Need for Speed: Most Wanted
Need for Speed: Most Wanted is a fun but flawed game that incorporates many elements of the open-world racing great Burnout Paradise, with varying degrees of success. Although the multiplayer gives the game its best shot at trouble-free fun, a drab single player and numerous design quirks leave Criterion's latest a fun racing game that's clearly short of its full potential.
With a strict focus on racking up high scores and being able to challenge friends and online players, there’s enough replayability on hand but after a few hours it all gets a bit stale. This isn’t the type of game you’d want to play for hours on end, lest the frantic nature of the gameplay, bright colors and terrible voice acting drive you mad. Burnout Crash is better served as a something to do when you have a few minutes to kill.
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit
It’s without question that Need for Speed Hot Pursuit is one of the, if not the most enjoyable racing games of 2010. When you look at just the quality of the experience and match that up with how much replay value Hot Pursuit has this is a no brainer purchase for any arcade racing fan out there. Like with Burnout Paradise, this once again makes me excited for whatever else is up Criterion’s sleeve.
Burnout 2: Point of Impact
The only things that would make this game better would be more cars, greater customisation, more tracks and more to do. It seems like a lot but when you’re playing you really won’t think about the holes in the game. Just imagine if these cars were taken from real life and included real manufacturers. Unfortunately it’s never going to happen but I can dream, in-between races of course.