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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: 20 out of 46
  2. Negative: 1 out of 46
  1. Nov 8, 2019
    85
    Need for Speed Heat leaves a good taste: a enormous map, lots of races and missions to complete, good speed sensation and huge customization options (both in cars and avatar)... It feels like a greatest hits album, with the best parts from the previous 15 years of NFS remixed.
  2. Nov 8, 2019
    80
    Given EA's conservative approach, you already know exactly what you can expect from Need for Speed Heat. We are nevertheless happy with this pleasant exercise in street racing, tuning and police prosecution - although the whole thing has been somewhat frayed.
  3. Nov 13, 2019
    80
    Need for Speed Heat is the best the series has been in a while. It’s not perfect by any stretch, but it has a charm that reminds me of the Underground days of old. Now that’s a NfS game I can get down with.
  4. Nov 8, 2019
    70
    Great modding and a decent game engine can’t disguise the tired story and simplistic driving.
  5. Nov 18, 2019
    70
    While the racing is fun and the customization is deep, Need for Speed: Heat feels far too familiar. The day-night gameplay loop does mix things up a little but this racing title does very little to separate it from its predecessors. Its story is predictable and its presentation is underwhelming. Need for Speed: Heat is fun but predictable and slightly stale.
  6. Nov 13, 2019
    70
    Need for Speed Heat is the best entry in the franchise for quite some time, but it's still not quite where it needs to be. The day vs. night gameplay is a compelling loop, and it's a big step in the right direction for the series in general. It's a solid effort with fun handling and lots of customisation options. It's a shame the open world lacks personality, and the police are perhaps a little too hardball, but there's still plenty to like. At the tail end of this generation, Need for Speed is back to being good -- let's hope it can be great in future.
  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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 91 out of 154
  2. Negative: 45 out of 154
  1. Nov 16, 2019
    10
    Way better then stupid nfs payback that was the worst one ever made and this ones the best it has cops in free roam.
    Nfs payback had no cops
    Way better then stupid nfs payback that was the worst one ever made and this ones the best it has cops in free roam.
    Nfs payback had no cops in free roam
    The story is much better and the graphics are 4k Nfs payback 1/10
    Nfs heat 10/10
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  2. Nov 8, 2019
    10
    This genuinely feels like a throwback to the OG most wanted and underground days. There are some performance issues that plague the game butThis genuinely feels like a throwback to the OG most wanted and underground days. There are some performance issues that plague the game but other than that, we finally have a good need for speed game this year. Good job Ghost. Expand
  3. Nov 8, 2019
    10
    i think story is nice and gameplay is much better than payback
    ghost games really cleaned their mess on payback
  4. Nov 8, 2019
    8
    *german*
    Need for Speed ist zurück! Es ist nicht perfekt, aber man merkt, dass es eine Hommage an Most Wanted 2005 und Carbon sein soll. Das
    *german*
    Need for Speed ist zurück! Es ist nicht perfekt, aber man merkt, dass es eine Hommage an Most Wanted 2005 und Carbon sein soll. Das Spielgefühl ist super und nochmals kräftig überarbeitet hinsichtlich der Vorgänger.
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  5. Nov 8, 2019
    7
    This game would be way better if the game didn't crash every 5 seconds you play. I have experienced 9 blue screens in less than 12 hours.This game would be way better if the game didn't crash every 5 seconds you play. I have experienced 9 blue screens in less than 12 hours. Soundtrack is okay. Its just background noise. I wish they just remastered NFS Carbon already Expand
  6. Nov 8, 2019
    3
    Graphics sucks
    Story sucks
    Length about 10h Police's too aggressive The only thing that is really well done in this game - it's rally,
    Graphics sucks
    Story sucks
    Length about 10h
    Police's too aggressive

    The only thing that is really well done in this game - it's rally, race against the clock and customization from NFS 2015
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  7. Nov 15, 2019
    0
    The cops are too annoying, spawning in front of you, and they are not programmed as different objects, instead they are part of your car - 2The cops are too annoying, spawning in front of you, and they are not programmed as different objects, instead they are part of your car - 2 m. behind you (most of the time), it's insane how bad it's implemented. The map - only street races, every race feels the same. Car handling is terrible, car controls - terrible. One of the worst NFS ever made. You are with 180mph/h and in front of you a car stopped in the crossroad sideways. Really dumb game design. Also there are too many bugs on ps4 with invisible objects. Expand

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