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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. Positive: 97 out of 112
  2. Negative: 6 out of 112
  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. Feb 25, 2018
    10
    музыка- превосходная, сюжет на 8, графика не очень детализированная (тем более этот жёлтый фильтр), но сойдёт.музыка- превосходная, сюжет на 8, графика не очень детализированная (тем более этот жёлтый фильтр), но сойдёт.
  3. Dec 9, 2013
    10
    definitely the best pc arcade racing game of the last decade.

    superb car handling, wonderfully adjusted challenging competitors, a story
    definitely the best pc arcade racing game of the last decade.

    superb car handling, wonderfully adjusted challenging competitors, a story that pumps you up and beautiful car selection.
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  4. Aug 26, 2015
    9
    In my opinion, this is the best Need for Speed to date. I had so much fun playing this, especially evading from the police. Sure, the cop AIIn my opinion, this is the best Need for Speed to date. I had so much fun playing this, especially evading from the police. Sure, the cop AI is not the smartest and heat level 1 is just ridiculous, but things can get really interesting starting from heat level 3. Plethora of cop cars chasing you, i don't know, there's just something really fun and special about it. The racing is a blast too, especially speedtrap, the new game mode. Sadly drift, street x, URL and outrun modes are gone, but the new speedtrap mode and challenge series mode will pretty much back it up. The challenge series is a nice addition, by the way. Complete all the challenges and you will get a nice 911 and a smoking SL65. Now, the customisation. Yes, all the neons, spinners, doors are gone, but there is still a decent list of customisation options. Also, have i mentioned how beautiful this game is? The game looks great!

    That is pretty much it. Great game which can definitely be considered as a classic. Black Box at it's finest.
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  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. Nov 10, 2019
    8
    Да, это было прекрасно, прийти после школы домой, по быстрому сделать уроки и сесть играть... БалдёжДа, это было прекрасно, прийти после школы домой, по быстрому сделать уроки и сесть играть... Балдёж
  7. TylerM.
    Nov 28, 2005
    1
    The only inovation in this game is the graphics. Everything else is a step in the wrong direction. In my opinion, games should be moving The only inovation in this game is the graphics. Everything else is a step in the wrong direction. In my opinion, games should be moving towards unlimited possibilities, not linear racing with almost no exploration. The gameplay is very limited, the racing feels sticky. Reminds me of Rad Racer.... If all you care about is graphics, this is the game for you. Expand

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