Summary: I knew better, i know how EA is, and I know this series has gone to absolute crap... yet I still bought this. I built my first PC and its pretty decent (running a gtx780/i5 4670k) and was excited to play this game because I was sure that it was going to run at 60fps and with those graphics it would be quite the test for my new comp...
Summary: I purchased this game for my son, who loves racing games. We have tried installing it on 2 machines in our household and both fail to complete the installation. It is a 2 disc installation system and the first disk installs fine (albeit very slowly). The problem is the second disk. When you put it in, it just hangs. I let it run for 1/2 hour and no progress at all. When I tried to cancel the install, it crashes my computer.
Summary: EA would rather create more DLC for this than patch the product, between the horrible lag that is ever present due to the always online nature of the game, and the poor performance on many machines and the game being locked at 30 FPS, this is one of the worst NFS titles yet.
Summary: when I first saw this game I thought sweet another need for speed game. and then I thought hope it's better then most wanted. sad truth is none of them are really good. In this game rivals you don't have to search a whole bunch of places for hidden cars. that's the only thing I actually like about this game.
Summary: I should have read all these negative PC version reviews before buying. The game is choppy, has this weird staccato effect even when using higher fps cheat, but the biggest problem is DirectX errors "Device Hung" that pops up every so often. Seems like this is Frostbite engine related issue as it plagues BF too. Have tried all the suggested "solutions" including under OCing GPU but no luck.
Summary: The main thing I will say about this game besides the graphics, which aren't beyond playing, is that the controls are an issue with me. If you don't have the controller (Xbox 360 controller if I'm not mistaken) that the idiot PC port designers say you must have, then you are stuck using the keyboard (which is worthless). I've used my logitech dual action controller on every PC racing game I've ever used without a problem until now.
Summary: A RACING GAME - for the PC......NO STEERING WHEEL SUPPORT! Absolutely absurd. EA should be ashamed to put their name on this release. It's lazy and greedy. They have isolated this game to console market where controllers are acceptable for racing games. What a waste of money.