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Review: Need for Speed Most Wanted photo
Review: Need for Speed Most Wanted
by Dale North

Go ahead. Ram me off the road. It's cool. I'm not mad. I realize that it's part of the experience and fair game. We're good, man.

But don't get mad if you find that I've intentionally given up placement in the next challenge to screw you over. Don't be mad if I'm sitting in hiding at the apex of the next turn, finger on the gas trigger, waiting to jump out and T-bone you into a wall to take you out. Don't be mad if I follow you around in every race, trying to bash you into other cars. I'm going to be everywhere you are, at all times. Watch your back.

Me? Oh, I'm not mad. Really.

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11:30 AM on 10.26.2012

Need For Speed Most Wanted launch trailer is electric

I've been playing Need for Speed Most Wanted for quite awhile now, in both preview form and now with final code for our upcoming review. The Embargo Gods prevent me from saying much before then, but I'll sneak this out: it's...

Dale North

6:00 PM on 10.18.2012

Nice: Live-action Need for Speed Most Wanted commercial

They've done a really nice job with this live-action Need for Speed Most Wanted television commercial. It really captures the feeling of the game with its high-flying middle finger. You'll see what I mean. There's some incre...

Dale North

4:45 PM on 10.17.2012

Burnout and possibly Road Rash are in Criterion's future

Speaking to The Guardian, Need for Speed Most Wanted creative director Craig Sullivan divulged what many of us were hoping: "There's still a lot of stuff we want to do with driving. We will make another Burnout game at some p...

Jordan Devore

6:30 PM on 10.12.2012

Here's some sweet NFS Most Wanted multiplayer footage

Look, I could give you a rundown of everything that's said in this new Need for Speed Most Wanted trailer. Or, you know, you can just watch it. You really should watch it, as it shows off just how awesome and frantic the mul...

Hamza CTZ Aziz







Preview: Need for Speed Most Wanted photo
Preview: Need for Speed Most Wanted
by Dale North

Criterion says that they pulled some of the best bits from several of their racing creations to make their latest, Need for Speed Most Wanted. They also gathered inspiration from the classic franchise title of the same name. Put all together, they've made one crazy open-world racer.

I spent a good amount of time with both the single-player and multiplayer sides of Most Wanted at a press event last week, where plenty of crashing, bashing, passing, and cussing took place. I'm sure it looked like I was having a bad time with how animated I became, but good racing games bring out my road rage. I tried to assure others there that my screaming meant I was having fun. 

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10:00 PM on 09.25.2012

Super smexy Need For Speed: Most Wanted trailer

So ... Burnout is awesome. Always has been, always will be. And while it is true that we haven't seen a true game from that franchise in a while, Criterion has been doing its best to bring all of the insane, anarchic fun we ...

Daniel Starkey



TGS: My Need for Speed Most Wanted 8-player race results photo
TGS: My Need for Speed Most Wanted 8-player race results
by Dale North

2nd place.

But I was absolutely certain I'd score 1st in the 8-player multiplayer room they have set up here at Tokyo Game Show 2012. In covering this event for the last half decade or so I've learned that Japanese attendees of this trade show are typically not the best racing game players. And yesterday, while watching the previous group of players while waiting in line for my group's race, I had no problem openly mocking their poor cornering and takedown skills. 

Perhaps I was a bit too cocky.

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8:00 PM on 09.18.2012

A look at Need for Speed Most Wanted's single-player

In this video, we're given a feature-by-feature rundown of Need for Speed Most Wanted's single-player campaign. It's the kind of stuff that won't really seem new if you've been keeping up with Criterion Games' work over the ...

Jordan Devore

2:30 PM on 08.28.2012

Need for Speed Most Wanted: Find it and drive it

Man, I wish it was like this in real life. I see cars that I want all the time but all I can do is make a childish grabbing motion in the air, as if I could just whine and someone would give it to me for doing so. That's why...

Dale North



gamescom: NFS Most Wanted Kinect, Vita features detailed  photo
gamescom: NFS Most Wanted Kinect, Vita features detailed
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

Need For Speed Most Wanted is such a fun racing game. Criterion has created a perfect racing experience that's just jam packed with a ton of content. 

There's so much content that Kinect might actually make itself useful for once with the voice commands feature. You'll be able to give out commands instead of using the d-pad to select from the racing menu, saving you time and letting you concentrate completely on driving. You can select what race you want to do, to even modding your car on the fly with voice commands. One example I was given was that you can switch to offroad tires on the fly so your car can handle better offroading. 

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10:39 AM on 08.14.2012

gamescom: Get all the cars in Need for Speed Most Wanted

At EA's gamescom press conference today in Cologne, Germany, it was revealed that just about all of the cars will be unlocked from the start of upcoming racer Need for Speed: Most Wanted. So, no more unlocking. Wait, wh...

Dale North

11:00 PM on 08.04.2012

It's like this Most Wanted trailer is having a seizure

Hey, remember the awesome video showing off a great deal of Need For Speed Most Wanted? Well here's a new trailer that's made up of a bunch of quick cuts and weird shots. I still recommend watching this as there are a few sc...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

11:00 PM on 08.03.2012

Need for Speed World rolls out new drag race mode

The developers behind the free-to-play Need for Speed World recently reveled the addition of drag races, allowing players to compete against other racers in the online world. Also mentioned were plans for integration with EA'...

Alessandro Fillari

11:00 PM on 08.01.2012

I need Need For Speed Most Wanted in my life right now

Yeah, so we're a little late on this but that's not going to stop me from posting this video showing off Need For Speed Most Wanted. Just look at it! The open world racer is combining Burnout Paradise's style of racing with ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

2:00 PM on 07.16.2012

Need for Speed: Most Wanted pre-order bonuses detailed

Electronic Arts and Criterion Games have come out with the pre-order incentives for this year's Need for Speed: Most Wanted. By putting money down early at participating retailers, you'll get three free packs: Speed Pack: Th...

Jordan Devore