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Need for Speed: Most Wanted
19 March 2013
Excerpt: Editor's Note: The following review pertains only to the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC editions of Need for Speed: Most Wanted. Please see Page 2 for GamesRadar's review of the PS Vita edition.
Pros: Fun and varied multiplayer racing modes, Challenging racing system that values skill over luck, Great leaderboard implementation
Cons: Underwhelming singleplayer campaign, Poor feedback regarding racing routes, Occasional bugs that will boot you from online sessions
Need for Speed: Most Wanted [Criterion] review (PS3)
14 November 2012
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).
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.
Excerpt: Okay so I have a soft-spot for Abba. I'll admit it. So when I heard that Sony has a SingStar Abba title in the works, I didn't exactly scoff. I do think that Abba is an unusual first choice for the SingStar, as far as band-specific compilations go, but I'd be a liar if I said I didn't like the band.
Excerpt: Over the years, we have seen the Need for Speed franchise evolve from a simple arcade racer to one with cops, drifts, street races, horrible out of car experience (seriously EA, what were you thinking?), and even human elements such as betrayal.
Pros: Gameplay very similar to Burnout Paradise. Immediate access to the best cars on the roster, no frills racing.
Cons: Can get a little too arcade for somebody's liking.
Conclusion: You begin initially with relatively slow cars, and work through a progression system before you're behind the wheels of a car that you'd drool over on Top Gear. That convention's broken in Need for Speed: Most Wanted. The vast majority of the cars are available from the beginning.