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Need for Speed Rivals

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Need for Speed Rivals

Cheat Happens
11 December 2013
  • Excerpt: Every time I would finish an event in Need for Speed Rivals , I would wonder why I wasn't having more fun. For everything I could tell, the game was one of the most remarkable racers I've played in quite some time. Great controls, large tracks, unique career and progression system, and high-octane events - yet it was missing that certain something.
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Overall 6
6.0

Expert Review

GiantBomb
24 November 2013
  • Excerpt: There's a fantastic game hiding inside of Need for Speed Rivals, but there aren't enough systems in place to draw that greatness out where it belongs.
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Overall 5
5.0

Need for Speed Rivals PC Review

AtomicGamer
24 November 2013
  • Excerpt: As arcade racers go, there aren't many developers left making them. Sadly, big publishers have squeezed out many of the good developers from doing what they want or just closed their doors altogether, and what we're left with is games like Need for Speed: Rivals which seems to me like yet another game that the creators and publisher tried make everyone equally happy with - which, when it comes to mainstream racing games, means that nearly everyone's pretty un happy with...
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Overall 5
5.0

Need for Speed Rivals PC Review

Strategy Gaming Online
24 November 2013
  • Excerpt: As arcade racers go, there aren't many developers left making them. Sadly, big publishers have squeezed out many of the good developers from doing what they want or just closed their doors altogether, and what we're left with is games like
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Overall 8
8.0

Need for Speed Rivals

Destructoid
21 November 2013
  • Summary: Like any good racer, the Need for Speed franchise never stops moving. They've come a long way since the early '90s, though the last few years' releases have been more about refinement of the formula than anything else, moving more towards an open world structure. The latest in the franchise, Need for Speed: Rivals , takes a big step by going all-in on one mode that combines a single-player campaign with online multiplayer.
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Overall 8
8.0

Need for Speed Rivals

IGN
20 November 2013
  • Conclusion: It’s best to think of Need for Speed: Rivals as a thrill ride. Get on, scream, plead to go faster, and it will. It has some of the best car chases around, and they’ve never looked so chaotically beautiful as they do on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. And if you’ve not played a lot of Hot Pursuit or Most Wanted, it charms will be much more alluring.
  • Pros: Dazzling graphics, Intense chases, Accessible handling
  • Cons: Bland weapons, Lacks variety
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Overall 8
8.4

Need for Speed Rivals

GameTrailers
17 November 2013
  • Excerpt: With Sony's own Driveclub delayed, Need for Speed Rivals gets the distinction of being the first driving game on the PlayStation 4. Coming from Ghost Games, a new studio that includes some former Criterion staff, Rivals blends together the gameplay styles of 2010's Hot Pursuit and last year's Most Wanted.
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Overall 8
7.5

Need for Speed Rivals review

Gameplanet
23 December 2013
  • Summary: 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.
  • Pros: Car handling feels great. A good range of upgrades, customisations, and gadgets. Outside of bases, the game flows incredibly well. Fun "weapons".
  • Cons: Too few players per world make it feel somewhat hollow. Load times at bases are too long. Speed Lists feel like side missions.
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Overall 8
8.0

Need For Speed: Rivals

Empire Online
8 December 2013
  • Summary: Rumbling in the slipstream of 2010’s Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit and last year’s sequel Most Wanted, developer Ghost Games’ inaugural franchise entry confidently maintains the sterling legacy left by series stalwart Criterion Games. And, for all the delights that Most Wanted’s dense open-world metropolitan offered, it finds room (approximately 100 miles worth) for improvement.
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Need For Speed: Rivals - Review

GAME Group plc
8 December 2013
  • Excerpt: The next generation of video game consoles is upon us, and one of the game comparisons I was most looking forward to was a head-to-head battle between EA's Need for Speed: Rivals and Ubisoft's The Crew . Unfortunately, the latter has been delayed to the late part of 2014, giving Rivals a chance to take the lead in the arcade racing genre for almost nine months before facing some serious competition.
  • Pros: Absolutely gorgeous visuals are the perfect showcase for your next-gen console, AllDrive is a mode that will please even the most hardcore Burnout fans, The only game in town if you're looking for an arcade-style racer
  • Cons: The game never pauses, so watch where you leave your unattended car, Cars have a strange sheen to them, although they still look amazing, The presentation can be a bit over-the-top and out of place
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