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Need For Speed: The Run
7.3 out of 10

Need For Speed: The Run

It’s called The Run. An illicit, high-stakes race across the cou Read more

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Overall 8
7.8

Need for Speed The Run

The Gamers Temple
12 February 2012
  • Excerpt: The buzz for this game was the apparent focus on a story. It was an intriguing concept to break away from the traditional progression of racing games. But ultimately it was too ambitious of an idea as this racing game doesn�t tread too far off the beaten path.
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Overall 8
8.3

Need for Speed: The Run Review

DailyGame
11 February 2012
  • Excerpt: I’ve been a fan of the Need for Speed series since the Xbox 360 launch, when the console’s launch-window entry taught us all how fun evading the cops could be at ridiculously high speeds.
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Overall 7
7.4

Need for Speed: The Run

Game Over Online
22 January 2012
  • Excerpt: The Run starts off in memorable fashion - with Jack Rouke being taped in his Porsche above a car crusher in a junkyard. After escaping that via a QTE, you find out that this is your playable character and that he’s on the run from the mob, who chase after him with machine guns in tow.
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Overall 5
5.0

Need for Speed: The Run Review

IGN Entertainment
22 December 2011
Overall 8
8.0

Need for Speed: The Run Review

PlayDevil
22 December 2011
  • Summary: " Need For Speed: The Run " isn’t quite a broken promise, more just a missed opportunity. With a 4 hour (maximum) single player, and some lacklustre challenges, even after some decent multiplayer this is not a great value game.
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Overall 8
8.0

I am Jacks confiscated driving licence

Game Debate
2 December 2011
  • Excerpt: You know, scientists have taught pigs to play computer games . Of course, they’re extremely rudimentary games – moving an object across a screen with a joystick, or pressing a button when a certain symbol appears on a screen, that sort of thing.
  • Pros: Fast and intense
  • Cons: Unforgiving
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Overall 7
7.0

Review: Need For Speed: The Run

New Gamer Nation
2 December 2011
  • Conclusion: Final Verdict: Need For Speed: The Run gets 7 busted-up cop cars out of 10.
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Overall 7
7.0

Need for Speed: The Run Xbox 360 Review

Console Obsession
29 November 2011
  • Excerpt: EA Black Box are old hands when it comes to the Need for Speed series, having developed games in the series since way back in 2002, making seven games between then and 2008, with the series then being batted between Slightly Mad Studios (Need for Speed Shift in 2009) and Criterion (the people behind...
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Overall 7
6.9

Need for Speed: The Run Review

ztgd.com
23 November 2011
  • Excerpt: I have always been a fan of Need for Speed. Even during the low points in the franchise, I have always given the games a chance. The arcade racing, the goofy story, and flashy presentation have always...
  • Pros: + Beautiful graphics, + Decent racing, + Nice presentation
  • Cons: Inconsistent resets, Multiplayer is lackluster, Story is somewhat wasted
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Overall 7
7.0

Expert Review

GameSpot
16 November 2011
  • Summary: There's a whole lot of America between San Francisco and New York City. Need for Speed: The Run's greatest achievement is the way it sometimes captures the thrill of hitting the open road and experiencing the varied beauty of the American landscape, from the mountains and the prairies to the small...
  • Pros: Diverse assortment of cars that handle well, Gorgeous, varied courses modeled on real locations, A good number of race types keeps events enjoyable
  • Cons: Lengthy load times sap sense of momentum, Quick-time events and mob chases aren't enjoyable, Frustrating limitations on returning to the cross-country race
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