Will Need For Speed rev your engines or crash and burn?
GAME: Need For Speed
PLATFORMS: PS4, Xbox One
Eurogamer (Martin Robinson)
“The result, sadly, is a Need for Speed that’s flat, awkward and a sizeable step back for the series after its recent purple patch.”
Destructoid (Chris Carter)
“When you factor in Need for Speed’s forgettable story, you’re left with a slightly above average racing game that’s not as enjoyable as past series entries.”
GamesRadar (Ludwig Kietzmann)
“Need for Speed takes driving into a gorgeous world with a modern edge, but its pesky attitude and strict online-only requirement make you yearn for the good old days.”
GameSpot (Scott Butterworth)
“This latest Need For Speed follows in the footsteps of the first Fast and Furious film by exploring the white-knuckled world of illegal street racing. While it’s not a completely novel approach for the series, it does open a few new avenues for Need For Speed’s arcadey but nuanced style of racing–most notably in its progression and customization systems.”
IGN (Luke Reilly)
“Need for Speed looks the part, sounds the part, and is surprisingly reverent to real-world car culture. I like the direction Ghost has taken here, and I think it’s the right one, but beneath its flashy exterior it’s not quite firing on all cylinders.”
VERDICT: I deem this one disqualified.