Need for Speed Payback - Xbox One

ESRB Rating: Teen
Language, Mild suggestive themes, Mild violence
$39.99
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Overview

What's Included


  • Need for Speed Payback

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
90% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (240 out of 269)

Product Details


  • Developer: Ghost Games
  • Publisher: EA
  • Platform: Xbox One
  • Genre: Racing
  • Release Date: 11/10/2017

Synopsis


Zoom through Fortune Valley and defeat a notorious cartel in Need for Speed Payback. Choose from three playable characters and battle The House as you craft your unique ride and complete dangerous heist missions. Highly detailed graphics and a compelling storyline make Need for Speed Payback an engaging addition to your game collection.

Features


Pre-order Need for Speed Payback now to receive the Platinum Car Pack

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

Platinum Car Pack includes: Nissan 350Z 2008; Chevrolet Camaro SS 1967; Dodge Charger R/T 1969; Ford F-150 Raptor 2016; Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport 2016; Exclusive Platinum Blue Tire Smoke (only for Platinum Car Pack vehicles)

Scrap to stock to supercar

Endlessly fine-tune your performance through each of the five distinct car classes (Race, Drift, Off-Road, Drag, and Runner), to turn the tables on the competition in any race, mission, or challenge

Find abandoned vehicles scattered throughout the world to build your perfect car from the ground up. Collect, win, or buy the hottest after-market parts and craft a fleet of perfect driving machines

Live out an action-driving fantasy

Play through an explosive adventure as three distinct playable characters united by a common goal: revenge at any cost

Tyler, Mac, and Jess team up to even the score, and enter the ultimate race to take down The House

Battle cops with ever-increasing intensity, race against rivals across the city, and drive on- and off-road through mountains, canyons, and deserts

High-stakes competition

Get on a roll and win big with risk-versus-reward gameplay. The return of intense cop chases means the stakes have never been higher

Put your reputation on the line and challenge your friends or potential rivals via Autolog recommendations throughout the campaign events or go head-to-head in classic online leaderboards

For one player or multiplayer support over Internet



Overall customer rating

4.3
90%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Decent NFS Installment

    Posted
    MaestroJanks
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    Took me a while to complete this game's story mode, but it was definitely long and worthwhile just to see how the story played out. The gameplay was definitely fun the longer you stayed with the game and learned how its new mechanics work. Speed Cards is introduced as your new system for upgrading your ride beyond its natural limitations, which kind of keeps you coming back in hopes to being ready for the next big event. Sometimes you have to replay events to earn enough to get to the next big thing, but it's not a constant thing if you are frugal early on with base shipments and earned rewards. For a smooth gameplay style, I recommend you save all of your Speed Cards until you really need them. Don't sale the ones you don't want; store them to invest in rolling three unused ones for a chance to score a really powerful one later on as you progress through the game with your car of choice. Save up all of your money to get that dream car you always wanted (mine was the Jaguar F-Type R). The only downside to this game, when compared to the likes of Hot Pursuit, is that the cop chases are either very difficult to get past later on in the game and that they just end automatically after you get toward your final checkpoint. It's nowhere near as good as it was when you actually had to work hard and think creatively at dispatching them in previous games. The game is split up between Race, Drift, Drag, Off-Road, and Runner (Cop Chase) events. You'll most likely spend most of your time as a racer and doing off-road events because those two are the most challenging as you get deeper into the game. (Off-Road is particularly unfair on certain difficulty settings.) There are a million little distractions to do in the open-world of this desert city, so go out and explore, find derelicts, and save up for your dream car. Then go online and challenge the world with your unique ride.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not as good as the previous releases

    Posted
    KRZYBMET
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    NFS is pretty much the only game that I play anymore. I have played them all from PS1 to now. This release is little off. You are sort of forced to follow missions IN ORDER to continue through the game. There is a lot of extra mini missions like jumping through billboards or locating digital coins while free roaming around the map but it is not that interesting. And the voice talking of your "crew" is so repetitive is gets annoying at times. At first it was kind of cool that the interaction was going on and thought it to be part of the story line, but after playing for a couple weeks, they seem to say the same stuff over and over. Overall, it is a decent game to play and if you're a NFS junky, then obviously you will sort of like it. I don't plan on stopping over these little things, but if I compared it to the other NFS games, I would put this one at the bottom of list.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Half and half

    Posted
    GamingSinceBirth
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    The graphics are great and gameplay is solid, its fun and has good amount of content. What was a bummer was the fact that you can not play free roam online with friends like the previous one. I will never understand why they removed it, was a very fun option in game. The upgrading of vehicles is not really a selection, its more at random of what you can get instead of progressing through the game and picking what want with it already being there. If you're more solo of the game it will be a great experience, but if you're more into cooperative play and playing together then it will be a bummed out experience.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing

    Posted
    Anonymous

    I have been a need for speed fan for the longest time, so i'm very disappointed with the driving in this game. A game that is based on driving alone should at least be enjoyable, but this is the first NFS game i have played that I am not going to finish. After completing the prologue, I hated the driving experience so much that I will not start the game back up. Games are supposed to improve over time and not worsen. It shocks me that there are so many positive reviews and how bad of an experience I have had with it being a NFS fan since day one.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    NFS meets Forza Horizon

    Posted
    Paul
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    Not sure why this gets all the hate but I enjoyed this game tremendously. It has a fun (but short) story line and the graphics and customization of the cars was really fun. As far as the pay to win gripe, there's nothing wrong with someone that can and is willing to throw down extra cash for a reward. As for this games PTW, you can upgrade your car without having to pay it's just a little extra grind to warn the cash as opposed to rolling the speed/trade in cards.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Similar gameplay as every other versoin

    Posted
    William
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    If you've played most of the other NFS games you'll understand when I say the core gameplay hasn't changed much. The story line is pretty cheesy at times, and the graphics are a little outdated. Graphics wise, it doesn't look any better than versions that came out a couple of years ago. They're still good, but not as good as other games. If you like NFS you'll probably enjoy this game, I did, but it won't WOW you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Beyond Amazing!

    Posted
    NineDSix
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    I fell out of the NFS game for a couple of years due to school but after playing this game. I'm very impressed by the storyline, gameplay, cars, and activities within the game. It's always fun evading and destroying police cars. It's so addicting that I've beaten the game within 1 week of owning it and I still play it! I recommend this game to all!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A game worth your money

    Posted
    Xman
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    This game is great all together. Brings back the many choices of customization NFS first introduced. Brought back cop chases which I loved since first playing NFS hot pursuit two in my game cube. And overall if you love racing let alone NFS games and their francise they have, this game is a must have.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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