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Need For Speed Most Wanted Free Download GAMESPACK.NET Two years ago acclaimed British developer Criterion took a stab at one of Need for Speed’s most established imprints: Hot Pursuit. The results were fantastic; it was a game that pushed the arcade racer forward in new, exciting directions, providing unprecedented levels of connectivity, and was a major shot in the arm for the series. Thankfully, following on from the disappointment of last year’s entry The Run, Criterion is back in the driving seat, turning its perfectionist’s gaze towards another title from the franchise’s past. This time it’s Most Wanted receiving the makeover and the results occasionally approach the sublime. The first thing that impresses you about Most Wanted – and there are many highlights to choose from – is the sheer quality and craftsmanship of the game. It’s evident in most aspects of the game. It’s been constructed with a fastidious attention to detail. You’ll emerge from winding tunnels into blinding light; flecks of dirt and blades of grass will cling to the screen should you choose to go off-road; the music quality will dip and static will accumulate on your Sat Nav when you venture underground; the warm sunlight skims off rainwater that has pooled on the uneven, cracked tarmac. They’re all little touches – testament to time and energy – but when they all combine, as they frequently do, the result approaches something quite sublime.TOP/BEST ADULT VIDEO GAMES IN UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (USA)

Need For Speed Most Wanted Free Download GAMESPACK.NET

Need For Speed Most Wanted Free Download GAMESPACK.NET

And you’ll still be able to appreciate it all tearing down the highway at 150 miles per hour. You get the impression that Criterion is rather proud of its achievement. Each race is prefaced by an introductory video, which showcases the city it has built from the ground up. Some are surreal vignettes in which police cars fall from the sky or perch on the ceiling of car parks like flies; others are snapshots of the city itself, showcasing its urban beauty. Things in the distance don’t bear up to the same scrutiny but it’s a more than acceptable tradeoff, since every side of Fairhaven – every sewer and flood drain, bridge and road – is accessible to you right from the beginning, without a single intrusive loading time. This is open-world gaming at it’s most seamless. Different sections aren’t crudely welded together with lengthy loading times. You’ll only be pulled out of it when you change cars, enter a race or switch to multiplayer and it never takes more than a few seconds. But this is a driving game of course, so inevitably it comes down to the cars. And in keeping with its sandbox aspirations, you’re able to drive nearly every one of its 41 vehicles right from the start, from the mundane Lancia Delta to the most desirable Aston Martin V12 Vantage. To drive them you don’t have to win races or accumulate points or buy tokens; you just have to find them. Some are hidden on rooftops or down back alleys; some are hiding in plain sight.

Prove you’re the best.

When you find a new car it’s equipped with stock components: basic tyres, a basic chassis and transmission, and no nitrous exhaust. You upgrade your car by accumulating Speed Points, which you earn by transgressing the law, setting off speed cameras, bursting through billboards, evading the police. But the fastest way to net some serious Speed Points is by entering street races. Each car has five races open to it, ranging from easy to hard. The races themselves are fairly varied: there are straightforward circuit races, sprint races and Speed Runs, in which you’ll have to maintain an absurdly-fast average time while weaving in and out of traffic. Place well in the races and you’ll receive perks such as off-road tyres, a reinforced chassis (so you can burst through roadblocks), or different gear sets, depending on whether you want a higher top speed or faster acceleration. Modding is easily done via Easy Drive, the game’s persistent on-screen menu. It lets you upgrade your car using the D-pad, change your car and set a route to new race. It again furthers that open-world feel. Criterion is smart enough to know that nothing is more antithetical to the open-world experience that it’s trying to create than drilling down through a series of static menus. This isn’t paradise. Most Wanted’s host city of Fairhaven is a gritty.YGGDRA UNION We’ll Never Fight Alone Switch NSP

Need For Speed Most Wanted Free Download GAMESPACK.NET

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Aggressively urban location; industrial parks stretch out into docklands and construction sites, while the city centre is a chaos of scaffolding and concrete. Criterion’s second run at the Need for Speed brand may evoke the much-loved Burnout Paradise with its open-world setting, but this is a game that’s kept grounded by its licences, and one that feels almost po-faced by comparison. Pitch it up against Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit and it feels different again. Whereas 2010’s game had its eyes fixed intently on the horizon, Fairhaven’s web of highways, side streets and alleys sees the focus shift away from pure speed, resulting in a game that’s broader but never quite as thrilling. Most Wanted straddles two of Criterion’s greatest racers, but while Hot Pursuit felt like a delicious collision of two disparate brands, there’s a lot more compromise going on here. Most Wanted’s never less than entertaining, though. Those first moments spent investigating Fairhaven’s roads are intoxicating. Criterion’s stuffed the city with things to discover: secret gates can be smashed through, billboards invite you to leap through them, while the game’s garage sits waiting to be discovered at various points across the map. The act of taming these cars is made all the more entertaining by their overstated aggressiveness.

Beat your friends.

