Summary: For years, the Need for Speed franchise reigned as the king of driving games. Installments like Hot Pursuit 1 and 2, Underground 1 and 2, and Most Wanted helped the series become a multi-platform dynasty.
Summary: I purchased the game after going off the IGN review (9.0 out of 10). I would not rate it that high personally. The game takes getting used to. I admit to liking the NFSU games, but knew this one was different and closer to a GT racing sim than the earlier titles. Anyway, I think that the game performs well in some areas, not so in others. The load times are ridiculous. The same questions come up on each time you start the game.
This attempt to please everyone might entertain, but can't truly satisfy many
D. A. Theisen, Amazon
22 September 2009
Summary: Let's be honest about this up front. The Need for Speed series has been, well, pretty much dead the past 3 years. The happy-go-lucky 100% non-story-based tuner car customizing wacky police chasing magic was gone, and NFS: Undercover in 2008 did very little to revive that feeling. The series was in the midst of an identity crisis.
If you're into track racing, you'll enjoy it - but i'd save the pennies for Gran Turismo 5 instead.
19 November 2010
Excerpt: Great, realistic gameplay, the sense of speed is fantastic and when you crash the loss of colour, heavy breathing and blurred vision is a really great touch. The cars are fantastically detailed, damage taken is quite realistic and the controls are easy to use and intuitive. Where it gets let down is in the number of cars, the modifications to the cars and more importantly the variety of gameplay - which at times can become pretty tedious.