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6.4
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Score Breakdown Based on 393 ratings
  1. 10 (33)
  2. 9 (51)
  3. 8 (88)
  4. 7 (70)
  5. 6 (32)
  6. 5 (40)
  7. 4 (17)
  8. 3 (15)
  9. 2 (11)
  10. 1 (36)

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  • Rating:4

    A buggy annoying mess

    I used to love the NFS franchise back in the early days of Need for Speed Underground and Need for Speed Underground 2. But the franchise seems to have gone off the rails with this release.Pros: Good selection of cars... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:4

    Losing all the good aspects

    I have played NFS since the first game. My interest in the series took a dive when steering with the D-pad stop being a steering option. Joysticks aren't nearly as precise, but I can work with that. What I can't work wi... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:2

    Fun...For Ten Minutes

    The game is enjoyable for a while, but then instantly becomes monotonous and boring. I've seen more cars on a mobile game than in this, and if you enjoy customizing cars and having a story line, you're better off buying ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:4

    Nice visuals though crippled by unplayable viewing angle

    After reading all the generally very favourable reviews of this game, and wanting an 'arcadey' racer over a serious bore-fest of a scientifically accurate simulation racer (each to their own), this was the only option fo... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:4

    Not even the 2+ hour wait to fully install the game will speed up the loading screens

    As most already know, you will have to download the game..... TWICE just to play the full version of this game. First, you play the basic training introduction of cop and racer. THEN........ be prepared to wait for at l... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:2

    Need for speed Rivals failure of the year!

    Graphics look really cool! Nice landscape details. But gameplay is just so BORING! Events get boring pretty fast. Limited ways to customize your car or choose cars. No offline multiplayer mode! Looks like a big map, but ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:4

    WARNING DOES NOT SUPPORT WHEEL AND PEDALS.

    So naive I was. Didn't check if Rivals did support racing wheel and pedals.ITs 2014 and we have a new RACING game that does NOT support wheel and pedals??And you can't customize the controls on any platform. Well just fo... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7

    tempting graphics but too much limitation

    THE GOODS:the graphic improvement was intense. fluid movement with on the spot online availability.no complaint regarding the server bandwidth which can afford multiple players on the chase. no bugs for the time being(co... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:10

    Adrenaline Heavy

    Not sure where all the hate is coming from, but wow this game is some next level shit. When you are fully in the zone during those 200mph chases, everything around you blurs out. And the only thing clinging on your mind... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    A Good Need For Speed That You Can Enjoy

    The first thing that feel when you play NFS Rivals is the feeling of excitement.The game and the reviews should be divided in to two parts: the racer campaign and the police campaign.When you play the police story line ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful