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POSTED 31/10/12


NEED FOR SPEED: MOST WANTED

EA
PS3 (also on Xbox 360, PC, Vita)

Must... not... use... the... ‘B’... word... Oh, who are we kidding? BURNOUT! BURNOUT! BURNOUT!

If, like us, you worship Criterion’s masterpiece, Burnout Paradise, then stop reading and get this. You’ll not be disapoonted – or disappointed for that matter.

Imagine the majesty of BP (not the petrol, duh), with added cop chases, more multiplayerness than you could poke a community at and some funkgasmic good new things. First, a whole range of ace cars – and some shitboxes - are dotted about the city of Fairhaven. If you find one and fancy it, hop in, it’ll add to your collection. It’s like Matchbox cars for cashed-up petrolheads! Enter races for which upgrades (and pointy-points) are the yield for excelling. Alternatively, go open world cruising, hunting other scoring thingies like billboards, security fences and speed cameras. We usually intended to get races beaten, but would veer into innumerable “Ooh, shiny!” moments when hooning past a new car, billboard or gate.

Music’s present, but no stupid DJ (hallelujah!). We gave the choons about 45 minutes before they shat us and we switched them off. This also helps you ‘hear’ doof-laden ‘jack spots’, which aren’t nearly as seedy as they sound. Meanwhile, a BP throwback is cheating AI – there’ll ALWAYS be something crash-inducing hidden around a corner in your racing line, with avoidance attempts resulting in pancaked supercar.

So, messed up your motor? The Knocking Brothers’ chain of fine panel-beating establishments are more prevalent than Subway – just shoot through and be fixed... and change colour. Whatever! It helps with cop chases, which rock frustratingly, especially when haunting you while you race to be ace. Their busting process is broken though, you can be hurtling away backwards yet they’ll still nab you. Or land on top of you as you approach 300 clicks, like dropbears in piggy costumes. Gruntle.

Burnou- erm, NFS: Most Wanted? Best. Car game. Ever.

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