Need For Speed is an iconic game title. It stood tall in the mid-2000s as the best racing experience on console, but since then the competition has increased and NFS has faded.
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The grand old franchise has suffered a lot of setbacks recently, with the 2017 Payback getting universally panned.
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We have heard a lot in the build-up to Heat this year about how EA and Ghost Games are injecting fun back into the franchise and putting a focus on the user.
Now that the game is available to everyone on Xbox, PS4, and PC, just what do the gaming community make of Need For Speed Heat?
IGN – 8/10
“this open-world street racer has some surprising pep to it.
“Heat’s cop chases aren’t restricted to pre-set time trial routes like they were in Payback; you now have the freedom to escape in any direction. They are a fair bit tougher, though; certainly until you can secure the best upgrades.” – Luke Reilly [Full review]
Gamesradar+ – 3.5/5
“This game still feels like a modestly tuned engine starting from cold instead of a snarling beast revving at the limiter.
unless you really love modding cars, there’s nothing here that’s ever more than mildly entertaining. It’s not a disaster by any means, and it does feel slightly more enjoyable after the first 15 hours (yikes), but the Heat level is somewhere just above lukewarm in this one.” – Justin Towell [Full review]