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  • Summary: Hustle by day and risk it all at night in Need for Speed Heat, a white-knuckle racer that pits you against a city's rogue police force as you battle your way into street racing's elite. By day compete in the Speedhunter Showdown -- a sanctioned competition where you earn bank to customizeHustle by day and risk it all at night in Need for Speed Heat, a white-knuckle racer that pits you against a city's rogue police force as you battle your way into street racing's elite. By day compete in the Speedhunter Showdown -- a sanctioned competition where you earn bank to customize and upgrade your garage of high-performance cars. When your ride's perfectly styled and hyper-tuned, and you're ready to ramp up the intensity, drive out into the night where you and your crew take on the competition in illicit street races that build your reputation and grant you access to bigger races and better parts. But under the cover of darkness patrols a rogue task force looking to bring you down and swipe all you've earned. Take them on and risk it all for underground glory or head back to your safehouse and begin another thrilling day. The roads, the risks, and the rides never end in this street racer where your crew rolls deep, your garage is full of hot cars, and the city's your nonstop playground. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Nov 8, 2019
    80
    Need for Speed Heat is a mosaic of existing ideas but it is easily the most impressive Need for Speed game in years.
  2. Nov 11, 2019
    75
    Quotation forthcoming.
  3. Nov 13, 2019
    75
    It's time for a revolution. Need for Speed: Heat is definitely the best game in the current-gen series, but that's nothing to brag about. This actually should have been the first NFS for the 8th generation of consoles - then, perhaps, we would still have remembered it as something special. But at this point, the game basically just goes through the motions. Not great, not terrible.
  4. Nov 11, 2019
    70
    If NFS Heat won't be able to convince with its overly easy gameplay, as well as an almost indestructible vehicle capable of shattering everything, others will be satisfied with the simple pleasure of repeated slide-downs and the sensation of speed, ignoring the simplistic side of the game. The graphics could have been better, but the rendering is quite pleasant, especially in motion. There is a whole range of vehicles and a neat soundtrack as well as extensive customization, all without loot boxes. The two sides of the game, day and night, have been successfully implemented and alternate nicely, especially since it's possible to play with the police in urban races once again.
  5. Nov 11, 2019
    70
    Quotation forthcoming.
  6. Nov 13, 2019
    65
    While we enjoy the return of the car customization, Need For Speed: Heat lacks personality to keep the gamer hooked with it's soulless city, and the need to grind a lot for cash.
  7. Nov 8, 2019
    55
    This Need for Speed has everything it needs to please the players, especially those looking for an heir to Most Wanted. But Heat lacks of driving sensations, of a proper physic management, and has plenty of balance problems, making the game more frustrating than fun.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 43
  2. Negative: 16 out of 43
  1. Nov 8, 2019
    10
    Its a very good Need for Speed so far. I love the settings and gameplay. The plot is ok - but not more. it not so **** like NFS 2015 orIts a very good Need for Speed so far. I love the settings and gameplay. The plot is ok - but not more. it not so **** like NFS 2015 or Payback! The World is beautiful but ..a bit empty. Weathereffects are outstanding. Heat does have its problems - but nothing that can't be fixed with a patch. Performance is very good with High Framerate. I love it so far! Expand
  2. Nov 8, 2019
    10
    Новая heat при солнечной погоде выглядит просто офигенно,очень приятная и дружелюбная кратинка... Дождя в игре много и он и правда красив,Новая heat при солнечной погоде выглядит просто офигенно,очень приятная и дружелюбная кратинка... Дождя в игре много и он и правда красив, намного лучше чем в nfs 2015. В игре много шероховатостей, скомканных анимаций, таких как сминание кустов или как машина сносит столб на скорости 0,5 км/час. Но в остальном выглядит отлично.

    Ночные гонки вообще преображают игру. Начинается такой настоящий nfs с полицией. Кстати, время суток можно выбирать в любое время прямо на карте. Копы в игре такие настоящие и с юморком в переговорах, типа "Тут один чмошник решил что ему все можно". В общем постоянно прикалываются на до мной по рации. Гонка кстати не прекращается если на копов нарвались.

    Управление машиной действительно стало лучше, намного лучше чем в payback. В новой nfs не утюги, это точно. Прокачка идет за счёт гонок. При чем чтобы открыть новое сюжетное задание надо докачаться проходя гонки на карте. И игра все таки живая между прочим. Еду по дороге, любуюсь и вдруг голос по рации ехидно спрашивает, чего это ты не на гонках? Главный герой - как догадалась? А девушка - голос у тебя спокойный!. В общем сплошной стеб и приколы. Игра к тому же современная - все ходят со смартфоном с двойными и тройными камерами, постоянно все снимают на них, монтируют ролики. И даже полиция в теме. Я ушел от погони, а диспетчер копам - упустили! Ну не удивляйтесь тогда если вас засрут утром в соцсетях!

