Based on 2 critics – Overal Score: 55 / 100
GameInfo: Need for Speed: The Run is a racing video game, the 18th title in the Need for Speed franchise, and developed by EA Black Box and published by Electronic Arts.
The game is described as “An illicit, high-stakes race across the country. The only way to get your life back is to be the first from San Francisco to New York. No speed limits. No rules. No allies. All you have are your driving skills and sheer determination”
Producers Jason DeLong and Steve Anthony have stated during an interview that Black Box is aiming to obtain critical acclaim after their last game received universally poor ratings. The Run has been in production for three years even though previous Black Box titles have had much shorter development periods.
|Joystiq “Need for Speed: The Run has more to it than The Run itself, with some fairly standard multiplayer and a Challenge mode. Multiplayer is more bumper-cars. It ditches the rewind feature of The Run for Hot Pursuit style respawns. It makes for a faster and less frustrating experience, but the same underwhelming course design doesn’t make things particularly interesting. The challenge races share almost all of the same issues as The Run proper. Read Full Review||60/100|
IncGamers Everything about the way The Run has been promoted screams perfect present for the male gamer in your family. The mums will be queuing up for this one in December, make no mistake.
Unfortunately, it’s too confused and too shallow to keep you keep you occupied much beyond Boxing Day. Read Full Review
Style: Sports Car Racing
Release Date: November 15, 2011
Developer: EA Black Box
Publisher: Electronic Arts