IGN Reviews – Need for Speed: The Run Game Review

IGN Reviews - Need for Speed: The Run Game Review

IGN reviews the latest installment of the long running Need For Speed series. But does this racer have enough fuel for the long run or does it stall out of the gate …


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  1. Imo the game is the a decent game 9/10. because of gameplay, environment, and cinematics. Its like doom of racing (the story is expect to be there but its not important). Its try to be different and it nails it. Just ignore the story

  2. Not gonna lie, playing "The Run" is the most fun I had since "Most Wanted" i still play this game to this day. They tried something new, pulled it off, and still got hate. Loved the cinematic story. This game is amazing.

  3. Also i hate how people let children to review games. I would say they need to put a mature gamer. Maybe 30 or 40 years old, that could provide independent opinion based on originality anth other important and appealing factors and free of personal opinions

  4. i downloaded this and i was wondering when it was gonna bring me to a city….then i realised they've replaced the city with pure highways instead. an interesting move which brings more speed…i like it.

  5. Played this the other day, and it is easily the worst need for speed I've ever played. Crap plot, straight line driving, all events feel the same, rivals feel tagged on and driving feels wonky, no vehicle customisation (minimal at best).

  6. I don't think any other NFS game is better than this one except maybe Most Wanted and Underground.
    The latest NFS games are the worst, it's like EA isn't even trying.

  7. There isn't really rubber banding. It is more about checkpoints. You are given an objective and you pretty much have to get from point A to point B in certain time even though they may not mention it. Sure it is mixed with time, cops, rivals, etc. (Set pieces) but it is still get from point A to point B in fast time. It isn't like 11 cars equally start from point A with a 3,2,1 Go! and you can grab a quick early lead and you try to hold them off for 8 minutes. You kinda racing the clock more than the opponent cars. Rubber banding is more about everyone from an real equal start and they close distance or you close distance unrealistically…. Dumb story? It is a racing game. You can't expect much. At least it tries to have a story. This game has been in my backlog (putting it off due to low critic score) and I'm finally playing it. I'm really enjoying it. I beat it in 2 days.

  8. A guilty pleasure of a game. Highs, lows and in-betweens, The Run has maintained my interest and will continue to do so. A reboot/remaster/remake is long overdue

  9. The game didnt focus on the story because the Black Box didnt want us to focus on that and instead wanted us to enjoy the pure arcade racing alone pumped with a lot of adrenaline. The handling and the jumps felt realistic and you could take corners without unnaturally drifting over 100kmph without losing any amount of speed like how Criterion and Ghost are doing now. In my opinion, I loved it very much and enjoyed those avalanches and explosions and there wasn't a moment where i could lean back and relax in those races cause you could easily make mistakes and lose to your challenging opponents. On the whole its an action packed adrenaline filled game with better handling that allows us to experience the dark side of racing.

  10. And c'mon when has NFS ever had a better story than this one?? If it were married to the gameplay of payback it would probably be the best in the series post most-wanted 2005

  11. This is my second favorite nfs game I like the whole linear aspect of it and its one of the few games where I actually cared about the story. I understand the hate but this game is really underrated.

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