Reviews and Problems with Need For Speed: Most Wanted
Showing 1-10 of 30
Need for Speed: Most Wanted PS2 Review
31 May 2010
Excerpt: Whilst we have always held the Need for Speed: Underground games in high regard, we have frequently thought that there was something missing. When going back to play earlier Need for Speed titles (namely the Hot Pursuit games) it’s easy to see what the Underground series so badly lacked, and that’s the people who want you off the road and locked up in a cell!
Excerpt: EA really know how to make a videogame that has mass appeal. The Need For Speed series has become a huge favourite amongst the teenage audience and the switch to Underground gave the series a much needed boost in popularity. Despite huge sales the Underground games never really felt like they were all they could be, and games like Midnight Club 3: DUB edition out undergrounded Underground.
Excerpt: The minute you fire up Need for Speed: Most Wanted , you are slammed with amazingly bad cutscenes that combine the real actors and in-game models – it is almost like Sega CD classics like Night Trap and Sewer Shark have been reborn… So perhaps that statement is a bit misleading. The cutscenes themselves look incredible and definitely give the game a look all its own.
Excerpt: Need For Speed first appeared on the radar as a supercar burnout showcase for the doomed 3DO console. Over the years, the owner of the franchise, the omnipresent Electronic Arts, has tried a number of different angles, but though NFS1 and 2 were popular, subsequent releases failed to set the world alight. The mega-publisher finally found the formula it had been looking for with the release of Need for Speed: Underground.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: The game's place in the charts over Christmas has already shown that its Most Wanted subtitle is more than accurate, and it is at least not entirely undeserving of this attention (though it is perhaps of this much attention). Though whilst it may be a big improvement of the meh-ness of NFS: Underground 2, it is so only to the extent of meh+1, particularly when the most standout change is that of swapping last year's covergirl to a slightly less attractive...
Excerpt: “Need For Speed: Most Wanted” hasn’t accelerated to the car-crushing level of arcade action that the “Burnout” games have, but it does have more than enough juice to continue its franchise and keep gamers’ hands on the wheel
Excerpt: Need for Speed: Most Wanted focuses on running from the law in your quest to top the infamous "Blacklist", a list of 15 notorious street racers wanted by the cops. You were once the king of street racing, but after a punk named Razor tinkered with your ride, you went to jail, and he used your wheels to ascend to the top of the list.
Excerpt: This game is very cool, one of the best racing games I have played to date. One of the really outstanding features of this game and the first time I have ever seen this is a pure racing game, is the ability to drive anywhere. You don't just race on a set course or track in this game, you do that for a particular race but immediately afterward you're back in free drive mode and able to drive from city to city.
Excerpt: Last yearÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Need for Speed Underground 2 was largely criticized by the gaming media for its open-world environment that left gamers driving from one race event to the other. I personally loved the idea of free-roaming a vast city, challenging racers on the streets and visiting shops. The only thing that was missing was going through a Burger King drive-thru, which you could do too actually, but no fries or burger.