Need for Speed Heat

Electronic Arts, Ghost Games

Fair Man
OpenCritic Rating
72
Top Critic Average
43%
Critics Recommend
Based on 109 critic reviews
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Need for Speed Heat

Rating Summary

Based on 109 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

72

Top Critic Average

43%

Critics Recommend

Based on 109 critic reviews
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Need for Speed Heat Reviews Summary

Summary: 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.

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.

General Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Nov 8, 2019
Xbox OneNov 8, 2019
PCNov 8, 2019

Developer: Ghost Games

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Genre: Racing

Hustle by day and risk it all at night in need for speed heat, a white-knuckles racer that pits you against a city's rogue Police force as you battle your way into Street Racing's Elite. By day compete in the speed Hunter Showdown - a sanctioned competition where you earn Bank to customize and upgrade your garage of high-performance cars. When your ride's perfectly styled and hyper-tuned, and you're ready to ramp up the intensity, drive out into the night where you and your crew take on the competition in illicit Street races that build your reputation and grant you access to bigger races and better parts. But under the cover of darkness patrols a rogue task force looking to bring you down and swipe all you've earned. Take them on and risk it all for underground glory or head back to your safe house and begin another thrilling day. The roads, the risks, and the rides never end in this Street racer where your crew rolls deep, your garage is full of hot cars, and the city's your nonstop playground. - Take chances, take victories - lay it on the line in the speed Hunter showdown by day, competing to win bank in race, Drift, and off-road events - Be unruly, be expressive - With even more options to customize your stable of cars as well as personalize your identity behind the wheel - Beat the heat - you'll have to go out of your way to rile up the cops patrolling palm city during Daylight hours. But after dark the rules change when a Rogue task force comes out to play - now they're on the hunt for You and Your wheels.

Need for Speed Heat Reviews

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

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