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  • Summary: Combining the thrill of illicit street racing and tuner customization with the intensity of strategic police pursuits that rivals any Hollywood-style chase scene, Need for Speed Most Wanted challenges players to become the most notorious and elusive street racer. Players instantly feel theCombining the thrill of illicit street racing and tuner customization with the intensity of strategic police pursuits that rivals any Hollywood-style chase scene, Need for Speed Most Wanted challenges players to become the most notorious and elusive street racer. Players instantly feel the thrill of the ride as they hit the streets in an open world environment where drivers can tune their cars to compete against any class of vehicles or use their wits to out-fox the law to satisfy their need for speed. Need for Speed Most Wanted delivers a unique, fast-paced and gripping ride in the racing genre as players build up their Rap Sheet and street cred to move their way up the Black List to become the most wanted racer on the streets. Players go head-to-head with the top drivers on the scene as well as strategically evade more than half dozen cops at any one time. Also included are a dynamic open world, new gameplay and customization as well as tuners, supercars, muscles and sports cars. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. 90
    Making a name for youself by climbing the game's Black List, aka series of bad-ass mo-fos you must beat, is good fun.
  2. Computer Gaming World
    90
    Does Most Wanted feed my adrenaline addiction from start to finish? No - repetition, while unavoidable in a game ilke this, ultimately does in the game's ability to raise your blood pressure. But while it lasts...damn, it's good. [Feb 2006, p.80]
  3. PC Gamer
    86
    A superb arcade racer that's a feature or two away from greatness. [Feb 2006, p.88]
  4. Fantastic gameplay variety, and stunning graphics make this a worthwhile investment if you own a high-end PC.
  5. Most Wanted brings the police back in force, and the game benefits greatly from it.
  6. The addition of smart and relentless police pursuers has reinvigorated this popular driving series.
  7. games(TM)
    60
    It’s a nice, clean package that delivers enough hi-octane chases and enjoyment to warrant a purchase. [Christmas 2005, p.121]

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 10 out of 181
  1. Apr 27, 2011
    10
    This Game Is My Personal Favourite ,,,,, The Storyline Plot Was Brilliant .... Graphics Are Great ....
    Police Pursuits Love Em . Car
    This Game Is My Personal Favourite ,,,,, The Storyline Plot Was Brilliant .... Graphics Are Great ....
    Police Pursuits Love Em . Car Selection In This Game Was Excellent .... I Cant Praise How Much I Love This Game .....No Other Need For Speed Game Has Come Even Close To Being Better Than Most Wanted .... And I Doubt There Ever Will ....
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  2. Oct 6, 2020
    10
    A Brilliant game, i played this game when i'm still in college back in 2005. If you love pre-2010 Need For Speed games, then you ABSOLUTELYA Brilliant game, i played this game when i'm still in college back in 2005. If you love pre-2010 Need For Speed games, then you ABSOLUTELY have to play this one.

    The story is really engaging, the race is fun, the chase is great--it gave you many options in how to cut down the police cars that chases you. Just remember that the cops will have better super cars later on in the game to chase you, so be sure to tune up your car.

    The tuning and visual customization are also the highlight of this game. It feels that you really own the car and want to make it better and better so you can outperform the cops.

    Overall, PLAY THIS GAME if you love "street racing" and "cop chases" games, i guarantee you will not regret it.

    Cheers!
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  3. Nov 24, 2021
    10
    Best NFS i ever played , Graphics are not playable in 2021 , but story is great , gameplay is good .
    This is the real NFS game with police
    Best NFS i ever played , Graphics are not playable in 2021 , but story is great , gameplay is good .
    This is the real NFS game with police chases and nitros fun.
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  4. Dec 27, 2016
    9
    Not much more to wish from arcade racing game. This is basically only racing game I am going back to from time to time. Atmosphere, story,Not much more to wish from arcade racing game. This is basically only racing game I am going back to from time to time. Atmosphere, story, soundtrack, graphics design, everything fits perfectly. The problem with arcade racing games, and racing games overall, is that they cannot evolve, this is very limited scheme, and original Most Wanted simply perfected it and there is nothing more to wish for from this genre, as limited as it is. Expand
  5. Sep 19, 2021
    9
    ====================IIIIIIIIII GAME SCORE : 92 IIIIIIIIII====================
  6. Apr 2, 2021
    8
    Игра очень хорошая, всего 3 минуса - затянутость, вылеты игры при взрыве заправки (на лицензии такое тоже есть, да) и графика на пк (поИгра очень хорошая, всего 3 минуса - затянутость, вылеты игры при взрыве заправки (на лицензии такое тоже есть, да) и графика на пк (по сравнению с X360 на пк графа такая себе, но решается модами). Музыку подобрали замечательно, особенно запомнилось Disturbed - Decadence, и ещё пару треков. Погони с копами ваще кайф. Плюсов у этой игры много короче, 8/10 Expand
  7. Oct 29, 2021
    0
    the game was my fav back in my childhood! Few weeks back when i was in the car w my friends we played a song and i instinctively said "i usedthe game was my fav back in my childhood! Few weeks back when i was in the car w my friends we played a song and i instinctively said "i used play this song while playing NFS MW" and they replied yeahhhh sameee!!!
    this game is childhood fav racing game and nothing like this is released by any company ever!!!!!
    PERIOD
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