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Need for Speed - Xbox One

Model: 73385SKU: 8825046

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Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 715 reviews

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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Wanted to like this game but it lets down big time

    Posted
    Shawn

    To start off, this is a good game. It it just not a good "underground" racing game like EA said it was going back to. This game is pretty fun but lacks a lot of what I assumed would have been in the game. The racing in Need for speed was a lot of fun. It is pretty easy to get in and win some races. Also the graphics are top notch and game does look amazing. The cars the game has in it have great detail, plus some pretty cool but limited things to customize. The story is decent enough and cut scenes do look nice, as they are filmed like a movie with real people. Now my issues with the game would make me for sure not purchase it. I was 100% going to buy this ahead of time but lucky me I have the EA Pass and was able to do the 10 hour trail. After the trail I have changed my mind and decided to save my money. Starting off, this game requires it to always be online when playing. I find this funny as there is pretty much zero multiplayer unless you are playing with friends who also have the game. Just like the last Need for Speed title, it is a single player game that happens to have other random players driving around the huge open world, so occasionally you might see one drive by you. There is no option to jump into a game room with your customized car and do sprint races or anything else with random people. The story mode is fine but the actual acting is painful to watch with the words bae, dope, monster energy drinks at every turn, and just making the race community look like idiots. My other issue is that apparently you have loads of customization options.. NOT TRUE! My second vehicle purchase I found this out. I was not able to change the hood, front or rear bumpers, grill, or even side skirts. I was left with one body kit, a spoiler and rims, oh and side fenders. Each area you can change has maybe 2 options such as if the car has the option to change a front bumper, you will have two to choose from. Also the car selection is something around 30 cars if I am not mistaken. I would be fine with the small car selection if I was actually able to fully customize the cars in all aspects rather than a very select few. This was a game I really did wish I liked. This is a fun racing game but again, if you were wanting a game like the older underground series or even Carbon, you will be disappointed. With the lack of any multiplayer, very little customization compared to older underground/carbon games, and annoying acting with too much product placement, this game gets a sad two stars from me. My advice, get the EA pass for five bucks for a month and do the 10 hour trial.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Decent game hampered by dull story

    Posted
    GalacticCowboy
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    Side note: I have only played the game for about 2 hours prior to writing this review. The good: * Graphics look great on my HDTV * Lots of customization available (as should be in any NFS game) * Damage looks realistic - deformable hoods, bumpers, etc; visit the shop to repair everything. * Lots of area to explore * Some really nice minor touches - for example, crash into a light pole and the light goes out. The bad (or less good...): * Cutscenes. Cutscenes everywhere. Which might be fine if 1) you could skip them and 2) the story was any good. Neither 1) or 2) are true, as far as I can tell. * Your new friends will call you All. The. Time. to take part in events * It's always night, except for the western part of the city where it's dusk. And always raining apparently, too. * You apparently can't try a car before buying it The ugly (things that make you scratch your head): * Are all of these new "friends" truly that accepting of the new guy, no questions asked? * Don't they find it weird that you never talk? * Now that Spike got you into his group of friends, why does he seem to run off every time you show up? * I realize that NFS has traditionally been presented in a fictional setting. However, why do they all speak with American accents and the roads are all right-hand-drive but the car Amy (?) is working on in the shop is apparently a UK model (steering wheel on the right, for driving on the left...)? TL;DR: Decent game, worth it if you get it on sale (as I did), but don't expect it to be TEH BESTEST NFS EVAR! Because it's not.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good for killing time or wasting your time

    Posted
    Luigi
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    If you are looking for an on-line racing game to play then this is a subpar game. You don't have any control on who you play with or who pops up in your game. They should give you an option to lock out your game if you don't wish to have people randomly popping up in the game or if you just want to play with friends and nobody else. It's not a bad choice though if you don't care who your playing with all of the time. On the other hand, it's not that great as a single player game. You are REQUIRED to have on-line access at all times! I generally don't mind this concept too much but I prefer to play alone most of the time and accomplish missions with-in the game without the disturbance of others (that you have never met before) driving down the street in the opposite direction intentionally trying to hit your car or ram you off the road when you're in an intense race. This makes for a very unpleasant gaming experience. If you are looking for an on-line racing game then this may be the game for you but if you want to play alone then I strongly suggest that you look elsewhere.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    City feels empty

