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Generally favorable reviews- based on 63 Ratings

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  • Summary: Become the "Champion Road Racer" by conquering numerous racing events, all carrying rewards such as: cars, tracks and high performance upgrades. The game challenges the driver to dodge traffic, police and natural elements in high speed and high style... true NFS style! Evade any cops encountered, as getting busted just might end your career. [Electronic Arts] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. 100
    Between its ripping sense of speed, edge-of-the-seat gameplay, and impressively original and deep features, [its] glorious PS2 debut just smokes.
  2. 100
    Brings together all the best bits from every other driving game of the past five years. [A+; Nov 2002, p.64]
  3. Very few racing games in the past few years have actually been thoroughly invigorating, and this title comes through in the clutch to deliver a singular racing experience that is nearly unmatched.
  4. It's fast, furious and one of the best times I've had playing vid in a long time.
  5. It might lack the polish to be genius, but there aren't many more enjoyable or expansive driving games. [GamesMaster]
  6. The graphics are sweet, and the racing is sweeter still. Its pure, unashamed, high-energy fun, and it lasts for ages!
  7. Driving through such locations would be a joy in itself if only you felt some sense of response from the cars. As it is, the sensation of driving goes largely unchanged with terrain.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 27
  2. Negative: 1 out of 27
  1. SamB.
    Jun 19, 2004
    10
    The Best!
  2. SteveL.
    Oct 11, 2002
    10
    This game rocks its got everything! High speed chases awsome graphics all the sweet cars cool music and dont forget the tracks its got!Its got all you want in a racing game! Collapse
  3. KennyC.
    Jan 17, 2003
    10
    Rubber burning madness! This game Kicks Ass!
  4. DanF.
    Oct 29, 2002
    9
    The most entertaining game I have played since Outrun in the arcades! It's not as realistic as GT3, but it has the same sense of speed and sheer fun that the old arcade games did. Add some cops, and you have an absolute winner! Expand
  5. PiranhaG.
    Aug 30, 2003
    9
    Cool cars cool tracks coool music not too coool graphics.
  6. AdamJ.
    Sep 26, 2002
    8
    Better than Burnout and Burnout 2!!! Its fast, fun, has massive police chases and easy handling. Only problem, a tiny bit of slowdown.
  7. [Anonymous]
    Oct 8, 2003
    4
    Needs to have the cars customizable like porsche unleashed and underground.

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