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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: 84 out of 97
  2. Negative: 6 out of 97
  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 29, 2016
    10
    One of the best game about car, race and streetracing. Interesting story and really good gameplay. This game better then modern racing games.One of the best game about car, race and streetracing. Interesting story and really good gameplay. This game better then modern racing games. There are a lot of tunings. I love NFS Most Wanted! Expand
  3. Jan 4, 2014
    10
    I remember the game its own story, not repeatable races. As well as a lovely atmosphere. However one of the best in the series. This superbI remember the game its own story, not repeatable races. As well as a lovely atmosphere. However one of the best in the series. This superb unique colorful game deserves pohvolu and 10 points Expand
  4. Aug 31, 2014
    9
    This is Need For Speed at it´s best. Best part ever. The graphics are still good, even compared to new racing games because some new racingThis is Need For Speed at it´s best. Best part ever. The graphics are still good, even compared to new racing games because some new racing game graphics are surreal (too many annoying lights and stupid special effects). It could be a 10 of 10 but a little bit more of a simulation and less arcade racing would have been better. Expand
  5. rafalmadajczak
    Feb 5, 2006
    9
    Is it better than NFSU2? The better: you dont have to buy all the tuning pieces to advance in the plot(bye, bye self-spinnig rims!), theIs it better than NFSU2? The better: you dont have to buy all the tuning pieces to advance in the plot(bye, bye self-spinnig rims!), the police(if only EA let us drive the law enforcers...) and the city. The same ol' genius: engine sound, the pure pleasure of driving, mazda rx-8:D. The worse: no drifts(even as a quick race option), no urls at the airport, worse soundtrack(remember qotsa before- release single?). All-in-alli its slightly diifferent but the series doesnt lose its greatness.You'll love it. Watch for my black two-striped audi a4 in the net racing! You'll hate it:D Expand
  6. Mar 2, 2019
    8
    Одна из лучших частей в серии!
    Nedd for speed: Most wanted качественная и хорошая игра в серии. Довольно неплохая графика для 2005 года,
    Одна из лучших частей в серии!
    Nedd for speed: Most wanted качественная и хорошая игра в серии. Довольно неплохая графика для 2005 года, достаточно большое количество машин.
    Но есть и свои минусы и присущие всей серии.
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  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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