Need for Speed Image
Metascore
68

Mixed or average reviews - based on 23 Critic Reviews What's this?

User Score
5.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 307 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • 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
Buy On

Trailer

Please enter your birth date to watch this video:
You are not allowed to view this material at this time.
Need for Speed - Official Gamescom 2015 Trailer
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]

See all 23 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 74
  2. Negative: 38 out of 74
  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. Oct 30, 2018
    10
    Лучший need for speed в который я играл. а играл почти во все его части начиная с Underground, Тюнинг в этой игре дает возможность раскрытьЛучший need for speed в который я играл. а играл почти во все его части начиная с Underground, Тюнинг в этой игре дает возможность раскрыть весь потенциал автомобиля, или превратить его
    в без потенциальную телегу, расстроило что игра не помогает разобраться на что влияет каждая деталь, там конечно описано что это за деталь, но не написано что будет если убавить или прибавить ползунок настройки. и приходиться гуглить. Визуальный тюнинг на высоте, правда что мало, в underground 2 его было куда больше, но там он был одинаковый, я имею ввиду что на разные машины можно было поставить одинаковые бампер. а тут каждая машина имеет свой индивидуальный набор тюнинга. Очень понравилась прохождение сюжета. например ты сидишь в гараже и тюнишь тачку, а тебе звонят на твой телефон и приглашают погонятся. Если игнорировать приглашение, то тебе снова позвонят и скажут что ты их игноришь, и им это не нравиться. большое количество кастсцен, почти после каждой второй гонки, тебя зовут в кофе где проигрывается сцена, они короткие, но их много, поэтому они не надоедают. сюжет короткий, игру можно пройти за 2-3 дня. как в моем случае, а я бы еще погонял. мультиплер тут вроде не плохой. только вот когда кто то в чего врезается. он не останавливаться полностью. игра через секунду-две спавнит его немножко дальше по маршруту. у меня был такой случай. перед мной гонщик целует стену, я думаю что победа уже моя. но не тут то было, игра заспавнила его впереди меня, вообщем я не смог его обогнать(, и финишировал вторым. Полиция в игре ультра вялая. погонь как в mostwanted нет, да тут вообще нет никаких погонь. на раньих уровнях полиция еще представляет опасность, но после получения 2 уровня обгрейда ты проносишься мимо полиции как в третьем форсаже. понравились заграждения, типа есть пробивные а есть не пробивные. и от вторых надо поворачивать в сторону. так же не понравилось момент старта гонки, нет этих 3,2,1 го. ты просто вливаешься в уже начатую гонку.A как же попадания в идеальные обороты на старте?
    Expand
  3. Mar 29, 2016
    8
    It's quite a good game, actually one of the better NFS titles over the years.

    For me it only has 2 let downs autodrift - drift feels like
    It's quite a good game, actually one of the better NFS titles over the years.

    For me it only has 2 let downs
    autodrift - drift feels like it's really forced on you, making the drifting unpredictable and not really enjoyable
    my second dislike is that there's only 5 cars to be stored in garage, and I would have welcomed to be able to store more then that
    and then perhaps the acting/cutscenes are bit forced at times,

    visually it's a great looking game though, and for not serious driving it's actually quite fun.
    As long as you have the right expectations from it, it will deliver, but it can't compete to more serious racing games
    Expand
  4. Mar 22, 2016
    4
    Here are the main reasons for my rating:
    First thing that i dislike about this game is the fact that its always online. Your internet dies in
    Here are the main reasons for my rating:
    First thing that i dislike about this game is the fact that its always online. Your internet dies in the middle of the race you get booted to the welcoming screen for being a filthy pirate i guess.
    Then there the controls which are sluggish cars feel like you are driving tanks. I played with the XBox controller so i do not know how it plays with keyboard or wheel, but controller was horrible.
    You can change handling of your car with the tune-able parts to drift focused or grip focus. Drift focus mean that it will be near impossible to drive straight while grip means you will have turning circle of a supertanker a middle road means that you will start drifting but next second you are driving dead straight into the wall. Anyway handling is absurd is what i meant to say.
    Next on the list AI and difficulty. There are races with three difficulties easy medium and hard. Depending on the race it is more like extremely easy somewhat easy and almost challenging. AI cars are super dumb and thanks to the fact that races take place in the open world you will often smash into AI racers that are just driving around getting in way. Also other human players can come over and ruin you races with no consequence to themselves so that is fun too.
    Cops in this game are utterly pointless they never catch anyone all they do is annoy you with sirens flashing lights and when you will inevitably escape you will get blinding blue flash to let you know. Also getting chased by cops prevents from restarting events.
    On the point of restarting races if you do restart you will be teleported to the event starting place and will have to watch loading screen and unskippable race intro again.
    And a 1000 more minor annoyances like interface some controls are remapable some not etc all add up to make game with great potential into frustrating mess.
    Anyway when my internet dropped i played NFSMW (2005) and it was so much better than this how is it possible they could not make a decent NFS in 11 years?
    Expand
  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.
    Expand
  6. May 19, 2016
    2
    A dumpster fire of incompetence. A huge disapointment. Just go play forza horizon 1. Even the CREW is better. Underground 2 and MW 2005 areA dumpster fire of incompetence. A huge disapointment. Just go play forza horizon 1. Even the CREW is better. Underground 2 and MW 2005 are much more fun.

    Good points:
    the graphics are good, but nowhere near as great as in the screenshots
    some nice choice of cars
    great sound
    cheesy, but fun cutscenes

    Bad points:
    The handling is just **** The cars are zero fun to drive. Also drifting is obligatory. Grip setup? go **** yourself to the last place and nothing more. Without the drift stability assist the driving is even more god awful.
    The cops are useless. No joke, they are not a threat. The **** handling is more of a threat.
    The car customization is bollocks. The 240sx has some, the rest is 1 or 3 at max options. The rim choice is good though.
    The AI opponent rubber banding is terrible. I dont even want to think what it was before the supposed patches.
    No sense of progression- the game just flails around.
    Forgettable city. All the bends are the same.

    This game is a waste of money. Its just plain bad. It might be okay if it was made some 3rd rate dev at a 3rd world country jungle clearing, but no, ghost games had the money, and they have the skill somewhere, but this game is just a ****ing piece of **** DO NOT BUY IT. DO NOT BUY IT.
    **** EA.
    Expand
  7. Sep 26, 2019
    0
    Невероятно плохая игра, в которой плохо все: начиная от графики и управления и заканчивая обычной ездой по городу. Я бы поставил отрицательнуюНевероятно плохая игра, в которой плохо все: начиная от графики и управления и заканчивая обычной ездой по городу. Я бы поставил отрицательную оценку, но такой нет. Очень жаль потраченных денег! Expand

See all 74 User Reviews