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’m angry about the fact NewEgg is selling NFS for $40, when I paid $60 somewhere else. By far the best NFS ever made, but not quite at the level of Gran Tourismo. If you like difficult games then its worth getting, especially at $40 bucks, it will hold you over until GT5 comes out.
Pros: I like most of the cars available, with only minor exceptions. Graphics are good, and so is sound. The game is straight forward and simple, but challenging. Vehicles are fully customizable, and can be tweaked to race, or drift specifications. The tracks that are provided are great also, you really feel like you’re in the race. Multiple hud modes are great, the cockpit hud is cool, but ineffective. You level up your driving level by completing challenges throughout the...
Cons: I said the game was challenging, but in a sense it is really just extremely complicated. You have to be intricate with your maneuvers or you wipe out all together, you really have to be focused to play well. If the racing is hard, the drift is more problematic, it took me several days to master drift and I’m still not there yet all the way. Loading takes an eternity, why? Also adjusting the right settings on any car takes forever, because you need to tweak based on tr...
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.