Reviews and Problems with Need For Speed: Most Wanted
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20 March 2015
Summary: Criterion Games' first entry in the Need for Speed series, , is a shining beacon of hope in a series that has struggled to stay relevant over the past several years. , from a different developer, failed to maintain Hot Pursuit's momentum.
Excerpt: Back in 2008, when Criterion released Burnout Paradise into the world, they changed people’s perceptions about what an open-world racer could truly be. Sweeping vistas, recognizable streets and some truly revolutionary multiplayer gaming were the order of the day, and the gaming public responded...
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
Excerpt: Need a getaway from the familiar sights of Fairhaven City? Terminal Velocity seamlessly adds a large chunk of fresh land to Need for Speed Most Wanted in the form of an international airport, which offers a wide array of terrain to explore.
Pros: + Airport locale is large, diverse, and thrilling., + Ton of extra content for both the solo campaign and online multiplayer.
Cons: - Only four Achievements for 80 points total., ? Can Criterion keep the content coming? We sure hope so!
Summary: " Need For Speed: Most Wanted " is a real mixed bag of content. You get loads to do, a great roster of vehicles, and a well designed city to race around in. The multiplayer is just brilliant, and everything is connected up in a really solid fashion.
Summary: Criterion continues their great racing tradition with
. Sure, there are some minor complaints, but it doesn’t stop the fun that the game has throughout. If you have some friends that enjoy racers, this is a must have for the multiplayer alone.
Summary: Need for Speed: Most Wanted is yet another solid release from Criterion Games. It's full of memorable events, amazing visuals and the best online multiplayer racing action around. Unfortunately, it's also in the shadows of a much better racing game.
Most Wanted is the best thing to happen to Need for Speed since Shift
Quarter to Three
5 November 2012
Excerpt: This time, there are no people in Need for Speed: Most Wanted. I don’t just mean the absence of pedestrians on the generic city’s sidewalks and in its parks. There is no mute doofus protagonist. There are no trash talking rivals.