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  • Summary: Hustle by day and risk it all at night in Need for Speed Heat, a white-knuckle racer that pits you against a city's rogue police force as you battle your way into street racing's elite. By day compete in the Speedhunter Showdown -- a sanctioned competition where you earn bank to customizeHustle by day and risk it all at night in Need for Speed Heat, a white-knuckle racer that pits you against a city's rogue police force as you battle your way into street racing's elite. By day compete in the Speedhunter Showdown -- a sanctioned competition where you earn bank to customize and upgrade your garage of high-performance cars. When your ride's perfectly styled and hyper-tuned, and you're ready to ramp up the intensity, drive out into the night where you and your crew take on the competition in illicit street races that build your reputation and grant you access to bigger races and better parts. But under the cover of darkness patrols a rogue task force looking to bring you down and swipe all you've earned. Take them on and risk it all for underground glory or head back to your safehouse and begin another thrilling day. The roads, the risks, and the rides never end in this street racer where your crew rolls deep, your garage is full of hot cars, and the city's your nonstop playground. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. CD-Action
    Jan 10, 2020
    80
    It’s a festival of good and interesting ideas that were drowned in boring grind, features borrowed from Forza Horizon, and reggaeton. [01/2020, p.60]
  2. Dec 21, 2019
    79
    Although the story makes no impression, Palm City feels lifeless and the police are sometimes frustratingly powerful, there is a lot of fun to be gained from this game, which offers more than many of the previous parts.
  3. Nov 29, 2019
    75
    A fully enjoyable game with many features that help keep the game from getting stale or boring.
  4. Nov 11, 2019
    70
    In the run-up to the test I actually had some concerns about the quality of Need for Speed: Heat. Its direct predecessors from Ghost Games didn't really convince me and also the game play event about a month ago left me with mixed feelings. But the finished game has become surprisingly entertaining. Sure, once again the story is not worth mentioning, the controls reminds of old arcade games and in terms of driving physics and damage model the makers didn't take realism quite so seriously. But if you don't mind that, or if you are looking for exactly that, you'll really enjoy Heat. Otherwise, the title offers everything a car's heart desires: extensive tuning options, action-packed chases and thrilling races - and all this in top graphics.
  5. Nov 25, 2019
    70
    A playful driving model, plentiful tuning options, a career without microtransactions and an open city changing its whole identity with each dawn and each sunset. The sins of the past are gone, but the game is still way too similar to what you already know.
  6. Nov 15, 2019
    65
    A cherry on top of the cake that is 25 years of Need for Sped, or yet another 'what could have been'? Need for Speed Heat has the potential te be everything that anyone can ever ask from a Need for Speed-title, yet it makes several strange choices that do not benefit the game. Racing is fun as always, the story is poor and customizing cars makes up for a lot. But a title that celebrates 25 years of Need for Speed? No, not by a long shot.
  7. 50
    Need For Speed Heat tries hard to be a game for car people with over one hundred vehicles and deep customization features. However, it alienates the genre's biggest fans with an overused storyline, over-the-top arcade physics, and a lack of wheel support.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 80
  2. Negative: 31 out of 80
  1. Nov 8, 2019
    10
    Its a very good Need for Speed so far. I love the settings and gameplay. The plot is ok - but not more. it not so **** like NFS 2015 orIts a very good Need for Speed so far. I love the settings and gameplay. The plot is ok - but not more. it not so **** like NFS 2015 or Payback! The World is beautiful but ..a bit empty. Weathereffects are outstanding. Heat does have its problems - but nothing that can't be fixed with a patch. Performance is very good with High Framerate. I love it so far! Expand
  2. Nov 10, 2019
    10
    Absolutely amazing! Best NFS to date. You need to play it for a while and with friends.
  3. Nov 9, 2019
    9
    Nicely done. If ghost games follow this path, they will make nfs great again.
  4. Dec 30, 2019
    7
    Grafically mediocre, but audio-visual experience is above average in general. Tuning possibility very nice, probably the strongest part of theGrafically mediocre, but audio-visual experience is above average in general. Tuning possibility very nice, probably the strongest part of the game. On the other side, driving itself is terrible, I hate stupid forced drifts in every corner. Also dont like useless camera shakes.
    Good step up in general, but still not enough. Still not what people want. Driving model must be different, something similar to forza has.
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  5. Nov 9, 2019
    4
    Скучные, однообразные кольцевые гонки, непонятная графика для пк, прогрузки домов. По сравнению с пейбоком управление и физика машин сСкучные, однообразные кольцевые гонки, непонятная графика для пк, прогрузки домов. По сравнению с пейбоком управление и физика машин с повреждениями хуже. Форза 4 как по мне гораздо лучше и интереснее, в нфс только больше внешнего тюнинга автомобилей. Expand
  6. Jan 14, 2020
    2
    Boring, derivative and stupid. Such a poor game compared to Need for Speed Underground of a decade ago. Runs like crap on my decent PC withBoring, derivative and stupid. Such a poor game compared to Need for Speed Underground of a decade ago. Runs like crap on my decent PC with slowdowns (rtx 2060, ryzen 5 2600x), looks like Burnout Paradise, similar concept but done more poorly. Unlikeable characters. No consequences for crashing into everything, no skill involved, random police escapes and then often impossible to escape. Just a mess. Expand
  7. Dec 5, 2019
    0
    Управление в этой игре ужасное! Как такое можно выпускать в 2019?

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