Xbox 360 Need for Speed: The Run Reviews

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Aug 26, 2012
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9 out of 10 - EGM
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A story-driven racer with a ton of style, Need for Speed: The Run is a great addition to the series and an intriguing spin on the racing genre that’s definitely worth a test-drive.

8.5 out of 10 - Machinima
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NFS: The Run is a fast, frantic, and thoroughly enjoyable racer. The idea of a movie-encased racing game is an excellent one, and despite the fact that EA’s first attempt lacks due tact or sophistication, the over-the-top plot does add extra context and excitement to the basic premise of driving at ridiculous speeds.

7 out of 10 - Game Spot
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It comes to a halt too frequently, but when it's speeding along, Need for Speed: The Run makes cross-country racing a joy.

6.5 out of 10 - IGN
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Need for Speed: The Run has a good racer inside it. It can be exciting and visceral, and there were numerous times in the game where I stopped and said, “Sh--, that was cool.” But all this awesome racing action gets somewhat lost amid the nonexistent story, the dumb/scripted AI, the lack of options, and the overall shortness of the game. The Run is not a marathon racing game, it's a quick and dirty drag race.

5.5 out of 10 - Official Xbox Magazine
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In the heat of battle, Need for Speed: The Run generally serves up a solid and speedy arcade racing experience, with expectedly steady controls and physics. But it’s consistently undone by painful rewinds and a dull campaign marked by predictable events, not to mention technical issues. With so many excellent racers on Xbox 360 — including a few in this franchise — there’s simply no need to indulge in one that irritates as often as it delights.
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