VGW: EA Blackbox exhibited amateur hour at its finest with Need for Speed: The Run, a game hardly deserving of the NFS moniker I can’t rightly say this is worth a rental, because Criterion’s year-old Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit is miles ahead of this game. Even Most Wanted would be a kinder proposition. Perhaps EA should leave their racing series in the capable hands of Criterion Slightly and Mad Studios (NFS: Shift).
This is a banner game for shoddy design and lackluster execution. The “cinematic sequences” that EA gloated about are nothing more than shoddy button-mashing sessions of uninteresting action set-pieces. If there’s one game to steer clear of this holiday season, Need for Speed: The Run is that game.