Criterion Games may have given fans of the Burnout series and the Need for Speed series exactly what they were looking for. Need For Speed Most Wanted has a large, beautiful world to explore, fast cars to drive and real-time multiplayer that always keep you on your toes. But will its rubber-band AI keep you from taking first place?
Find out in our Need For Speed Most Wanted review.
Criterion really excels here at capturing a sense of speed, for better and for worse. At Most Wanted's most exhilarating moments you'll find yourself weaving in and out of traffic at 150+ miles per hour and feeling a massive sense of accomplishment when that momentum carries you across the finish line first. Then there are the darker moments where you're flinging a control across the room and cursing at the screen because an AI competitor or pursuing police car nudged you just enough in the final stretch to drop you from first to last place.
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