Need for Speed Heat

Rating Summary

Based on 105 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

72

Top Critic Average

44%

Critics Recommend

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75 / 100
Nov 15, 2019

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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IGN

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Nov 8, 2019

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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No Recommendation / Blank
Nov 8, 2019

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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6.5 / 10.0
Dec 11, 2019
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7 / 10
Nov 12, 2019

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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Nov 8, 2019

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

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7.8 / 10.0
Nov 13, 2019

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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7 / 10
Nov 14, 2019

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

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Polygon

Top Critic

Unscored
Nov 8, 2019

In present day, Need for Speed Heat seems limited, reminding me of all the things that made it distinct, but still hedging against them in case I don’t find them enjoyable. I’m confused about what would have made this game better, but the series seems just as confused about what it wants to be.

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Nov 8, 2019

Need for Speed Heat is a conglomeration Need for Speeds past. A little Payback, a little Rivals, a little Hot Pursuit, a little Underground. The result is a good foundation to build upon, but weird AI issues, a lack of variety in events, and some poor tuning in cop chases mean it's not great. Maybe next gen will see Ghost Games bringing a little more real heat.

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