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  • Summary: Need for Speed: World Online is a free-to-play street racing game featuring licensed cars and parts.
  • Developer: EA Black Box, EA Singapore
  • Genre(s): Driving, Racing, Simulation, GT / Street, GT / Street, Automobile
  • # of players: Massively Multiplayer
  • Cheats: On GameFAQs
  • Rating: E10+
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. The game feels like a combination of previous Need for Speed games except the single player has been cut off. Add some role-play elements and you have a racing MMO.
  2. You know the phrase "the best things in life are free"? Well, NFS: World is a good example, that this just isn't always true. It fails to satisfy gearheads and MMO-Fans alike, thanks to a lack in diversification and real MMO-Features. It's "free to play", so nothing speaks against giving it a try if you like to, but we won't recommend investing any money in it.
  3. PC PowerPlay
    70
    A solid foundation for a street racing MMO, but one undermined by lack of local servers. [Oct 2010, p.66]
  4. AceGamez
    64
    And it's the fact that the game is free that makes it hard to criticise. Ultimately all you'll be loosing here is time, but then again, there's no shortage of cheap, budget racing games that have more content that World currently showcases.
  5. Need for Speed: World seems to be an experiment on EA's behalf, and it shows. There are other, better games in the long-running series, and it's really only the low pricepoint that sets World apart from its brethren. If you're looking for the next big racing thing, look elsewhere.
  6. As it stands, NFS World is just a sum of repetitive elements gathered in a body pretending to be a game.
  7. 50
    NFSW features a big open-world to explore, but it's largely just the cities from Most Wanted and Carbon slapped together.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 37
  2. Negative: 18 out of 37
  1. Nov 12, 2012
    10
    a highly entertaining and satisfying game, it maintains the high standards we've come to expect from the need for speed franchise, it isa highly entertaining and satisfying game, it maintains the high standards we've come to expect from the need for speed franchise, it is stylish, fast-paced, and incredibly beautiful... Expand
  2. Aug 23, 2014
    10
    This game is great I made a lot of new friends and I feel like it has been a positive experience that has taught me how to drive better in theThis game is great I made a lot of new friends and I feel like it has been a positive experience that has taught me how to drive better in the real life (wear your seatbelt and race only in circuits, have professional technicians see if your car can run in real life), too bad that the original disbanded, but you got a descent administration and I did see people who cheat (the biggest concern of any online game) get disciplined or even banned on occasion, of course people need to report cheaters if they see one. The cars have rotations and you can buy something new the next week if you got enough cash. You can race, evade cops, do a drag race and do a team pursuit. Any mode is fun and you also get achievements from stuff you do (Racing a lot, evading road blocks, collecting specific cars and even using power ups too much), and there are 4 servers with two different regions for Europe and America. All fun if you can take things with a grain of salt and don't get bothered with people who are sometimes rude in chat, simply close the window if it happens. Expand
  3. Sep 8, 2010
    9
    Its a beautiful game and very entertaining.
    The police pursuits are always fun and challenging.
    With new modes, cars and parts shop, this
    Its a beautiful game and very entertaining.
    The police pursuits are always fun and challenging.
    With new modes, cars and parts shop, this game will only get better.
    For a cheap price you get a great game that delivers.... with speed!
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  4. Jan 26, 2012
    6
    Was not overly impressed with this, but hop into it from time to time to see if it's changing/improving. And it is fun in short bursts butWas not overly impressed with this, but hop into it from time to time to see if it's changing/improving. And it is fun in short bursts but not nearly as fun as any of the other Need for Speed titles. Expand
  5. Jun 29, 2014
    3
    Wouldn't have installed it if it wasn't free, given the very low quality of games EA has published in the last ten years.

    Sucked
    Wouldn't have installed it if it wasn't free, given the very low quality of games EA has published in the last ten years.

    Sucked .Uninstalled after 10 minutes. Free to Fail.

    Low-quality, poor production value sales gimmick for "boost", and by that i mean you pay real money for any performance. This is utter trash and simply a scam to sucker kids.
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  6. Nov 26, 2011
    2
    This game isn't free. It's like free demo, you must play money for everything, i dont know gae that is F2P and u need to pay for levels, onlyThis game isn't free. It's like free demo, you must play money for everything, i dont know gae that is F2P and u need to pay for levels, only WoW has something like NFS:World, in WoW u can play to 20 lvls for free, but WoW is still P2P. Graphics is ugly, and u must pay for everything... I don't recommend. Expand
  7. Jun 18, 2013
    0
    really cool game actually but cheating is rampant, and the servers are becoming ghost towns because of it. EA has done nothing about it forreally cool game actually but cheating is rampant, and the servers are becoming ghost towns because of it. EA has done nothing about it for months and clearly doesn't plan on it. Expand

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