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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 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
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 42
  2. Negative: 0 out of 42
  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. 90
    The outstanding online gameplay is just one item on a long list of reasons to play ProStreet. The great visuals, solid racing mechanics, lengthy career mode and customization options help make this one of the most deep and enjoyable racing titles around.
  3. When it comes down to it, Need for Speed Pro Street is a racing game that’s focus is entirely on one thing: racing. There are no cute little stories or “other” things to do.
  4. The decision to move away from what has made the series so great and toward the simulation style is a questionable one. Fans of the series will be upset with the omission of the cop chases, illegal racing, and overall shady mood.
  5. Need for Speed has gone legit, and in doing so has lost most of its excitement.
  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. A disappointment when you look at it against the last two games in the series. The elimination of an open world environment and police chases takes any adrenaline rush that was in the last couple games and puts you in decidedly static game mechanics.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 15
  2. Negative: 3 out of 15
  1. CTucker
    Sep 17, 2009
    I dont know why most people apparently dont like this game. I've re-played this game numerous times just to choose different cars to see if i can win with them. And the drag racing alone is worth its weight in gold! Where else can u drag a stock car and upgrade it and see your times get better and better? I love GRID and Forza 2 in one way and ProStreet in another. Its different than straight circut racing type, the best racing game i own!!! Expand
  2. KashaB.
    Nov 19, 2007
    These reviewers are out to lunch! NFS has redefined the racing game. PGR, Forza, GT - these are sterile by-the-numbers racers. ProStreet is trying something different - smoke, announcers, rivals, that's what it's all about. Expand
  3. NicoVenter
    Jul 24, 2008
    Yes it's different to the underground series, so what! I think this is a welcome change and maybe even one of the most enjoyable racing games out. The critics can be so harsh sometimes and I bet if EA decided to stay with the "underground" series then everyone would Expand
  4. RosenbaumL.
    Nov 13, 2007
    Beautiful environments! The smoke looks great! I think this is one of the best NFS games yet!
  5. JensL.
    Jan 27, 2008
    Nice Game , extended multiplayer but hard to invite your own friends.
  6. BenJ.
    Nov 18, 2007
    It's like I'm not even playing the same game as most of the reviewers. ProStreet is NFS all grown up. The racing and physics modeling is more sophisticated, the user modifications are more meaningful, and the online componant is profound. The over-the-top announcers and the slightly sluggish feel of the early low powered cars are the only blemishes I notice in this game. This is the NFS game I've been waiting for since my first love, NFS:HS Expand
  7. KurdtF.
    Nov 23, 2007
    This game is terrible. If it was just crap graphics (forza 2) it could be forgiven. If it were just the poor framerate, I guess I could overlook it - if the gameplay was any good. But it's not. It's a dull racer that *might* have looked good on the xbox, but that looks really sad here on the 360. I think that NFS is suffering an identity crisis: it isn't an arcade racer, and it surely isn't a sim. The environments are jaggy and terrible looking... I am sorry, I have nothing positive to say about this title. I wish I did, as I just forked over $60 to EA. It's just a forgettable title amongst giants. Buy PGR4 and hope for something better to come along. One more thing: don't buy it unless you are on live. Many cars cannot be purchased unless you have MS points. And I wiish I was on live, b/c then I might have had a chance to demo this piece of garbage. Expand

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