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  • Summary: Welcome to Redview County, where a street-racing rivalry between cops and racers never ends as both sides compete in all-out warfare featuring the fastest cars, mods and technology in a gritty open road environment. Play as either a copper or racer, where each side of the law has its own setWelcome to Redview County, where a street-racing rivalry between cops and racers never ends as both sides compete in all-out warfare featuring the fastest cars, mods and technology in a gritty open road environment. Play as either a copper or racer, where each side of the law has its own set of high stakes challenges, rewards and consequences. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Nov 21, 2013
    86
    Need for Speed comes back with another outstanding game, full of content and full of fun. However, there's that "something" missing, something only Criterion can give.
  2. Nov 27, 2013
    85
    Rivals takes Most Wanted's open world and blends that with the open roads and landscapes of Hot Pursuit, with a paradise filled with distractions and dangers. The seamless transition between single- and multiplayer it so that another player can challenge of help you in every event. Rivals guarantees a continuous sense of excitement and sensation with great controls and a relentless sense of speed.
  3. Nov 22, 2013
    80
    Mixing an offline and online driving experience is the key for Need for Speed Rivals, a look into the next generation of gaming.
  4. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Dec 28, 2013
    80
    If you tend to see the glass as half full, instead of half empty, you will see Rivals as a success. Gameplay innovations make up for the lack of technical fidelity present in the old gen versions. [Issue#237]
  5. Dec 2, 2013
    75
    The small player cap is disappointing in this day and age, but AllDrive shows real potential. The frame-rate issues I encountered were a downer on an otherwise impressive arcade racing game.
  6. Dec 2, 2013
    75
    There is no doubt that the driving mechanics of Rivals are fantastic, and most of the game's systems are a success. However, it's a multiplayer-oriented game that fails to bring players together, and the content elsewhere is merely good.
  7. Nov 26, 2013
    40
    Perhaps most disappointing of all is the actual world. The map consists of long wending noodles of road draped over Frostbite landscapes. It’s built for you to drive fast and bang into cars, so it minimizes the concept of mastering a route or reacting to the road. It’s all long, thin, shallow. This means there’s little sense of place. There is minimal traffic. There are too few opportunities to actually turn onto another road or take a shortcut. The world even feels small. You’ll be chasing someone, or running from someone, and suddenly you’re back where you were just a little while ago. It all feels so constrained.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 32
  2. Negative: 12 out of 32
  1. Jun 22, 2015
    10
    This game is so much fun, it has lots of variety and can either be played on free explore mode or by hopping easily between races. I am tryingThis game is so much fun, it has lots of variety and can either be played on free explore mode or by hopping easily between races. I am trying to complete it but it take so long, there are at least 60 levels for each of the cops and the racers. Expand
  2. Mar 25, 2014
    10
    I purchased this game and i had to buy a hard drive that cost me 130 dollars. I first of all do not know why people are talking about the hardI purchased this game and i had to buy a hard drive that cost me 130 dollars. I first of all do not know why people are talking about the hard drive when it is a game review. One of the best games i have played it was worth it to buy a hard drive. Expand
  3. Feb 24, 2014
    9
    A great game made better by the fact other online players can play along side you on the main game map. This can be frustrating when in a mainA great game made better by the fact other online players can play along side you on the main game map. This can be frustrating when in a main game mision but surely makes it more fun as you never know what will happen next. not as realistic as other games like Forza horizon but i would say alot more fun. Expand
  4. Apr 9, 2014
    7
    Got the game at game shop had to spend $130 FOR a hard drive not really worth it it's too much around muitplayer Like i don't have goldGot the game at game shop had to spend $130 FOR a hard drive not really worth it it's too much around muitplayer Like i don't have gold so ever time i go play it tells me if i want muitplayer and really worth for a month then get boring. Expand
  5. Mar 26, 2014
    3
    Why did this have to suck balls?

    The 360 version sucks. Why? Cuz EA just went "Okay **** this let's get to the XBOX One crap!" This is why
    Why did this have to suck balls?

    The 360 version sucks. Why? Cuz EA just went "Okay **** this let's get to the XBOX One crap!" This is why the 8th gen versions are WAY better!

    Get this: when I loaded the game, it told me to donate 1.4 GB for mandatory HD content. Then, they got sneaky and forced me to used a hard drive, which was 110 dollars.

    WHAT THE H***!!!

    So I got it after New Year's Eve and it worked. AND IT SUCKS.

    The graphics look good up close, but objects randomly appear from a distance, which makes this feel like the first NFS. Plus, the AI is too smart and handling too stiff for anything to work. The drifting is a disaster!
    Plus, the only cars in this game are sports coupes! I want to be able to drive more than that, and Evoque and Raptor and BAC and Ariel Atom, but EA put (here I lose control) 1 PERCENT OF THEIR COMMON SENSE INTO THIS PIECE OF F****** SH**!!! WHY DID THIS HAPPEN!!!??? COULD IT BE LESS DISAPPOINTING! EA, WHAT'S HAPPENING!? OH, AND WHY IS THERE NO PAUSE BUTTON!?

    I don't use XBOX LIVE so I would probably get a better experience if I connected, but the single player is really that bad? Oh, and BTW, the game loads too long, not too frequently.

    Pros: Good graphics up close, more customization options than Most Wanted, sort of engaging, that's all folks.

    Oh, if you destroyed your USB to make it XBOX compatible, can you make it compatible with Windows again?
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  6. May 2, 2014
    2
    Turn on Single Player and you have Hot Pursuit 2010 with everything being worse. With other people, this game is somehow even worse thanTurn on Single Player and you have Hot Pursuit 2010 with everything being worse. With other people, this game is somehow even worse than before. This game includes a required (!) 1.6 gigabyte HD texture install that only works on some consoles (!!!) and far less options in the options menu than Hot Pursuit 2010. Hot Pursuit 2010 let you change controls to whatever you want, set how the music player does its thing, go from mission to mission instantly, and free roam was just a thing you could mess around with if you wanted to. This forces you to use the controls it gives you, the music player has NO options, you have to drive to every mission unless you want to wait for the unbearable loading times, and free roam is required no matter what. If you didn't turn on the ridiculously hidden single player setting, you have to deal with online players that destroy you constantly interfering with your stuff. The "missions" consist of the same 3 objectives done repeatedly, and you're given assignments to complete while doing the missions. These assignments are simply roadblocks put in your way to force you to free roam and only let you unlock one version of each cop car. The cop cars received, however are free. On the racers side, you unlock the same car no matter which version of the assignment you chose, and you have to spend money to unlock it. You won't have any money, however, because the "pursuit tech" (which, in HP2012, you had at all times and you had all of) is ridiculously expensive.

    If you're gonna buy a NFS game, buy any PS1 NFS, PS2 NFS, or Hot Pursuit 2012.
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  7. Jul 16, 2014
    0
    One word...RIPOFF! Icant play this cos i dont have a hard drive! When i did at someone elses house i was appualled! The lighting was bad. TheOne word...RIPOFF! Icant play this cos i dont have a hard drive! When i did at someone elses house i was appualled! The lighting was bad. The hit detecion was super off! I glitched when i was in a race so i flying in the air, the map disappered and when it did a load of cops smashed into be and i got busted! This game is terrible! Expand

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