Rated 2 out of 10 by Yardyute Don't buy if you have anger issues
Too many issues to list, but one thing is certain; you will be very frustrated very often. You have been warned.
Rated 8 out of 10 by SergeantCross Almost Returned Due to All Drive...
I almost returned the game the same day I brought it home. The All Drive System was annoying and frustrating. It constantly re-started games in the middle of pursuits or races. I am not a big online player and would rather play a campaign or race through a career than race with other racers online.
HOWEVER, I did find a single player mode and since then, I have not stopped playing. It is somewhat challenging on single player but not impossible and when I don't want to continue my career, I can just do pursuits or race other AI Cars.
I still don't think the series has re-captured the glory of NFS: Most Wanted (2005) with any games since. I'm glad I didn't purchase this game new but in hindsight, I would wait until the game drops to a more reasonable price, but until we see more games for the new console, you may be waiting awhile. Unfortunately.
Rated 8 out of 10 by Ipownyu1 Need for Speed is back?
When they announced this I had this thought in the back of my head that this was going to be like the last few games that they had, (Which I didn't like personally) so I wasn't as excited as I used to be about it. I still picked it up on launch day with Xbox One and turns out that it is a great game. The new system where you are always in an online lobby is fun and keeps you on your toes along with the speedpoints system where you have to bank your points if you want to keep them. I think that it is great that you have something that you have to fight for and if you can't get away from the cops then you lose what you worked so hard for. Makes online gaming a lot more serious and involves a lot less screwing around. If I had to do it again I would wait until the price drops to $30 or so, but I still like it and hope to see future NFS titles this nice.
Rated 2 out of 10 by Bobyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy Waste of a Blue Ray disc
This game is horribly put together. 20 cops on a racer and he just disappears into a hideout and the pursuit is over. no skill in losing the cops just hide and re spawn somewhere else. repair shops are a joke. everyone just go threw the same one every 15 seconds and gets repaired and rearmed. pointless. obviously the developers didn't make this game with any thought. the AI is the biggest joke. Getting wrecked from the AI while I'm chasing a player is by far the worst part. they just get in your way and do more damage to you then the player you are trying to get to. graphics are amazing. over all the lasting appeal will fade very fast. the annoying AI getting in the way and everyone just running to hideouts when 20 cops are chasing them and spawning somewhere else just ruins the game. There is no challenge as a racer. Just do quick assignments and upgrade your cars and run to hideouts when 20 cops are on you. because apparently you don't need to actually lose them just hit repair shop every half a mile and run to hideouts. Last need for speed game I'll ever purchase. Maybe make games that players have been asking for and stop making sad excuses for games. that's all this game is.
Rated 9 out of 10 by Mbro22 Great game and tons of fun- In depth Review!
First off, I've seen people say you can't play offline, which is 100% WRONG! I mean how lazy are you people who said this? You simply go to the All Drive by pressing the RB once and it's right there! I would normally try to list an even amount of pros and cons to give the best review possible, but there's really only 2 bad things I've discovered. The SpeedPoints system is unbalanced (basically the games XP). For cops, all the cars you unlock are free of charge and the only thing you have to spend SP on is pursuit techs. Compared to the racers, you must by cars, pursuit techs AND performance upgrades. Now the cops pursuit techs are more expensive but it isn't too much to where it is evened out with the racers. The only other thing is that the game does get repetitive. I didn't feel like I had to take a break from the game for a few days until about level 14 on cop and 13 or so on racer. I would have liked more customization for racers but that isn't a real con to me. One thing that is weird to me is that you can go into a racer hideout at ANY point in a pursuit. Even with a cop literally ramming into you. I guess it does make it easier for the racers to keep SP which is more valuable as a racer.
Rated 9 out of 10 by Glock22 Great game, graphics, and gameplay
I must say, this is one of the best games in the NFS series. There are a ton of cars to unlock and tons of customizations for the cars on both sides -- racer and cop. Online play is a great. You can choose to complete your assignments or to engage in pursuits. The graphics look great and are what you would expect for a cross-generation launch title. The game does a great job integrating Kinect voice commands into the game play. For instance, while you're driving you can say "GPS, command center" and it will route you to the closest command center, without every having to distract you from racing. I've been having a blast with this game, and love it. If you're in law enforcement, enjoy racing games, or just want a fun experience, this game is for you.
Rated 1 out of 10 by Kimosabe Gave a 1 because 0 isn't an option.
I thought maybe after the screw up of Battlefield 4 that if I waited a few months after Need for Speed: Rivals came out it might be playable. I have never been more wrong in my entire life. Instead I got frequent and ridiculously long load screens that are literally several minutes long each. I was an hour in before I was able to get to the first mission. And the worst is yet to come. I start driving for 10 seconds without any clue as to what I'm supposed to do or where I'm supposed to go. Suddenly and without any warning the car stops and the entire game becomes completely unresponsive. Graphics look amazing though. Overall: $60 down the drain unless GameStop will give me a refund.
Rated 1 out of 10 by DJH128 a broken dysfunctional game
i have played all the need for speed games including this game on xbox 360 but the xbox one version of this game is totally dysfunctional i have had noting but problems the whole time i have lost so much progress in this game it happens every time i try to play it my save has been corrupted 5 or 6 times where my level gets reset over and over again PLAY THIS GAME AT YOUR OWN RISK! if u want to roll the dice and lose all your progress all the time then fine but that shouldn't happen in any game stick with the 360 version which was good and avoid the xbox one version because you will have nothing but problems
Rated 9 out of 10 by Swizz Much better than before
I love racing games and have been playing need for speed for many years. I almost gave up on this franchise after they released most wanted. This time around they have made serious improvements. The gameplay is smooth and they fixed the crash playback so it does not take nearly as long to get back to the race. My only complaint is it seems to have a lack of available cars. Either way the nature of the original is closer to being captured and the game is fun. the ability to challenge other players is an awesome way to oil your gears and show them who the top driver is. Give it a test drive and see for yourself.
Rated 2 out of 10 by Pikaninja Don't buy!!!
Here is the reason why I gave it a 2 star rating. I love this game, but there is one flaw I just can't get over. The game will erase your data. I made it to level 19 cop, turned off my game. Came back 8 hours later to play, only to find that my data was gone and I was back at level 8. This has happened to me twice already and once to my friend. Apparently after half a year now, EA still hasn't fixed this! I'm so sick of EA! I'm not buying anymore games from them. Such a shame, I love the Need For Speed franchise. So do not buy the game unless you like having your data randomly disappear.