To be Most Wanted, you’ll need to outrun the cops, outdrive your friends, and outsmart your rivals. With a relentless police force gunning to take you down, you’ll need to make split second decisions. Use the open world to your advantage to find hiding spots, hit jumps and earn new vehicles to keep you one step ahead.
In true Criterion Games fashion, your friends are at the heart of your experience. In an open world with no menus or lobbies, you’ll be able to instantly challenge your friends and prove your driving skill in a variety of seamless multiplayer events. Your rivals will do everything they can to stop you from getting to the top. In this world, there can only be one Most Wanted.
Need for Speed: Most Wanted is an open world Racing game. The game is the 19th release in the long-running Need for Speed franchise, and the first for the PlayStation Vita. It hearkens back to the earliest games in the series as players compete in races with police unified against them. Races have a set beginning and end point, with the open world game design allowing players to complete each using whatever path they can find. Additional features of performance include a unique blend of Simulation and Arcade gameplay, social play options through the Autolog 2 feature, exciting multiplayer support, and a large selection of vehicles.
Elude the Cops, and Competitors in Open World Racing Play
To be "Most Wanted," players need to outrun the cops, out drive your friends, and outsmart your rivals. With a relentless police force gunning to take you down, you'll need to make split second decisions. Use the open world to your advantage to find hiding spots, hit jumps and earn new vehicles to keep you one step ahead. In true Criterion Games fashion, your friends are at the heart of your experience. In an open world with no menus or lobbies, you'll be able to instantly challenge your friends and prove your driving skill in a variety of seamless multiplayer events. Your rivals will do everything they can to stop you from getting to the top. In this world, only one thing is certain - there can only be one "Most Wanted."
Take to the streets and become the Most Wanted driver in Fairhaven City.
Key Game Features
- Open World Action - Lose the cops, your way. Hit jumps and shortcuts, lay low, or shake the cops in surroundings that play to your car's unique strengths. Freedom is everything. Drive anywhere with your friends, discover hidden gameplay or utilize your knowledge of the city to beat them in a never-ending supply of challenges.
- Nonstop Multiplayer - Pick a car, hook up with friends and jump into a nonstop playlist of tight, competitive events. No lobby screens means the action never stops. Score big, rank up and earn endless rewards and upgrades. Keep the fierce rivalries going between events with endless opportunities to race, battle and explore in a huge open world.
- Beat Your Friends - Autolog 2 ratchets up the intense competition with personalized race recommendations and feeds broadcasting all of your most newsworthy scores, speeds and times to your friends. Earn Need for Speed points at all times on any system as you try to out drive your friends and become the Most Wanted.
- Racing Without Rules - It's survival of the fastest as Need for Speed: Most Wanted fuses the franchise's, authentic "real car" feel with the intense speed and aggression of Burnout. Power down, slide out, and battle your way past cops and rivals using pure driving skill, and heavy doses of nitrous.
- The Best Performance Cars - Need for Speed: Most Wanted features the most high-profile performance vehicles around. A sampling of these include: Porsche 911 Carrera S, BMW M3 Coupe, Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4, Ford Mustang Boss 302, and Subaru Cosworth Impreza STI CS400.
October 30, 2012
Entertaining diversion but it has serious flaws.
The hardware cannot actually handle the game. The fastest cars cause serious lag as the vita struggles to render the environment. A lot of drifting is contending with this lag as much as the car’s weight.
The performance issues are compounded by the fact that there are a lot of environment objects and textures that don’t add much and probably could have been left out.
The physics make very little sense. You can ram another racer or cop at full speed but if you graze a civilian you automatically crash.
The crash cutscene is unskippable and lasts about 3 seconds. You cannot access the menu at this time which is frustrating.
Oncoming civilians are hard to identify due to the graphics and often seem to appear out of nowhere.
The open world is nice but there isn’t much to do once you’ve found all the cars. There are speed cameras and stunt jumps but you’ll encounter all of them during standard races.
The courses are fun and well designed but the locations of the blinking chevrons (and accompanying invisible walls) seem ill thought out. They’re very good at showing you which shortcuts are off limits but are suspiciously absent at forks and intersections where one is liable to go completely off course.
Lastly the music is hit or miss. This wouldn’t be an issue if you could pre select which songs can come on like you could in older NFS games. Also you can only control the music with the rear touchpad which in practice means lots of unintended skips and pauses.
Overall it’s just not a great game. It feels designed to frustrate the player. Oh, and to sell cars. The game contains 10 beautifully rendered cutscenes that do nothing but advertise sports cars.
