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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: 16 out of 29
  2. Negative: 1 out of 29
  1. Nov 8, 2019
    93
    Need For Speed Heat is a return to form for the series and the best entry this generation. The racing action is top-shelf and the day to night shift in gameplay focus keeps things fresh.
  2. Nov 8, 2019
    90
    Need for Speed Heat is an ode to what made this saga great with an installment that retrieves its foundations to combine them with a clear inspiration from the Forza Horizon saga bringing us one of the most complete and entertaining arcade driving games of the generation with stunning visuals.
  3. Nov 24, 2019
    80
    Need For Speed Heat has done a fantastic job going back to its routes... with loads of cars, tons of customisation and the feel of two games in one with the day and night cycle. It has a couple of flaws with the police chases but you still find yourself having a fun, intense experience.
  4. Nov 12, 2019
    75
    While far from a perfect comeback, Need For Speed Heat refocuses the franchise on what it does best, and it’s all the better for it.
  5. Nov 21, 2019
    70
    There is fun to be had here, but in light of what else is out in the racing/driving wild these days, leaves Heat eating proverbial dust. There’s no question Ghost is a technically proficient developer (outside of car physics), but too much emphasis on a ‘story’ over more robust driving and driver-agency makes the game feel half complete on one side, and half over done on the other.
  6. 70
    It's clear that Ghost Games has taken a touch of Paradise and applied it to Heat, resulting in a thrilling and beautiful racing game that's bursting with things to do. Though their ambition was bold, they strayed too far from comfort in putting Heat together. When measured up against its own franchise, Heat does a lot to move the series in the right direction and it's a clear, marked improvement over Payback.
  7. Nov 19, 2019
    40
    Above all, Heat feels like subscription filler, another driving game to add value to EA’s Access bundles.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 43 out of 58
  2. Negative: 8 out of 58
  1. Nov 20, 2019
    10
    The best nfs game for this generation. Nfs 2015, nfs payback, are the worst nfs games in this generation even though I feel like nfs heatThe best nfs game for this generation. Nfs 2015, nfs payback, are the worst nfs games in this generation even though I feel like nfs heat kinda looks like nfs 2015. They did a great job with this game Expand
  2. Nov 15, 2019
    10
    Un muy buen juego de auto, pero aun le queda mucho por mejorar para llegar a la calidad de sus predecesores
  3. Nov 8, 2019
    10
    Best NFS Game from Ghost Games ever. The Grafik is nice and the Cars in the game.
  4. Nov 10, 2019
    9
    It's a big surprise but EA made a good Need for Speed game, well to be honest it's good because they copied a lot from Forza Horizon but stillIt's a big surprise but EA made a good Need for Speed game, well to be honest it's good because they copied a lot from Forza Horizon but still good job ea. Don't mess it up with stupid microtransactions. In game are 2 things I didn't like. 1 police chase it's so stupid and boring and the lack of race music. I recomend trying the game to everyone. Expand
  5. Jan 12, 2020
    8
    Действительно хорошая NFS за последнее время. Ghost Games смогли поправить то, что нужно, и практически ничего не сломали. Да, ей тяжелоДействительно хорошая NFS за последнее время. Ghost Games смогли поправить то, что нужно, и практически ничего не сломали. Да, ей тяжело бороться с той же Forza Horizon 4, да и сюжет для галочки, но с тюнингом и ездой всё просто хорошо. Однозначно могу рекомендовать фанатам серии Expand
  6. Nov 13, 2020
    7
    It's finally a step in the right direction. Ghost takes beloved parts of all games of the past and mix them into one. It's not a 10/10 becauseIt's finally a step in the right direction. Ghost takes beloved parts of all games of the past and mix them into one. It's not a 10/10 because the cops and AI seem a bit unbalanced, but that's nothing that can't be patched later on. I hope they build on this entry in the future. Its a solid foundation.

    Edit: Reduced Rating because of lacking updates and no replay value
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  7. Nov 17, 2019
    0
    Graphic is nise but whole city during the day looks like a crap. I dont know what is goin on but it looks to me like they used instagramGraphic is nise but whole city during the day looks like a crap. I dont know what is goin on but it looks to me like they used instagram filter for whole game, everything has yelowwish tone.

    Handling model so bad, it is so unrealistic. Its so much unrealistic that is good for 5yo kids max. Forza horizont has much better handling model not perfect but better

    OST terrible.

    Lot of bugs, on garrage
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