Summary: Overall, it's a pretty good game. My current computer isn't quite up to the task of running it smoothly, but I'm going to add graphics to my HTPC to remedy that. The game's physics are certainly unlike any other. Whether or not that's a bad thing is yet to be determined. My first race was absolutely horrid. The throttle has much more to do with efficient racing than in any other game I've played. I'm pleased with my purchase though, great game.
Summary: Very enjoyable driving simulator. Controls, physics and graphics are all top-notch. This game did take a fair amount of practice to master certain cars & tracks but ultimately this made the challenge of the game more lasting. Lots of different racing structures to keep you engaged too.
Summary: Great Sound and Graphics. Great in car view. Not a true simulation and not much story line. Basically just go from race to race, buy cars and upgrade them in order to compete at the higher levels. I wasn't impressed with the design feature on customizing the look of your car either. However, I like the gameplay, that is awesome.
Summary: Good game overall. Graphics are very good and the cars react realistically, I wouldnt call it the most realistic racing game though. The game allows people to be too aggressive at times for points, no real life racing allows you to crash other peoples vehicles without penalty. The racing tend to get repetitive at times but there always seems to be something new to unlock. So its a fun game but not the best if your looking for realism.
Summary: Just to make it clear this review is for the PC version. I am guessing that the console versions probably do not have the issues the PC version has. Like: Fun and realistic at the same time. A large variety of cars and tracks. Lots of adjustments to controls. Love the sounds. Dislike: Crashes a lot. I might get 2 or 3 races in then crash. The game also will get stuck while loading up a race.
Don't take it too seriously, and have a fast box...
9 May 2010
Conclusion: If like me, your best game driving experience so far is GRID then this is going to be a bit of a shock. The scenery and graphics are fabulous but the default 'in cockpit' view is in my opinion poor. It wastes far too much screen space. I don't want to see moving scenery in only 1/3rd of the screen.
Conclusion: If you liked the previous NFS games and that's the way you like your driving games then this might not be for you. The arcade feel and accessibility of the previous games has been lost in favour of more realism, but this isn't a simulation. It tries to enter the area Grid has been occupying, the grey area between simulation and arcade. This is a risky move from a studio that has built the franchise on good solid arcade driving action for years.