Summary: EA needs to get out of gaming. I waited to buy this until the price was under $20... I paid $16 for it, and I still feel I paid too much. The single player career mode was completed on maximum difficulty in about 3 hours, and the multiplayer mode is completely worthless. Save your money, ban EA Games.
Summary: What a waste of money. The story line wasn"t bad, but the race mechanics are just horrible. Any deviation from the road and its a wreck or a restart.That combined with only 10 restarts per track makes for an annoying game. Too bad, I had hoped NFS was putting out its every 3-4 year stellar game. I traded this in for xbox's version of NFS Most wanted....the last good game NFS put out.
Summary: Enjoyed most of the arcade style racing in hot-pursuit last year. The Run, for all the hype - seriously is it even NFS? Game play is a major downfall.. it has these invisible boundaries along tracks.. it doesn't care whether it's just a flat non-tar (where hot pursuit allows you to drive thro at a reduced speed).. once you are off track - game resets. It has been driving me crazy most of the time. Drifts are literally not a part of the game - from what it appears.. !
Summary: This game is utter trash. It's NFS all over again. Nothing new... except terrible game play mechanics. Out-of-Bounds The cars now must stay within the confines of the game's "invisible out-of-bounds" rules. The animated holographic boundaries previously found in NFS games that were solid walls are now able to be driven through into out-of-bounds territory. Cross the boundary line... even if you are heading back onto the road and you're automatically reset.
Conclusion: Once again NFS have failed to come anywhere near NFS 2 Underground and NFS Undercover (by far the 2 best offerings in the franchise). Pointless cop chases, never get busted, don't continue pursuits once race is won, why bother?? The racing is repetitive, limited cars, can't do any upgrades, no real story or cut scenes. Overall a boring racing game that is way too short and easy. My 8 yr old completed this no problem.