So I've been playing NFS games since Porsche unleashed back in the day, so I know a thing or two about the franchise in addition to being extremely thorough when looking at a product analytically with minimal bias. So let's get started, since carbon and shift I thought Need for Speed fell off as the games were just not interesting and lacked stick-to-it-tiveness required to satisfy and justify the price point, not to mention the amount of time one would have to commit in order to beat the game. Simply put it just was not worth it. Getting back to their Arcade style roots VS trying to create the ultimate racing simulator was the best move they made by far, there are a variety of races so even if you’re new to racing games you will find something you like. Longtime fans should probably enjoy everything about it. Sound is great but not awesome, same goes for the graphics. If you have a console and an HDTV then you shouldn't have any issues. If you are a PC gamer NFHSP lacks quite a bit for adjustments and visual customizations when it comes to graphic controls. I guess EA decided that they were done and didn't need to enhance anything else even for the PC edition. The replay ability is very high so even if you get this game at a higher price point, its well worth it based on the amount of hours you will spend playing it. Lastly, and this does not apply to most PC gamers. The 3D in this game brings it to another level entirely, something that really cannot be conveyed through words but rather needs to be experienced firsthand to understand it properly, so I'm not going to attempt to convey the experience. Nevertheless, I'm using the Nvidia 3D vision set on the Asus 23 inch 120Hz monitor with an EVGA GTX 470 SC video card (17-920 Oc'd to 3.8GH 6 GB ram 1600MH G.Skill 64GB SSD). Please don't believe the hype off of most of these reviews, a lot of them don't make any sense and lack a good base for why they gave the game a good/bad mark. Hope this helps for anyone on the fence.
yes: I recommend this product