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Need for Speed Most Wanted
2 September 2013
Summary: Need for Speed Most Wanted is quite an anticipated game for many racing fans, heralding a welcome return to Criterion's open-world style, with tons of stylish cars and modes to boot. Naturally, this is an opportunity for EA to pare down the franchise and package for mobile devices in the form of Need for Speed Most Wanted for Android and iOS.
Excerpt: There’s something about cars. There’s something about “going for a drive”; something about the entrancing hum of a long trip, through the trees and all that; something about the motion and the idea of the “get-away.” Need for Speed: Most Wanted , pure and impatient, has that something. It shoved me and I ran, and ran and ran and ran. That is, with a car of course. Within a minute of pressing start, I was driving. Within two minutes, I had two cars.
Pros: Open-ended, vibrant world, Library of beautiful, readily available cars, Accesibility
Excerpt: There are a number of terrible puns that could open this review. Is there really more Need for Speed? Is another annually-updated franchise your Most Wanted? It gets tougher and tougher every holiday season to swallow down such cynicism (and to refrain from uninspired wordplay).
Summary: Need for Speed: Most Wanted begs you to play it, to explore Fairhaven, to take your skills online, and to become the best racer in this open-world setting. It's a perfect addition to the franchise and keeps you strictly focused on driving and competing.
Pros: Great open-world city to explore, Intense, fun gameplay, Always focused on driving without the fluff
Cons: Mediocre police pursuits, Limited events for each car, Some confusion for online play
Conclusion: The latest Need for Speed release has its share of slip-ups, but it’s mostly able to sideline them and deliver a fast, fun open world racing game very much like Criterion’s classic Burnout Paradise. Although there are no allusions to that game on the box, this is an arcade racer with a city to roam, cars to crash, billboards to smash, and a clever integration of single and multiplayer gameplay to get lost in.