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  • Summary: One of the first things you’ll notice when tackling the front of your car is the ability to modify your stance. Whether you are changing the ride height by slamming it to the ground, raising it up, or anything in between, you choose your perfect ride height. Throw in options for rake andOne of the first things you’ll notice when tackling the front of your car is the ability to modify your stance. Whether you are changing the ride height by slamming it to the ground, raising it up, or anything in between, you choose your perfect ride height. Throw in options for rake and both front and rear track width, and you’re on your way to creating something truly unique. Suspension tuning is finished up with your camber. With the angle on both the front and rear wheels being set independently you’ve got the ability to create some truly out of this world looking cars. The PC version has new features, including unlocked framerate with 4K resolution, manual transmission, and steering wheel support for a selection of steering wheels. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. Mar 10, 2016
    82
    Quotation forthcoming.
  2. Mar 10, 2016
    80
    A good game enriched thanks to the support of the steering wheels, the manual transmission and 60 frames per second.
  3. Mar 10, 2016
    79
    Quotation forthcoming.
  4. Mar 9, 2016
    75
    Ghost Games used those four months since the initial console release well: Need for Speed runs very slick on modern PCs and looks stunning. The low difficulty is a major flaw though.
  5. Mar 25, 2016
    70
    After Need for Speed Undercover the core NFS-games seemed to have become lost glory. This new Need for Speed however marks the return of those core Need for Speed elements and shows that the voice of the fans really is heard by the developers.
  6. Mar 10, 2016
    70
    Quotation forthcoming.
  7. PC PowerPlay
    May 9, 2016
    50
    Yeah it looks amazing but [*FISTBUMPS*] do not a good racing game make. [Issue#250, p.69]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 69
  2. Negative: 37 out of 69
  1. Mar 15, 2016
    10
    Huehue hue hue hueee hueee heue, this is the best nfs I've played in the years, I don't know why people voting negative for this game, becauseHuehue hue hue hueee hueee heue, this is the best nfs I've played in the years, I don't know why people voting negative for this game, because this game has nothing that is bad, everything about this game is good, unless ur hater or something that's why ur voting negative for this game, such a shame Expand
  2. Jul 1, 2018
    10
    This is the best NFS i've ever played before. Story line really surprised me. This story line is perfect for NFS series. Have nothing to sayThis is the best NFS i've ever played before. Story line really surprised me. This story line is perfect for NFS series. Have nothing to say there. This game is 10/10. Expand
  3. Jan 25, 2017
    8
    Well, first i want to say that this NFS, in my opinion, is a great reboot, and a great hope for the franchise. I´m a really Underground, andWell, first i want to say that this NFS, in my opinion, is a great reboot, and a great hope for the franchise. I´m a really Underground, and Underground 2 (specially Underground) fan, and I´ve played those games 4 times each at least. I decided to buy Origin Access, and play it for a month. It was a really great deal!

    Graphics: 10 Sound: 10 Cars: 10 Personalization: 10

    The story is great. and for the ones that complain about the scenes and the characters´ personalities, I think you never played Red Alert 3 hahaha. Might be ridiculous, but the scenes are funny.

    So. Why an 8? The floor **** disappears. It´s incredible that in 2016/7 there is a game from a company like EA where the floor disappears. I can´t believe it, and because that, my game expierence wasn´t perfect. Other things like small glitches, the difficulty (it´s so easy) and the always-online choice were also bad.

    If you are a really NFS fan, and you find this game under $15, just buy it, enjoy the history mode, the Eddie´s Challenge, and that´s all.

    Sorry for bad english :P
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  4. Mar 20, 2016
    4
    Anche questa volta ci sono cascato !
    Need for Speed è ancora una volta un gioco insoddisfacente troppo troppo arcade, statene alla larga
    Anche questa volta ci sono cascato !
    Need for Speed è ancora una volta un gioco insoddisfacente troppo troppo arcade, statene alla larga perche acquistare un gioco di guida del genere è buttare via i soldi.
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  5. Aug 6, 2016
    3
    Headline: It might as well be called "Need for Speed: Drift Wars." I bought this hoping to actually have the customization options that theyHeadline: It might as well be called "Need for Speed: Drift Wars." I bought this hoping to actually have the customization options that they advertised. I prefer grip style racing but, unfortunately, at least half of the races in the game are drift point races... which aren't actually races at all, it's just point stacking. Drifting is a very frustrating experience in the game too because other players are always online with you and will randomly crash into you, ruining a good turn here or a good drift there. You really don't have a choice, if you don't want to play drift style, this game really isn't for you. I wanted to like it, I really did. I got toward the end of the game and the RNG from the computers are completely stacked against you. One computer got a 40,000 point drift at the beginning of the race and no could catch up after that, and it seems to happen more often than not.

