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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: 45 out of 67
  2. Negative: 13 out of 67
  1. Nov 8, 2019
    10
    Best NFS Game from Ghost Games ever. The Grafik is nice and the Cars in the game.
  2. Nov 15, 2019
    10
    Tienen que pulir algunos detalles, pero la calidad gráfica y velocidad esta en el juego. Espero que agreguen mayor cantidad de contenido y queTienen que pulir algunos detalles, pero la calidad gráfica y velocidad esta en el juego. Espero que agreguen mayor cantidad de contenido y que sea gratuito. Expand
  3. Aug 29, 2020
    10
    Лучший nfs за многие годы, шикарная атмосфера, хорошая графика, одна из лучших аркадных гонок на данный моментЛучший nfs за многие годы, шикарная атмосфера, хорошая графика, одна из лучших аркадных гонок на данный момент
  4. Dec 24, 2019
    8
    This game is actually severely underrated. It manages successfully to re-imagine what a Need For Speed game should be, certainly from playingThis game is actually severely underrated. It manages successfully to re-imagine what a Need For Speed game should be, certainly from playing the story mode. However, online isn't out yet, so be cautious because if it's anything like the previous title, run for your life! Expand
  5. Nov 24, 2019
    8
    Need for Speed Heat: As a racing fan, I have enjoyed this game a lot! The mechanics behind the game bring me back to the NFS underground 2Need for Speed Heat: As a racing fan, I have enjoyed this game a lot! The mechanics behind the game bring me back to the NFS underground 2 days with a slight aftertaste of NFS: Takedown in the mix. I enjoy the fact that the developers put time into some small details, while there is no collision damage in this game, some of the small details that grabbed my eye were sun reflections and audio differential of certain sounds. This make me feel as if i am realistically driving into the sun and I can hear my car's rumble when i either floor it or am just cruising. The thing that has impressed me most about this game is the hundreds, if not thousands, of customization options! WOW! They did a excellent job on this! From changing rim type, size, color to being about to smoke out taillights I was very impressed. The inedible amount of options had me stunned. There are not to many games that let you change every part of the vehicle, this is awesome because it lets the user have the ability to make their car unique to themselves! No two cars will look the same. Not to mention the amount cars in this game! Holy cow! Most every car you would want to drive either big or small is in this game! Which makes the auto-head me really like it. That I can drive a Z06 corvette to a Ford Raptor truck. You could spend hours just test driving cars. This is a huge win for this game. There are a few small things I would change. First being the music. At first listen you think the music in the game is good and up to date however, you realize its sounds like there are only 4-5 different songs and they all sound the same. EDM beat with lyrics, or just all up-pace beat. Not to mention I get tired of hearing Cardi B go "Okrrruutt" over and over in my ears. I tend to turn music drastically down or off all together as it gets very very old and repetitive. Second, I would like to see more of a lobby select section of online PVP racers. While i do like the open world concept, I would like to have the option of setting up a lobby where I could race 1 on 1 or with a group of racers on a specific course. Still a top not racer for anyone who owns an Xbox One console. Expand
  6. Nov 8, 2019
    5
    What an important thing you have done in these two years is embarrassing
    It's really ridiculous
    It is getting more childish day by day Your
    What an important thing you have done in these two years is embarrassing
    It's really ridiculous
    It is getting more childish day by day
    Your only masterpiece was building a MAP and weather
    I'm sorry.
    You have eliminated the need for speed.
    IT'S OVER GHOST GAMES
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  7. Jan 4, 2022
    0
    graphics from almost 20 years ago, absolutely laughable physics, attrociously obnoxious characters. unplayable

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