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Need for Speed: Rivals

Need for Speed: Rivals
alaScore 93

54 reviews

Dec, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 54 reviews of Need for Speed: Rivals. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Xbox 360 Games for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Xbox 360 Games the Need for Speed: Rivals is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Dec, 2015

Expert review by: Lee Bradley (

Need for Speed: Rivals


Drifting around a long, sweeping coastal road in Need for Speed: Rivals, behind the wheel of a roaring, tyre-screeching Ferrari 458 Spider, with cop car sirens blaring in your ears, supercars breathing down your neck and waves crashing in the distance,...

A fun, engaging arcade racer with thrills, spills, explosions and crashes aplenty, Need for Speed: Rivals is let down by the largely pointless AllDrive and a lack of race types. A mixed bag.

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: Jeff Buckland (

Need for Speed Rivals PC Review


As arcade racers go, there aren't many developers left making them. Sadly, big publishers have squeezed out many of the good developers from doing what they want or just closed their doors altogether, and what we're left with is games like Need for...

What I was surprised to learn is that Ghost Games, the developer behind Rivals, is made up of about four-fifths of the Criterion Games staff. I assumed that it was some third-party studio cobbled together from the ashes of other UK-based racing studios...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: Bryan Vore (

Super Mario 3D World


Mario, Luigi, Peach, and Toad go for a night stroll on the castle grounds to catch some fireworks. Out of nowhere, a clear pipe busts out of the ground and a small fairy creature pleads for them to rescue her friends. Bowser pops out of the pipe, grabs...

Nov, 2013

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Need for Speed: Rivals Review


Tearing up the streets of Redview County.

As with many games of this type, EA delivers a solid soundtrack for you to tear up the streets of Redview County to. A hip-hop/pop mix littered with other genres to fill it out, the soundtrack is diverse enough to have a little something for everyone,...

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Need For Speed Rivals Review (PS4)


The Need For Speed series has been a constant on consoles for almost 20 years, and while there have been many ups and downs for the series, it has always drawn interest from racing fans. The series has also seen its fair share of developers, from EA...

Expert review by: Pete Dreyer (

Need for Speed Rivals review


An all-star team at Ghost Games is hard at work on the latest Need for Speed. T3 swung by their Gothenberg HQ for a preview...

Looks absolutely stunning ; Stonking soundtrack ; Alldrive is clever

Gameplay lacks depth ; Annoying camera ; Unresponsive controls

There's plenty to be excited about here. Rivals already plays really nicely indeed, taking all the best bits of Hot Pursuit, Most Wanted and predecessors like Burnout Paradise, and pulling them together into a single package. Mix that with an...

Dec, 2013

Expert review by: Shunal Doke (

Need for Speed: Rivals Review


If Wikipedia is to be believed, we're currently on the fourth generation of Need for Speed games with the release of Need for Speed: Rivals. With (relatively) new studio Ghost Games at the helm, we expected some radical departure from the work of...

Sound design has never been EA’s weakness, and it shows in Rivals. The cars sound as awesome as they should, especially when you start upgrading it. Crashing produces great cringe-inducing effects of metal bending and glass shattering. The music is...

Nov, 2013

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Expert review by: Stuart Andrews (

Need for Speed: Rivals


The arcade racer your new next-gen console needs

Seamless single-player/multiplayer racing ; Gorgeous game world that’s a joy to race in ; Furious cops vs. racers driving ; Good handling and a strong line-up of cars

Online glitches can lose you progress ; Other players spoiling wins

A cracking next-gen debut for Need for Speed, and an open-road arcade racer to rival the mighty Forza Horizon. Rivals betters the cops vs. robbers angle of Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, and the new AllDrive feature does a fantastic job of blending the...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: Ian (

Need For Speed: Rivals Review


It's fair to say that for the last 6-7 years, quality in the NFS series has been mixed. Even when Criterion took over the franchise you still had The Ru [...]

"Need for Speed: Rivals" had amazing potential, and whilst it’s not wasted, it’s certainly not fully realised. The small player count on each server is pretty much unforgivable on the new platforms, whilst the lack of new event types or proper...

Mar, 2014

Expert review by: David Hollingworth (

Review: Need for Speed: Rivals


Need for Speed seems to be a pretty bullet proof franchise these days. It can deliver the odd stinker (The Run, I'm looking at you), but in a year or two the game will fold back to its roots and deliver a highly competent, if ever-so-slightly...

A tonne of fun on both sides of the law, and graphically impressive, but a little repetitive.

Feb, 2014