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Need for Speed: The Run

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Need for Speed The Run lures players into an underground world of illicit, high-stakes racing. The heat is on – and it isn’t just the fuzz who are after you. Entering the race is just the beginning as you blow across borders, weave through dense urban traffic, rocket down icy mountain passes and navigate narrow canyons at breakneck speeds. Powered by DICE’s state-of-the-art Frostbite™ 2 engine, Need for Speed The Run takes the action racing genre to new heights with stunning visuals and car physics that hug the road even at top speeds all built around a gripping storyline. The cars are hot, the racing is intense and the story will have you at the edge of your seat… all the way from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Empire State building. Using the groundbreaking Frostbite 2 engine, Need for Speed The Run will set the bar with unparalleled visual quality and enhanced physics. Need for Speed The Run will also take immersive storytelling to a new level with cutting edge performances that will draw the player into a world with no speed limits, rules or allies. Autolog, the Need for Speed franchise’s revolutionary social competition functionality, is back and better in Need for Speed The Run as it will continue to reinvent how people play games, track career progression and compare game stats.

Need for Speed: The Run Review

Say what you will about how the quality of Need For Speed games have wavered over the years, the series is back on an upswing.  Though Shift 2: Unleashed didn’t really do many favors with its too-aggressive AI, there was no question it brought out the best in skilled drivers.  Whatever players didn’t get into that obviously could do major coasting in Criterion’s awesome Hot Pursuit.  Now we have The Run, the latest from the local Need For Speed vets, Black Box.  It focuses more on the intensity of the races itself, and even though there are snags that keep it from being a smooth running ride, it has enough heart-pounding racing moments to coast by. In the game, you’re playing as a racer who’s gotten himself in a spot of... Read Review

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