About the Product
- Be the first to cross the finish line as you speed across the country from San Francisco to New York in an illicit, high-stakes race
- Race as Jack, a marked man who must make it to New York City ahead of the competition, the police and the men who want him dead
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On one side of this country lie the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and cable cars — on the opposite coast there are massive skyscrapers, the Statue of Liberty and the endless glow of Times Square. What separates these two great cities is nearly 3,000 miles of roadway through dense urban centers, over epic mountains, across arid deserts and in constricted canyons.
With no speed limits, rules or allies available, only Jack's determination and driving skills will keep him going in this heart-stopping race to get his life back. Thrills and excitement hide around every corner of this breakneck race across the country, but so do the police — and the men who want him dead. Evading these ruthless forces in one town won't be enough. You must have the Need for Speed.
Prepare for the race of your life in Need For Speed: The Run. This extremely illegal, high-stakes race across the country requires only slick driving skills and your sheer determination to be first. There are no rules, no allies and most importantly, no speed limits in this dangerous competition. Battle against hundreds of the world's most infamous drivers on the country's most hazardous roads. As you rocket down icy mountain passes, snake through dense urban centers and steer through narrow canyons, beware the unyielding police force determined to bring you down — by any means necessary, including lethal force. Are you ready for the drive of your life?
Top Customer Reviews
Overall, the game will keep you busy for at least one play through the game, and if you're interested, for some races online as well.
EDIT: It feels like it's sort of moving away from what NFS used to be. As far as I've played the game, I haven't come across any "lap" type of races, it's all get from point A to point B in an expensive sports car. I miss the street/drag racing kind of thing.
EDIT #2: I'm finding myself to rage quiting while playing this game quite a bit. It seems like there's always a car in the same lane that I can't see just over that hill. It seems like the obstacles in this game are too easy to predict. Once again, I miss the old street/drag racing type of style. This feels a lot more like a simulator than an arcade racer. [Edit: it seems they have have patched it since I originally posted the review. I don't run into those cars nearly as much anymore]
Graphics-9.5 awesome graphics but unfortunately this is the best part of the game
Replayability-4 there are challenges to unlock cars an other things but nothing major
Physics (mechanics)- 2 it doesn't feel like you are driving the car, even when you choose the view to race from within the car there isn't even a steering wheel or nothing just looking at the road, this isn't the early 2000s
Length- 1...maybe 5 hours tops?? Really?
Enjoyment- 1 honestly it's pretty boring, it didn't make me want to play this game at all
I love NFS, mostly the older ones but I did enjoy hot pursuit but this game just doesn't appeal
Do yourself a favor, RENT before you buy. Trust me you will understand why after you rent it
Overall the game is just overall weak minus the beautiful graphics but thats it. If you are looking for a new game for xbox pick up Skyrim, Saints row 3, Battlefield 3, Mw3, Gears of War 3, Batman Arkham City, Sonic Generations even Forza 4, but not The Run. I'm not hating on this game it just doesn't being much too the table races too short an the little bit of excitement you'll have playing this game quickly vanishes.
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Don't get me wrong, this is a great game. The graphics are fairly good and overall it's a fun game, but compared to previous NFS games, it's nothing to brag about. Ironically, the aspect of this game that's the most boring and tedious is the running part. At certain points in the game, the police will surround your car and you will be forced to run on foot. In order to jump fences and avoid getting caught, you have to hit certain buttons on the controller. Mess up, and you have to try it again. These feel more like cut-scenes with a little audience participation than any type of challenge. I can understand that the hope was to give the game a little variety so it's not strictly a racing game, but if that was their intent, they should have allowed the player to control where they run and where to hide.
Also, NFS is known for having the police in the game. Sadly, the cops are only a small part of this game and many races won't even include them. This may not bother you, but if you're buying a game in the NFS series, chances are, you'll be missing that.
The game does have a lot going for it. Visually the game looks good and the selection of cars is nice and grows as the game progresses. The storyline is a nice element in a racing game, but it's referenced so infrequently that you'll often forget about it. Plus, you goal in each leg of the race is usually to just progress a few spots, so you'll wonder why you needed the story at all.
Overall, the game is still a lot of fun and I have a feeling that most of the negative reviews are from those who just expected more from the NFS series and were a little let down. But used for a few bucks, it might be worth it.
I'd have liked an online multiplayer that was coast to coast since so many terrain types are included in the game, but I don't think that would have done anything but make a great game even better.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bought for my boys as gift and i simply can't get them off! Great gamePublished 5 months ago by Gigi