Need for Speed: The Run details
|Formats:||12 PS3, Wii, 16 Xbox 360|
|Collections:||Top Games to play this Christmas, Top Wii Games|
|Developers:||EA BLACK BOX|
|Rental release:||18 Nov 2011|
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Stupid NFS wannabeBy VikWest (6 reviews) from Salford , 23 Nov 2011
[Highly rated reviewer]Really, really average game. Nothing interesting to see. They even tried to 'innovate' the game by putting some stupid button-combination-running-from-cops scenes. I want to race not press X,X,X,X... If I wanted that I would play some action-adventure game.
Races aren't that difficult, the auto-checkpoint-reset is RETARDED sometimes I barely go out of the street and it automatically resets me... Once it almost made me throw my controller at my TV. You do the math.
Opponents seem to slow down near the end of each track in order for you to win, or even if you finish second (which you CAN'T as it says you lose) it would be a miracle.
The graphics are good and you get as usual good selection of cars to play with - that is the best thing of the game.
The camera also sucks. Thank God I didn't actually spend money on buying this game.
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fun rentalBy Will_Pickard (1 review) , 04 Jun 2013My personal opinion is that if you like Need for Speed most wanted then you should try renting this, its a good rental title but I wouldn't buy it to own mainly because its lack of single player variety modes.
Although decent enough, the constant break in action is a hindranceBy WildPork (70 reviews) from Leeds, England , 29 May 2013
[Highly rated reviewer]The Run's main game is based upon an illegal street race starting from San Francisco and ending up in New York. Your character is Jack Rourke, who is in debt to a mob, so on the advice of his friend Sam, signs up to The Run in order to win enough cash to get himself out of trouble. Instead of being one large endurance race, it is split up into many short races with various objectives. Objectives may involve time trail type race, to overtake the several opponents, race one on one in a rival race, or escape the police. The races are fairly short and failing the objective forces you to restart. A lot of races require you to reach a checkpoint within a certain time, and you have a limited amount of Rewinds that take you back to the previous checkpoint. Rewinds are also forced if you wreck your car, which can happen if you venture off course,or hit an oncoming vehicle. Run out of Rewinds and you have to start the whole race over. Sadly, the loading times are some of the biggest I've come across. The Rewind loading times take several seconds, but you are waiting a minute for the actual race to load. Due to the way the game is structured, it almost feels like it has more loading screens than game time which severely hinders your enjoyment of the game. The races themselves are decent enough, but there is far too many breaks within and it would have been nice to have longer races or more freedom to actually finish sections without coming first. The track designs are usually fairly simple due to being based on motorways, so the track has slight bends rather than dramatic hair-pins. The races are therefore played at high speeds, and using the boost feature is necessary to keep ahead. This is gained in general driving and extra bonuses are awarded for drifting, drafting and near misses. There are short-cuts marked on the map in orange and sometimes it's almost necessary to use them to meet the time limits. Although you spend long periods in the same car, at certain points of the story you are forced to switch, and if you keep an eye out, some courses have petrol stations which allow you to change when you want. For a bit of variety, there's a few story sequences which use quick-time events to escape from danger. In some sections, you can actually fail the quick-time event and still proceed and see a different, but successful outcome due to branching paths in the sequence. In many races, there's plenty of police trying to get in your way, and you need to listen in to the police dialogue to be warned of upcoming roadblocks. In some races, the mob are on your trail, either by car or helicopter chases. Overall, The Run is a decent enough game, but I feel there's better alternative arcade racers out there such as Ridge Racer Unbounded.
Why bother?By Greengarfy (15 reviews) , 21 May 2013Just another car driving game, whizzing along, overtaking things, getting overtaken. Seems there is no point to this game. Gets very boring very quickly. Nice graphics though and relatively easy to pick up pretty quickly. There are much better racing games out there
Meh, what a waste.By SgtSickShots (1 review) , 21 May 2013Wow what a wasted rental. This game was very frustrating to play and not very enjoyable at all. I only contained playing to complete 'The run' Which took just over two hours to complete. Bad points The lack of opportunities to change your vehicle. The fact that when you use NOS your opponents also get a speed boost at the exact same time. The general feel for driving and steering etc is not nice. Bad loading times. The final race - arrrrgh! (did it though) Repetitive. The cops. The good Racing different weather conditions. Official licenced cars. Graphics where pretty good. Would not recommend, I'm going to try 'Split Second' next and hope for a better experience.
horrendous gameplayBy GameMad (4 reviews) , 20 May 2013Pure frustration... The idea is great, making it from one end of the country to another while racing is great... It's like Gumball... But the gameplay is horrendous. The steering is like Grip in ProStreet, feels numb and you have no real input. Too many ingame clips (crashing, etc). camera movement and view is awful. You start the game with a Tier 4 car... 3/4 of the way through the game, I was still using Tier 4 cars... And for all need for speed games; GET RID OF THE SUPERCARS!!! Go back to Underground 1/2