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Need For Speed: The Run

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Overall 9
8.5

Need for Speed The Run

Destructoid
2 September 2013
  • Summary: While I prefer racing sims, sometimes it's nice to not have to worry about technical details like race formation, proper lines and vehicle specifications. Sometimes you just want to go fast. EA's Need for Speed has always served as the other side of racing for me -- that fast and fun escape. And by now, 18 games in, they should know exactly how to make racing fun. Their latest, Need for Speed: The Run , is definitely fun.
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Overall 8
8.0

Need for Speed The Run review

GamesRadar
24 June 2012
  • Excerpt: Instead of ushering itself in with a sprint, Need for Speed The Run began with a stumble when the first portion anyone saw when the game was revealed at E3 was an on-foot quick-time event. Later we were assured that these QTE moments were only 5% of the game. In fact, the QTEs make up much less than that – this is absolutely a racing game through and through. The Run simply adds some Hollywood crime-movie flair to raise the stakes, and it works.
  • Pros: Exciting setpieces, Satisfying driving model, Balanced and well-paced events
  • Cons: Short if you don't replay it, Unforgiving event structure, Multiplayer should have had cops and mob chases
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Overall 7
7.0

Need for Speed: The Run Review

PlayStation Universe
11 December 2011
  • Summary: Need for Speed: The Run takes players on a cross country competition for the promise of rich rewards, but ultimately the function of delivering the narrative hinders an otherwise decent driving game.
  • Pros: Great environments, Assortment of vehicles drive quite well, Varied levels
  • Cons: Poorly executed narrative, Odd gas station car changer, Long load times and poor rewind system
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Overall 7
7.0

Need for Speed: The Run Review

PlayStation Universe
11 December 2011
  • Summary: Need for Speed: The Run takes players on a cross country competition for the promise of rich rewards, but ultimately the function of delivering the narrative hinders an otherwise decent driving game.
  • Pros: Great environments, Assortment of vehicles drive quite well, Varied levels
  • Cons: Poorly executed narrative, Odd gas station car changer, Long load times and poor rewind system
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 7
6.5
Gameplay 10
9.5
Graphics 8
7.5
Sound 9
8.5

Need for Speed Run

impulsegamer
1 December 2011
  • Excerpt: The Need for Speed series has a very strong history; however there have been some serious peaks and troughs in the releases.  Black Box falls right into this, with some stellar additions a number of years ago, but who have failed to live up to much of the hype surrounding their releases in recent years.  Need for Speed: The Run attempts to bring something new to the NFS formula, a story.
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Overall 7
6.8
Gameplay 8
7.5
Looks 7
7.0

Need for Speed: The Run (PS3) - Review

VGChartz
23 November 2011
  • Excerpt: There once was a proud franchise called Need for Speed . They were car games that glorified the street racer, pampered the inner tuner in all of us, and allowed for aesthetic car modifications outrageous enough to make Liberace blush. Now it seems to be a brand without an identity. Hot Pursuit was a great entry from a studio that has proven itself on the Burnout franchise.
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Overall 7
7.4

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Game Over Online
21 November 2011
  • Excerpt: This story mode makes up the entirety of the single-player game, outside of an optional challenge mode, and the storyline doesn’t get as much focus as you’d expect. New characters are brought in via a single paragraph in the loading screen, with nothing else to make you care in the slightest about them as either allies or rivals.
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Overall 7
7.0

Expert Review

Realm of Gaming
19 November 2011
  • Excerpt: Need for Speed: The Run opens with protagonist Jack Rourke waking up behind the wheel of an automobile. Two mobster types stand by, watching the vehicle as it is carried through the air to a waiting car crusher. Jack's hands are bound to the wheel with duct tape, and a button prompt comes up on the screen.
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Overall 7
7.0

PS3 Review – Need for Speed: The Run

PlayStation LifeStyle
16 November 2011
  • Summary: The Need for Speed series has been around a long time, andRead the full article…
  • Pros: + Incredible City Level Detail, + High Number of Challenges to Keep You Racing for a Long Time, + Enough Cars to Keep Almost Everyone Happy
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Overall 7
7.4
Gameplay 7
7.1
Graphics 8
7.6
Sound 8
7.5
Multiplayer 7
7.3
Control 7
7.2
Addiction 8
7.5

Expert Review

PSX Extreme
15 November 2011
  • Excerpt: was a great arcade racer with solid control, physics, and balance. It kept you coming back for more on a routine basis, and the introduction of the Autolog increased friendly competition amongst all your buddies. But while this year’s NFS entry has its moments and remains a competent racer, it seems less balanced, less invigorating, and less satisfying. In some ways, it’s plenty addicting but in others, it’s frustrating and even unfair.
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