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Need for Speed: The Run (Wii)

Need for Speed: The Run (Wii)
alaScore 87

20 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the value for money. The multi player mode also gets good feedback, whereas there are some negative opinions about the story and graphics.

multi player, value for money

graphics, story

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Nintendo Wii Games the Need for Speed: The Run (Wii) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 20 reviews)

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Need for Speed: The Run

 

A game that has you race from San Francisco to New York - 3000 miles, 200 racers, a $25 million prize fund and an assortment of the best road cars available - has the potential to be the best racing game ever. However, those expecting a Cannonball Run...

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Need for Speed: The Run

 

The setup for The Run was practically pre-written; take Cannonball Run...and that's pretty much it. Visually, it's standard, while the audio is somewhere in between - the soundtrack is used well, but the voiceovers are some of the worst of the year.

Think of the trainer as your mechanic for your copy of the Run, even if the game itself doesn't let you change much.

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Need For Speed: The Run

 

A coast-to-coast racing game takes too many shortcuts.

The Run operates with a surprising amount of swagger, as if it’s a better game than the miserly experience it actually is. While racing around San Francisco early in the game, an alarmingly large font instructs players “GET TO LAS VEGAS!” It’s hard not...

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Review: Need for Speed The Run is Quick Time Uneventful

 

Black Box takes the Need for Speed series back to its roots for an occasionally thrilling race across the USA.

A skintight-jumpsuit-clad Catherine Bach hoists open the door of a white Lamborghini Countach, pastes the number "155" over the speed limit sign, and then turns to offer a cheeky wave to the pursuing highway patrolman before slinking back into her...

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What were they thinking!?

 

Are they nuts? Only 26 Races (Episodes). It's extremely easy, and I finished it in less than 2 hours in "The Run Time". For total time played it only took me 2 days. And what's with all the crazy stunts? I mean, come on...flipping your car around,...

Boring ; No Online Play ; Poor Graphics ; Too Short

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this is your best game ever

 

It's a very good game for all players that like to play this game.

Kid Appropriate

No Online Play

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Need for Speed: The Run- Wii

 

There's a separate Challenge mode that gives you various time-trial, race and takedown missions and this increases the game's lifespan by a fair amount, but considering The Run is the big selling point of the game, it's a shame it's all over so quickly.

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Need for Speed: The Run- Wii

 

There are minor nagging issues at nearly every turn, from the graphic back step and inconsistent AI to the dogged and tiring focus on simply placing first in nearly every race. The Run is a good racing game at heart, but simply doesn't live up to the...

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Need For Speed: The Run Wii

 

What a coincidence, we can only run for a couple of hours, too

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Need For Speed: The Run Review

 

All told, racing fans, or fans of arcade racers will get something out of this, though I can’t commit myself to recommend it for purchase during this busy Holiday season with so much other awesomeness around. You’ll find moments of driving glory...

One of the best-looking arcade racers around thanks to Frostbite 2.0; Certain moments and races hearken back to old-school Need For Speed days; Decent crash and destruction model; Multiplayer has a lot of potential; Autolog is an equally welcome addition

AI is unresponsive and often quite dumb; Some annoying rubber-banding as it applies to 'story'; The 'story' is arbitrary at best and should have been erased from the drawing-board; Aside from multiplayer, no Free Race mode gives little reason to come...

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