Need for Speed: Most Wanted - Limited Edition PC Games
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Released on 02-Nov-2012
Need for Speed Most Wanted by Criterion, brings the old Need for Speed formula back as you race through the city of Fairhaven against multiple opponents with the cops hot on your tail.
Need for Speed: Most Wanted Limited Edition Features
Four Hours of Double Speed Points – Get double Speed Points for your first four hours of multiplayer and boost your progression faster than your friends.
Two Limited Edition Vehicles – Get early access in online multiplayer to two of the World’s hottest cars complete with the exclusive Satin Black livery and the latest performance modifications.
- The ultimate in speed and style, there isn’t a more impressive piece of automotive engineering than the Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale featuring these Limited Edition modifications:
- Increased engine torque and acceleration with the Race Pack Powertrain modification.
- Impact Protection to increase stability from heavy impact collisions.
- The powerful, lightweight and super responsive 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S is perfect for ditching rivals at breakneck speed and comes equipped with these Limited Edition modifications:
- Optimised Aerodynamic Body reducing drag for maximum top speed.
- Efficient and sustained speed boost with the Nitrous Burn.
Become Most Wanted in the city of Fairhaven as you drive the fastest cars against friends and try to outrun the police!
Outrun the Cops
As you speed through Fairhaven you’ll discover jumps, shortcuts and secret locations for you and your friends to use to escape the cops, or each other, as you battle it out in fast and furious races. Need for Speed Most Wanted also breaks the mould as you no longer need to unlock cars, they’re all there from the minute you start your engine, all you need to do is find them, once found, they’re yours to drive.
In NFS Most Wanted you’ll earn Speed Points as you race around Fairhaven, Speed Points increase your Speed Level and unlock modifications for the cars you have. Modifications allow you to enhance your cars strengths or resolve its weaknesses by modding the tyres, chassis, body and suspension to name a few of the parts you can tweak.
Outdrive your “Friends”
Powered by Autolog 2, Need for Speed Most Wanted records everything you do so your friends can keep track and challenge you even when you’re offline. Friends will become rivals as you try to outdo each other in races and time trials throughout Fairhaven.
Through Autolog 2.0 you’ll not only send challenges to friends, but receive challenges from them as they race through New Haven and post to their Autolog wall.
Need For Speed Most Wanted Features:
- Automotive beauty: Drive some of the worlds fastest and most beautiful cars around the city of Fairhaven such as BMWs, Ferraris, Porsches and Chevrolets’.
- An Open Road: Feel the tarmac beneath your wheels as you explore the open roads of Fairhaven, what will you discover?
- Continous competition: Receive constant challenges from Autolog or bring your friends in to race, the competition never ends.
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Already a favourite with critics and a top selling game on SONY's PlayStation Network, Journey took home eight awards, including the big three: Game of the Year, Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction and Outstanding Innovation in Gaming.
No other game came close to Journey's haul, but several games came away with multiple awards. The brutally brilliant XCOM: Enemy Unknown took home prizes for best strategy/simulation game as well as Outstanding Achievement in Gameplay Engineering. Microsoft's Halo 4 also took home two gongs, for Outstanding Achievement in Visual Engineering and Outstanding Achievement in Connectivity.
Topping off a 2012 that was stuffed with superb titles across all genres, the exuberant Borderlands 2 was crowned Action Game of the Year, while Need for Speed: Most Wanted took the prize for best racing game and Mass Effect 3 was dubbed best role-playing game. Skylanders Giants beat Lego Batman 2 and Nintendo Land for Family Game of the Year, while PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale provided an upset in the fighting game category, as SONY's character crossover mash-up beat such genre mainstays as Tekken Tag Tournament 2 and Street Fighter X Tekken.
Telltale Games' gruelling episodic adventure series The Walking Dead, based on the hit comic, also won big. It was awarded Adventure Game of the Year, and also took home honours for story and voice acting.
I Feel The Need...
Lauded developer Criterion doesn't bother itself with a storyline or protagonist in its new open-world racer, Need for Speed: Most Wanted, instead choosing to focus its efforts on doing what it has done best for over a decade: making bar-setting driving games that capture the speed, sound and sensation of bombing around in exceedingly fast cars.
Your goal is a simple one: compete in sprints, time trials, circuit races and stunt challenges to earn Speed Points which unlock Most Wanted match-ups - punishing duels against elite street racers which, if overcome, move you a place further up the leaderboard, edging you towards the ultimate goal of becoming Most Wanted.
Speed Points are dished out liberally, not just for completing challenges but also for driving dangerously. You'll rack them up by ignoring speed cameras, smashing billboards, ramping off art installations, and causing and escaping run-ins with the law. Cops even pile-in during challenges, leading to exhilarating three-way battles in which you're attempting to take out competitors while outrunning the police.
I Like Driving In My Car
The game is set in Fairhaven, a gorgeous urban playground styled after an east coast American city. It comprises several purpose-built race tracks merged into a city, and the sights and terrain are nicely varied, managing to weave together high altitude mountain ranges, ports, airfields, wide-lane highways and the downtown alleys of smoggy industrial zones.
Fairhaven plays home to 120-plus cars and almost every one is free to drive from the word go, but they're hidden around the world for you to find and collect. The vehicle roster spans well-known classics to more obscure beasts, and handling is pitched perfectly between simulation and arcade; with each vehicle responding differently, there's a car for every taste, from the boy racer to the cruise-control freak. You can unlock various car parts and mods such as re-inflatable tyres, nitro boosters, and a reinforced chassis for your favourite ride, although you have to repeat the process for each vehicle you acquire.
The game offers a real sense of seamless play, with new objectives popping up as you travel through the city, rather than having to be selected from a menu. Petrol stations dotted around the map also add to the feeling of immediacy; if you breeze through one your vehicle is instantly repaired and given a fresh paintjob, and if the cops don't see you make the switch you'll escape their pursuit. So too does the decision to strip out the crash camera from Criterion's last Need for Speed game, 2010's Hot Pursuit, which momentarily removed control from the player to display takedowns in slow motion.
Want Vs. Need
In-game networking platform Autolog 2.0 constantly tracks and compares every detail of your time in Fairhaven with that of your friends, from your total number of Speed Points to record speeds, times, pursuits and jump distances, and these stats regularly pop up on the screen. It's a brilliantly realised feature which serves as a constantly updating high score table, adding a highly competitive and social layer to the experience that compels you to keep playing in order to boost your ranking.
Perhaps the main gripe we have with the game is the frustrating catch-up artificial intelligence. Most Wanted employs rubber-banding safety measures preventing you from getting too far ahead in races, rendering much of your effort futile until relatively close to the finish line.
While it features the odd frustrating moment, Need for Speed: Most Wanted offers an excellent action-filled racing experience set in a gorgeous open-world location, nitro-boosted by great social elements and online competition.
- Driving feels great.
- Brilliant multiplayer features.
- Fairhaven looks stunning.
- Frustrating catch-up AI.
- Repetitive police chatter.
- We miss the opponent crash camera.
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