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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: 8 out of 144
  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 17, 2019
    10
    Este es el juego emblema de la saga, sin duda el mejor y con una historia y gameplay que engancha. No hay nada más que destacar.
  3. Jan 11, 2021
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Just Legend game ever. BMW M3 GTR FOREVER. It is nostalgia. I never know, what that game is legendary Expand
  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. Mykal
    Jan 5, 2006
    9
    WOW! Some of the bad reviews make me wonder if we're playing the same game... Linear-nope, you
  6. Jul 12, 2020
    8
    Car feels a bit too glued to the road, those police cars speed as if they have ion engines, you ram them into something and 2 seconds laterCar feels a bit too glued to the road, those police cars speed as if they have ion engines, you ram them into something and 2 seconds later they are at 200km/h again. Expand
  7. Dec 5, 2020
    0
    Despite EA (Electronic Arts) failure today this is there most ambitious game they have ever made in 2005 im happily playing it this 2020 its aDespite EA (Electronic Arts) failure today this is there most ambitious game they have ever made in 2005 im happily playing it this 2020 its a escape to boredom this is the most challenging and grindiest game i have ever player also the graphics and controls are good but except for the police NPC(non player character) they are hard to evade sometimes i get frustrated but overall the game still remain the best game i have ever played Expand

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