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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. Nov 9, 2021
    10
    Не ждал эту часть и не ждал чуда, но игра оказалась хорошей, много машин интересный тюнинг, смена дня и ночиНе ждал эту часть и не ждал чуда, но игра оказалась хорошей, много машин интересный тюнинг, смена дня и ночи
  3. Nov 11, 2019
    9
    A EA vem aprendendo muito com a comunidade em geral desde as coisas muito maldosas que rla faz, porem devemos louvar quando ela acerta que foiA EA vem aprendendo muito com a comunidade em geral desde as coisas muito maldosas que rla faz, porem devemos louvar quando ela acerta que foi o que aconteceu, need for speed heat é incrível em todos os aspectos e melhor que seus antecessores das duas gerações de consoles,não tem microtransação ainda ainda porem vanos esperar, eu joguei e ja cheguei ate o final e gostei muito, sem muitos bugs e esta do jeito que eu esperava. Expand
  4. Mar 11, 2020
    7
    The best street racing game since Carbon. The cops are awful though. Running from the cops should be the most fun part of the game but in myThe best street racing game since Carbon. The cops are awful though. Running from the cops should be the most fun part of the game but in my hundreds of hours there has never been a moment when running from the cops that I ever prolonged a chase because I was enjoying myself. That's because I hate it. They have an unfair catchup mechanic and the only way to lose them is by hitting jumps. It's so dumb. You can't hide or run away, just go off jumps. Other than the cops, amazing game. Expand
  5. Nov 19, 2019
    4
    COULD be a good game if you guys didn’t make the police impossible to escape for no reason during a race and basically lose everything youCOULD be a good game if you guys didn’t make the police impossible to escape for no reason during a race and basically lose everything you earned during a night thanks for wasting my time just when I thought a good need for speed was coming out you guys make it dumb by trying to throw in all these new ideas. Might as well as go make a skateboarding game since you guys like throwing away progress anyways. Expand
  6. Sep 7, 2020
    2
    This is a pure EA disaster. The story is boring and makes no sense whatsoever. The multiplayer is somewhat worse than Payback's multiplayer.This is a pure EA disaster. The story is boring and makes no sense whatsoever. The multiplayer is somewhat worse than Payback's multiplayer. The car selection is really decent but the customization is the same as Payback's. The graphics look fine for a ps4 game but only at night, at day the game just looks bland.

    The writing is really bad and the character motivations are really questionable.

    The added DLC is just a big fat money ga´rab from EA. The free car is literally just a reskinned car which was very expensive. The DLC car you can buy is one of the best cars in the game and it **** costs 5 bucks.

    The atmosphere is completely ruined by all these super and hypercars driving around. It doesn't feel like street racing, it feels like a really bad forza horizon

    The day and night system sounds interesting but since you can ONLY get rep (the experience points from this game) in these night events. This may sound like an interesting idea but sadly, it just evolves into a gigantic grindfest that could go on for 2 hrs.

    This game is VERY buggy and has by far the worst car physics I've ever seen in a racing game.

    The police has a questionable design at day. At night, they are mostly very annoying and unbalanced.

    The best part of this game are easily the night events and the car selection. The night events are really fun but can be very frustrating sometimes.

    This is by far the worst NFS I've ever played in a while.
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  7. Apr 15, 2020
    0
    A game with a bad and superficial story. It have a lot of cars but the graphics is a really trash.

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