    Posted
    EricJ123
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    The newest Need For Speed game is pretty fun but could have been a lot better. Some of the daily challenges can be frustrating like the ones having to do with police chases or "near miss" bonuses because of the lack of traffic on the streets. This lack of traffic makes the races less frustrating because you're less likely to crash into random traffic, but it also makes the city feel lifeless and abandoned, and can pose problems with driving around for a half hour just to find enough other cars to complete daily challenges. The story was pretty well written and i liked the mix of live action video with rendered scenes, and I don't regret playing through the game. I just think it fell a little short from what it was capable of being.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    More of the same from EA Games

    Posted
    Thingriz
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    I haven't been buying Need for Speed for about the last 4 or 5 games, after buying 3 or 4 stinker's in a row. I bought this one because there was a real uptick in good reviews on Metacritic about how sensational the game was. I have since come to believe that EA influenced the rating's by requesting their employee's give the game a glowing review.....I believe this because the reviews were appeared overnight and a few day's later they were removed by Metacritic. As for the game: Poor vehicle control physics. They keep changing the names of the developers for these NFS Games but it's all the same .This title was a collaboration of al the Devs from past games...........and it looks like it.............bit of a stinker in my opinion.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Feels like an incomplete game

    Posted
    Andy
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    The best thing about this game would be that it looks good. Many bad design choices on the otherhand. You cant pause due to it needing to be online (even in races with just you) but its not too annoying, there is NO MANUAL TRANSMISSION which is extremely stupid for a game in this day and age (especially when it tries to emulate car/street culture). Drifting (which is almost mandatory in this game) suffers greatly due to this. The AI is also pretty stupid and uses rubberbanding to try to keep it competitive. (They drive straight into walls at times). Honestly wont be playing this again unless the update it with simple improvements such as manual.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A step in the semi right direction

    Posted
    Johnthegunman
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    So far from what I've played this game is pretty good but my only complaint like a lot of people that I saw online when it was released is that it's online only. I personally don't fully mind it but it can be kind of annoying if you want to play but you don't have an Internet connection or at least a stable one. The graphics are very good and I love the cut scenes in the game. I'm not really feeling the story behind it if there even is one. If so I don't really see it too good or maybe it's just not strong enough. The way they can build off this game is making it off-line and adding more than six garage spaces because that's pretty ridiculous.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Was a good racing game for the price

    Posted
    demon
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    I've always been a NFS fan. I played the original hot pursuit when I was little, then have owned nearly every NFS game since. This one was good fun, but I didn't personally care for the always online environment. I would be in the middle of a race then out of no where I would get t-boned and lose.. This happened over and over again. I wish there was some setting to turn the open world off, or possibly to just go into another dimension when starting a race? Overall was fun but not as good as it could have been. Was pretty frustrating at times.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Cheesy and fun

    Posted
    Zsciaeount
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    For all of you fans of NFS that launched the Xbox 360, the new NFS brings back the cheesy FMV cutscenes, this time nicely integrating them into the in-game engine. The graphics are beautiful, but it's always nighttime and it's always raining. I live in LA. It's always sunny and it only rains every 15 years. The modes are a little limited, and drifting just isn't fun. Progression is a bit slow, and there is just a lot of the same. It's annoying when a race is interrupted by the cops, and the awesome cop chatter over the police radio is missing. Wait for a sale

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Boring in comparison to NFS games of the past

    Posted
    CarMag04
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    It's not terrible but it doesn't do enough to separate it from any other game in the franchise. Besides live action cutscenes with real actors and bad actors at that, it feels like I'm playing the same NFS games I've been playing for years. The industry and genres associated with it is evolving and this game seems to have been left behind. You can't even pause the game for crying out loud!! What?! Fun for a little bit and really fun if playing online with friends but I would wait until it's less than $20 if I could do it all over again.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Okay Racing Game!

