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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: 8 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. CD-Action
    Jan 10, 2020
    80
    It’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]
  2. Dec 21, 2019
    79
    Although 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.
  3. Nov 29, 2019
    75
    A fully enjoyable game with many features that help keep the game from getting stale or boring.
  4. Nov 11, 2019
    70
    In the run-up to the test I actually had some concerns about the quality of Need for Speed: Heat. Its direct predecessors from Ghost Games didn't really convince me and also the game play event about a month ago left me with mixed feelings. But the finished game has become surprisingly entertaining. Sure, once again the story is not worth mentioning, the controls reminds of old arcade games and in terms of driving physics and damage model the makers didn't take realism quite so seriously. But if you don't mind that, or if you are looking for exactly that, you'll really enjoy Heat. Otherwise, the title offers everything a car's heart desires: extensive tuning options, action-packed chases and thrilling races - and all this in top graphics.
  5. Nov 25, 2019
    70
    A playful driving model, plentiful tuning options, a career without microtransactions and an open city changing its whole identity with each dawn and each sunset. The sins of the past are gone, but the game is still way too similar to what you already know.
  6. Nov 15, 2019
    65
    A cherry on top of the cake that is 25 years of Need for Sped, or yet another 'what could have been'? Need for Speed Heat has the potential te be everything that anyone can ever ask from a Need for Speed-title, yet it makes several strange choices that do not benefit the game. Racing is fun as always, the story is poor and customizing cars makes up for a lot. But a title that celebrates 25 years of Need for Speed? No, not by a long shot.
  7. 50
    Need For Speed Heat tries hard to be a game for car people with over one hundred vehicles and deep customization features. However, it alienates the genre's biggest fans with an overused storyline, over-the-top arcade physics, and a lack of wheel support.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 45 out of 112
  2. Negative: 50 out of 112
  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. May 12, 2020
    10
    Очень приятная графика, супер затягивающий сюжет, овер дофига классных тачек и неплохие саундтреки. Звуки, разрушаемость, атмосфера - всеОчень приятная графика, супер затягивающий сюжет, овер дофига классных тачек и неплохие саундтреки. Звуки, разрушаемость, атмосфера - все впечатляет в этой игре. Локация тоже неплохая, интересно исследовать, гонять по ней, еще есть немало красивых мест. Физика очень сильно понравилась, напоминает чем-то андеграунд 2.
    В общем я считаю что nfs heat - самая лучшая и удачная часть из всех нфс которые с современной графикой.
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  3. Nov 8, 2019
    8
    Best game in NFS series from years. Driving model is much better than in NFS2015, or Payback. Performance tuning now is looking like it shouldBest game in NFS series from years. Driving model is much better than in NFS2015, or Payback. Performance tuning now is looking like it should be - similiar to NFS2015 (in which tuning was great in contrary to other aspects of the game), and no more speedcards from Payback (which was the worst way to make performance tuning in any game ever).

    I'm still in middle of the game, but story is "not bad" - in contrarty to last 2 instances of series, now its pretty convincing, and making player even more eager to play more, so he can upgrade his car, so he also can move story forward.

    Character customisation is also nice addition, but when you looking forall available options of haircuts, clothes, etc, you'll immediately see that it was made mostly to please LGBTQ+ environment... If you'll choose 4ex. male character, you'll quicly notice that you have many options of haircuts,and clother are... for female. Ofc, male character also can wear tham, and i don't have problem with it, but as straight male I'm disappointed a bit, that my avatar can only wear hoodies, skirts or bras, but there's no any suit. (and I just like suits!).

    Overall my score is 8/10 - graphics are nice, sounds either, gamplay is fun, story not bad, and physics much better than in last 2 instances of the series (which was also greatest drawback of both of them)..
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  4. Nov 18, 2019
    5
    В игре убогий саундтрек, лишь пара треков подходят для гонок. Трассы ощущаются одинаково. Не знаю что по реалистичности вождения и дрифта, ноВ игре убогий саундтрек, лишь пара треков подходят для гонок. Трассы ощущаются одинаково. Не знаю что по реалистичности вождения и дрифта, но я не в симулятор зашел, чтобы получить реалистичное, так что управлению, в особенности дрифту, доволен. По-началу игра заходит, в гараже хороший кастомайз тачек, но позже все, абсолютно все в игре наскучивает. Может просто гонки уже не в моде? Пятерочку лишь за начальное влечение к игре. Expand
  5. Jan 1, 2020
    4
    new need for speed, when i heard about it i was wery happy because i liked payback, but i am very disappointed. Graphics are fantastic, storynew need for speed, when i heard about it i was wery happy because i liked payback, but i am very disappointed. Graphics are fantastic, story very ok for a car game but... something went very very wrong with driving concept... omg driving in this game is anoying (IN A CAR GAME!!!). I hope EA wont do the same next time because it is a legendary game serie but last years arent as good like at begining. Expand
  6. Apr 24, 2020
    2
    Pretty awful effort here. The driving itself is pretty good, but that's where the "good" ends. The environments look unbelievably awful for aPretty awful effort here. The driving itself is pretty good, but that's where the "good" ends. The environments look unbelievably awful for a 2019 game. Especially when compared to other racing games such as Forza 4 which is a full year older but somehow manages to look 100x better. The character models are straight up out of a ps2 game. It hurts the eyes. The story and voice acting is laughable. There are aliasing issues everywhere. The game performs like d.s. - a testament to how poorly optimized it is. I was getting sub 100 FPS on a 2080ti @ 1440p. I can't believe I wasted money on this game. I should have watched a review or two prior. Expand
  7. Dec 5, 2019
    0
    Управление в этой игре ужасное! Как такое можно выпускать в 2019?

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