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  • Summary: Hustle by day and risk it all at night in Need for Speed Heat, a white-knuckle racer that pits you against a city's rogue police force as you battle your way into street racing's elite. By day compete in the Speedhunter Showdown -- a sanctioned competition where you earn bank to customizeHustle by day and risk it all at night in Need for Speed Heat, a white-knuckle racer that pits you against a city's rogue police force as you battle your way into street racing's elite. By day compete in the Speedhunter Showdown -- a sanctioned competition where you earn bank to customize and upgrade your garage of high-performance cars. When your ride's perfectly styled and hyper-tuned, and you're ready to ramp up the intensity, drive out into the night where you and your crew take on the competition in illicit street races that build your reputation and grant you access to bigger races and better parts. But under the cover of darkness patrols a rogue task force looking to bring you down and swipe all you've earned. Take them on and risk it all for underground glory or head back to your safehouse and begin another thrilling day. The roads, the risks, and the rides never end in this street racer where your crew rolls deep, your garage is full of hot cars, and the city's your nonstop playground. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 61
  2. Negative: 1 out of 61
  1. Nov 22, 2019
    90
    When a game is genuinely good, it doesn’t feel like I’m playing it just for the sake of the review. Need for Speed Heat evokes that feeling as I’m simply having too much fun with it. Compared to its obvious role models, it doesn’t ramble all over the place but has a grateful focus to it. The game comfortably speeds along a yellow brick road that goes neatly between calculated appeal of Forza Horizon and the excess abundance of The Crew, and that’s why I liked it better than those two. In fact, I’m afraid that NFS Heat kind of spoils its genre. I need games with a human touch and after this, racing games without this much personality just won’t do anymore
  2. Nov 11, 2019
    80
    NFS: Heat is kind of a best-of with the best elements from the previous NFS games, with the addition of day and night races. All of it isn't very innovative, but not less entertaining because of it.
  3. Nov 21, 2019
    80
    Need for Speed Heat feels like a return to form for the franchise. There’s very little new here, but what is here is certainly a crowdpleaser for anyone who has dipped in and out of the 25-year-old racing IP.
  4. Nov 12, 2019
    70
    To the game’s credit, the police presence on the track feels less like a gimmick than a genuine menace.
  5. 70
    When Need for Speed: Heat is producing its promised fantasy, it’s a wonderful game which I’m always happy to keep coming back to. Ghost Games have improved their engine and systems to make the city and cars feel better than ever, and Heat’s core gameplay loop is designed to last. Occasionally there are the moments which require suspension of disbelief, and it’s possible for the more misguided elements to build tedium in an otherwise strong entry to the series. Heat is a marked improvement on the last few Need for Speed games, however, and I hope that further refinement will see the series better deliver on its legacy.
  6. Nov 18, 2019
    70
    Need for Speed Heat is far from the revival of the series which fans have hoped for, and makes you wonder what happened to Criterion. Ghost games did a decent job steering back Need for Speed into safer waters, but it lacks the passion and the visceral fun which made Underground legendary. Need for Speed Heat is a decent game, but not a memorable one.
  7. Nov 18, 2019
    30
    If Forza and Heat were in a boxing match, Forza would be Mike Tyson in his prime and Heat would be a toddler.

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  1. Nov 8, 2019
    10
    i think story is nice and gameplay is much better than payback
    ghost games really cleaned their mess on payback
  2. Feb 7, 2021
    10
    Great game. Once you get passed the first vehicles you choose which are horrible. Buy a car at the dealership and tune it. The Honda CivicGreat game. Once you get passed the first vehicles you choose which are horrible. Buy a car at the dealership and tune it. The Honda Civic type r is a great start. Game is fun and offers rewarding upgrades and cars to unlock. Try it for yourself. Don’t understand the hate it’s gotten Expand
  3. Nov 8, 2019
    9
    Дорога не в масле и лутбоксов нема, красивая тётка на 370z, 9 красивых тёток из 10
  4. Feb 9, 2021
    7
    While it pales in comparison to the likes of something like Forza Horizon, which it is obviously trying to replicate, it still packs plenty ofWhile it pales in comparison to the likes of something like Forza Horizon, which it is obviously trying to replicate, it still packs plenty of features to make it a worthwhile play, from its solid driving mechanics to its marvelous car customization. Inarguably the best NFS the entire 2010 decade had to offer. Expand
  5. Feb 21, 2020
    5
    This game is ok. The customisation is fantastic, the selection of cars is excellent, the story is pretty good for a racing game, the day modeThis game is ok. The customisation is fantastic, the selection of cars is excellent, the story is pretty good for a racing game, the day mode is a little dull but overall it’s good, the open world is pretty good, the night mode is terrible-the races are enjoyable and the fact that it’s night is quite good, but the police are ridiculous. There are 5 heat levels. Heat level 1 is easy to escape, heat level 2 is ok, heat level 3 is nearly impossible to escape. Over never successfully evaded past that level. The police will stop you dead, they remove half your health bar with one hit, and if you hit them then you deal almost no damage. It is broken. It’s makes the night mode incredibly stressful rather than enjoyable, and it is necessary to complete in the day mode. They were so close to making an excellent game but they messed it up by making the police unstoppable. Expand
  6. Jan 6, 2020
    2
    Has EA used all the money they have taken from idiots over the years to buy reviews? Or is it just a sign of how stupid people have become andHas EA used all the money they have taken from idiots over the years to buy reviews? Or is it just a sign of how stupid people have become and we are a generation that will pay $10 for different coloured pixels. This may as well be NFS2 Remastered. If the nostalgia of NFS2 was enough to ignore the fact it was one of the worst racing games of all time then this is the game for you. Expand
  7. Mar 5, 2020
    0
    i played so many nfs games and heat is the worst of all them so i would say dont bus it

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