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  • Summary: Set in the underworld of Fortune Valley, players drive as three distinct characters reunited by a quest for vengeance against The House, a nefarious cartel that rules the city’s casinos, criminals and cops. They take on a variety of challenges and events as Tyler, the Racer; Mac, theSet in the underworld of Fortune Valley, players drive as three distinct characters reunited by a quest for vengeance against The House, a nefarious cartel that rules the city’s casinos, criminals and cops. They take on a variety of challenges and events as Tyler, the Racer; Mac, the Showman; and Jess, the Wheelman to earn the respect of the underground. Featuring the deepest customization from the series, players can truly craft a personalized and unique ride, or spend hours finding and tuning an abandoned derelict into a supercar. They can then push their cars to the limit and raise the stakes by betting on their own performance, where they can either multiply their winnings or risk losing it all. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Game World Navigator Magazine
    Mar 2, 2018
    79
    In an effort to make players shell out for microtransactions, developers ramped up the difficulty, which led to a surprisingly enjoyable result – it’s the first time we get a relatively difficult NFS in recent years. [Issue#226, p.44]
  2. Jan 21, 2018
    75
    NFS: Payback is full of defects, such as the boring story, highly repetitive missions, useless open world design, and annoying microtransactions. However, it is not terrible enough to get a fail score. This game contains exaggerated and cool controls, exhilarating car chasing, and fascinating background music. If you also enjoy the passionate scenes of the Fast & Furious movie series just like I do, I think you will love this game anyway.
  3. Nov 10, 2017
    70
    Payback has the ingredients to be an entertaining arcade racer, but poor game design choices and lame gameplay prevent that.
  4. Nov 10, 2017
    66
    Oh dear, that went pretty wrong! After all, the last Need for Speed had some problems (we just say: filmed cutscenes), it was a competently done and above all entertaining racing game.
  5. Need For Speed: Payback was one of the most anticipated racing games of 2017. We thought it would bring back our beloved franchise to its feet again. But with luck-based modification and a lack of online free roam, it clearly didn't.
  6. Nov 16, 2017
    53
    Enjoyable arcade handling packaged within a game that gets monotonous long before it rewards your time investment.
  7. Jan 21, 2018
    40
    The new game from the Need for Speed series does not respect your time at all. You should pay it back the same and don´t lose any moment with it. Unprepared and unbalanced free to play mechanics with a strong gambling part destroy otherwise quite usable and somewhat entertaining, though not very interesting arcade.

