet is the ultimate formula for an emotionally charged street racing showdown. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. The effort put into the depth of control of this game is very apparent. Each of the four modes of racing controls in subtly different ways, and racing aficionados will definitely be able to tell the difference.
  2. 80
    But it's that wholly rebuilt, almost-a-sim physics engine that propels ProStreet to such heights. Tossing these weighty sedans and exotics around, knowing you're connected to the road by just four distinct contact points, then late braking into a turn and riding the very limits of adhesion through it, is ungodly fun -- and darned challenging.
  3. As a stand-alone racer, a competent console conversion; maybe a bit repetitive in the long run, but still a fair effort from EA.
  4. ProStreet is a solid racing game, but it has some performance issues and is missing most of what made the previous games in the series interesting.
  5. Customization and realistic damage represent modest signs of progress and they make the gameplay interesting for a while. These additions, as I'm sure most of you will agree, fail to compensate for all those things that made ProStreet's predecessors shine - free-roam driving, outracing the cops, story-driven gameplay and so on.
  6. ProStreet isn't a bad game, it simply doesn't hold a candle to its competition, and Need for Speed fans will be left wondering where all the fun has gone from the illegal, turned legal, street racing series.
  7. By taking out the two aspects of the series that made it stand out from the slew of other racing games on the market, Need For Speed ProStreet ends up as an exercise in mediocrity and offers nothing new or remarkable.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 23
  2. Negative: 10 out of 23
  1. Aug 23, 2014
    10
    Fun game which mixes street cars with closed circuit racing, it's less emphatic in streets and mixes them together to create some sort ofFun game which mixes street cars with closed circuit racing, it's less emphatic in streets and mixes them together to create some sort of hybrid simulator. Expand
  2. May 31, 2013
    9
    I think that this game is brilliant. It just suffered from the inappropriate title, because that's what most people seem to be focusing on. IfI think that this game is brilliant. It just suffered from the inappropriate title, because that's what most people seem to be focusing on. If it was called "Pro Racing" or something like that, it would've been seen in a different light.
    Nonetheless, this game strikes the perfect balance between arcade and simulator. It's nice seeing a car act more realistic in a NFS game, compared to the previous titles.
    It kept the best parts of the previous games the customization options and got rid of the annoying ones the cars don't act like plastic gravity-defying chunks anymore.
    Also the graphics are very good, even today in 2013 they still look beautiful on the highest settings.
    If you like arcade-simulators I strongly recommend this game.
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  3. Sep 24, 2014
    8
    It is the first game in the series in which you take legal racing. Honestly to say ... First time I was a little disappointed, but the game isIt is the first game in the series in which you take legal racing. Honestly to say ... First time I was a little disappointed, but the game is pretty good. Expand
  4. [Anonymous]
    Dec 3, 2007
    5
    The physics engine is average. The music is VERY good. The graphics are nice. The gameplay is boring.
  5. AnthonyC.
    Nov 26, 2007
    4
    Well what do i say i love the nfs games but this one just left me wanting to go and get my money back. i was well desapointed that free roam Well what do i say i love the nfs games but this one just left me wanting to go and get my money back. i was well desapointed that free roam had gone and they turned the game in so a driving sim like a F1 game boring as heck the game is now. but i like the damage part good to see the finally put that into the game. think nfs carbon is the best on they done up to date. Expand
  6. ChrisMontany
    Jan 28, 2008
    4
    Bloody hell who designed the physics on this codewad? I've been trying to play games that help me stop swearing every 8 seconds... thisBloody hell who designed the physics on this codewad? I've been trying to play games that help me stop swearing every 8 seconds... this game surely isn't it. The cars and tuning are fun and technical enough, the drag racing is a blast, and in certain situations the graphcis are actually worth taking a screenshot. But there is NO character development, the announcer needs to be drug behind my 936BHP STi so he'll stop talking, and the physics need to be reworked to be more realistic. This is a surly beast for PC's to handle as well. My rig can max it out, but just barely. Expand
  7. DiegoF.
    Nov 15, 2007
    0
    This kind of junk should never have been sold out of USA. Electronic Arts just do business, they are killing games as 'art'. Worst This kind of junk should never have been sold out of USA. Electronic Arts just do business, they are killing games as 'art'. Worst cars game ever. Expand

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