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  • Summary: Need for Speed Rivals inserts gamers behind the wheel of both sides of the thin blue line, daring them to cross that line as either a cop or racer in order to gain any advantage in the street’s ultimate rivalry. Players decide between two distinct career experiences, each with its own set ofNeed for Speed Rivals inserts gamers behind the wheel of both sides of the thin blue line, daring them to cross that line as either a cop or racer in order to gain any advantage in the street’s ultimate rivalry. Players decide between two distinct career experiences, each with its own set of high-stakes challenges, rewards, pursuit tech and cars. The intensity of the action is enhanced as a result of AllDrive, a feature that destroys the line between single player, co-op and multiplayer. Through AllDrive, friends are connected to one racing world where their races and chases can collide at any time. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Dec 5, 2013
    90
    Rivals is an arcade racer through and through. Despite the near-photorealistic graphics, action is as over-the-top and arcade-y as it comes. You’ll deploy awesome Bond-like gadgets to give yourself an edge, put your car into perfect drifts simply by tapping a button, go faster than any sane person would go and make a laughingstock of the laws of physics.
  2. Mar 31, 2014
    85
    The bottom line on Need for Speed Rivals for the Xbox One is that it's a gorgeous world that is pushing the hardware to its limit. Gameplay, however, is as close to the same as its Xbox 360 predecessor. For those who have the Xbox 360 version, it isn't a must buy.
  3. Nov 20, 2013
    80
    It has some of the best car chases around, and they’ve never looked so chaotically beautiful as they do on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
  4. Dec 24, 2013
    80
    Rivals has managed to slip neatly into the middle ground between hardcore and arcade, offering brilliant gameplay mechanics and shameless thrills.
  5. Nov 27, 2013
    79
    Rivals is a solid racing game. It doesn't matter if you just want to finish the campaign, level up or compete with your friends, you won't be able to drop the controller. On the other hand, AllDrive is a great feature that takes the whole experience to a complete new level.
  6. Dec 9, 2013
    70
    NFS Rivals presents some good ideas, with a good enemy AI and bright visuals, but it gets partially ruined by an unstable frame rate and a general sense of repetitiveness in the game structure.
  7. Dec 16, 2013
    58
    Rivals does a great job of proving its worth when all the gears are turning, but with the rate its gears fall out of sync, it's tough to call it a solid step forward for NFS.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 26
  2. Negative: 12 out of 26
  1. Dec 11, 2015
    10
    I find this game interesting because I enjoyed how you can change from police to racer. The graphics on this game is very good because youI find this game interesting because I enjoyed how you can change from police to racer. The graphics on this game is very good because you can see what the objects are in the game. I enjoy this game more than test drive unlimited 2 and call of duty. This game brings more fun and you can play on-line multilayer with another friend. Expand
  2. Nov 27, 2013
    9
    I originally did not want to purchase Rivals, but I am extremely glad I did.

    The game is exciting playing on both sides as a cop or racer
    I originally did not want to purchase Rivals, but I am extremely glad I did.

    The game is exciting playing on both sides as a cop or racer its challenging and good look into what next gen may look like. The only issue I run into while playing is the Kinnect will often miss hear you and change your camera angles I think they should remove the camera look around and just use it for GPS lookups cause its extremely handy just to say GPS repair and get your car fixed while still in pursuit or racing and getting your SP. Another con is initial load time is horrendous but once you get into an all drive server its smooth and works excellent.

    The game will pick up at Christmas with more players online and will probably make for an even better play field and experience! Please do your self a favor and pick yourself up a copy of NFS Rivals.
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  3. Nov 25, 2013
    8
    Despite the camera angles, I love this racing game. as a casual racer it brings a lot of excitement. Love the graphics and how you can upgradeDespite the camera angles, I love this racing game. as a casual racer it brings a lot of excitement. Love the graphics and how you can upgrade your car. The handling for me is a bit much but the more I play the better ill get Expand
  4. Sep 7, 2014
    5
    a quite sum up for this is - beautiful but boring as f**k. i turnt it on it was great to look at it but its so bloody boring, its the samea quite sum up for this is - beautiful but boring as f**k. i turnt it on it was great to look at it but its so bloody boring, its the same rubbis over and over again, once youve played 5 minutes thats it you haved done the game. you drive round the same boring map doing the same boring activities. and there isnt any variation if you pick cops or racers, its the same crap. being a cop you drive round the map over and over again chasing people and if your a racer you do the same crap chasing away from cops. 5/10 Expand
  5. Jan 5, 2016
    4
    I got this game (Xbox One) for Christmas and I loved playing it, I got to level 12 and I had the Ferrari 458 spider. For ONE DAY I didn'tI got this game (Xbox One) for Christmas and I loved playing it, I got to level 12 and I had the Ferrari 458 spider. For ONE DAY I didn't play the game and when I came back the next day my progress had been mostly lost and I was now on level 3 with the mustang! I was SOOOOOOO angry and I wanted my progress back! I checked the Internet to find a way to get my progress back, but unfortunately there wasn't. The only thing I found was that changing your number plate in a hideout or command post could force a save, since I did not want my progress to be lost again I did that halfway through playing and when I finished. I kept playing up to level 14 then we had some painting done in our house so I couldn't play it. When I started the game again I was shocked to see my level had been put back to 3, AGAIN!!! I'm so frustrated at this game that I don't think i am going to play it anymore!

    The actual in game experience was great the game looked fabulous and it was really fun, but when It reset that was enough to make me not want to play it! I really hope that this is fixed in need for speed.
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  6. May 26, 2014
    1
    I bought the game because I'm a lover of the series but unfortunately this game is just crap. You repeat boring tasks many times overI bought the game because I'm a lover of the series but unfortunately this game is just crap. You repeat boring tasks many times over accompanied by an outrageous number of glitches. The glitches alone make this game barely playable. Definitely not worth the $60.

    Problems:
    1. The autosave feature doesn't work, losing my progress numerous times. Yes, I've read about how to prevent the issue but it keeps happening. It seems to be able to remember how much of a speedlist I've completed but unable to record my progress from level 21 to 39 in a single session.
    2. First time I played the game, the trigger wouldn't move my car causing me to do a reinstall.
    3. If you don't find an online game right away, the main loading screen hangs for 5 minutes until you're put in a world by yourself. I turned off the online feature because of this as I rarely found a game immediately.
    4. Leaving a command post or safe house, I've froze the game numerous times when starting to drive.

    Don't buy it. Don't ask for it as a gift. Don't borrow it from a friend.
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  7. Dec 28, 2013
    0
    I started the race for career it save up to rank 9 I beat the game I was at rank 21 I took the game out next time I put it back in it put meI started the race for career it save up to rank 9 I beat the game I was at rank 21 I took the game out next time I put it back in it put me back at rank 9 and all the cars I unlocked was put back too and all the races I beat was put back too and the one car I put points in to was gone Expand

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