The second best Need For Speed game of 2011!
In the time its taken Black Box to make Need for Speed:
The Run, we’ve had three other awesome NFS titles from other developers. While that’s great for fans, it kind of spoiled Black Box’s return to form.
Need for Speed:
The Run feels like a traditional NFS game, released after the franchise had already redefined itself.
What Need for Speed:
The Run has going for it is that it feels more like an old-school NFS game than the last few “spinoff” titles have. Developer Black Box has been making NFS games for over a decade, and they bring a lot of that arcade style, nitrous fueled racing action back. Racing down snow and ice covered tracks, skidding along a turn and narrowly avoiding plummeting off the edge of a cliff face is exhilarating. Weaving through traffic on a crowded freeway feels tense and frightening.
Throughout the campaign, the scenery and gameplay constantly change as you race from coast to coast. There’s a good balance of different race types. You’ll go from a standard eight car race, to a checkpoint time attack, to a one on one mountain drifting battle, to a cop chase. It’s very rare that the same type of race repeats twice in a row. The driving can feel floaty at times, but the car classes perform differently, and getting a good time can largely depend on good car choice. On the Normal difficulty the racer AI is, well, kind of dumb. They’ll crash into other cars, police will target only you, and they’ll miss shortcuts, even if you enter one right in front of them.
NFS The Run Wallpapers
NFS The Run Video Review (IGN)