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  • Summary: Need for Speed The Run lures players into an underground world of illicit, high-stakes racing. The heat is on – and it isn’t just the fuzz who are after you. Entering the race is just the beginning as you blow across borders, weave through dense urban traffic, rocket down icy mountain passesNeed for Speed The Run lures players into an underground world of illicit, high-stakes racing. The heat is on – and it isn’t just the fuzz who are after you. Entering the race is just the beginning as you blow across borders, weave through dense urban traffic, rocket down icy mountain passes and navigate narrow canyons at breakneck speeds. Powered by DICE’s state-of-the-art Frostbite 2 engine, Need for Speed The Run takes the action racing genre to new heights with stunning visuals and car physics that hug the road even at top speeds all built around a gripping storyline. The cars are hot, the racing is intense and the story will have you at the edge of your seat… all the way from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Empire State building. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 48
  2. Negative: 3 out of 48
  1. Nov 25, 2011
    88
    It's not Forza but it doesn't set out to be; instead, it aims at being the very best arcade racing game available and it succeeds most assuredly at that goal. A balls-to-the-wall thrill-ride, beginning to end, and definitely worth a thrash - if you can handle it.
  2. Nov 14, 2011
    80
    Does so many things right. It's an action game for people who like cars, or perhaps a racing game for people who like action. In fact, it's both of these things at the same time. Too often racing games get repetitive and lose their luster about halfway through. The Run takes a simple formula and amps it up to appeal to junkies of both genres.
  3. Nov 14, 2011
    76
    Need for Speed: The Run feels more like a tightly scripted action game than an adaptive racer. If you stop to look around you'll discover a game in service of building toward an experience rather than challenging the player beyond a few trial and error style obstacles.
  4. CD-Action
    Nov 29, 2011
    65
    A reasonable driving model and more attention to details would be enough to make this game significantly better. It seems that at some point the developers ran out of time and as a result the new Need for Speed is decent at best. [December 2011, p.70]
  5. There's a Hollywood sheen spread over The Run that occasionally makes it sparkle, from the Frostbite 2 engine's environmental effects to the action-movie score. But peer beneath the gleaming veneer and you repeatedly encounter a stomach-lurchingly shallow experience – not unlike any movie you can name by the aforementioned Mr Bay, ironically.
  6. Nov 14, 2011
    60
    The journey across America is beautifully rendered, capturing the varied landscapes spectacularly as you travel over the Sierra, across the Great Plains, and head towards the East Coast. The quality of the movies is very good too, and the characters' faces are nicely rendered to convey emotion. But the story and the gameplay just don't hold up their side of the bargain, and the game ends up falling short of its considerable potential.
  7. Dec 6, 2011
    30
    The Run doesn't have the structure or production values to carry off its concept. Even if it did, its successes would be smothered by a procession of awful technical flaws. Lacking charm and polish, only the Need For Speed name will sell the game – which will no doubt mean that it fares well enough. But in a year that has seen gaming's biggest franchises one-upping each 
other and demanding players' attention like never before, The Run simply doesn't cut it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 53
  2. Negative: 11 out of 53
  1. Nov 15, 2011
    10
    From dazzling scenery to spectacular set pieces, this is a worthy entry in the need for speed franchise. The frostbite 2 engine makes theFrom dazzling scenery to spectacular set pieces, this is a worthy entry in the need for speed franchise. The frostbite 2 engine makes the whole world just stuningly beautiful and there is only so much that words can describe. Intense white knuckled racing is absolutely addicting. The autolog helps you compete with your friends and makes the game so much more competitive. Multiplayer is splendid and is even more enjoyable with friends as winning gives you much bragging rights. A huge variety of cars to choose, from vintage muscles to modern supercars. This game gives you that adrenaline feeling that few games on todays market offer. A must have for any racing fan, be it arcade or sim fan. This game is absolutely fun and I have no idea why IGN gave it such a crappy score. The only thing I agree with their review is that this game is slightly short but that may perhaps be that Im enjoying myself so much and finished the game too quickly which leaves me craving for me. This game is a masterpiece. Expand
  2. Dec 29, 2015
    10
    This Game is my most favorite Nfs game 2nd is prostreet.V.good story,characters,gameplay and most of all the beautiful America.Its amazing andThis Game is my most favorite Nfs game 2nd is prostreet.V.good story,characters,gameplay and most of all the beautiful America.Its amazing and also a must buy for racing freaks and ps3 owners. Expand
  3. Dec 7, 2011
    9
    Good Campain, good game, Frostbyte 2 is really powerfull.
    goodlooking game, and i like to drive it. people who were expeting a new NSF
    Good Campain, good game, Frostbyte 2 is really powerfull.
    goodlooking game, and i like to drive it. people who were expeting a new NSF underground game, well they need to open they minds
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  4. Feb 22, 2021
    7
    Наконец-то прошел-таки этот ёбаный NFS: The Run. Ну это тот, где по сюжету надо было выйграть гонку от одного побережья пендосии до другого. ИНаконец-то прошел-таки этот ёбаный NFS: The Run. Ну это тот, где по сюжету надо было выйграть гонку от одного побережья пендосии до другого. И десяти лет не прошло (технически, ибо игре будет десять лет только в ноябре). ПК-гейминг сосёт хуи, ибо у меня никогда эта игра нормально не работала на компе, приходилось начинать на 360-ом боксе, но чот как-то не осилил, сраный движок, очень все неудобно было. Пытался я ее начать ну вот прям дохуя раз, и постоянно что-то да мешало. Сейчас же, наконец-то, спокойно, купил диск на PS3 и добил этого хуеплёта. Игра все-таки больше заебись, как по мне, чем хуйня. Только вот проблема в том, что, концептуально, гонка от одного побережья до другого была пиздатой идеей исключительно до выхода The Crew, в которой эту самую гонку можно прям вот взять и за раз, минут за 30-40 проехать. Но я все же принципиально отыграл таки этот санный The Run, было все равно весело.

    P.S: За прохождение сюжетки, игра меня наградила зависанием. Пришлось гасить консоль, так что точно сказать не могу сколько по часам ушло на прохождение. Рот ебал.
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  5. May 25, 2020
    6
    NFS is a game that takes different direction from its predecessors.Its very short story,car list is poor,customisation is limited to only aNFS is a game that takes different direction from its predecessors.Its very short story,car list is poor,customisation is limited to only a paint job.The sound effects are ok,but i feel like the cars have the same engine sound.Music is also ok.The graphics are the only thing i liked the most.Car models and environments are awesome.Frostbyte 2 really delivers top quality graphics.But overall its OK game at best.If you searching for a short racing game,then this is for you. Expand
  6. Jul 7, 2012
    5
    The story was very unique and fun, but for sure it lacked in length. The story was only 2 hours long, like come on, that's a total joke. ThereThe story was very unique and fun, but for sure it lacked in length. The story was only 2 hours long, like come on, that's a total joke. There are some DLC for games that are longer than that. The multiplayer was decent, but it suffered from lag. The graphics are well done, within the world and cars. But for sure a step down from Hot Pursuit 2010, but way better than the Shift series. Expand
  7. Apr 23, 2015
    0
    i love nfs most wanted but this not worst game of nfs I played so far **** who created this terrible story not **** and open world so I make ai love nfs most wanted but this not worst game of nfs I played so far **** who created this terrible story not **** and open world so I make a game go stay a great disappointment that the franchise had stopped playing until this garbage that should not even exist :( Expand

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