Rated 6 out of 10 by i got squeezed Pro Street
I bought this game a couple of days back, thinking i would actually enjoy this game since im a NFS fan. I was playing this game and the cars steer very horrible, i dont know what EA was trying to prove but i miss the old NFS games with fast paced and better steering, dont get me wrong the cars on this game are sweet. The only thing I hate about this game is the track, its basically the same levels and a few dirt places and highways somewhat. But I was very dissapointed in this game, the details on the cars looks sweet, and the music is pretty cool for while. But i think i wasted my money on this game and i was happy to buy it thinking "Oh man, im going to enjoy this 24/7" i was wrong, but if you like games like this then its for you, i seen the bad ratings on this game, and they dont look so good. I wouldn't blame half the NFS fans out there that are not going to like SHIFT probably, but i hope EA improves the next one like this. But if you want this game, try it out you may like it.
Rated 4 out of 10 by avgn123 Not the best Need for Speed game in the series
When I got this game, I thought I would see what I saw in Underground 2, Most Wanted, and Carbon, but I was wrong. There is no more free drive, no more cops, and it's almost a whole new racing game. After a while it seems to be very repetitive in career mode, except the game gets more challenging as you progress in the game. I liked that it had all my favorite cars, and the ability to tune your own cars. I think it would be better to just have single races and not just the theme of having "race days". Need for Speed should've stuck with the gameplay of Carbon and the games before. I mostly miss the cops, and the drifting isn't the same either. However, there are 2 new racing modes introduced: high speed challenge and a wheelie challenge. I thought the high speed challenge was pretty fun, especially when you careen over a ditch and flip 19x or hit a pole and stop on a dime at 200 mph (good times). Hopefully, the next game, Need for Speed Undercover, will have corrected the mistakes.
Rated 10 out of 10 by babas amazing
this was my first nfs ever. everything is great but the physics are a little weird. ex you cant break fast enough so you have to hit the emergency break or whatever its called
Rated 9 out of 10 by GMac9 Don't be to quick to judge
When I went to get this game I knew well it wouldn't be a free roam and it would try to grasp a more realistic feel to racing as opposed to NFSU2. When I first began playing it I didn't like it. I was accustomed to the fast paced crash your enemies into the wall type racing. But once I gave a second look, I was more then happy with this game. The car's customization is fantastic, it's not all preset like NFSU2 and you need to have some creativity to customize but really I found myself spending hours to get it just perfect. On the racing itself, the most important part of this game. The racing is incredibly realistic and I found myself changing my style of racing just so I wouldn't have to spend money on all the repairs. I will admit though. You need to get the faster cars from the garage, you can't sit back with your first car and try to bring it all home with that. overall I'd say this game is great considering I stilll go back to it and play. I think ProStreet has made me a much better racer overall.
Rated 10 out of 10 by yayazingo This game is Awesome
I first bought this game for PS2 and i thought it wasnt that great, but when i got my PS3 i decided to give it another try, and im glad i did. ive been playing need for speed since underground and this game is just as good as them all even without having free roam. you have grip races, drift races, drag races, speed challenges, and wheelie comps, which is real easy if you have the right car, i mean it doesnt get any better than this. customization is on the next level you decide the size and effect of every piece, vinyl, decal that goes on your car, and you can also tune your engine specs, gear ratios, suspension, what ever you can think of doing you can probbaly do. the story line is fairly long i guess i just got it 4 days ago and probably play 3 or four hours a day and have only got 30 percent complete so it can keep u entertained, and it probably has replay value because everytime you can just use diff cars. go get it once you get into it you will like it
Rated 10 out of 10 by BF3Nation One Of The Best Racing Games Available...
When I first got this game years ago when it came out, I was expecting another great NFS open world game & that is NOT what I got. HOWEVER, I was in no way shape or form disappointed with the game. The game takes a crack at a more realistic racing scene. It's still Street Racing & you can still tune up & pimp your ride, but the races take place on a "Closed Course" Your ultimate goal is to become Street King.---- Graphics in this game were actually very good in my opinion. Nice crisp lines & textures, you can tell the Art Team took they're time.--------- Audio is also very well done. Probably THE BEST sounding racing game on the market, then again I haven't played Forza 4 yet, so that is to be seen, or heard ...---------------- Lasting Appeal is pretty high with this game. I have beaten it several times, taken it back to GameStop & traded it in for something else & I ALWAYS end up buying it back because it's just that fun.----------------- In a nut shell, I would highly recommend this game for anyone who loves racing, be it street, or professional.
Rated 5 out of 10 by PYang004 Great Ideas. Bad Execution.
I got bored with GT5 and bought this. I have played some of the NFS series before and always like the overall ideas of the games, but it always falls short in the gameplay department for me.
The stage setups, customizations, maps, car selections are all very good. It is a very solid game with a lot of content. Where it starts to fail is around 60% progress. When you start to get the faster, more hp cars you will see that the cars handle like crude. At high speeds you can't turn and any little bump will send your car flying. Upgrading a slow car to it's maximum will also result in the same thing. Making finishing the game annoying, not hard. The races are all still the same types. It becomes a high speed race with little control and little mistakes will cost you big. No fun there.
I gave up on the game about there, 60%. You give too much effort for little rewards. The game becomes frustrating and not fun.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Budman74 Overall good game
I think this was an excellent game. It had AWESOME graphics, but the crashes weren't as good as i had thought they would be. I got it for PS3 because i thought that the tires would fall off and stuff like that. But the flips and stuff are awesome. For PS2 it didn't even do any damage at all (except scratches) but for PS3 it actually dents the roof and the bumper will fall off and if you do a barrel roll and land it you can keep on going. For ps2 if you flipped a little bit it would say TOTALED! Also the drifting is really different. The wheelie competitions are really fun. The dodge charger does good wheelies! If you are about to fall, just hit the N2O and you will wheelstand the whole way. I beat carol monroe and Rio this way and beat every record in the game for wheelie competitions and 1/4 and 1/2 mile drag.
Rated 4 out of 10 by biggiesmall000 Worst need for speed yet
I haven't really liked need for speed games except for carbon. I think This need for speed is the worst one yet . I always liked need for speed games because they were street racing games, however this one is more of a track game. I like free roam in racing games but this one doesn't have that feature. I also like dodging in and out of traffic and you can't in this game because you only race with opponents and no civilians. This game is a little to realistic also because after every race you have to repair your car unless you drive like perfectly. I might not like this game only because I like street racing games. This game is like Juice 2 Hot Import Nights because it is on tracks. If you like track games I guess this game would be good. So I think this game was horrible compared to the other NFS games.
Rated 0 out of 10 by Papi Bear What was EA thinking
There was a huge uproar when EA announced free roam for their Need 4 Speed series. Many people loved that feature and the ability to run from cops made it even better. Now not only have they taken it away but they added the same faults in Juiced. It is one thing to add damage but when you have to fix the damage after the race too thats going to far. There are other simulation games out there that do it way better than N4S. I loved the series because I could run from cops, free roam, and drive like I never could in real life. If I wanted to fix my own damages I would race in real life. I am afraid I won't be getting this game. If you wan't a real world sim then this might be the game for you but if you want a game that stays true and honors the Need for Speed series then Pro Street is not for you.