They’re primitive beasts, snarling and roaring while tyre smoke streams from their bloated wheel arches. You wouldn’t ever want to come across Criterion’s take on a Lamborghini Aventador on a cold, lonely night. And in one of the few throwbacks to the 2005 game with which Most Wanted shares its name, cars can be fully modded. When first discovered they’re in a pure, untampered state, but success in races grants you access to nitro boosts, tuned gearing and a selection of tyres. There’s even the slight creep of Call of Duty here, with different loadouts being better suited to different events.Selecting mods is done via the d-pad (or, if you’re playing on 360 and so inclined, through an unobtrusive and fairly successful implementation of Kinect voice control) as part of the inventive EasyDrive mode. This is a successor to a similar feature in Burnout Paradise that allows for access to in-game options on the fly. Races can be selected, multiplayer can be hopped into and cars swapped around while the road unfurls towards you – a seamlessness that’s only broken when you inevitably meander into the scenery. It is, being a Criterion production, extremely boisterous too. Races are kinetic affairs that spit out more sparks than a foundry at full tilt as the street furniture is mulched through by angry fenders and tyres.Warhammer 40000 Darktide

Need For Speed Most Wanted Free Download GAMESPACK.NET

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But beneath all this surface sound and fury the combat that’s been a staple of Burnout games – and that was divided so neatly in Hot Pursuit – feels a little muted. There are a couple of reasons why. The takedown camera that has been Criterion’s tag for so long has been rudely excised, and without the dual purpose of Hot Pursuit’s game of cops and robbers – in Most Wanted, you’re always the robber and never the cop – there’s no neat web of power-ups to work through, with the modding options making for a slightly less satisfying substitute. Fairhaven’s never quite as rich as Paradise, either, or as diverse as Hot Pursuit’s Seacrest County. Offline races are limited to only four real types, while events are strictly limited to five per car – great if you want to explore the limits of Most Wanted’s garage, but frustrating if you find yourself attached to any one ride in particular. There is a single spine that runs through Most Wanted’s solo mode, though. Throughout Fairhaven there are 10 vehicles that can be raced and, if you manage to beat them and then shut them down, unlocked. Each of these Most Wanted events becomes available once a certain threshold is met with the game’s Speed Points, a currency that’s dealt out with forceful generosity. I love a good racing game.

Test your urban handling skills.

Especially an open-world one. Collecting a wide variety of cool cars and aimlessly roaring through a game world at high speed is one of gaming’s most simple, rewarding experiences. Perhaps the quintessential example of the open world racing game is 2008’s Burnout Paradise. Criterion’s swansong mainline entry into the beloved Burnout series provided limitless intense moments, a varied and massive open world, and a genuine sense of fun and personality. Fast-forward 4 years, and the Burnout series is all but dead (we had Crash in 2011, but we won’t talk about that). Criterion have developed a reboot of 2005’s Need For Speed: Most Wanted. This would be their second game developed for the storied NFS franchise, and, while it shares a name with the older game, it has much more in common with Criterion’s beloved 2008 work. Most Wanted 2012 is oft-lauded as a spiritual successor to Burnout Paradise, sharing many gameplay elements as well as Criterion’s signature racing game stylings. So, how does the Most Wanted reboot fare against its older half-brother? The game plays a lot like Burnout Paradise in many ways.

Race around an open world in a bevy of cars, take down rival drivers, find and smash billboards and security gates, etc. There are a few key differences from it’s spiritual predecessor, however. Firstly, the cars in this one are real, licensed cars – to be expected of NFS, but a welcome change from Paradise’s vague lookalikes. The range of cars on offer is great – muscle cars, hot hatches and exotic supercars are among the wide selection. I applaud Criterion particularly for their decision to include a few zippy kit cars like the Ariel Atom and Caterham Superlight – darting around the map in these cars is an absolute blast. Another difference is in how you acquire cars. In this game, you just… find them. Certain parked cars (in what’s called “Jack Spots”) can be found and driven, with the car being added to your EasyDrive menu, allowing you to fast travel to that Jack Spot and set off at any time. Some of the more important cars (the eponymous “Most Wanted”) have to be beaten in an unlockable race and then taken down Burnout-style, but the majority of the cars in the game are unlocked via Jack Spots. It’s certainly a novel mechanic, but I feel like it takes an element of challenge away from unlocking the cars.

Need For Speed Most Wanted Free Download GAMESPACK.NET

Need For Speed Most Wanted Free Download GAMESPACK.NET

EasyDrive, by the way, is the game’s menu system. Races, car customization, the cars themselves and more are all accessed via a menu that opens in the top-left corner of the screen without pausing the game. I imagine this was an attempt to make for a more streamlined game experience without pauses, but the idea loses its lustre the first time you attempt to use it while driving and end up making friends with the nearest brick wall. A sobering commentary on phone use while driving, perhaps? The actual racing gameplay itself is perfectly solid. It’s a little less forgiving than Paradise, and gone are the various air spins possible in that game, but it’s traded for a drifting system that feels really satisfying to master and an enhanced sense of speed. The cars all handle very differently, so playing around with every car and deciding which one you like the most is a genuinely neat experience. Returning from Burnout are takedowns, allowing you to put rival vehicles out of commission for a short time. The crashing feels a little less intense in this one, with more rigid car models replacing the satisfying softbody simulation in Paradise. It’s an unfortunate compromise, but understandable considering the cars in this game have actual people in them.Choo Choo Charles

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