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Need for Speed: Rivals - Xbox One

Model: 73035SKU: 9012051

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Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 676 reviews

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Very fun game but broken save system

    Posted
    besmeses
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    I have been a huge fan of the Burnout series over the years and read that Need for Speed Rivals had a lot of that style of gameplay. I bought the game and played it for 8 hours straight the first night. You can choose between the police or the racers and switch back and forth throughout the game to make the gameplay a bit different. You are able to upgrade your vehicles, including new paint, decals, etc (racers only) and weapons (cops and racers). The big problem deals with the way the game saves your progress. Apparently it is done through an EA Cloud server and it doesn't always work right. The next day I went to continue my game and my save was broken and the game started me at the very beginning. I had went from level 14 all the way back down to level 1. One recommendation to help fix the save bug is to disconnect your ethernet cable and play the game offline. I did try that and my progress did save correctly. The next time I played I connected the ethernet cable back, and the saves appeared to begin working ok, however, I became hesitant to play for more than an hour at a time. I would have given this game a 5 star rating if the save game feature worked correctly. Since it doesn't, I knocked the game down to 3 stars. The game is worth playing, but limit the time you do play it in case your progress isn't saved.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Would be a great game if it saved correctly on XB1

    Posted
    EchSummerville
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    My son has done extensive research online trying to resolve a saving issue. Sometimes it saves and sometimes it doesn't. He even did a full removal of program started from scratch offline per some directions found online stating it was an issue with a corrupt file saving issue on their cloud with detailed directions on how/where to save. Not my thing but the issues take any fun from the game for my son when he has to keep repeating the races over and over. If I could return the game I would unfortunately we all know how that works with open games, video, music, etc. . . . . Seems like you should be able to return the game since the issue is with the game/manufacturer. Two stars only as the game would be good if it saved.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Game is junk. Installs, but then doesn't load

    Posted
    TontoJ
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    Title states exactly why this was a waste of $20. The game installs and ran the first time, but neber loaded again. Gets to the EA server loading screen then crashes and goes back to home page. Apparently this is known issue that EA has just never fixed. Wish I would have found that info before wasting my money on this since Best Buy will not acceot returns once opened. They will only do an even exchange foe the same game, which I tried and still have the same problem. Really annoyed by this and my kid, who loves this game, is very bummed. Stay clear of this game.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Fine Game

    Posted
    Ellie
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    The "Need for Speed" X-Box One game is quite good, however, we invariably compare it to the X-Box One Forza 3 game that is awesome. The Need for Speed only uses the hand-held controller that came with the X-Box, it cannot be used with the Logitech steering wheel, foot pedals and gear shift. The clarity of the game is excellent, graphics and challenge of the game are very respectable. If you don't have the controls that simulate the inside of a car, the driving experience of this Need for Speed game would be perfectly fine. Even still, we would recommend the game. Good game for the price paid.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Arcade Racing on XBox One

    Posted
    AramFingal09
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    I bought this for my brother, who basically only plays racing games and GTA. He's a big fan of more arcade-style stuff - he likes the Forza series but even that can be a bit too complex and sim-like at times. Need for Speed Rivals has been out for a while, but only recently has become easier to find in stores. I think this is the best of the current-gen Need for Speeds, focusing more on the elements that make the series fun rather than emphasizing the "always online" component. Definitely a fun game if you're looking for a pick-up-and-play racer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Need for Speed: Rivals

    Posted
    BrianfromTN
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    Although my boys and I enjoy playing this game! It has a glitch or a program flaw that EA still hasn't fixed!!! We love the graphics and the game play, but losing our levels is the only reason I'm giving it 3 stars! So beware! It's extremely fun to play, but you'll eventually lose your progress! Ex: You'll play up to level 20, then something will happen and it'll drop you all the way back down to level 5! NOT COOL

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Poor Steering

    Posted
    4KCombo
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    To me the controls are too sensitive. When you try to make a turn and slightly tap on the controller the car makes a sharp run instead of a gradual turn. Unless I just have not figured it out yet is the fact that you cannot play head to head with someone on the same system. I personally do not like playing on line with others so there should be a way I can play with someone on the same system I am using. The reason I selected I would recommend is that I have not played this game a lot and there maybe somethings that I just don't know yet.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful Graphics

