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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 69
  2. Negative: 14 out of 69
  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. Nov 16, 2019
    8
    I absolutely love this game! -1 for bad drift design and -1 for not much songs.
  5. Nov 8, 2019
    8
    FINALLY.......

    For me NFS Heat is a long awaited return to glory. Im affording it extra respect as it's clear that Ghost Games have
    FINALLY.......

    For me NFS Heat is a long awaited return to glory. Im affording it extra respect as it's clear that Ghost Games have actually listened to the community.
    What they've done is taken everything they did right with the previous few titles while completely erasing everything that people hated, and the result is imo the best NFS game since pre 2010. Most people are probably familiar with the formula, so I'll summarise.
    No micro transactions, no pointless online only restrictions, no lottery upgrade system, no restrictions on visual car mods, no invasive story forcing you down certain disciplines and no soggy heavy driving model...... Instead we have a sensible and progressive array of performance mods and proper engine swap options, sharper and more responsive handling, an excellent map of decent size designed with driving pleasure in mind, free roam police that provide a great challenge and tangible sense of tension when racing at night, wide array of unrestricted and highly customization visual parts and paint options and the complete freedom to play however you want. Want to focus on the story and immerse yourself, empathizing with the cast and RP'ing as a proper street racer? do it. Want to completely ignore the story and just enjoy exploring and building up your rep and car(s)? do it. Want to drive in peace, take your time searching for collectibles and playing races/challenges uninterrupted? just play mainly in daytime mode. Want to be pushed into precise calculated driving with a constant mountain of pressure as numerous and actually competent cops hunt you down every second? play mainly night time mode.

    No the game isnt perfect, cutscenes seem to drop frames frequently, the difficulty balance for racing early in the game seems a bit off and the cops at night can be punishingly hard; but overall if you're after a free roam street racing game then this is the best entry since Midnight Club LA and NFS Carbon. Easy 8.5/10 , well done Ghost Games! :)
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  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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