Excerpt: A game that has you race from San Francisco to New York – 3000 miles, 200 racers, a $25 million prize fund and an assortment of the best road cars available – has the potential to be the best racing game ever.
Excerpt: Early on, there was a moment in Need for Speed: The Run that lined up perfectly. As I cut turns and broke my car in, traffic twirling around me, the Midwest landscape yawned to the horizon; my radio crackled “On the Road Again” by Canned Heat .
Review: "Need For Speed: The Run" Barely Jogs, Never Breaks A Sweat
16 November 2011
Excerpt: It seems like every year the entire racing genre is hit with a singular wave of inspiration, resulting in a bunch of similarly themed driving games competing for top pole position. Last year we saw the theme of destruction play a big part in Split/Second and Blur .
Excerpt: The Need for Speed franchise has been a staple of the racing genre for many years. Recently, EA has tried a variety of formulas with their yearly installments of the game. From open worlds to more realistic simulations, they’ve tried it all… except this.
Conclusion: No, the online game feels more like an automatic add-on than a focal point. What Need for Speed: The Run really wants to be is a Fast & The Furious movie, with all the cinematic trimmings - a guilty pleasure for gamers just aching to be absorbed into this gripping tale, to be swept away in the...
Pros: Vehicles and environments are impressively crafted, Moments of real drama on the track
Cons: Far too short, Story feels limp and colorless, Doesn't live up to the potential that the setting hints at