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  • Summary: Need for Speed: Most Wanted is an open world Racing game. The game is the 19th release in the long-running Need for Speed franchise, but hearkens back to the earliest games in the series as players compete in races with police unified against them. Races have a set beginning and end point,Need for Speed: Most Wanted is an open world Racing game. The game is the 19th release in the long-running Need for Speed franchise, but hearkens back to the earliest games in the series as players compete in races with police unified against them. Races have a set beginning and end point, with the open world game design allowing players to complete each using whatever path they can find. Additional features include a unique blend of Simulation and Arcade gameplay, social play options through the Autolog 2 feature, exciting multiplayer support, and a large selection of performance vehicles. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 36
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 36
  3. Negative: 0 out of 36
  1. 95
    It’s packed with content, and even in the later hours I was thrown into areas I had yet to discover. Whether you choose to explore, race, or compete with friends, there’s a home for you in Fairhaven.
  2. Apr 2, 2013
    90
    A great conversion of one of the best driving games available today. It´s the finest console version too.
  3. Apr 16, 2013
    90
    Most Wanted U holds the status of the best entry and furthers the accessibility of the formula in meaningful ways.
  4. Mar 19, 2013
    88
    Need for Speed Most Wanted is an expertly tuned and turbocharged port that brings a superior experience to the Wii U. The game is just as good, even better than the other versions, the new Wii U features are fun and best of all it runs like a dream on Nintendo’s new console.
  5. Apr 3, 2013
    85
    All in all, Need for Speed: Most Wanted U is the standout game on the Wii U for racing, and probably one of the better games available on the console right now. It does have some faults, but is still an excellent example of the Need for Speed universe.
  6. Mar 19, 2013
    85
    This edition of the game has many of the components that made the title successful on the other systems, and more, but the behind-the-wheel experience puts it in second place.
  7. Apr 1, 2013
    75
    Overall, it's not worth a double dip if you own the game on another system, but if you have a younger child and/or are really interested in jumping in, I do highly recommend the Wii U version.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 40
  2. Negative: 11 out of 40
  1. Mar 19, 2013
    10
    I had this for PS3 and Vita before I got a Wii U. The game looks noticeably better but the main thing going for this game or any Wii U gameI had this for PS3 and Vita before I got a Wii U. The game looks noticeably better but the main thing going for this game or any Wii U game for that matter is playing it on the controller. It's on a different level then playing it on the Vita. Expand
  2. Mar 20, 2013
    10
    Tudo que falarem mal desta versão e mentira
    o jogo e bem equilibrado as funções exclusivas do game pad dão um banho nos demais consoles
    e
    Tudo que falarem mal desta versão e mentira
    o jogo e bem equilibrado as funções exclusivas do game pad dão um banho nos demais consoles

    e um jogo bom e vale cada centavo!
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  3. Mar 27, 2013
    9
    First impression I would put this game at a 6/10. The more I play it, the more I like it. It is a great filler game, but not one I would wantFirst impression I would put this game at a 6/10. The more I play it, the more I like it. It is a great filler game, but not one I would want to play for hours on end.
    The presentation is excellent, even if it is just mindless racing and running for police. I didn't really like the game until I had it a few days and learned some of the races. It starts out frustrating until you find a car you like and are comfortable with. The online is nice and if your friends have it you can see their stats.
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  4. Mar 22, 2013
    8
    Ok first things first. Anyone who says you can't use analog controls needs to learn to navigate the options menu. As for the game it is indeedOk first things first. Anyone who says you can't use analog controls needs to learn to navigate the options menu. As for the game it is indeed good. Why do I give it an 8? Two things. First the game is really hard to control and the motion controls stink. Second is that nfs just needs to stick to getting money and paying for customization from a menu like carbon, most wanted 1, underground 2 and undercover. Expand
  5. Jan 3, 2014
    7
    This game is awesome! The races are fun, but just driving around the city is the best part of the game! There are cool cars on it, and toThis game is awesome! The races are fun, but just driving around the city is the best part of the game! There are cool cars on it, and to make it even better, you can customize them! I am not a fan of the online mode, because it isn't organized, and it takes way too long. And there is a voice chat in multiplayer, but it is very bad quality. I still love the singleplayer! Expand
  6. Dec 5, 2013
    4
    The games got solid racing mechanics and gameplay. Unfortunately there is 0 story, repetitive tracks, just one game type in singleplayer, andThe games got solid racing mechanics and gameplay. Unfortunately there is 0 story, repetitive tracks, just one game type in singleplayer, and no split screen which for me is what makes or breaks racing games. Seriously a triple a racing game without split screen is just stupid. Expand
  7. Jan 27, 2014
    0
    I don't understand how this game is receiving such positive reviews. The controls are garbage and THERE'S NOT LOCAL-MULTIPLAYER. IN A RACINGI don't understand how this game is receiving such positive reviews. The controls are garbage and THERE'S NOT LOCAL-MULTIPLAYER. IN A RACING GAME. ARE YOU KIDDING ME?? Combine that with an interminable introduction/training sequence with un-skippable cutscenes and a bored "sexy" narrator reading lines that sound like they were written by a 15 year old and you have the WORST racing game I have every played in my life. Expand

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