Saturday, 8 December 2012
Release Date: October 30, 2012
E10+ for Everyone 10 and older: Alcohol Reference, Comic Mischief, Violence
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: Criterion Games
This is the newest edition of Need for speed game.
Need For Speed: Most Wanted (2012) is the 19th installment in the long-running Need For Speed series of racing games, developed by Criterion Games and published by Electronic Arts. This game is not to be confused with the original Need For Speed: Most Wanted, which was released in 2005, even though both games share the same name. Most Wanted was officially announced during EA's press conference at E3 2012, and it was revealed by EA that this isn't a remake of the original game, but a kind of modern sequel. During the announcement of the game it was also revealed that now the Need For Speed series is in charge of Criterion Games, after the success of their Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit 2010, and the poor reception of Need For Speed: The Run, which was developed by EA Black Box. Black Box, the previous producer-in-charge, has been reorganized to focus on other types of games, mainly the MMORG Need For Speed: World.
Like in the original game, players will have an open-world setting, this time a city called Fairhaven. There, the players can take part in races, speed runs, cop chases, stunts, or simply roam around. The Blacklist is also back but this time there are only 10 blacklist members, as opposed to the 15 in the original Most Wanted. There isn't any storyline or characters, the Most Wanted drivers are simply numbered one to ten. They all drive a different car with the same white paint job. The driving model of the game has been described as "deep, physical and fun", not as arcade-styled as the Burnout series and Hot Pursuit, but far from a simulator. Most Wanted has a range of real-world vehicles, a mix of muscle cars, street racers and exotics, described as "the wildest selection of cars yet". The cars cannot be visually modified, apart from the factory colors available to each car, that can be changed if the player drives through a repair shop. The player can, however, win performance upgrades, such as tyres, transmission, nitrous, and bodywork. Each car has 5 events available, and depending on how good the player finishes each event, different mods are unlocked. Each car can be customized on the fly using the Easy Drive menu. For example, if a player enters an off-road area, he can change to "off-road tires" for better traction, and once the player gets back on the tarmac, he can change to "track tires". Likewise, if a player is faced with a short and twisty track, he can install "short gears" to give more acceleration; if faced with a highway track, for instance, he can install "long gears", which provide more top speed. Each one of the mods has a "pro" version, which can be installed upon reaching a milestone with that mod installed. For example, a player can unlock "pro track tyres" if he drifts more than 4,5 km with track tyres installed.
Game Rating by IGN : 9.0