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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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  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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  1. Negative: 11 out of 186
  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 10, 2020
    10
    Most Wanted is my favourite Need For Speed and I have played it many times, but have never managed to complete the final pursuit. The storyMost Wanted is my favourite Need For Speed and I have played it many times, but have never managed to complete the final pursuit. The story isn't very complex, but it's enough to make the struggle of the protagonist near-personal for the player. Expand
  3. Feb 9, 2022
    10
    Kahpelere inat şaheserleri savunmaya devam. Çocukluğumuzu güzelleştiren nadir oyunlardan.
  4. Aug 3, 2016
    9
    Arguably the racing game that changed the era of racing video games.... amazing graphics, great story line, new concept ! Great game .... oneArguably the racing game that changed the era of racing video games.... amazing graphics, great story line, new concept ! Great game .... one of the very best at the time, and even as of now ! Expand
  5. Sep 19, 2021
    9
    ====================IIIIIIIIII GAME SCORE : 92 IIIIIIIIII====================
  6. Mar 27, 2021
    8
    Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2005) is one of the best and for many people the best racing game ever. I'd say there are two camps. One is aNeed for Speed: Most Wanted (2005) is one of the best and for many people the best racing game ever. I'd say there are two camps. One is a supporter of Underground 2 and the other is Most Wanted. Although the choice was difficult, I lean a little towards Underground 2. Most Wanted will start quite the same as Underground 2. You will get a perfect cart, but after a few hours of playing you will lose it. What has undergone a change are the movies. Although the game still has its charm, it has replaced comic films with feature films, where the characters speak directly to you and you sit in your car, which just draws you even more into the story. But solving a story at Need for Speed ​​would be quite silly, because the game is mainly about racing, not a story, although it's a bit better here. You ask why? Because we added a novelty called Blacklist. A blacklist is a list of fifteen competitors that you must beat. So these are such bosses. To get to these bosses, you have to collect a large enough bounty and go in a few classic races. The races here are a bit different than in the previous part. You no longer have to go somewhere on the map because of them, but you can start them directly from the menu. For some a pleasant solution, for some a pity that we can no longer drive through the city and look for secret races, as was the case with Underground 2. The night city from the previous game was replaced by another city and in daylight. As a result, any possibility of putting my favorite neons on your car is logically canceled, because in the light they would be completely useless to you. But back to those races. Apart from the fact that you no longer have to go to it over the entire map and you can launch it directly from the menu, there are a few fewer of them, meaning styles. Of course, we will find sprint and drag here, but we lost my favorite drift, for example, which is a shame. On the one hand, the races are simply different here and this is offset by the fact that they are faster. Compared to the previous part, we have a slightly different car to choose from here, and especially at the end of the game, you will have such fast machines that it is perhaps not even possible. Probably also due to the speed, we have the opportunity to give slow-motion while driving, so that we can somehow control the speed at all. I mentioned the races and the change of city here, but what is the Need for Speed ​​series about? About car tuning, of course. He is here again in all its beauty, but slightly more cut for races. Unfortunately, we no longer have such a choice and it is necessary to choose from the already prepared body-kits. These are beautiful, but here and there I wanted to drive the car myself. In short, I would be lying if I said that there is no tuning, but there is simply not to such an extent and most importantly it is not the main thing of the game. This is only confirmed by the fact that we will no longer find stars on the map, in other words the passages where we had to go somewhere at a certain time to get the cover of the magazine with our car. Most Wanted is mainly about the already mentioned Blacklist, and I come across a novelty about that, and that is the police. Yes, Most Wanted is adding police. It can appear here and there during the races and you have to escape the cops after the race. If you don't, they can even confiscate your car. It must be said that this is not such a problem, because you can get money here quite easily, because you can repeat the races and thus constantly farm the game currency. Despite that, the police are paradoxically the biggest minus of the game, because mainly at the end they can or at least bothered me a lot, because you have to get, as I mentioned, a large enough bounty to be able to finish the game. In short, I wanted to race and tune, as is known at Need for Speed, and not bother with any police. However, all this will end and I will tell you that it is worth it, because the final of the game is unreal and I have not seen a better end to the racing game. For me, a great game and one of the best racing games I've ever seen. 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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