    А ещё в игре просто тонны брендов одежды - главного героя можно одеть как хочешь - есть найк, адидас, каппа и другие. Как оденешь (обувь, штаны, верхняя одежда, прическа, кепка, очки, маска) так и будет он выглядеть в гараже, за рулём и в кат-сценах. Круто! В гараже тоже одни приколы и перепалки с механиком. В общем молодцы EA, вот от души. Такой срез современности в формате гонок.

    В игре много пафоса, самолюбования, всякие крутые экраны загрузки. И музыка. Очень понравилось. Наконец-то в nfs не бездушный ost, а запоминающиеся композиции. При чем они разные. Днем это такие как будто испанские мелодичные мотивы и романтичные мелодии. А ночью такой жесткий прогрессив и рэп, крутой музон, похожий на ost из NFS 2015.

    Уверен что игру ещё будут патчить и много. Потому что сносить деревья как будто они из бумаги - это не правильно. Две раза игра у меня вылетала. Кстати она работает без интернета и в любой момент можно поставить гонку на паузу. В общем, я ее беру однозначно. В игре совместили nfs 2015 и payback, прокачали и добавили много нового, чего раньше не было в серии. После 4 часов в heat, payback стал выглядеть как бета-версия этих гонок.

    Сейчас по моему мнению, именно у этой части Need for Speed есть все шансы стать культовой гонкой в рамках NFS и вернуть любовь фанатов.

    P.S. очень понравилась поведение камеры при столкновениях. Выглядит круто и современно.
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  3. Nov 9, 2019
    9
    It is a good game! After multiple hours of playing it the game is still surprising me with new mechanics and good races. Worth the money!
  4. Nov 9, 2019
    8
    Although it's obviously not the second coming of christ it is finally a step in the right direction that has been missing for NFS for the lastAlthough it's obviously not the second coming of christ it is finally a step in the right direction that has been missing for NFS for the last decade. Unlike almost EVERY aaa racer this gen, Heat has CHARACTER! it has an actual theme, an actual atmosphere, an actual art style. It felt like the people designing this game really had a vision. And it shows in the gameplay of racing around this very nice world with improved but not yet perfect handling (way better than previous ghost games). The cops can be pretty unforgiving at low levels, but if you be patient and practice and wait until youre truely ready to take on high heat levels, you will have some of the most intense fun ever in a racing game! Of course there are problems like a eh performacne that i hope will be fixed soon and a map that should really have more ai drivers to make it feel more alive, but through post game support i hope this can be a new beginning for NFS. Expand
  5. Nov 13, 2019
    5
    Want an actual arcade racer that doesn't force you to drift around every corner, go buy Forza Horizon 4.

    Need for Speed Heat is the same as
    Want an actual arcade racer that doesn't force you to drift around every corner, go buy Forza Horizon 4.

    Need for Speed Heat is the same as previous years, drift around a corner in order to catch up... If you don't you will lose speed and lose the race. I don't understand what Game Designer or Creative Director thinks drifting is still "hot." No one wants to drift 24/7 in arcade racing games. Give us actual racing games. Stop it EA, this isn't Mario Kart.

    Bring back Midnight Club style racing. That kind of racing style, bring that and people will flock to your racing games. But sadly, EA doesn't understands this. There is a market for racing games, and Xbox has it in the bag.

    Pros:
    - A fictional Miami.
    - Night mode
    - Graphics
    - Customization

    Cons:
    - The fictional Miami is lackluster with no AI pedestrians or AI cars. Nothing draws you into the city wanting you to come back to the game or just roam freely.
    - Drifting
    - Going 200 MPH feels like you're going 40 MPH.

    Whoever was the Game Designer or Creative Director on this game ruined this game, it had potential but it became The Crew 2 with the same handling mechanics.

    In short, buy Forza Horizon 4.
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  6. Nov 9, 2019
    3
    Hra pro konzolové socky.
  7. Nov 14, 2019
    0
    You can't even play the damn game without logging into EA's servers. I don't even want to play online. Had to refund the game because I willYou can't even play the damn game without logging into EA's servers. I don't even want to play online. Had to refund the game because I will NOT support games as a service. Expand

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