- Publisher: Electronic Arts
- Release Date: Nov 8, 2019
- Also On: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
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CD-ActionJan 10, 2020It’s a festival of good and interesting ideas that were drowned in boring grind, features borrowed from Forza Horizon, and reggaeton. [01/2020, p.60]
Nov 8, 2019Need for Speed Heat is a mosaic of existing ideas but it is easily the most impressive Need for Speed game in years.
Dec 21, 2019Although the story makes no impression, Palm City feels lifeless and the police are sometimes frustratingly powerful, there is a lot of fun to be gained from this game, which offers more than many of the previous parts.
Game World Navigator MagazineJan 14, 2020Lots of side-activities, barebones story and music that’s very unsuitable for driving – Heat is basically Payback without some of the latter’s shortcomings. [Issue#242, p.40]
Nov 29, 2019A fully enjoyable game with many features that help keep the game from getting stale or boring.
Nov 15, 2019Thrilling night races make Heat the best Need for Speed in years, even if I want to batter every one of its racers.
Nov 13, 2019It'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.
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Nov 8, 2019From the first bundle of hours, it’s pretty clear it’s not deserving of a whopping £55. [First few hours impressions]
Awards & Rankings
Mixed or average reviews- based on 453 Ratings
User score distribution:
Positive: 172 out of 453
Mixed: 110 out of 453
Negative: 171 out of 453
Nov 13, 2019I will be honest, I really wanted to like the game, but I don't. There's some fun to be had here, that's for sure. I will leave a couple ofI will be honest, I really wanted to like the game, but I don't. There's some fun to be had here, that's for sure. I will leave a couple of personal pros and cons down below and the problems I had with the game:
-The map is pretty much on point, Palm City looks and feels alright.
-Customization is nice
-Car sound customization is awesome
-Very aggressive cops is a big big plus in my book
-The Night section of the game is really nice, and the "take it all or loose it" feels really rewarding.
-No microtransactions, at least as of now (I didn't want to have to mention this, because this should not be in fully priced games in the first place)
-Graphically, the game does not stand out whatsoever (some really bad anti aliasing implementation, texture loading with delay, texture quality seems off too. Played it in 1080p - Ultra settings)
-A very forgettable story and a very short one
-A LOT of bugs, at least at the time of writing this review (game crashed 4 times in a single playthrough, the second time it did, it bricked my PC and had to restart it; car flipped over and refused to respawn, stayed like that for 15 seconds until I got busted because of it; a lot of other little bugs that kept bugging me, but I won't write all of them here)
- Connectivity issues
-Remained stuck in a loading screen multiple times and had to restart the game (my friend that was playing with me had the same issue at the same time)
-Day time feels really bland
- The soundtrack is utterly awful (at least for my personal taste)
A lot of issues I mentioned above can be easily patched, no doubt about it. The series seems to be going in the right direction, but I just ended up not having so much fun with it.
This was my personal opinion about it, nothing else.
A solid 4/10 from me. Hope this helps someone.… Full Review »
Nov 8, 2019Its 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!… Full Review »
Nov 8, 2019It is really good and is becoming one of my loved nfs games. Hope it stays that way.