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Need for Speed Payback - Xbox One

Model: XB1-NFSSKU: 5869002

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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 442 reviews

91%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Decent NFS Installment

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    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

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    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

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    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

    Very cool game

    Posted
    Nails
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    I have always been a fan of the need for speed games from years ago. I recently purchased an Xbox one S. I bought it mainly for the movie and music streaming, but ultimately came down to it being fun to play games on as well. Need for speed payback was definitely my first choice for games to play. I am not disappointed in the game play of it. It's fun being able to drive anywhere in the open game plan.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    NFS meets Forza Horizon

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    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great 3rd Person Racing Game

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    Jibbs
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    Love this installment of Need for Speed. Great storyline, great driving mechanics, great selection of cars. If you’re looking for a first person-in the driver’s seat game like Forza, then this probably isn’t for you, but if you like 3rd person racing games that have an option to play from the hood view as well, then this one’s definitely for you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Similar gameplay as every other versoin

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    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Fun Racing Game

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    gocanes37
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    I enjoy fun racing games where you race the cops, commit crimes, upgrade your car, win the day. This game was fun to play. It's not without faults, the story isn't great and the progression system can be a grind. I did enjoy the gameplay and the graphics, and would recommend it for what it is - another decent chapter in the Need For Speed series.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It's OK at best!

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    Johnny0779
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    Certainly the graphics don't look as good as 2015' NFS, but at least now it has a story mode, and it doesn't force you to be online at all times which means you can now PAUSE the game if you must do something in between. For those interested in the Spanish voice overs will be disappointed to know it doesn't offer Latin Spanish, only Castilian.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Beyond Amazing!

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    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

    BUILD IT, RACE IT, LIVE IT

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    Chicagobred1
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    BUILD IT, RACE IT, LIVE IT, You Have To Be Living Under a Rock, If you Do have this Racing Game, Build your Car, Design it, And Race It. The Only thing missing is the Car Payments. A Great Racing Game for a 9 Year Old To 90 Year Old. Relieves Stress from Every Day Life. A 20 On a 1-10 Scale.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Expectations met

    Posted
    Jerm23
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    It’s been a while since I played Need for Speed... that being said, picking up this game was a good option. Typical racing style and easy to get back into. Most racing games are the same these days and this one stands out slightly with the different environments it offers.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun game but....

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    LilGTA
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    Imo I thought need for speed payback was pretty fun to just mess around in an open freeroam, what I didn't like about it was the autos handled horribly, worse than arcade style that NFS franchise was brought up on. I also thought the story was way too short and the ppl didn't talk very often.

    No, I would not 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

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Horrible

    Posted
    Kelria
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    Bought this for my boyfriend for Christmas and it came damaged or something.. his Xbox One wouldn't read the game and wasn't able to download it. All the other games I got him downloaded fine and play fine. I'm so disappointed. Won't be purchasing games from Best Buy again. Almost broke his Xbox.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    mr.jr. best speep my grantson love

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    MAY8
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    my grandson s love games was good and games for his side best by my first time and will be bye much more everyone was very friendly and no there merch will help you to fine you need, this year was very good .excellent services my all association

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Enjoyably cheesy psuedo-racing fun

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    IslandLife
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    If you enjoy the Fast and the Furious-style of racing movies, then this is the racing game for you. broadly-drawn characters, predictable plot, rubber-banded AI, all fail to ruin what is actually a highly-enjoyable romp through a cartoonish world (and a world with a great soundtrack too).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Okay purchase

    Posted
    ChinnuPillai
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    Has played NFS in the past...mainly desktop versions...after buying Xbox and playing Forza, NFS seems to be lacking behind in most aspects of the racing game it feels like...graphics, game levels, storyline.....

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome!

    Posted
    Rick
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    This years need for speed is awesome, graphics are a bit cartoony compared to the last need for speed but overall the gameplay and story is awesome. Haven’t played multiplayer yet but in terms of story mode and gameplay i recomend it to any need for speed fan!

    I would recommend this to a friend