P.S. Electric cars can’t use nitrous in the real world but they can in NFS
Wow! I gotta say, Ive owned plenty of need for speed games since the PS1 days. But Ive never been a huge fan.
To be honest, the best driving game I ever played to date has been Blur because of the speed, challenges, and all the other non driving elements it added to the experience (shunting someone into oblivion at top speed to take 1st place!! LOVE IT)
This game offers the same excitement! So many challenges! Super fast speeds! Racing! Evading Police! Open world!
EA did a great job with this game.
The only thing to mention is it is harder to see some things on the small vita screen (upcoming traffic, OSD, etc..)
The graphics arent as polished as the PS3 version either, but they did a great job of not leaving anything out of this version.
Also, the game is not cross save. So your game is independent from the PS3 version if you own that as well. No pick up and play where you left off. Kinda sucks since they packed everything in the vita model to make the game virtually the same as the ps3 version aside from the graphics.
I highly recommend this game!
Fun game, but has a very short single player mission. The car selection is vast, but the progression of the game is linear and uninspired. Find a car, get first in 5 races, upgrade a few parts, then find a new car and do the same. When you have enough points, you can challenge a "boss" car. That's pretty much it. I wish they had more types of races, more options for upgrades, more modes and cars that were harder to find.
I have owned this game on the PS3 as well and it's great to own it at the palm of your hands. The graphics are a bit downgraded from the Playstation 3 version, but it still looks great for a handheld console. Only downside that it's not a cross-save...
I don't like the fact that everything is unlocked from the get-go, instead of unlocking cars as you progress. Also, there's no actual story, only 10 "most wanted" cars that you have to beat in order to get their cars. But, there's a lot to do - smash gates, smashing billboards, collecting cars and going through speed cameras. Finding all of the cars can consume some time as well. The car list is a bit lacking, having about a third in the quantity as opposed to NFS Hot Pursuit, for example. The multiplayer is nice but suffers from frequent disconnections from the EA servers.
Overall, if you like racing games and you're looking for one for the Vita - This should be your choice. The game is very enjoyable, with or without friends.
I can't even speak right now. I can't brag enough on this game. I was so blown away of how the reflection of the sun and rich detailed visuals seem to pop right out of the screen at you. Roar pass the cops going 160MPH in loud powerful sports cars. Give them a run for their money, and lead them into traps, then leave them 1 mile behind. Go into a dark alley cut off the engine and lights while the back tires smoke, and watch the cops blow right pass you like fools as you hide in the shadows letting your heat level cool down. Seconds latter the heat meter lowers then you've evaded the cops. The only thing left to say is just buy the game. It's fun and very addicting.
so far this game has some of the best looking graphics of the ps vita to date! game play is smooth and is exactly same as the ps 3 version. while it is different than the original most wanted its a solid racer in it own right. and having to look for cars in jack spots around the map gives free roam mode more reason to play than just to get into pursuits with cops and it refreshing that you can unlock any car that way without having to grind for in game money to buy them:) . one thing is for sure the game play mechanics does borrow heavily from burnout paradise. in fact i think criterion did so more in this game than they did with hot pursuit. kinda makes me hope they remake and relaunch a burnout paradise for the vita.
Need for speed most wanted
Need fir speed es conocido por muchos como juego de carreras clandestinas y tipo arcade
Este puerto a comparacion de otras consolas no sobresale ya que a los graficos se le dieron un downgrade y el sonido se escucha muy compresionado
Lo que importa es el gameplay, no es tan bueno como lo fueron los titulos viejos de esta serie, los controles aveces tienen lag y no es tan innovador como antes
Para portadores del vita solamente hay que descargar el update que pesa 7mb
Fast paced, souped up free roaming, racing game for the PS Vita. In my opinion, the best PS Vita racing game title. Intense police chases, neck-and-neck races,..... and a stellar collection of cars and supercars. If you are a fan of racing games or free roaming, its a worthy one.
Histoire intéressante, couleur d’écrans sublime mais sur console portable , jeux très rapide et rend l’expérience très très désagréable ! Bon prix mais plus pour écran 50 pouce et plus !
Va excelente con el PS Vita es de los mejores juegos que actualmente tengo, la calidad en los gráficos de los autos que se conducen son buenos, los del mundo son los que dejan un poco a desear, un mundo suficientemente grande para jugar un rato y gran variedad de coches, por el precio es una excelente relación valor/beneficio.
Excelente juego, buena opción para quienes disfrutan los juegos de carreras de autos.
El paquete llego en perfectas condiciones, la entrega fue rápida y sin conflictos.