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Need for Speed Heat

Electronic Arts, Ghost Games
Nov 8, 2019 - PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5
Fair

OpenCritic Rating

72

Top Critic Average

42%

Critics Recommend

IGN
8 / 10
PC Gamer
75 / 100
Eurogamer
No Recommendation
Easy Allies
6.5 / 10
Metro GameCentral
7 / 10
GamesRadar+
3.5 / 5
Game Informer
7.8 / 10
GameSpot
7 / 10

Need for Speed Heat Review Summary

FairCritic Consensus

Captures the Essence

Returns many fan-favorite features like cop chases and vehicle tuning.

Lifeless Open World

A surprising lack of NPC drivers makes for a deserted city.

Needs a Tune-Up

The physicality of racing just isn't there.

After a nearly nonexistent run-up to launch, some fans' fears were realized. Need for Speed Heat manages to fill your free time if you're just looking for some new wheels, but there are better options in which you should speed off.


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Critic Reviews for Need for Speed Heat

Need for Speed Heat is a mosaic of existing ideas but it is easily the most impressive Need for Speed game in years.

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Thrilling night races make Heat the best Need for Speed in years, even if I want to batter every one of its racers.

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Eurogamer

No Recommendation / Blank
Eurogamer

Ghost Games strips back the recent excess to deliver a simple, satisfying take on the Need for Speed formula, even if some problems persist.

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Metro GameCentral

Unknown Author
7 / 10
Metro GameCentral

The best Need For Speed in several years, which may sound like mild praise but despite a lack of variety this is a fun arcade racer hybrid that respects its roots.

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Great modding and a decent game engine can't disguise the tired story and simplistic driving.

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The game's day/night structure is part of a compelling structure that makes NFS Heat a solid entry in the franchise.

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Need for Speed Heat puts the series back on track with a renewed focus on simple racing and customizing cars.

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