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Need for Speed

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Available on:PlayStation 4Nov 3, 2015
Xbox OneNov 3, 2015
PCMar 17, 2016
Xbox Series X/SNov 10, 2020
PlayStation 5Nov 12, 2020

Developer: Ghost Games

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Genre: Racing

Discover the nocturnal open world of urban car culture, driven by Five Ways to Play, in this thrilling reboot of Need for Speed™. Carve your own unique path, via multiple overlapping stories, gaining reputation on your journey to become the ultimate icon. Need for Speed™ delivers on what fans have been requesting and what the franchise stands for – deep customization, an authentic open world filled with real world car culture, and a narrative that drives your game. Ventura Bay is your urban playground - from sweeping hillside roads overlooking the city, to the police infested urban districts with tight city corners - the city comes alive while others sleep. Home to five real world automotive icons, the heroes of today's car culture, they will inspire you, push you, and test you. Build your reputation and earn their respect on your journey to become the ultimate icon.

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No Recommendation / Blank

Need for Speed's recent purple patch ends in the mixed influences of this flat and awkward reboot.

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6.3 / 10.0

Need for Speed looks the part, sounds the part, and is surprisingly reverent to real-world car culture. I like the direction Ghost has taken here, and I think it's the right one, but beneath its flashy exterior it's not quite firing on all cylinders.

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Need for Speed takes driving into a gorgeous world with a modern edge, but its pesky attitude and strict online-only requirement make you yearn for the good old days.

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A tragically misjudged series reboot that gets all of the fundamentals wrong, while adding absolutely nothing new to the franchise except flashier graphics.

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