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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: 23 out of 101
  2. Negative: 63 out of 101
  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. Nov 10, 2017
    9
    i'm very happy white this NFS! It's a big step forward compared to the 2015 version! Better graphics, smarter cops, bigger openworld. Therei'm very happy white this NFS! It's a big step forward compared to the 2015 version! Better graphics, smarter cops, bigger openworld. There are missing only a few options like: cops in freeroam and online freeroam. I hope that these missing things will come in updates. This game is further great! Expand
  3. Nov 6, 2019
    7
    Gameplay 1/2
    Music 2/2
    Story 1/2
    Characters design 1/1
    graphic 2/2
    Good game but not good need for speed game!!!
  4. Aug 14, 2018
    3
    Только что отклинул свой джойстик снова и снова перепроходя гонки пятой главы.. и знаете что, ребята из Ghost Games - F*ck U. Серьезно!Только что отклинул свой джойстик снова и снова перепроходя гонки пятой главы.. и знаете что, ребята из Ghost Games - F*ck U. Серьезно!

    Graphics - 7/0
    Physics - 3/0
    Story Mode 1/0
    Grind -10/10
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  5. Aug 29, 2018
    1
    Самая убогая часть nfs...
    Вот и до nfs добрались микротранзакции, лутбоксы и прочая ересь... Что за жалкая попытка совместить гоночную аркаду
    Самая убогая часть nfs...
    Вот и до nfs добрались микротранзакции, лутбоксы и прочая ересь... Что за жалкая попытка совместить гоночную аркаду и карточную стратегию? Ты покупаешь машину и еще пол часа дрочишь в рулетку, чтобы выбить нормальною карточку для тюннинга. Игра проходится буквально за 5-6 часов, а сюжет банальный и забывается через неделю...
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  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. G-K
    Nov 17, 2017
    0
    EA and Lootboxes. Enough said.

    Trust me, it is really bad, save your Money for a better game. Maybe an old Need for Speed, that might be
    EA and Lootboxes. Enough said.

    Trust me, it is really bad, save your Money for a better game. Maybe an old Need for Speed, that might be more what you are looking for.
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