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Need for Speed

Electronic Arts, Ghost Games
Nov 3, 2015 - PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5

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No Recommendation
6.3 / 10
Metro GameCentral
4 / 10
3 / 5
Game Informer
7 / 10
8 / 10
Giant Bomb
2 / 5
4.5 / 5
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Critic Reviews for Need for Speed


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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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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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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Blazing through the night provides some fun racing moments, but NFS doesn't support or assemble its constituent parts to any cumulative positive

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Need For Speed borrows from the series' past to create an excellent street racer with a handful of obnoxious but ultimately forgivable problems.

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The quality feel of the driving and nice-looking environment are buried under heaps of technical issues and bland objectives.

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Need for Speed returns to its urban car culture roots with a gorgeous-looking, very well designed game that offers five different racing styles to tackle - and a bevy of interesting cars to modify and make your own. Its story is a lot of fun, and it's set in an impressively large environment that is very enjoyable to drive around. A great arcade racer that's both challenging and addictive.

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