Rated 6 out of 10
by draxLfly2 Short But Good
I'm a diehard fan of the NFS series ever since Porsche Unleashed and this game offers quite a lot of the old features like customizable decals on your car, open world racing, a somewhat good variety of cars, etc. HOWEVER, the game is pretty short, when you are in a chase the players who are cops can bust you easily. The game itself needs a weapon update to make some of the weapons less cheap (and by weapons, I mean the technology back in the re-make of Hot Pursuit is back), and finally it needs to be bigger, not map wise because it has a reasonable map (even though others beg to differ),but just more cars and stuff. You stop getting cars and other things after rank 21 and the max rank you can get is 60. Once you beat both cop and racer sides, there is nothing to do. To be honest, I would wait for a price drop to $40 new, or pre-owned to $35. The thing that makes up a game the most is how big the game is overall and that is gameplay, which this game does not have much. It's fun don't get me wrong, but it isn't worth the price. The pictures are the gameplay.
Rated 10 out of 10
by AcerSense Next-Gen Madness! :D
In my honest opinion, this game gives me a heart attack. Great graphics, gorgeous cars, madness multiplayer by AllDrive, etc. Everything in Rivals is easily the BEST NFS Game after Hot Pursuit (2010).
Rated 9 out of 10
by Benaiah A dream on wheels
Many sim type racing games aim at true to life physics but the reality is, the true feel and real life response of a car is somewhere between arcade type racers and sim type racing games. This game falls more towards arcade than sim for sure, but is far more accurate in depicting how a car would respond on the road in real life.
Not only does it feel "right", you can also upgrade your car even further making everything seem like a dream on wheels. As far as the Need for Speed games of the past go, this game is a lot like Need for Speed Most Wanted (2005 version).
It is a slick and smooth presentation, puts you right into the action and lets you be on both sides of the law. This game will give you countless hours upgrading your cars and the high speed chases just can't be outdone. If you love racing games, then you really can't go wrong with this game.
Rated 7 out of 10 by NagolKnight Fun, but Lack of Racer Cars
I have played some of the best NFS games, mostly from the PS2. I loved most of those games. In 2012 I bought Hot Pursuit(2010) and was left very disappointed. I bought this game not knowing what to expect. In my opinion I really enjoyed this game. It is a challenge to platinum but I am close. The gameplay is really good, the crash effects are good too. It does get boring after a few weeks, because all you do is drive around hitting other cars, but if you are good, and if you play with friends, you will like it. I enjoy playing as the cop mostly, because you feel like you have teamwork with the A.I. cops, and your friend cops, who are also fun to chase with. Being a racer is more challenging, and more heart pumping. The lack of content is the only real let down for me. It is really easy to unlock all the racer cars, and there are not many. Also, the only good cars are near the end, and there are only a few. There are a lot of cop cars to collect, and the latter cars are more powerful than the racers' by far, and faster. Overall, I would recommend this game. I don't know why it gets so much hate, but it doesn't deserve it.
Rated 7 out of 10 by KnightTime Gets Boring Fast
I bought this game today I played it for about 2 hours the graphics looks pretty good the controls feels good but the game play is boring there is no story mode to this or at least I didn't find it. I thought it would be cool having police chases but they just get boring and feel the same all the time like when your in a race cops still can chase you and if you are a new comer to this series it makes it hard. This game is made more for online playing well at least it feels like that it got all kind of cool features, it seems more thought was put in for online play. I thought the best racing game on the ps3 was BurnOut paradise and this is simply noting like it. When you are the police it feels the same just boring. Bottom line is if you are looking for a fun alternative game for your ps4 don't buy this unless you are a diehard fan of the series.
Rated 4 out of 10 by KronikGamer nothing special
This installment of Need For Speed did not quite live up to my expectations. the gameplay was fun but the small car selection along with horribly mediocre car customization made this game seem like it was missing something, the All Play feature was good, when it was working, i don't know how many times i had a 100,000 point plus run going when all the sudden the game gets disconnected and i lost all my progress. Towards the end i just stayed in single player mode, witch made the game loose the little bit of charm i think it had going for it. I think that the people who are working on the Need For Speed games need to take a step back and look at the things that made the game as popular as it is today. games like underground one and two and the first most wanted was awesome, if they could touch on some of the features that made those games great and combine them with the new supercar lineups that need for speed has been bringing to the table in the last few games, they would have something amazing, in the mean time, i don't recommend buying this game at full price, maybe try and score it for $20 in a private sale. because that's about all its worth
Rated 2 out of 10 by TheReverend Very disappointed.
I'm a huge NFS fan, and this one just ruined it for me and many other NFS fans. It's a rushed, milked NFS game that has terrible replay value. They added simple customization for the game and that wasn't even good. Out of all the NFS games, this is the only one I sold. Some people like it, some don't...but I definitely don't recommend it. That's my opinion and I never like giving negative options... but I can't lie about this one. Keep an eye out for the next NFS by Ghost Games, even though Rivals isn't that great I'm positive that their next NFS game will be good.
Rated 10 out of 10 by D1n3r0 NFS UNDERGROUND 3 PLEASE
I dont own this game but Ive seen reviews its like HotPursuit which is good but they really need to bring back the street racing I already talked to EA bout their current games NFS games are great but I rather race imports and Muscles in a new city with a new feature on underground 3 a Storymode that last you 8-10 hrs with a good welltold storybout a guy who wants to be the best street racer and for the first time cops will be able to chase you just like Midnight Club LA We want Supras Civics Eclipses GSX GST RX7 WRXS SKYLINES INTEGRAS S2000 DATSUNS Not LAMBOS FERRAIIS BUGGATIS AND DUCATTIS I want something like UG2 But even better i miss those NFS games none of my friends but me has bought a NFS game Since Underground 2 for PS2 NFS Fans are less than b4 WE WANT UNDERGROUND 3 ITS BEEN TOO LONG EA MAKE IT HAPPEN
Rated 9 out of 10 by roccoj76 FANTASY CARS
If u cant give us the fantasy cars, gives us the tools to make them!! u'd make a lot more money if we could drive the General Lee,the bandit,the batmobile,the night rider, the time machine car!!! you could make a fortune just for those options!!!,JUST SAYIN!! Customization is the key to the bank!!! just my opinion! Great games though!!
Rated 8 out of 10 by ohnocall911 Burnout Paradise with super cops
This game plays almost exactly like Burnout Paradise. The only differences are the car customizations and the cops chasing you. Other than a few glitches like getting stuck in cop cars after a crash and they auto-bust you, my main issue is with how often the cops appear. I can't go 5 minutes without a cop starting a pursuit. I could be going off jumps in the middle of nowhere while not speeding and a cop will suddenly appear and start a pursuit. It gets slightly annoying to have to fight off waves of cops during a routine easy race or a time trial, and as far as I know there is no way to turn them off or turn down the frequency other than switching to the cop side. Overall it's a great next gen racing game and I suggest it if you are into racing games.