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Heaps of cars to unlock.
Decent arcade racer.
Lots of extras to unlock.
Some great locations.
Still riddled with bugs.
No free roaming.
Gameplay feels too scripted at times.
Story elements are a mess.
Cars don't feel that different from one another.
Goals quickly become repetitive.
Prone to crashing to desktop.
By Strategy Informer on February 07, 2012
As racing game plot lines go, having your protagonist engage in a cannonball run across the visually identifiable states of the USA isn’t such a bad effort. Hitting the road in San Francisco, Need for Speed: The Run tasks its bad-boy racer with...
By PCWorld India on January 13, 2012
Need For Speed: The Run is the latest installment in the long running racing franchise from Electronic Arts....
By PC Gamer on December 26, 2011
Tiresome racer that only takes two hours to complete, yet somehow feels longer. That’s both impressive and...
By Channel News Australia on December 08, 2011
There are countless Need for Speed titles, but of them the great ones I can count on one hand. Does Need for Speed: The Run have what it takes to deserve a place amongst its thrilling forefathers?The story mode kicks off with a heart wrenching...
By Smarthouse on December 08, 2011
The story mode kicks off with a heart wrenching introduction but inevitability hits a road block as it tries to inject an organic narrative in the monotonous task of driving. Although it has its fair share of enthralling performances, some parts of...
By Pocket-lint on December 07, 2011
An arcade-oriented affair with all the depth of a spark...
By New Game Network on November 27, 2011
The Run is yet another annual release by EA for the once-popular Need for Speed franchise. A series which has struggled in recent years, and attempted to reinvent itself with a sim-based spinoff Shift, once again returns to the hands of original...
By GameSpy on November 23, 2011
Pros: Decent arcade racer; good multiplayer; lots of extras to unlock; some great locations.
Cons: Story elements are a mess; cars don't feel that different from one another; quick-time-events; goals quickly become repetitive; prone to crashing to desktop.
By PC Advisor on November 21, 2011
Excellent graphics that capture the look and feel of America's varied landscapes beautifully, with fun racing challenges and moments, but sloppy handling and clichéd plotting brings things down....
By Tech2 on November 19, 2011
Since Black Box’s last Need for Speed release - Undercover, EA has released three NFS games from other developers. While Slightly Mad steered the series into sim territory with the Shift games, Criterion took it back to what made the series most...
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