Rated 10 out of 10 by CarCollector81 The Most Wanted Racing Game
I've seen alot of reviews about how bad the graphics are yet people forget this is a ps2 classic not a ps3 upgrade. The 360 version looked much better than the other versions back in 2005, but this version for a ps2 game is great for it's time as well. On my tv the visuals look good for what they are and the framerate holds up pretty good too. That was another complaint by people. Maybe it's your tv's and not the game. Speaking of the game the gameplay is what matters most in a video game and this game nails it. MFS: MW is better than most current racing games that have been released after this one. I can only think of a few racing games that are better than this and they are Burnout Paradise, NFS: Hot Pursuit and GT5 if you're into sim racers. I gave this game a 10 overall but I'd say it's really a 9.5 in my book. So if you're looking for a classic racing game to kill time and that is pretty long then I'd highly recommend downloading this game from here as it's not available on PSN anymore unfortunately.
Rated 9 out of 10 by s3ahawkz Great NFS Game
This is one of the best racing games I've ever played if not the best. It is really fun and has an awesome storyline. The graphics aren't that good but its a 2005 game and it was made for the ps2 but they just made this game downloadable for ps3 so I am fine with the graphics. If you already have an xbox 360 or another console you should just buy it on that because you can find this game cheaper on other websites for the ps2, xbox, xbox 360, and gamecube. The only thing that bothers me are the controls. There is no option to make R2 the accelerator and L2 as the brake which messes me up when I play other racing games on my ps3 like the 2012 version of Need for Speed Most Wanted. It hurts your finger after awhile pressing the X button. Overall though it is a great buy at $30 and one of the best Need for Speed games ever.
Rated 9 out of 10 by s3ahawkz Great Game, Brings back memories
I had this game but it was black edition for my Xbox but I sold it some time ago so I bought this game because I never got to finish that game. It has been fun playing it so far. The graphics are bad but this was a ps2 game and they didn't change anything for the ps3. On the parts that the game is saving it says ' Saving to memory card (ps2)". It even says on the startup screen Playstation 2. So I am totally fine with the graphics. The only thing that bothers me are the controls. I am used to using the R2 for the accelerator but they do not have an option to use that as the accelerator. Now I have to use the X button but it feels uncomfortable pushing the X button all the time and now I get the controls messed up for my other need for speed. Overall it is a great buy for $30.
Rated 6 out of 10 by surge914 Had a lot of hope in this but still a let down
The game started out great. I've been waiting for a great need for speed game that would finally bring back customization and thought it first they did. That is until I got the only few costumizations early in the game and realized that was it. All cars have the same costumization options and almost all cars can be found early in the game. That made my lasting appeal go down cause I found great cars early and got all their costumizable options rather quickly since they weren't hard at all. They should have brought back the money in the game since thats what gave it its lasting appeal before. The multiplayer though is fun and has its own way of unlocking cars than in SP. so if you found a viper in the SP you won't have in MP until you unlock it by actually playing multiplayer which is cool. The multiplayer has its own leveling system were the higher the level the more cars you unlock. The biggest downside was the crash animation. It happens way too often and gets annoying super quick and frustration. Why they would try to copy burnout is beyond me and its a stupid move IMO. Let burnout be burnout and the devs need to bring back the need for speed we liked back in the days with customization.
Rated 8 out of 10 by GameFan157 A great game for fans of Need for Speed
If you already own this game on the ps2, or Xbox 360, you will find nothing new here. For those who don't here is the breakdown:
The game includes all of the things the ps2 version included, but lacks a online mode that the Xbox 360 had, and has a slight frame-rate problem when you first start playing. The frame-rate issue straightens out after about 3 hours of playing so it is just a speed bump to get over with. The graphics are unchanged from the other versions as well.
- Addicting Game-play
- Fun Police Chases
-Good storyline for a need for speed game
-Great Car customization options
-No Online Mode
-Frame-rate issue in beginning
Rated 9 out of 10 by CoLD Awesome Racing Game
I used to play NFS Most Wanted on PS2 a lot so I decided to buy this for PS3. I'm glad I did. Even though the graphics aren't perfect, it's a great racing game. You can customize your car(s) however you wish, then race in many different types of races, like drag, circuit, sprint, tollbooth, etc. Then there's the cops. The more you aggravate off the cops, the higher you rank up to defeat all the 15 boss racers you have to win against. In order to get to each boss you just finish a certain amount of races and milestones. Milestones deal with the police, such as evading them in less than 3 minutes or avoiding spike strips. NFS Most Wanted is an awesome game if you enjoy racing.
Rated 10 out of 10 by wizardwheels2011 Still the greatest...
Even after all these years, this game is still the best! I honestly consider Most Wanted to be the pinnacle of the Need for Speed Series. Everything since, doesn't even hold a candle to this game. To all those reviewers complaining about graphics, what do you expect, it's a $10 download! If you want the best graphics go buy the 360 version. I rated the graphics high because I thought they were on par with the original version of the game on ps2, no better no worse. It's great to have this game and not have to worry about losing the disc anymore. Great job Sony!
Rated 9 out of 10 by speaker357 Pretty sweet game.
It's overall a very sweet game, only draw back is the unorthodox way in which you progress. Which for me caused the game to be a pretty quick play through. however, there is lots to unlock and maximize.
Rated 10 out of 10 by BOBFSAGGOT787 Graphics aren't everything
Bro, Graphics aren't everything. Did you remember this is a PS2 game from 2005?. I'm here to make sure people know this game is BEAST and the best need for speed on the PS2. Don't judge a game by it's graphics. Gameplay is awsome and challenging. *the good challenging* Loads of customization, and police chases. This is a must buy!
Rated 1 out of 10 by victim only an emulation
your better off buying the actual disc as this has terrible graphics worse then that of the original i looked at youtube and even it looked better then my hdmi ps3 im talking terrible to the point where i feel i just got my money robbed from me because i will never play it again instead ill go buy the disc. dont buy this.