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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: 17 out of 38
  2. Negative: 0 out of 38
  1. Nov 8, 2019
    85
    Need for Speed Heat leaves a good taste: a enormous map, lots of races and missions to complete, good speed sensation and huge customization options (both in cars and avatar)... It feels like a greatest hits album, with the best parts from the previous 15 years of NFS remixed.
  2. Nov 8, 2019
    80
    Given EA's conservative approach, you already know exactly what you can expect from Need for Speed Heat. We are nevertheless happy with this pleasant exercise in street racing, tuning and police prosecution - although the whole thing has been somewhat frayed.
  3. Nov 12, 2019
    80
    Need for Speed Heat may be a greatest hits collection of past success stories in an attempt to make up for the past, but it still pushes the pedal to the metal when it comes to being a guilty pleasure of pure street racing junk food that’s hot off the engine block.
  4. Nov 12, 2019
    70
    Need for Speed: Heat can be a ton of fun but is held back by incredibly questionable AI. The vehicle customisation and tuning is incredible and the games has plenty of content to keep you racing for weeks. The story feels a little silly but the racing itself is a joy to play. This is the course-correction the series so desperately needed, and I can't wait to see Ghost Games build on this solid foundation for their next entry.
  5. Nov 14, 2019
    70
    With only a select few events, no discernible difference between each car's handling, and a simplistic driving model, Need for Speed Heat does stumble into repetition during its final few hours. It's not quite a rip-roaring return to form, then, but this latest entry puts the Need for Speed series back on the right track.
  6. Nov 13, 2019
    68
    Unfortunately, Need for Speed: Heat is not the game that will bring back the magic to the franchise, but nonetheless, it's still a solid entry which certainly deserves your attention, only if you're a fan of this kind of game.
  7. 50
    An unnecessary release which cobbles together pieces from other, better racing games into a competent but dull experience. Save your cash and grab a copy of Burnout Paradise Remastered instead.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 87 out of 145
  2. Negative: 39 out of 145
  1. Nov 8, 2019
    10
    The BEST NFS I've played since Carbon. There's nothing else for me to say. I can only this game for hours and not get bored. And pursuits areThe BEST NFS I've played since Carbon. There's nothing else for me to say. I can only this game for hours and not get bored. And pursuits are the most fun in years and not as frustrating as Rival's pursuits. Overall very happy with the game and with what ghost has done. Expand
  2. Nov 9, 2019
    10
    Это лучший need for speed за последние годы , игра незаслуженно засрана вонючими олдфагами ,которых можно удовлетворить только ремастером NFSЭто лучший need for speed за последние годы , игра незаслуженно засрана вонючими олдфагами ,которых можно удовлетворить только ремастером NFS MW 2005 Expand
  3. Nov 8, 2019
    10
    i think story is nice and gameplay is much better than payback
    ghost games really cleaned their mess on payback
  4. Nov 8, 2019
    8
    Great game, probably the best need for speed that came out on either the Ps4 or Xbox. The gameplay mechanics has improved and so has theGreat game, probably the best need for speed that came out on either the Ps4 or Xbox. The gameplay mechanics has improved and so has the handling on the game. The only think I have a problem is that there is no PvP at launch but overall a fantastic game to play if you love racing. Expand
  5. Nov 9, 2019
    7
    Nice and fantastic racing game.. hopefully to see good NFS games come back like before..
  6. Nov 10, 2019
    3
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Terrible gameplay, drifting is sh*t, driving so.. bad I request my money back on psn Expand
  7. Nov 15, 2019
    0
    The cops are too annoying, spawning in front of you, and they are not programmed as different objects, instead they are part of your car - 2The cops are too annoying, spawning in front of you, and they are not programmed as different objects, instead they are part of your car - 2 m. behind you (most of the time), it's insane how bad it's implemented. The map - only street races, every race feels the same. Car handling is terrible, car controls - terrible. One of the worst NFS ever made. You are with 180mph/h and in front of you a car stopped in the crossroad sideways. Really dumb game design. Also there are too many bugs on ps4 with invisible objects. Expand

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