    Posted
    CobaltBoost
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    The story is LAME! The drifting is painful, you have to set your car up to drift!! The graphics are beatiful & the races are a lot of fun! ALL races at night and most rainy, that is an easy way to cheat beatiful graphics! I had reward money so I paid less than 2 bucks. Woth around 10 to 15, if you don't just stop playing because the storyline! Also, you will get a lot of calls on your in game cell phone from girls asking you to meet and race with them. Sortta feels like game was aimed at teenage boys!?!?

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It is ok.

    Posted
    Franky
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    I have played all the NFS games and this game does not compare to Underground or Most Wanted. Graphics are really great but other then that not much to be excited about. You are limited to how much you can customize your cars. The story really lacks any depth and the races become very repetitive. I got this game with the 20% discount for being a gamers club member and now that I have it I would recommend you wait for it to drop to at least $25. Again, it is an ok game but not the best.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    good game but not enough depth

    Posted
    sarah
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    The graphic user interface of the actors was really awesome! It was very enjoyable to have a game where I can mod cars again, but the selection of cars is pretty slim. There are sufficient upgrades so it kind of makes up for the slim choice of cars. What really got me with this game is that it is online only. I would have really enjoyed to have a campaign. You spend $60 on a game you expect a little more game play out of it. Good game, but not worth paying full price, I would wait for it to go on sale.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Requires yet another account just to play

    Posted
    Mike
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    This game could probably be good if it didnt require yet another account and full online access just to play a single player game. You pay $60 for a game and that isnt good enough anymore? Heaven forbid someone want to play a quick game by themselves without having to log into a server somewhere. Why is the only way to play anything nowadays online? I miss the days of getting together with a couple friends and playing split screen on a game, now its all online or nothing.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome game

    Posted
    jchevys57
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    At first I wasn't gonna buy it because it didn't have the option in the game to change to Manual Transmission. But when I heard they finally updated the game and added the option that's when I decided to buy it. I mean really how do you make a new Need For Speed video game without having the option to switch what desired transmission you want. It is a must for this game especially if you been a fan since the first Need For Speed came out. This game should ALWAYS HAVE A MANUAL OPTION.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great New Iteration of a Classic

    Posted
    bamanerd
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    I haven't played anything else, since I bought it. Decent car selection, though could be better. I love the paint and decal editor, and the fact that you can download other users' paint and wrap schemes, and share your own. The visual customization could be a bit better. You're not given a whole lot of options when it comes to body parts, especially with the higher end cars. Game-play is great, and the story line is decent. All in all a good game to add to your collection.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great game, Sorry Online experience

    Posted
    HeavensSul
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    Be aware of Best Buy Online Service - I ordered this game with 2 other items, showed it would be arriving Nov. 25, in the order menu. After purchasing, the email confirmation said, Nov. 30 arrival date. I called Best Buy customer service and specifically told the guy to cancel which 3 I didn't want. He canceled the one I wanted and these 3 shipped. Returned them and awaiting reimbursement - DO NOT PURCHASE ONLINE. BUY IN STORE. This game is great but don't order from ONLINE.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great game for tuners

    Posted
    707dude
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    This game is not for everyone. But if you are into customizing and into the whole jdm/stance scene, then you will enjoy this game. The physics are arcade type and races are sort of repetitive but graphics are awesome and it seems like the developers really want to get this game right so they are always taking advice on what the game needs. Hopefully they will listen to the gamers and make this a truly awesome game by updating with more content in the near future.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Nothing new

    Posted
    DaB0ss
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    Thought that the game will be more in depth, better cars, more customizations, servers active. In reality, the game was okay, IMO, it was a huge was of money and nothing really changed at all. Pros: Graphics are good, nice cars. Cons: ALWAYS night time, some times you'll see a sun rise (rarely), you can't really see anything, customizations are limited on each car, servers are pretty dead. Dont waste money on this, do research about it first.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It's NFS

    Posted
    RustyMartian
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    Fun game. Kind of what I expect from Need for Speed. Very plug and play. The car visual customization is fun to play around with. The performance customization is just select the best you can afford and go, not much customization there. Don't expect Forza level play. The acting...well it's a game, it's not winning any acting awards, though once I realized Amy was from Game of Thrones I expected better haha.

    I would recommend this to a friend