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Need for Speed: The Run (Xbox 360)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 94 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the design and usability. The action and graphics are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed views about the single player gameplay and multi player mode, and the gameplay and AI get negative reviews.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Xbox 360 Games the Need for Speed: The Run (Xbox 360) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Need for Speed: The Run Review (Xbox 360)

 

Being someone that has suffered from a vast lack of speed in the past, when I saw and played the E3 '11 demo of The Run, I thought it had some issues, but could shape up into Cannonball Run the game in the months before it came out this fall, as it...

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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 Review

 

From the Bay to Empire City.

Starts in Oakland; Great concept, intense racing; Authentic scenery; ...that completely surrounds you; Addictive online play

Few customization options; Why does Jack get out of the car?; No offline multiplayer

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Need for Speed: The Run Review

 

As racing game plot lines go, having your protagonist engage in a cannonball run across the visually identifiable states of the USA isn't such a bad effort. Hitting the road in San Francisco, Need for Speed: The Run tasks its bad-boy racer with...

Bursting into the great plains

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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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Need for Speed: The Run Review

 

I have always been a fan of Need for Speed. Even during the low points in the franchise, I have always given the games a chance. The arcade racing, the goofy story, and flashy presentation have always...

Beautiful graphics ; Decent racing ; Nice presentation

Inconsistent resets ; Multiplayer is lackluster ; Story is somewhat wasted

I have always been a fan of Need for Speed. Even during the low points in the franchise, I have always given the games a chance. The arcade racing, the goofy story, and flashy presentation have always entertained me. This year, Need for Speed has tried...

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Need for Speed: The Run

 

The Run starts off in memorable fashion - with Jack Rouke being taped in his Porsche above a car crusher in a junkyard. After escaping that via a QTE, you find out that this is your playable character and that he's on the run from the mob, who chase...

Need For Speed The Run is a good racing game that I was hoping would be great, and instead wound up being greatly hurt by its difficulty and lack of content. It's disappointing to see a Need For Speed game that isn't worth full-price and really is...

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Need for Speed: The Run review [360/PS3/PC]

 

Can anyone remember the heyday of EA?s beloved racing franchise? While never a bastion of the highest quality, the Need for Speed series at one point was the guaranteed Christmas Number One for a few years.

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Need for Speed The Run Review

 

Out of all the developers that have handled Need for Speed titles in the past, EA developer Black Box has managed to create quite a few of the installments in the franchise. All of their console hits have included the highly acclaimed Need for Speed...

The handling of the cars is also dependent on what you like as a Ford Mustang Cobra handles a lot more difficult than a Nissan 370z. It took me awhile to figure out how to change my cars since there isn't a menu option. Instead, you will need to keep...