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  • Summary: Jump behind the wheel of some iconic cars and put the pedal to the metal through Ventura Bay, a sprawling urban playground. Explore overlapping stories as you establish your reputation – and your dream car – and become the top racing icon. Play repeatedly this time, you have five distinctJump behind the wheel of some iconic cars and put the pedal to the metal through Ventura Bay, a sprawling urban playground. Explore overlapping stories as you establish your reputation – and your dream car – and become the top racing icon. Play repeatedly this time, you have five distinct ways to win. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 69
  2. Negative: 4 out of 69
  1. Nov 2, 2015
    90
    A gorgeous-looking, very well designed game that offers five different racing styles to tackle - and a bevy of interesting cars to modify and make your own. Its story is a lot of fun, and it's set in an impressively large environment that is very enjoyable to drive around. A great arcade racer that's both challenging and addictive.
  2. 80
    Ghost Games is onto something seriously promising with this franchise reboot. However, being unable to pause the game as well as no option to play offline may prove two obstacles that are not surmountable for some players.
  3. Nov 5, 2015
    80
    Need for Speed returns with a title that lacks innovation and content, but it still is very fun and engaging. Also, if you've missed tuning your cars, you'll love this episode.
  4. Nov 4, 2015
    70
    A worthy successor to the both Underground games doesn’t reach their quality though. Arcade riding feels fresh and if you are up to an easy fun you have just arrived to your destination.
  5. Dec 8, 2015
    65
    It’s a real shame new Need for Speed turned out to be a game with a great potential that in the end offers so little.
  6. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    Dec 15, 2015
    60
    Looks gorgeous, rewards driving out of your comfort zone, has pleasing physics and sense of velocity... but needlessly online-only, pumped full of irritating live-action pap, and runs out of fuel early. [January 2015, p77]
  7. 40
    A tragically misjudged series reboot that gets all of the fundamentals wrong, while adding absolutely nothing new to the franchise except flashier graphics.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 92 out of 269
  1. Nov 3, 2015
    10
    Perfect arcade all about driving fantastic cars in the night, bad weather and marvelous mornings. Nothing more, nothing less. You could bePerfect arcade all about driving fantastic cars in the night, bad weather and marvelous mornings. Nothing more, nothing less. You could be disappointed if you expect something bigger. Expand
  2. Feb 15, 2016
    10
    This game is absolutely amazing. The sounds and in-game music are incredible. The graphics are nothing less. And the customization... You canThis game is absolutely amazing. The sounds and in-game music are incredible. The graphics are nothing less. And the customization... You can build your own baby according to your interest. This game should be titled Underground 3 for **** sake! Really brings the joy of Underground and Underground 2 and even Most Wanted(2005) from my childhood. The night time of the city, the rainy weather all that put in to make this amazing game. Good job EA! This is like a fresh oxygen after staying in a room full of carbondioxide(I meant the previous Need for Speed games) I hope they will stay in this track for their next game. Expand
  3. Nov 3, 2015
    8
    People asked for a Need for Speed game similar to Underground, and now that EA delivered, people just post negative reviews;
    Did Underground
    People asked for a Need for Speed game similar to Underground, and now that EA delivered, people just post negative reviews;
    Did Underground had cockpit view? No! Did Underground had daily races? No.
    Come on, this is ilegal street racing we are talking about, so they have to be made at night. We still have here the front view so you can race without the cockpit view for sure. The customization in this game is INSANE, truly incredible for the tuning fans and Underground lovers. The gameplay is arcade and very good, the graphics are awesome and the campaign in first-person makes you feel part of it. As for the "always online" haters, the game has a reason for it. You race in and you see a lot of people online, they can even interfere in your races during your event. There's always someone online on the streets and the share picture feature with the comunity is awesome. So what I'm saying is, if you are a Underground fan, don't listen the hate and give this game a chance. It's not 10/10, but it is a good solid street racing tuning experience;
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  4. Nov 5, 2015
    6
    This is a game of polarizinf opinions for me.

    I love the customisation. This has always been a staple of the original and true NFS games
    This is a game of polarizinf opinions for me.

    I love the customisation. This has always been a staple of the original and true NFS games and to have it make a genuine return here is brilliant. The real life actor scenes are no where near as horrid as i first expected them to be, another genuine positive. Graphically it is beautiful, not entirely sure that i love ghe perpetual rain and njght, but it sure does look pretty. Sounds are also done really well for the cars and with a good surround sound setup you can easily pick where your opponents are just by sound alone.

    Ive only played ablut 5 hours so can't speak much of the story... though if you play a racing game for the story then its safe to bet you're probably not in the right genre...

    Where NFS falls down for me is the handling and AI. I might be too used to realistic racers like forza and gran turismo at this point, but for the life of me i cannot get used to the driving. Forever am i careening into walls or running smack straight inti a parked car. The AI rubber banding is annoying as fck. I mean this is quite literally like they all have a massive elastic band strapped to your car that just waits for the perfect moment to snap back and they all of a sudden fly past you without a care. Its indescribably frustrating. The "always online" i find dubious at best... but whatevs.

    All in all, i WANT to love this and i WANT it to be amazing. But is simply isn't for the reasons above. For me i will more than likely end up returning it for a full refund simply becauae i am too furstrated by the AI and driving mechanics.

    I so wanted to love this.
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  5. Mar 8, 2021
    5
    Não é um bom jogo. Definitivamente a repetitividade das corridas, o mapa é pobre e pequeno a economia do jogo facilita muito a vida doNão é um bom jogo. Definitivamente a repetitividade das corridas, o mapa é pobre e pequeno a economia do jogo facilita muito a vida do jogador. Quando você compra o carro mais caro (ainda com uns 30% de progresso no jogo), o gameplay perde totalmente a graça. Totalmente dispensável. Jogue apenas se você gosta mesmo de um arcade e fazer drift. A personalização dos carros, que foi um dos carros chefe do marketing na época do lançamento não é tão bom. Gráficos muito escuros, borrados e não passam aquela sensação de realismo que os jogos de corrida dão. Jogos como o Drive e The Crew são muito mais divertidos do que este NFS. Expand
  6. May 19, 2016
    3
    Well, after 3 hours of playing the game i feel like i have no objective whatsoever in going on with the campaign.. the map and scenery isWell, after 3 hours of playing the game i feel like i have no objective whatsoever in going on with the campaign.. the map and scenery is dull.. the missions are a mess, the DRIFTING is the main thing in the game, but you can't get any points if you're too far ahead(more than 20m ahead) of your oponents or too far behind them (20m behind) the DRIFT POINTS do not count, it's really stupid... you have to do hard drifts with the opponent players side by side (and they are always hiting on you, so the drift gets ruined very often), what's the point with that?
    The weather is allways rainy and the time is always night (yeh yeh, like old underground style), but there's no motion or dynamics on the streets.. it feels like you're in a ghost town racing for your own, there's no magic in it, and sometimes a cop shows up.. The graphics are great, but that's not all..
    Rubberbanding AI, that will make a ford fiesta look a like car overpass an aventador no matter what.. things like that
    Good thing is, driving is stable, it has a nice customization style with lots of things to update on the car, and in the end of the day you have a nice car, for nothing
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  7. Nov 14, 2019
    0
    This game should be called "Need for Speed Drift".. What an awful lot of drifting! It's not a racing game, it's a drifting game.. On my listThis game should be called "Need for Speed Drift".. What an awful lot of drifting! It's not a racing game, it's a drifting game.. On my list of the most irritating and frustrating games I've ever played.. I want my $7 back i paid for this piece of cr*p! The worst experience ever.. Expand

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