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4.0 out of 5 stars NFS grows up, 26 Nov 2007
= Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Need for Speed: Pro Street (PS3) (Video Game)
The creators of the new 'Need for Speed: Pro Street' must of had games like Gran Turismo and Forza Motorsport in mind when developing this year's probable Christmas No 1 game, as the style and gameplay is much more realistic and serious than previous years' Undergrounds, Most Wanted and Carbon games.

Rather than going for the own the city street races in Career Mode like in the previous games, this time it has a series of race days where you have to compete and finish various races such as Grip races, 1/4 and 1/2 mile Drag races, Drift challendes and Time Trials to procede to the next day. Each are fairly challenging in their own way and require practice on each to gets the skills to be able to come first in the Career Mode. In multiplayer and practice modes you can create your own race days where you can choose which types of races, cars and tracks are used and then take on your friends via splitscreen or system link. There's tonnes of top cars and plenty of tracks to keep you interested.

The controls take a while to get used to with either up on the right stick or R2 to accelerate and down on the right stick or L2 to brake, as opposed to the default X and Square controls on the previous games when on the PS2. As Circle is used for the Nitrous burst, it can get a little fiddily when using the right stick as the accelerate/brake controls, however this is the more user-friendly control out of the two when it comes to cornering and drifting. It's also a shame that the Six Axis tilt sensor wasn't used at all.

The graphics are pretty good, especially through HDMI, but are no where near as slick or smooth as some of the other racing games on the PS3, such as Ridge Racer 7, GTHD or Motorstorm. The effects and backgrounds do look very nice, but the cars sometimes look a little blocky. The soundtrack isn;t great, but what do you expect from a NFS game?

Overall, Pro Street is great fun with plenty of hours gameplay involved within the Career Mode and endless hours in the multiplayer modes. The controls aren't the best on the PS3 version but it doesn't stop it from being an excellent game that most racing game fans should enjoy. It's good to see that the NFS series has finally gotten rid of it's boy racer image (well, almost) and has gone for the more grown-up appearance, using events and legal races. Although I do miss the police pursuits that made Most Wanted such a good game. This is a decent enough game that should keep you busy until next year when Burnout Paradise and the next Gran Turismo game are due out.
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Initial post: 23 Dec 2007 00:16:57 GMT
Last edited by the author on 23 Dec 2007 00:18:52 GMT
george says:
i totally disagree with your comment im sorry need for speed was all about that bad boy image and kitting cars up ect
obviously you wasnt a very big fan well some of us actually wanted to enjoy playing the game instead of seeing it as a form of
disapline!"$
the game could be tweecked to be made better in some aspects
i still think they should have kept the nfs streets and built a story from that it would have been a whole lot more fun for those who actually enjoy nfd games and are a follower of the game.

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Jun 2009 18:15:40 BDT
Liam Byrne says:
I actually think the game was far, far to easy!

I was very disappointed with it.

The police chases are the best so they should go back to doing thegames like that!

Posted on 25 Jun 2010 17:11:41 BDT
P. Marck says:
Liked your review very much!

NFS Shift is also not like the others were it's just an arcade racing game, it's a simulator.

There's a new Need for Speed coming called "Hot Pursuit" but honestly I'm not excited about it, looks like the past NFS games and would instead prefer to play Most Wanted.

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Nov 2012 17:44:06 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 12 Nov 2012 17:45:53 GMT
no the police chase was really really anoying because you coundnt get away from them and you allways get in trouble (on the game. busted.) and the nfs pro street gets hard as it goes on
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