Help me pick a Need for Speed game!

Posted by Poki3 (525 posts) -

So here's the pitch: I bought a new router, and it had a coupon in it for one if the following (my pick):

 
Now, the best choice would be Hot Pursuit, but I don't really have the money to buy that right now and the promotion lasts only till the end of January, so I think I'll have to settle for one of the free alternatives, even though all are not that great (but hey, free game, right?).
So I'm asking you: what's the best free game to pick from that list?
#1 Posted by Poki3 (525 posts) -

So here's the pitch: I bought a new router, and it had a coupon in it for one if the following (my pick):

 
Now, the best choice would be Hot Pursuit, but I don't really have the money to buy that right now and the promotion lasts only till the end of January, so I think I'll have to settle for one of the free alternatives, even though all are not that great (but hey, free game, right?).
So I'm asking you: what's the best free game to pick from that list?
#2 Posted by wefwefasdf (6729 posts) -

I've heard pretty good things about Shift. Hot Pursuit is the best one but you already know that.

#3 Posted by Trace (3551 posts) -

Out of all of the free choices, I think I'd choose Shift. It's kind of a bland sim-style racer compared to some of the newer offerings available in the genre (Forza 3 and GT5), but its in-car view is the best out of any racing game that I can remember. It should be more fun for you than any of the other free titles.
 
Here's one of the better videos I could find on YouTube of the in-car (all of which seem to focus on Nurburgring and nothing else):
  

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#4 Posted by LiquidPrince (15856 posts) -

Carbon.

#5 Posted by Azteck (7449 posts) -

Wasn't Shift completely awful?

#6 Edited by FrankCanada97 (4039 posts) -
@Azteck: I think you're thinking of ProStreet. Shift was the best NFS since Most Wanted, until Hot Pursuit came along.
To OP: Get Shift
#7 Posted by Raven10 (1743 posts) -

Just to note, Shift is a sim racer a la GT or Forza while the others are arcade style racers. So if you are not a fan of sims then I would steer clear of Shift even though it is arguably the best choice outside of Hot Pursuit.

#8 Posted by Azteck (7449 posts) -
@FrankCanada97 said:
" @Azteck: I think you're thinking of ProStreet. Shift was the best NFS since Most Wanted, until Hot Pursuit came along. To OP: Get Shift "
Oh right, that was the name. I mixed them up.
#9 Posted by pantzing_nome (583 posts) -

If you don't like sim racers choose Carbon.

#10 Posted by 1337W422102 (1005 posts) -

For humour, over-the-top B-movieness and LOLRIMZONCIVICS, I'd say go with Undercover.  Shift is probably the best of the games on that list, though.

#11 Edited by Noodles (539 posts) -

Shift or (maybe) Carbon. But when you have the money, definitely get Hot Pursuit. It's so good.

#12 Posted by Poki3 (525 posts) -

SIgh...
 
So I got some money at the end of the month, bought Hot Pursuit, and then my power supply fan starts making noises. I'm really unlucky -_-
Now I'll have to fork over triple the cost of this game for a new power supply and assembly! I really wouldn't want the PS to blow and take some other parts with it -_-

#13 Posted by TheKeyboardDemon (824 posts) -

I think you should get NFS: Undercover, Shift is more of a serious racer and Carbon got really bad reviews IIRC. It's a shame that Most Wanted wasn't in there, that's a great game.

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