Top positive review
Excellent Arcade Racer and has more depth than I first thought.
on December 13, 2012
I've put my time in on NFS Hot Pursuit (PS3) and NFS The Run (360), maxing out all the trophies and obtaining 100% with all the DLC. Easily a couple of hundred hours between them. I find Most Wanted equally as good as Hot Pursuit, for obvious reasons as it's Criterion - the same developer. Going into this as an arcade racer, geared more to the action/fun side of things you'll love it. While it may lack the underlying physics engine of say Forza Horizons it by no means drives like a brick. As an arcade racer it's the perfect pick up and quickplay game. Everything is seamless and there is almost no loading. Everything just flow together without a loading screen and that's greatly appreciated.
I've got 44 hours into Most Wanted and I'm at 42/46 achievements completed on 360. The achievements are more Single Player focused by far, but my public multiplayer experience has been great and it's something I'm happily working through in order to max out all the car mods on the cars I like. Completing every race in 1st with every car will take a lot longer than I expected, along with unlocking all the Single player and multiplayer mods.
It's fast, looks excellent and the experience is exactly the arcade racer I was expecting. Another win.