Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe To Empire!
Save up to 70%
Empire
Film Studies 101
Reviews
STAR RATINGS EXPLAINED
Unmissable 5 Stars
Excellent 4 Stars
Good 3 Stars
Poor 2 Stars
Tragic 1 Star

PACKSHOT
Need For Speed: Most Wanted

GAME DETAILS
Released
02 November 2012
Format
PC, Xbox 360, PS3
Developer
Criterion Games

LATEST GAME REVIEWS
Dark Souls II: Scholar Of The First Sin
4 Star Empire Rating
Bloodborne
5 Star Empire Rating
Xenoblade Chronicles 3D
3 Star Empire Rating
Final Fantasy Type-0 HD
4 Star Empire Rating
Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number
3 Star Empire Rating



5 STAR REVIEWS
Bloodborne
5 Star Empire Rating
Legend Of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D, The
5 Star Empire Rating
Elite: Dangerous
5 Star Empire Rating
World Of Warcraft: Warlords Of Draenor
5 Star Empire Rating
Super Smash Bros. Wii U
5 Star Empire Rating

Need For Speed: Most Wanted


submit to reddit

Need For Speed: Most Wanted (2012)
Review
On the surface Criterion’s latest may be yet another entry in the long running Need For Speed series, but if you pop the hood and look a little closer, this blistering racer has much more in common with the Guildford-based developer’s road rager, Burnout. And that’s a good thing.

Building on 2010’s excellent Hot Pursuit, Most Wanted thrusts you into the icy cool world of street racing on the highway and byways of Fairhaven, the studio’s latest ode to the American sprawl. There the goal is simple: tussle through the ranks of street racers in a bid to climb to the top of the ten most-wanted wheelmen/women in Fairhaven. There’s a disgustingly awesome line-up of four-wheeled monsters to get your hands dirty behind the wheel of, all of which are unlocked as soon as you boot up the game. However, there’s a catch – you have to scour every nook and cranny of this concrete jungle to find them all. Once you’ve found them, each set of wheels has its own races, which culminate in rewards such as Speed Points and upgrades.

Of course, winning isn’t always easy, you’ll have the hostile Fairhaven Police Department and rival racers jockeying for the chance to ram you off the road in true Burnout fashion. And nestled alongside all of this is an equally impressive array of multilayer modes, easily accessible through the latest iteration of the ingenious Autolog System, which pits you and your friends against each other by tracking and comparing every single flick of the wheel you make. Arcade racer of the year? You bet.


Reviewed by Sebastian Williamson

Write Your Review
To write your review please login or register.


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
40 Of The Unlikeliest Movie Character Posters
Would you put these one-sheets on your wall?

Who Is The Vision, Anyway?
An introduction to Avengers: Age Of Ultron's newest addition

Jenny Agutter: Role by Role
From Tin to Captain America to The Railway Children

80 Of The Best Movie Star Adverts
From Sly Stallone selling bread to Hugh Jackman dancing for iced tea

Matthew Weiner Reveals 7 Mad Men Secrets
The showrunner on The Beatles and that lawnmower

Empire's Avengers: Age Of Ultron Review
Our verdict on what could be the biggest film of the year...

The 15 Most Controversial Alternate Endings
How some of your favourite films could have finished...

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Subscribe now and save up to 70%

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Subscribe now and save up to 70%
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)