Unbound is everything a fan of the franchise could want and an example of how to revamp a series without losing any of the essence of what a good Need for Speed is. More than just an excellent arcade racing game, Criterion leaves players with shining eyes as they imagine how much better this could be in the future.
The story paints something that feels all too real-world with things like police corruption and right-wing smoke screening. Combined with real-world visuals of the city mixed with gorgeous graffiti-like special effects, it all mixes into a fantastic racing experience that is hard to quit. The only gripe is an incredibly slow progression system.
Yes, game is unforgivable. And that's cool, you dont see any relief from developers, you have only 2 restarts per day, and cops are amazing. Time to escape is not so long, but at time you escaping, your car can be easily damaged. I really enjoyed playing this game, it's really challenging
But music can be better
Need for Speed Unbound is one of the best entries in the series since the golden days of Underground and Most Wanted. There are tons of new changes that give the game a unique spirit and the main focus on street racing combined with a generous vehicle list make this a solid arcade racing.
Need for Speed Unbound does not reinvent the wheel, but it does tune it. Criterion Games wanted to stand out with its new artistic style and has succeeded. We are not facing the best driving game of the year, but we do see an NFS that wants the saga to return to the highest categories. Fun, fast and furious.
Need for Speed Unbound is a fun racer with some new event types and an unusual yet undeniably attractive visual style. However, it doesn't do a ton to set itself apart from other racers that are currently out there and its story mode can be quite limiting.
Put that unfairness together with the annoying tendencies of the cops in Need for Speed Unbound, and the entire experience is full of peaks and valleys that curtail the progress that this game is supposed to be making. Beyond its art style that stands tall on its own, Need for Speed Unbound feels less like an innovation and more like a new body kit installed on an old engine. When the competition is already miles ahead, what this series needed was a nitrous boost of epic proportions, but sadly, it doesn’t seem like it will ever catch up.
Got it for 16 bucks on ps5 (palace edition) it was a good deal i guess
the feeling of the cars is not that good
the music is sometimes good
the artstyle is something that i love and i dont understand why pepole hate it its stupid
the story is hot garbage but its a good game to pick at least 30 minutes and go away,,, its a mixed review for me but i kinda like it :)
- Enjoyable open world racing game.
- Graphics are okay.
- Fair number of cars and customisation options.
- Nothing new from NFS heat really.
- Races are very repetitive.
- Cops are too easy.
- Rubberband AI.
- Online is limited.
- Collectables have no challenge to them (unlike previous games).
- Frame rate drops if multiple online players on screen.
- Car handling is not great.
- Car rating system is broken.
Please, fire guys from UX/UI.
Game does not show most important things, but it was great idea to show which random player leaves server.
Flying NCPs, disappearing (not destroyed, disappearing) world elements. That's the worst and most expensive DLC EA ever published.
NFS has reached the point of being the most cringy and completely out of touch with reality racing game. The more years and games come after NFS payback, the more NFS payback seems to be a masterpiece and not the utter failure we thought back then. But seriously, this game is horrible. Just play Forza or even Motorfest. Not this. The people who wrote this game have probably never driven a car (and do not know how much all these cars and this lifestyle costs).
SummarySTART AT THE BOTTOM, RACE TO THE TOP. The world is your canvas in Need for Speed™ Unbound. Prove you have what it takes to win The Grand, Lakeshore’s ultimate street racing challenge. Across four intense weeks of racing, earn enough cash to enter weekly qualifiers, beat the competition, and make your mark on the street racing scene while...