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  • Summary: Need for Speed The Run lures players into an underground world of illicit, high-stakes racing. The heat is on – and it isn’t just the fuzz who are after you. Entering the race is just the beginning as you blow across borders, weave through dense urban traffic, rocket down icy mountain passes and navigate narrow canyons at breakneck speeds. Powered by DICE’s state-of-the-art Frostbite 2 engine, Need for Speed The Run takes the action racing genre to new heights with stunning visuals and car physics that hug the road even at top speeds all built around a gripping storyline. The cars are hot, the racing is intense and the story will have you at the edge of your seat… all the way from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Empire State building. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Nov 30, 2011
    72
    Solid yet short-lived racer that's fun at parties. Fans of the genre should pick this one up.
  2. Jan 14, 2012
    71
    The races are all linked by a surprisingly solid narrative. [Christmas 2011, p.76]
  3. Great fun, but too short and challenge mode is too generic to make up for it.
  4. Dec 1, 2011
    68
    Need for Speed: The Run is a classic arcade racer, with some nice graphics and a decent gameplay. The single player campaign can be beaten in only a couple of hours and there's no online multiplayer, so the whole experience could be very short and insubstantial.
  5. Dec 12, 2011
    50
    It's a lousy driving game, frustrating and with too many QTE, utterly spoiling the overall experience.
  6. Jan 1, 2012
    40
    Need For Speed: The Run on Wii is a weak, tedious, disorganized and frustrating experience. You must be a die-hard fan to play it.
Score distribution:
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  2. Negative: 2 out of 3
  1. Dec 25, 2011
    6
    Need for Speed The Run for Wii is not a bad game. The reason I rate a 6 not because it's bad, but because to try to be honest. Of course this game has a little bad graphics and it has a very short story mode in the game. Whats good about this game is the story and the action. I don't really loved the game 100% but I like it. I suggest that you should buy and play this game for friends because the multiplayer mode in this game has a maximum of 4 players. Expand
  2. May 19, 2012
    0
    This game is F*&%(*& HORRIBLE!!! The cars dont turn when you want them to! Drifting is basically controlled by the computer itself! You cant change the controls! NFS: most wanted was the last NFS that was any good!!!!! Whoever the person was that was in charge of creating this game needs to go and jump off a bridge with this game shoved up their ASS!!! because this game is S*&T!!! For anyone who is thinking about going to get this game DONT!!! It is a wast of money! The cars are all the same when it comes to driving skills! They dont reach max speed and when you are in a turn the cars in front of you have no problem with sliding into the walls but yet you crash almost everytime!!! Recreate Most wanted and UPDATE the graphics but leave the game play part the same! i can almost garantee that people will love it! Expand
  3. Jul 8, 2012
    0
    This console does not meet minimum requirements to run the game even on 720p on lowest settings at 30 FPS. You have to be a joker to buy this for such an outdated console. You could have the least demanding game ever but running in Frosbite 2 the Wii would blow up. Avoid the Wii version if possible. Expand