    Posted
    Kaur68
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    I really like this game, the graphics are awesome, everything is beautiful to look at and I have caught myself stopping, backing up and looking at heavy equipment actually moving in game which just adds to the whole realism of it all. I guess the only thing that I have bad to say about the game is that it is a multiplayer game and you would think there would be either more players in the game or there would be something to draw everyone together in one place, that being said there are plenty of very good ai vehicles all around to keep you busy and loving the game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Lives up to its name

    Posted
    shazawn
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    This NFS is better than some previously released titles, but not really better than others. I was expecting much smoother, realistic graphics for the XBOX ONE. I'm not talking sim racing graphics, just wished things like tires appeared to be on the surface portrayed! -things like that bug me. The only things I find special about this title are: 1) the choice to be chaser or the chased. 2) #1 combined with multiplayer. Kinect still needs work with interactive games.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great game for the Need for Speed lovers

    Posted
    Cor1968
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    I've played the Need for Speed series since the original "The Need for Speed" on PC in 1994 (Yes, I'm THAT old, LOL) and therefore I might be a bit biased towards this game series, so take my review for what is it :-) I love the game concept, it reminds me of the 1998 "Hot Pursuit" and the following remakes. Most of all, I always loved the concept of letting you drive amazing supercars on street circuits and the graphics on the XBox One are simply top notch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Game

    Posted
    PMENON
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    I love the fact that this time you can play as cop or racer and the all drive feature is awesome!! I liked the fact that in last years need for speed you had to find the cars to drive them but this time it is even cooler!! You have to complete a speed wall to unlock cars!! whether you are a racer or cop. Over all it is a great game and I would highly recommend it to a friend!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A modern classic

    Posted
    PinkRebel
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    I purchased this as a Christmas gift for my 14 year old son. He has been playing diffrent versions across diffrent platforms since he could talk. Need for speed is a modern classic driving game that muy boy loves. He received an xbox one a couple months ago, so this game was at the top of his Christmas list. No one has to wonder if it's a good game or not, it's always a keeper!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun game

    Posted
    Razorback1871
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    I have been looking for a fun Need for Speed game since Most Wanted, this game is as good as Most Wanted but running from the cops in this game is a close as I have gotten in years. Then you can turn it around and chase people as cops which was a nice little-added bonus. Not the greatest Need for Speed game but it is definitely in the top-tier.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    No co-op, local multiplayer!

    Posted
    UncleSam
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    Purchased the game to play with my children, but unlike the nfs I grew up with there is no local multiplayer. I'm getting tired of the way new video games don't allow local multiplayer, what happened to the days when you play with a bunch of buddies at your house? Now you have to be I online to play a game. For this reason alone I give it 2 stars.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Arcade Racer!!!

    Posted
    FantasticGamer

    I haven't played NFS since the PS2 days. All I can say is that this is my type of action racer. Great graphics, smooth gameplay, plus you don't get nickeled and dimed to purchase high end vehicles. I paid $60 to drive vehicles I can't afford and actually enjoy doing it. Other games can't say that. This is a must have racer in my option. XB1 is awesome!!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Graphics and Game.

    Posted
    joshweber04
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    This game just blew my mind about how next generation gaming will be like. Graphics are so clear and shinny and the weather conditions change in this game, and when its raining the roads get slick and it makes it harder to drive just like in real life. If you love N4S then this is a must buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Had potential but feels mroe like a minigame

    Posted
    Smooch01
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    The game is fun and I enjoyed playing it. I just could not bring myself to finish it due to the excitement being short lived. I was not a fan of many of the power ups they just felt like mario kart or something. I was looking forward to cops vs racers and all but found out quickly that this was a rare event and the events were entirely AI based. So great ideas but poor execution on the developers part.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Game is ok

    Posted
    MrJAW
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    I really like Need for Speed series but have this a 3 star because you can only play multiplayer online and they must create an EA profile. Some I believe they must own the game. That takes the fun out of a facing game, when you don’t have multiplayer built-in to the main game play mode.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    I don’t recommend

    Posted
    Ryan
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    I honestly really like this game. The problem though, while you’re trying to play online, the game starts just fine and goes into the loading screen where it crashes and sends you back to the home screen. The only way I have successfully played this game was to delete and re-download or to just play offline.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Wanna play Cop or Con?

    Posted
    venkatx5
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    Am new to Console Gaming (Not to PC Games). First I thought It'll be like NFS (PC version) Just race with other cars. But it's different, you can choose career as a Cop or Con. As Cop you can chase outlaws and bust them. As Con you can race with other drivers and escape from Cop chase. Decent game, the Graphics could've been different. It's very dull and dark. Give a Try!

    I would recommend this to a friend