    Pros:

    -4k looks pretty good. Most noticeably on with the weather elements in the game.
    -There really is a lot of visual customization you can do.

    Cons:
    -Online style like GTA5 is a good idea in theory, but when the other players will ruin your races it loses its appeal quickly.
    -RNG is the most random numbers generated of any game I have ever seen. Sometimes it is just pure luck.
    -The lines on the mini-map displaying your track are sometimes off and can lead you to a wrong part of the race, making you turn around.
    -You have to drift. Some races you can play grip style but for many you have to learn how to drift. A few forced drift races are okay but when most of the game is comprised of drifting, it takes away the element of choice.
    -RNG is against you with crashes and glitches too.
    ---Sometimes the smallest touch on a wall will flip you over with a crash scene
    ---Cops have literally glitched into my track on multiple occasions. Randomly popping up in the middle of the track and either glitched in place or what seems like server lag as a car will instantly move from one spot to another.
    -There aren't really a lot of cars to choose from compared to other NFS games. And some cars you can't even do any type of tuning.

    Conclusion:
    If you're a drifter, you'll probably enjoy this game but you'll still be frustrated with the RNG this game delivers. There's nothing worse than being in the lead at the end of the race and then another player zooms by and smashes you, ending your lead at the final stretch. Don't pay full price if you want to try it, wait for a sale. You'll punch yourself in the face if you pay top dollar for this game. The 4k is nice, but the game itself has a lot to be desired.
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  6. Jan 21, 2017
    2
    A clear and resounding no. Not worth time, money. Not worth trying via Origin Access.

    The graphics look like everything you've seen already
    A clear and resounding no. Not worth time, money. Not worth trying via Origin Access.

    The graphics look like everything you've seen already and bring nothing special. There are older games out there that make cars and the environment look better.

    The story could be bearable if the cars were driveable. Considering the overuse of slang and cheap jokes and fist bumping the targeted audience must be people below 10 years old.

    Cars are undriveable. Even if cars become better with progression (not sure thats the case) driving is such a painfull and annoying experience because the cars seem to be having a mind of their own. Tuning helps a little, but not in any significant way.

    I wanted to play the game even so. But what made make this MC account were the little things that really pushed the button. Firstly its the controls. Its become intuitive to press ESC to reach a menu. Not in NFS 2016. To reach the menu you have to press Backspace. Sure... you can change that right? Nope. Cant change it... Sure there are a bunch of annoying tips jumping in your face but they never explain how to reach the phone menu which even tough you went through all your messages seems to constantly show that you have new messages.

    Let me also mention the developers endeavour to cause epileptic attacks. Each time you encounter police you will be stunned with bright flashes of light which will make you look away after experiencing searing pain in your eyes. The game is dark, flashes are bright white, red and blue.

    After all this wrestling with my car, my keyboard and the visuals I've managed to get to the starting point of a race. I drive up, want to start the race, press several keys I now know to be related to executing actions in this witty installment and all I get is a message all over the screen in bright red: "Turn your car to start the race". Turn your car around? Seriuosly??? Even though starting a race is followed by a loading screen and you dont really start at the same spot you've entered the event? So why would I need to turn my car around? Why?

    Sigh... I'm glad I've tried it through Access at least I didn't pay the full price...
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  7. Oct 19, 2018
    0
    wow it´s hard to believe how terrible this game actually is. imagine somebody actually thought this was a good idea? yeah lt them be alwayswow it´s hard to believe how terrible this game actually is. imagine somebody actually thought this was a good idea? yeah lt them be always online even if they wanna play offline. yeah great idea. and how about not beeing able to pause the game even in offline mode so it feels just like beeing online what people obviously want when they choose to play single player. and how about putting an ugly grain filter over everything people love a grainy image. and wouldn´t it be a great idea to hire the worst actors we can find and make them put on some redicoulous soap opera style overacting. on top of that let´s plaster everything with with hashtags yeah that´s so cool these days.
    everything about this game is unappealing and uninviting the world it creats is ugly and cheap and everything seems like it was cooked up in a board meeting vy executives of whom none had actually ever played a game. to be honest i played this pile of rubbish for about ten minutes in which i sat through the awful acting. i couldn´t even finish the first race i finished first and then the others parked there and nothing happened then a timer came up and the race restartet and the same happened again. i paid 5 dollars for this stinking pile of manure on ebay because i heard how terrible it was and wanted to check it for myself. but even that was way too much. just imagine paying full prive for this **** festival. this game is hust a very bad joke
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