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Edited by ChuckDeNomolos


Edit: I feel so dirty, but so good. Also, I can't keep myself from giggling about how they censor "Get Some."

Posted by shaisimel


Posted by smeddly

cars don't run, they drive

Posted by The_Traviz

Run. Drive. Run!

Posted by Argo15


Posted by Joker369

Carface makes his triumphant return!

Posted by AllanIceman

I've kinda been interested in what this game is.

Edited by Winsord

The handling in this game looks really stiff. I never ended up getting around to trying the demo out though, so I could be totally wrong. For as much as I like the concept here; I don't think this game's for me. Maybe when it gets down to $20-$30, I'll look into picking it up.

Posted by onan

@ChuckDeNomolos said:


Edit: I feel so dirty, but so good.

I'm pretty sure you don't get the quest complete if you actually say "first" though. Unless you did that just to screw someone else over, in which case that's kind of a jerk move.

Posted by Fattony12000
Posted by Daiphyer

This is getting very mediocre reviews.

Posted by ZZoMBiE13

I have always enjoyed the NFS games. It's a real shame that EA didn't choose to improve 2 games by sharing their Porche license with Turn10 and in turn, EA could have added Ferrari to their games by sharing Turn10's license. This move still baffles me. I would like to have played this, but that stigma is going to keep me far away from any EA racers for quite a while.

And after Hot Pursuit was so much fun last year. *sad face*

Posted by XTraFries

man....this game looks...really boring.

I was hoping that after last year's excellent Hot Pursuit EA would have learned how to make an awesome NFS game. Oh well

Posted by Zurgfrog

Even though I have NO intention of buying, I still kinda want to see what its all about

Posted by rmanthorp

@ChuckDeNomolos said:


Edit: I feel so dirty, but so good.


Posted by Osiris

Such a great engine... yet such a disappointment of a game. I mean, sure I haven't played it. But look at it... that doesn't look good at all...

Posted by tescovee

we got a long way to go but a short time to get there

Edited by CptBedlam

I like the parts that they ripped off from Burno..I mean Hot Pursuit. But everything Blackbox-y still doesn't appeal to me ...pseudo-serious tone, bro-ey characters etc. Also, I think Hot Pursuit looks way better than this (some really poor texture work on the tracks) and most importantly: this looks less fun.

Just give me the next Criterion game for some feelgood arcade racing time!

Posted by prestonhedges

"I feel like they would have been just as effective as cutscenes."

Oh, Jeff. Quick-time events are cutscenes.

Posted by Dragonblade


Need for Speed: The Run credits after the game is over.

Posted by Daiphyer

Jesus, the game audio is way too loud. I can't even hear Vinny.

Posted by RE_Player1

I was thinking about picking this up but after watching this I've decided to pass on it. Black Box has proven yet again they make sub par games, at least to me. I'll be picking up Hot Pursuit now, you can find new copies for that for $20.

Posted by SockLobster

@gladspooky said:

"I feel like they would have been just as effective as cutscenes."

Oh, Jeff. Quick-time events are cutscenes.

What point are you even trying to make by nitpicking this shit?

You're dumb.

Posted by Soap

I always drive buses over porches, totally normal behaviour, not the sign of a shitty game AT ALL.

Posted by eccentrix

I'm glad someone made the "impossible to drive straight" reference.

Posted by winmu

So they kind of just made Outrun again?

Posted by Mickey

San Francisco to Las Vegas? Is this race actually GiantBomb headding to Minecon?

Posted by Hef

The driving in this game looks to damn boring. It looks like Jeff's driving a boat around or something. That car just didn't want to turn and looked like it was always trying to straighten itself out. I'd much rather play Hot Pursuit.

...Who am I kidding, I'm off to play Skyrim!

Posted by Zoombini

Vinny, I totally share your liking of 60s and 70s muscle cars. In many ways I find them more visually appealing then the more modern sports cars.

Posted by Sanity

Meh, back to mediocrity.

Posted by adoggz

gah stop trying to drift in that car jeff!!!!! i know you can hear me in the past!

Posted by beard_of_zeus

Man, this looks way less fun than last year's Hot Pursuit. Bummer.

Posted by smiddy

Something about the whole idea of this game is REALLY exciting to me. I don't really understand it because I'm usually not that interested in racing.

Posted by RetroVirus

I like the concept...still unsure about the execution.

Posted by onan

@SockLobster said:

@gladspooky said:

"I feel like they would have been just as effective as cutscenes."

Oh, Jeff. Quick-time events are cutscenes.

What point are you even trying to make by nitpicking this shit?

You're dumb.

Not true. You can't fail a cutscene.

Posted by HT101

This is not a game for me. I love driving games but when one looks like it has as crazy handling issues like this one does, I normally pass. A friend is getting it so I'll probably borrow it from him at some point to see for myself but I'm not going to buy it.

Posted by Penzilneck

I'm pretty confident that one motto was 'Problem?'

Posted by supercubedude

I really wish this looked more exciting. Hot Pursuit was such a pleasant surprise.

Posted by gamerpigeon

wow this game looks sooooo bland. i wont ever play this as long as i live

Posted by SerHulse

@HT101: The handling is not great, it feels heavily assisted.

Posted by spookybarn

Even with the iffy reviews, that dot on Omaha means this is a must-rent for me, at least. Never seen my hometown in a videogame.

Edited by NTM

So two out of five stars.

Posted by Solh0und

Or as me and my best friend call it: Need for Speed: The Runs.

Posted by datarez

I noticed that he said he was having trouble drifting in the Porsche. That might be some simulation kicking in because of the Porsche's rear engine make it pretty bad at high speed drifting. I imagine that Shelby would be a lot better at drifting. The different driving models per car sound pretty interesting.

Posted by Kingloo

Is God my co-pilot?

"'Cos where's he gonna sit? ... Where?"

Edited by ApexDefect

Anyone else catch the Initial D car at 12:23-12:28? Panda painted Trueno!

Edited by Eaxis

This does not appeal to me at all. Too linear. And seems like the races are too short from the quick look. One of the things that made Hot Pursuit fun was drifting around corners, they should have copied that. After playing the demo the driving didn't feel good at all. If you are interested in this, but didn't play Hot Pursuit go play that.

Posted by snetErz

@ZZoMBiE13: Sony also took exclusivity for the Run on some of the fastest cars in the game, and whether they were replaced in the 360 version with alternative versions or not I do not know. Anyways Sony grabbed, the Apollo Gumpert, Koenigsegg Agera, the Veyron, and pretty much every other car that exceeds 270mph.

Posted by wickedsc3

The Forza series has put me off of these games forever, and I use to play the shit out of NFS games.

Edited by ghostNPC

Black Box made a shitty game? Surprising!