Need for Speed: The Run

  • Need for Speed: The Run
68
Based on 19 scores, 29 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    1
  • Good:
    7
  • Average:
    2
  • Bad:
    9

Pros:

  • Heaps of cars to unlock.
  • Great graphics.
  • Enjoyable gameplay

Cons:

  • Still riddled with bugs.
  • No free roaming.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Strategy Informer on 65

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 eTeknix on -

wpcol_1half id="" class="" style=""]Another seasonal update of the Need for Speed franchise, after the hard core racing sim that was NFS: Shift 2, The Run is a return to roots for the series, with fast paced arcade/precision driving.Being the 18th game...

By PCWorld India on 70

Need For Speed: The Run is the latest installment in the long running racing franchise from Electronic Arts....

By PC Gamer on 53

Tiresome racer that only takes two hours to complete, yet somehow feels longer. That’s both impressive and...

By Channel News Australia on 80

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 80

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 60

An arcade-oriented affair with all the depth of a spark...

By New Game Network on 63

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 60

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 60

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 60

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...

By GameZone on 75

In the game, you’re playing as a racer who’s gotten himself in a spot of trouble lately. When The Run starts, you’re actually trapped in a trash compactor, with your vehicle getting crushed. You’ll barely escape with your life and then take part...

By 1UP on 63

A skintight-jumpsuit-clad Catherine Bach hoists open the door of a white Lamborghini Countach, pastes the number "155" over the speed limit sign, and then turns to offer a cheeky wave to the pursuing highway patrolman before slinking back into her...

International Review By hardnsoft.ru on -

Electronic Arts каждый год исправно штампует по одной игре из серии Need for Speed, происходит это обычно в ноябре. Вот и в этот раз все случилось строго по плану. Теперь поменялся не только разработчик проекта, но и концепция самих гонок: в Need for...

International Review By Digital Life on 40

U nder EA:s presskonferens på Gamescom i augusti presenterades ett spel som påstods skulle förändra arkadracing-genren. Need For Speed: The Run är det andra spelet att utnyttja Frostbite 2, Dices monstermotor som hjälper till att driva muskelpaketet...

International Review By PCMweb on 50

Need for Speed - The Run is in onze optiek toch een ietwat gefaalde arcade racer geworden. De sfeer is goed en het idee is tof, maar de lineaire gameplay en de onverbiddelijke resets maken van deze game een gemiste...

International Review By dome.fi on -

Voi Need for Speediä. EA:n megasuositulla pelisarjalla oli vuosia hardcore-pelaajien keskuudessa huono maine. Viime vuonna kehitystiimin vaihto auttoi ja Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit sai niin arvostelijoiden kuin pelaajienkin suosiot osakseen.Mutta...

International Review By SLAM on 80

Technisch auf hohem Niveau, mangelt es "The Need for Speed: The Run" vor allem an einer fesselnden Dramaturgie und überzeugenden Charakteren. So ist der neueste Beitrag zwar ein solider Beitrag zur prestigeträchtigen Rennspielreihe, bleibt jedoch...

International Review By Gameswelt.de on 80

Nach den Versionen für Xbox 360 und PlayStation 3 sind nun auch die Fassungen für PC, Wii und 3DS im Gameswelt-Testlabor eingetrudelt....

International Review By fwdmagazine.be on -

Need For Speed - The Run neemt je plankgas mee van de West- naar de Oostkust van de Verenigde Staten. Niet voor een gouden plak, maar voor je leven. Het verhaal in deze episode van de Need For Speed-franchise draait om Jack, een straatracer die...