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Need For Speed The Run

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Overall 6
6.0

Need for Speed: The Run Review

GamerNode
10 December 2011
  • 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 . This easing rush of Americana was eventually truncated, though, as The Run ’s unabashed momentum often stumbled from numerous trials and memorized errors.
  • Pros: Environmentally gorgeous, Attentive, natural controls, Arresting style
  • Cons: Fatigued ending, Stereotypical segments, Ludicrous plot
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Overall 6
6.0
Gameplay 5
5.0
Functionality 6
6.0
Appearance 6
6.0
Lastability 5
5.0

Need for Speed: The Run

Cheat Happens
8 December 2011
  • Excerpt: Most racing games flaunt their cars. They flaunt the insane amount of rides, how realistic they are and what it feels like to drive them.
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Overall 6
5.7

Need for Speed: The Run

ActionTrip
2 December 2011
  • Conclusion: Generally restrictive, too linear, the story is... well... missing, the whole thing ends too fast, AI can be dim, very frustrating reset system during races.
  • Pros: Looks great, awesome soundtrack, racing is sometimes challenging, multiplayer can be fun;
  • Cons: Generally restrictive, too linear, the story is... well... missing, the whole thing ends too fast, AI can be dim, very frustrating reset system during races.
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Overall 6
6.3
Performance 8
8.3
Gameplay 5
5.0
Multiplayer 7
7.2
Appearance 8
7.7
Singleplayer 6
5.6

Need for Speed The Run Review

New Game Network
20 November 2011
  • Summary: An interesting concept cannot save this otherwise unimpressive racing package
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Overall 5
5.0

Review: "Need For Speed: The Run" Barely Jogs, Never Breaks A Sweat

complex.com
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 . This year it seems that along with Driver: San Francisco , Need for Speed: The Run is tapping into 70’s era kitsch.
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Overall 6
6.0

Review: Need for Speed The Run is Quick Time Uneventful

1UP
15 November 2011
  • Summary: Black Box takes the Need for Speed series back to its roots for an occasionally thrilling race across the USA.
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Overall 6
6.0

Need for Speed: The Run

Square-Go
30 September 2011
  • 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. However, those expecting a Cannonball Run style romp with Sammy Davis Jnr and Burt Reynolds are in for a disappointment, as it all falls apart very quickly and once you start, it’s already time to call for Him.
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Overall 6
6.0

Need for Speed: The Run (PC) Review

canadianonlinegamers.com
4 January 2012
  • 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. The Run is very novel as the races are exclusively point to point. It has all the makings of a big budget action movie but ultimately falls short on execution. Here’s why.
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Overall 6
6.0

Need for Speed: The Run Review

XboxGaming
5 December 2011
  • 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 moment. Where Black Box has succeeded is to make each race feel like a visceral, sensory overload of speed, panic and roaring engines.
  • 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
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Overall 6
6.0

Need for Speed: The Run

Trusted Reviews
24 November 2011
  • Summary: Need for Speed: The Run is a beautiful racing game but, boy, can it it get on your nerves. Read our Xbox 360 review.
  • Pros: Beautiful Frostbite 2 visuals, Cross-country racing can be thrilling, Autolog and challenge events add long-term appeal
  • Cons: Infuriating and frustrating, Charmless heroes and tiresome storyline
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