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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: 41 out of 51
  2. Negative: 6 out of 51
  1. Nov 8, 2019
    10
    Best NFS Game from Ghost Games ever. The Grafik is nice and the Cars in the game.
  2. 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
  3. Nov 8, 2019
    10
    Depois de tantas tentativas finalmente a EA acertou em um NFS, com o Heat ela trouxe a nostalgia do underground e Most Wanted de volta, semDepois de tantas tentativas finalmente a EA acertou em um NFS, com o Heat ela trouxe a nostalgia do underground e Most Wanted de volta, sem duvidas o melhor NFS ate agora... Expand
  4. Nov 9, 2019
    9
    The perfect mix of underground, most wanted and prostreet. The best need for speed in years. Cops can seem overly difficult at heat 3 andThe perfect mix of underground, most wanted and prostreet. The best need for speed in years. Cops can seem overly difficult at heat 3 and above at the start of the game, but as you progress, outrunning them does become easier. The risk/reward of night is always a thrill though. Expand
  5. Nov 21, 2019
    9
    One of the best titles in the series, definnetly better than 2015 or payback which weren't necessarily bad games but heat exceeds them by aOne of the best titles in the series, definnetly better than 2015 or payback which weren't necessarily bad games but heat exceeds them by a ton:

    -The handling has been improved, you can tune your car the way you want it to drive (however grip handling is MUCH faster in races)
    -The story is engaging and fun in my opinion -The graphics are probably the best in the series or at least as spectacular as 2015
    -The atmosphere is well put together and the music adds up to it even though I muted it because I don't like those genres
    -The cops are one of the best in the series, you can feel some most wanted vibes
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  6. Dec 9, 2019
    8
    Os policiais nesse jogo parece que estam de hack,mas o jogo e bom,graficos bonitos e o melhor não tem compras com dinheiro real nesse jogo
  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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