#1 Posted by jimmyfenix (3858 posts) -

US Gamer - 5/5

Need for Speed: Rivals takes some of the best features from prior franchise entries and combines them with a seamless single-multiplayer mode to create an absolutely terrific, utterly bonkers race-and-chase game that looks and sounds as good as it drives

Gamespot -8/10

Need for Speed: Rivals is very much in the tradition of Hot Pursuit, but that great, familiar gameplay has been infused with enough new elements to make it as thrilling here as it's ever been. It sure is good to hit the open road again.

Playstation Lifestyle - 8.5/10

So, how do you make a series still feel fresh after twenty titles? By listening to your fans, knowing what works and what the fans want, and by delivering a game that’s more than just a seasonal refresher. Need for Speed Rivals is clearly ready for the next generation of gaming, and so are we.

Expect more reviews to come out soon. The general consensus is that it is in line with Hot pursuit and includes a working seamless single-multiplayer mode.

Now the 2 week wait begins......

#2 Posted by ArtisanBreads (3882 posts) -

Awesome. Is PC release at the same time as the rest?

Sounds great though.

#3 Posted by Sackmanjones (4741 posts) -

Guess I know my last game I'm getting for my ps4

#4 Posted by StrainedEyes (1326 posts) -

Everything I have seen of this game looks fantastic.

#5 Posted by Hosstile17 (767 posts) -

It is a shame it isn't coming out this week for PS4. Because once I get my hot hands on Forza 5, I just don't know if there is going to be enough room in my life for NFS.

#6 Posted by MooseyMcMan (11301 posts) -

I'm very happy now that I got this as a part of that Amazon buy two get one deal.

Now if only Amazon would actually ship it to me. And my PS4.

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#7 Edited by Marino (4736 posts) -

It is a shame it isn't coming out this week for PS4. Because once I get my hot hands on Forza 5, I just don't know if there is going to be enough room in my life for NFS.

It's out. I have it.

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#8 Edited by jimmyfenix (3858 posts) -

@hosstile17: The game is out today for PS4. Some retailers have delivered the game today while others are waiting for the 19th for some strange reason.

@artisanbreads: The PC version along with the current gen versions will be out on the 19th.

#9 Posted by Master_Funk (738 posts) -

Yes, got my second PS4 retail game sorted.

#10 Edited by ArtisanBreads (3882 posts) -

@artisanbreads: The PC version along with the current gen versions will be out on the 19th.

Thanks man. I'll look for it then.

#11 Posted by TheManWithNoPlan (5801 posts) -

Looks awesome. I'm strapped on cash right now, so I hope I can find it discounted during the sales later this month.

#12 Posted by Vinny_Says (5719 posts) -

wait wait wait I was lead to believe this was worthless garbage, it being capped at 30fps and all....

#13 Posted by isomeri (1317 posts) -

I don't think that I have room for two driving games in my life at the same time since I already know I'm picking up Forza 5 at launch. I will however definitely check this out once the price drops and I start pining for a new racing experience.

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#15 Edited by Vanick (332 posts) -

My copy is on it's way from Gamefly. Looking forward to checking it out.

#16 Posted by Deranged (1837 posts) -

Man, I really want to get it. I really do... But Forza 5...

#17 Posted by thebunnyhunter (1450 posts) -

I do have 30 bucks in PSN credit from the promo that just ended so I guess im picking it up digitally. Still wish i could pimp out my ride with crazy lcds in the trunk.

#18 Edited by Humanity (9597 posts) -

I dunno the appeal of racing games is slowly being lost on me when games like GTA offer a very similar experience with a lot more freedom.

#19 Posted by MildMolasses (3224 posts) -

wait wait wait I was lead to believe this was worthless garbage, it being capped at 30fps and all....

I don't know where you get your info, but games are only garbage if they run at less than 1080p. This game has all the p's, so it's automatically great

#20 Posted by DBrim (124 posts) -

Excited for another Criterion-ish racer. I really enjoyed Hot Pursuit (I enjoyed Most Wanted more, but that's fine). Hope the PC version is good.

#21 Posted by Blastroid (257 posts) -

If you can't find it in stores it is available for digital download in the store. Also don't forget you get $10 off since the PS4 comes with a $10 store credit code.

#22 Posted by csl316 (8964 posts) -

Cool, glad I got it for $10. Haven't dug into a NFS game since Hot Pursuit.

#23 Posted by LeYcH (216 posts) -

I guess this will be my first NFS game I try in a while.
Most of the recent games haven't caught my attention.

#24 Posted by Nightriff (5152 posts) -

What I saw of it on the stream....seemed boring and the opposite of why I would play it. Racing games just aren't for me and glad I didn't waste my free game on this. It's probably really good just not my cup of tea.

#25 Posted by Ares42 (2729 posts) -

Of all the coverage I've seen this game has easily climbed itself to the top of games that makes me want to pick up a console when they are availbale here.

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#26 Edited by e30bmw (356 posts) -

Hot Pursuit is one of my top 10 games of the the last gen, so when I pick up a PS4, I'll pick this up as well.

#27 Edited by Seppli (10251 posts) -

Everything I see and hear and read about it in the reviews is fantastic. Looking forward to getting my copy on the 29th with my PS4. That said, I'm super irritated about the review scores. Gamespot's video review makes it sound like mana from heaven, and it just gets an 8 in the end. Same with GamesRadar and its 3.5 star review.

How can one of the most fun games of the year -at least if what they're saying rings true- only be a 8 out of 10, or 3.5 out 5? It's like the perfect Need for Speed game can only get 4 out of 5 stars from some outlets - because they're unable to love anymore.

Need for Speed is a meat and potatoes franchise. Nothing fancy, but for those not too cynical or hip for a down to earth arcarde racing game, it can be the best flippin' gaming meal of the year.

#28 Posted by BigJeffrey (5076 posts) -

Looked great on the PS4 stream, but getting my forza fix instead.

#29 Posted by Falconer (1694 posts) -

@dbrim said:

Excited for another Criterion-ish racer. I really enjoyed Hot Pursuit (I enjoyed Most Wanted more, but that's fine). Hope the PC version is good.

Finally! Nice to see someone else who liked Most Wanted more than Hot Pursuit. My friends think I'm crazy.

#30 Edited by Rekt_Hed (848 posts) -

@falconer said:

@dbrim said:

Excited for another Criterion-ish racer. I really enjoyed Hot Pursuit (I enjoyed Most Wanted more, but that's fine). Hope the PC version is good.

Finally! Nice to see someone else who liked Most Wanted more than Hot Pursuit. My friends think I'm crazy.

Your friends are right you are crazy. I couldn't stomach Most Wanted AT ALL! Either way I'm relieved after the revelation that killzone aint all its cracked up to be that I have a decent game to play at launch other than just resogun.

#31 Posted by spookytapes (264 posts) -

This game is super fun! Playing it on PS4 right now.

#32 Posted by jakob187 (21691 posts) -

Shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit. I need it so fucking bad.

#33 Posted by cloudymusic (1160 posts) -

I ordered it last week along with my other two buy-2-get-1 games on Amazon last week, but they went out of stock before they shipped my copy, so I'm still waiting for restock. Looking forward to playing it, though!