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  1. Positive: 25 out of 118
  2. Negative: 67 out of 118
  1. Nov 11, 2017
    10
    A very good NFS arcade racing game, I think its being review bombed due to the speedcarda nd in game purchases - Which is a businessA very good NFS arcade racing game, I think its being review bombed due to the speedcarda nd in game purchases - Which is a business desicision I HATE.. but.. the Gameplay itself is so much fun!! I nearly didnt get it fdue to bad scores on Ign and gamespot but I am so glad I did. If you loved open world games like burnout paradise you will love this.! Miles better than 2015 nfs. So much to do in such a big world. Expand
  2. Apr 6, 2021
    9
    NFS is a long lasting franchise, and graphics/sound are much better than previous.
  3. Mar 31, 2021
    7
    A few years have passed and EA is classically serving us another part of its Need for Speed ​​racing series. Although the previous episodeA few years have passed and EA is classically serving us another part of its Need for Speed ​​racing series. Although the previous episode from 2015 did not receive much positive feedback, I liked the game and therefore I will not lie that I was looking forward to the new episode and I can happily say that this is another Payback episode of the series. Need for Speed: Payback will give us daylight at the beginning, but it won't take long and we will see night darkness right away. I am very happy for this change, because I like it when these factors change. Day and night have their charm. But what pleased me most about the game is the map itself. The locations here are luxurious, because we will see both a city that is beautiful and a desert, and I love the desert. We play nice songs in all this and I have to say that one is completely etched in my memory and captures the atmosphere of the game for me and it's Barns Courtney - Kicks. After all, this song plays at the beginning of the game, where it immediately introduces you to one character and then others. Yes, in Need for Speed: Payback you play for more characters. What I think is great is that we have seen both classic street races in the city and desert Offroad races, and I would even call some heists where we just do something in the story, but I won't break it down or spoiler it. Having already mentioned the spoiler, let's move on to a slightly different one, the one meant for the car. In other words, I'm going to tuning now. It is almost the same as the one in 2015. In my opinion, it is not to the detriment, because the tuning in the previous game came to me so perfect that there is nothing to change on it. As in the previous game, if you don't want to win extra with tuning, you can use community-created ones, which are often beautiful, and in the last part I used it on Skyline in the form of tuning from the movie Fast and Furious 2 or I he had the BMW look from Need for Speed: Most Wanted from 2005 applied, so I've praised the whole game so far, and there's only one thing that has caused quite a stir after the release. We are talking about tuning, although not about the appearance, but purely about the performance of the car. In the game, you do not buy improvements for the game currency in the form of money for races, but for cards that will improve your car. The change is quite strange, because I myself do not know whether to praise or flock. Most people took it as another attempt at gambling, but I personally didn't mind. I'm not saying I welcome this change, and I'd probably like to return tuning in the form of spending money, but on the one hand, I commend the developers for trying to make a change, and honestly, I didn't mind this news at all. To sum it up. Since Need for Speed ​​from 2015, in my opinion, the authors have caught the right wave and the series is in full beauty for me again, although of course the fame it had during the times of Undergrounds or Most Wanted is long gone, so in my opinion Payback is a great sequel. and most importantly, I would almost forget to mention that you finally don't have to be connected to the internet, as was the case in the previous part. So a great game for me, which I can recommend. Maybe it's a pity that we can't have neon lights in the game when it's already that night. Expand
  4. Nov 10, 2017
    3
    What a **** game. looks good, sounds good, rest is pure diarrhea, same as every dam NFS game released lately. They have lost the magic 4-5What a **** game. looks good, sounds good, rest is pure diarrhea, same as every dam NFS game released lately. They have lost the magic 4-5 games ago. I regret getting this game so hard Expand
  5. Feb 22, 2021
    2
    Fabuła fatalna, styl gry fatalny. Kupiłem ją myśląc że będzie jak Need For Speed Most Wanted z 2005 ale to było nie do zniesienia. PopełniłemFabuła fatalna, styl gry fatalny. Kupiłem ją myśląc że będzie jak Need For Speed Most Wanted z 2005 ale to było nie do zniesienia. Popełniłem błąd kupując tą grę. 2/10 Expand
  6. Aug 8, 2019
    0
    Jogo terrivel.

    A jogabilidade nunca foi pior, você não sente que dirige um carro. A mecanica de drift é porca e, como um todo, o jogo não
    Jogo terrivel.

    A jogabilidade nunca foi pior, você não sente que dirige um carro. A mecanica de drift é porca e, como um todo, o jogo não tem uma minima linha de aprendizado. Extremamente casualzado, mais parecia um jogo de celular do que de PC. Detalhe: A IA é TERRIVEL.

    A historia não sabe pra que lado vai. É simples e não apresenta personagens carismaticos/interessantes. Dificilmente serviria mesmo de background pro jogo acontecer, e mesmo assim eles ainda dão atenção demais pra ela.

    O mundo é morto, e isso me levanta uma questão bem simples: Pra que OpenWorld se é pra fazer uma cagada dessas? Não há razoes para explorar, além do cenario ser monotono e indiverso.

    Os graficos são mediocres pra baixo. NFS 2015 no console era mais bonito que esse jogo no ultra no PC. E o pior, já não bastaste isso, o jogo é EXTREAMENTE mal otimizado. Mesmo diminuindo o jogo pro alto, haviam diversas quedas de fps. Isso é inadmissível. Minha maquina roda Forza Horizon 4 no ultra em 2.5k +60 com uma boa sobra. Falando em Forza, é de uma cara de pau tremneda que a EA tenha coragem de lancar esse jogo no mercado tendo em vista que há o proprio Forza - que compete com si proprio, inclusive.
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  7. Nov 21, 2017
    0
    need for speed casino drift
    dont buy it, microtransactions and lootboxes are cancer
    Dont support their practices, try to avoid them as
    need for speed casino drift
    dont buy it, microtransactions and lootboxes are cancer

    Dont support their practices, try to avoid them as best as you can
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