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The best NFS game ever
on 29 November 2005
This is a truly astounding achievement by EA, on this version of Need For Speed. The hot exotic cars are back, coupled with a few favourite tuner cars from the previous Underground series. The graphics are amazing, considering I have a high-spec PC myself I was able to tune the graphics all the way to max, and still manage a solid 60 FPS, well enough to make any console tremble in their CD drive. The game sees you as an outsider, who's just made their way into the city, and you find yourself being squared off against the leader of the Blacklist, Razor. The story spans off from there. It is not the most enthralling story in the world, but the cutscenes are fantastic. At first glance you may think these are poorly acted scenes, but you get a feeling that they've done it so on purpose. The handling of the cars are becoming less and less arcadey, which is a good thing, if it wants to take on PGR 3. The pursuits make a wholehearted return, and they are hard. The AI are now brilliantly clever, you sometimes wonder how they know your location over the Police chatter than you can hear (Awesome, by the way). The sense of speed is becoming closer to something of Burnout, and the sound overall is excellent. If there are any flaws stopping it getting 5 stars, it would be that the game is a bit too unforgiving, especially once you get into the further parts of the game. This should be the most wanted game for Christmas.