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2.5 stars 2.5/5 Stars Average score of 6 user reviews spread across 12 releases and 0 DLC

The core of Need for Speed: Rivals's action is held together by ambitious ideas, many of which don't work as intended. 0

The driving game genre has seen quite a bit of interesting multiplayer mechanics being implemented over the generations. There was Burnout Paradise with its focus on seamless open world multiplayer lobbies and cooperative challenges, and future racing games like The Crew hope to ignite the same fire for the new current generation of video games. Hell, it's not only racing games doing that now. The trending topic of the previous E3 has been a focus on games that either blur or eliminate the lines...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Conflicting Thoughts. 0

Need for speed Rivals is a game of conflict. Conflict on the road, conflict in regards to the score I should give it and conflict in regards to its never ending struggle to feed my game world with real players. In short NFS Rivals doesn’t quite reach the incredible highs that it aspires to due to design issues with its multiplayer but even with those issues, im having a blast.NFS Rivals can be broken down into three key components for me. Driving, the world and multiplayer. Lets address the good...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Top end PC and the game is absolute tripe - 30fps? - WTF! 1

Graphics are dated - Looks awful and grainy, Have a decent computer here - GTX 680 GPU and 4Ghz+ Quad CPU - 8 GB Ram - this game promises a lot - does not deliver at all.Very frustrating, annoying and intrusive interface.All other games look absolutely stunning here - Need for speed rivals is just pure garbage in comparison.maybe ok if you are 10 yrs old and you pay $10 for it - even then it will still annoy the hell out of you and probably leave you feeling ripped off in all honesty.Buy Grid 2...

1 out of 4 found this review helpful.

There's a lot of fun to be had with Rivals but it also feels like it wastes its potential 0

Need for Speed: Rivals is the Dark Souls of racing games. Now I know what you’re thinking but just bear with me for a moment. In the fictional open-world of Redview County illegal street racing is king and the cops fight back with supercars of their own. Playing as a racer you accumulate “speed points” as you compete in various events, escape the attention of an unrelenting police force and cruise the world.As a next-gen showcase for expensive cars, Rivals doesn't disappointThe...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A fun game marred by poorly implemented multiplayer 0

This game is pure dumb fun. You drive really fast, and you run into other cars. I have no real complaints about the core of the game. The single-player experience is fundamentally solid, but it is deeply hooked into a half-baked online experience.You're automatically dumped into a multiplayer lobby by default, and it when the hosting player disconnects, it boots you from the game regardless of where you are in a mission. The first time a high-speed chase was thwarted by poor management of hosts,...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

What a Bummer 0

Need for Speed: Rivals is a game that I honestly really would like to enjoy. It has fantastic driving mechanics, a large open world, and stunning visuals. But at the end of the day I simply don't want to play it. I'm tired of racing games being handicapped by having to fight with cops constantly. This is the third game in four years from the franchise that involves escaping from the police. I just want a racing game, with good mechanics. Is that too much to ask? Burnout Paradise, and Bur...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

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