New Game Network: "Need for Speed has been falling into a dangerous trend lately, with yearly releases. Even further, with the sim spinoff Shift, it can be a legitimate concern that the series is becoming overly crowded in its own market. But, EA wishes to continue the ball rolling with the release of Need for Speed: The Run this fall. Developer Black Box’s last NFS title was quite poor, as NFS Undercover was considered a broken mess by many players. However, with a restaffed studio and following the path carved out last year with NFS Hot Pursuit from Criterion Games, Black Box hopes to deliver another hit Need for Speed experience."