Need for Speed is definitely a game series that has been around the block. The first installment was called Road & Track presents Need for Speed and was released for the 3Do. That first game included chases by police cars and it was a popular game theme that stuck throughout the years.
Need for Speed: Most Wanted was released for the PS3, Xbox 360, and PS Vita. Ill be reviewing the PS Vita version of the game due to the fact that this could be the game that makes or breaks the Vita’s popularity. Let me start this review off by telling you about my personal experience and thoughts on this game. As soon as I started playing this game I was impressed, the graphics that the Vita was pushing with this game is amazing. I also immediately loved the soundtrack because the first song I heard was by Deadmau5 and who dosent love a good Deadmau5 song? Now onto the official review.
First off the graphics, they are stunning. If you play the console version of the game and then look at the Vita version you would find it hard to spot the graphical differences. From the glare on the cars to the sparks that fly when you hit a wall everything having to do with graphics really is beautiful. The fact that the Vita is capable of pushing out these graphics is amazing. Now lets talk about the gameplay. I found myself smiling from the second I started playing this game, especially when in a race. Each car you get into has an average of 5 events that you can participate in that include ambush, circuit race, sprint race, and speed run. Ambush is an event where you start off being chased by the police and have to escape them as fast as you can. Circuit Race is an event where you race other racers from point A to point B. In sprint race you do laps in a certain part of the city. And last but not least there is speed run where you drive from point A to point B alone and try to get a certain average speed. All of these events are unique and very fun and sure to keep you smiling. If your not in the mood to race then you could drive around a vast open world environment and try to best your friends speed camera records or bust through some billboards. Or maybe you wanna outrun the cops and wreck havok on the city.
Now lets talk about the most important thing about the game, the cars. There are 41 cars available offline and 48 available online. They are all great cars in my opinion, you’ll be able to drive anything from a Lancia to a Pagani. Just like everything else in the game there was a lot of time and effort put into the cars to make them look very realistic and great. There are no differences between the way the cars in the console version look and the way the cars in the Vita version look. Each car also has different upgrades available like different tires, gears and other things so that you can customize your car to your liking.
My final verdict on this game is 10/10. Its got amazing graphics, great gameplay, and a huge variety of cars to drive and upgrade. I definitely suggest that any Vita owner pick this up, its the best Vita game available right now.