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Need for Speed Heat – Reviews roundup

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Hey! Need for Speed Heat is out, with EA giving the once revered, now mostly middling racing series another spin. I can’t really think of a single NFS game this generation that I’d point to as being a good game, with most of its thunder in the last few years having been thoroughly stolen by better games, Like Forza Horizon. Is this ne One, Heat, any good? Well, it seems it’s a bit mixed, but it looks like it’s better than the lootbox-laden Payback.

Eurogamer – No Score

NFS Heat (1)

Ghost Games strips back the recent excess to deliver a simple, satisfying take on the Need for Speed formula, even if some problems persist.

IGN – 8/10

NFS Heat (10)

Need for Speed Heat is a mosaic of existing ideas but it is easily the most impressive Need for Speed game in years.

Polygon – No Score

NFS Heat (3)

In present day, Need for Speed Heat seems limited, reminding me of all the things that made it distinct, but still hedging against them in case I don’t find them enjoyable. I’m confused about what would have made this game better, but the series seems just as confused about what it wants to be.

VG247 – 4/5

NFS Heat (4)

For the first time in years, Need For Speed has remembered why people used to play it so religiously, and recognised the more recent elements that put them off.

GamesRadar+ – 3.5/5

NFS Heat (6)

Great modding and a decent game engine can’t disguise the tired story and simplistic driving.

USgamer – 3/5

NFS Heat (8)

Need for Speed Heat is a conglomeration Need for Speeds past. A little Payback, a little Rivals, a little Hot Pursuit, a little Underground. The result is a good foundation to build upon, but weird AI issues, a lack of variety in events, and some poor tuning in cop chases mean it’s not great. Maybe next gen will see Ghost Games bringing a little more real heat.

Stevivor – 7.0/10

NFS Heat (9)

Need for Speed Heat is ultimately enjoyable, an experience that can provide some high highs alongside some fairly low lows. Those looking for a new racing experience will certainly enjoy it, once mastering its quirks.

We’ll have our own review up early next week.

Last Updated: November 8, 2019

19 Comments

  1. Caveshen Rajman

    November 8, 2019 at 15:58

    I know it’s different authors and opinions and genres and whatever but the thought that IGN as a representation of score rates NFS Heat higher than Death Stranding ROFL.

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    • Pariah

      November 8, 2019 at 19:30

      Well driving is more fun than walking, let me tell you.

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      • Llama In The Rift

        November 8, 2019 at 19:31

        Clerks 2-Randal: Oh, **** him, man! Trying to guilt me into walkin’ around more because he’s all gimped out. What kind of mind-**** is that shit? So I’ve been getting into it with him, throwin’ it back in his stupid crippy boy face about how I love to just sit around and how I’d rather drive to the end of the block than walk.
        Dante: The guy’s in a wheelchair!

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      • Llama In The Rift

        November 8, 2019 at 19:31

        Clerks 2-Randal: Oh, **** him, man! Trying to guilt me into walkin’ around more because he’s all gimped out. What kind of mind-**** is that shit? So I’ve been getting into it with him, throwin’ it back in his stupid crippy boy face about how I love to just sit around and how I’d rather drive to the end of the block than walk.
        Dante: The guy’s in a wheelchair!

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        • Hammersteyn

          November 8, 2019 at 19:34

          Good movie XD

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        • Hammersteyn

          November 8, 2019 at 19:34

          Good movie XD

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      • Yozzie

        November 8, 2019 at 20:41

        xD

        I agree. I watched some streams last night and Death Stranding looks like B grade rubbish.

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        • Pariah

          November 8, 2019 at 23:58

          How was your birthday btw?

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          • Raptor Rants

            November 8, 2019 at 23:58

            It was Ott o thisworld

          • Raptor Rants

            November 8, 2019 at 23:58

            It was Ott o thisworld

          • Yozzie

            November 9, 2019 at 03:47

            I watched a marathon of Digimon Tri. So it was better than others this time around.

      • Raptor Rants

        November 8, 2019 at 20:41

        Have the upvote

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      • G8crasha

        November 8, 2019 at 20:41

        Give this man a Bells!

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  2. G8crasha

    November 8, 2019 at 16:27

    Medium to good scores. Not a bad start!

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  3. Allykhat

    November 11, 2019 at 09:00

    My biggest question is this:

    Does it handle/play like The Crew/Payback or Forza Horizon?

    Horizon has ruined me for all other open-world car games and playing any racer that feels as janky as TC2 or Payback makes me physically ill.

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    • BradeLunner

      November 11, 2019 at 13:30

      It’s just an on rails arcade game, been playing it this weekend as I can’t get Forza. To be honest I’m enjoying it as a stress release press button go fast make vvvvrrrpha noises, but fk me that always online component is ruining it for me, can’t pause and go adult quickly and come back without it cussing you out

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      • Allykhat

        November 11, 2019 at 14:04

        Thanks for that duder!

        hard pass for me then

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        • BradeLunner

          November 11, 2019 at 14:04

          It’s pretty easy to pass, the AI is rubbish 😉

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      • Allykhat

        November 11, 2019 at 14:04

        Thanks for that duder!

        hard pass for me then

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