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Need for Speed Payback

Please note: This game has monetized random reward mechanics, commonly referred to as "loot boxes." These mechanics are similar to gambling and are being investigated by Belgium's Gaming Commission, the Netherlands Gaming Authority, and other government bodies.

Rating Summary

Based on 108 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

60

Top Critic Average

16%

Critics Recommend

Based on 108 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Nov 10, 2017
Xbox OneNov 10, 2017
PCNov 10, 2017

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Genre: Racing

Drive straight into the action on the roads of Fortune Valley with instant access to five uniquely customized and tuned iconic cars, each with exclusive Platinum Blue Tire Smoke.

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Need for Speed Payback Official Reveal Trailer

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IGN

5.9 / 10.0
IGN

Need for Speed Payback is a big, competent, and confident arcade racer but it's really let down by its linear cop chases, its overwrought and insidious upgrade system, its dreadful dialogue, and its superficial action sequences. It feels fine and it looks flashy, but Payback really went all-in on its direct-to-DVD revenge tale and it was a bust for me.

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Eurogamer

No Recommendation / Blank
Eurogamer

Need for Speed returns in this, a grossly unremarkable open world racer that marks another step back for the series.

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Enjoyable arcade handling packaged within a game that gets monotonous long before it rewards your time investment.

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Need for Speed Payback successfully returns to its Fast and Furious roots with aplomb, but a focus on the grind and a beautiful but empty world means it ultimately falls short of greatness.

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Recent News

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Need For Speed Heat Feels Like the Dying Light of Racing Games - IGN

Need For Speed Heat's hook feels more like Dying Light than any of Its petrol-head peers.

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Need for Speed Heat Feels like the Series' Greatest Hits - Gamescom 2019 - IGN

Need for Speed Heat Feels like the Series' Greatest Hits - Gamescom 2019 - IGN

Need For Speed Heat feels more like a greatest hits album rather than a unique take for Need for Speed.

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Need For Speed Heat Announced With Release Date

Need For Speed Heat Announced With Release Date

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Need for Speed Heat goes up for preorder, launches in November

Need for Speed Heat goes up for preorder, launches in November

Yesterday, EA accidentally leaked Need for Speed Heat for Xbox One and other platforms. While we knew what it was called and managed to uncover some thumbnails from the YouTube trailer, it wasn’t clear what the focus of this installment was.

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New Need For Speed Announcement Teased With Countdown Timer

New Need For Speed Announcement Teased With Countdown Timer

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New Need For Speed Coming Soon, EA Confirms

New Need For Speed Coming Soon, EA Confirms

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A new Need For Speed is coming this year but it won't be at E3

A new Need For Speed is coming this year but it won't be at E3

Ghost Games confirmed that a new game is coming but said it's too soon to punch the hype pedal.

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New Need for Speed Game Confirmed in EA’s Quarterly Report

New Need for Speed Game Confirmed in EA’s Quarterly Report

Electronic Arts' recent quarterly report confirmed the return of multiple properties this year, one of which includes a new, yet to be titled Need for Speed game.

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