Need for Speed™ Rivals
Need For Speed Rivals is an arcade racing game by Electronic Arts published in 2013. In this game, you can experience driving exotic supercars in two career campaigns. Try the hard work of the police interceptor, play cat and mouse with cops, and prove leadership in race rides. You can download Need For Speed Rivals for PS3 and PS4 on PlayStation™Store.
Need For Speed Rivals game graphics are powered by the Frostbite Engine technology. Even in 6 years after the release, visuals still look very realistic due to adaptive lighting that depends on random dynamic weather conditions. In general, NFS Rivals is a very smooth and vibrant racing simulator.
Need For Speed Rivals gameplay is a modernized combination of intercity areas from Most Wanted (2012) that have springboards and speed-traps and the war of police versus racers from Hot Pursuit (2010).
During the game, you can experience the single-player career and multiplayer competitions. In the offline mode, you have to complete such objectives as extreme driving, maneuvers, and races. Cop cars participate in the vast majority of events. There are two types of career. In the first, you have to play as a daredevil driver, while the second presents the opportunity to complete the duties of road interceptors.
You can unlock and ride 75 vehicles that are separated into police and civil categories. Unfortunately, customization options are very poor. You can only purchase various skins for cars. All cars are unique for each faction, except Aston Martin Vanquish. The pleasant thing to mention in this Need For Speed Rivals review is that developers officially returned legendary Ferrari models from Hot Pursuit 2.
Need For Speed Rivals racing game is perfectly optimized for such gamepads, as DualShock models 3 and 4. As usual, you can smoothly control acceleration and brakes to take steep turns. You can also activate brakes and turn assistance. The multiplayer mode flattens all conditions to make races fair.
Replay Value: 5
Need For Speed Rivals full game walkthrough may take about 10 hours. After unlocking all cars, you can try to beat your high scores or join the multiplayer right from the single-player campaign menu. The edge between both modes is transparent and allows you to switch in a couple of clicks.
The Bottom Line
Need For Speed Rivals is an excellent arcade racing simulator with excellently balanced gameplay and powerful multiplayer features. It allows you to master driving for both street racers and police interceptors. You can play the single-player campaign and easily switch over to multiplayer battles with players that match your current level.
- Graphics 5
- Gameplay 4.5
- Controls 5
- Replay Value 5
Realistic weather cycles;
Uncomplicated arcade driving physics;
Two campaigns with different mechanics;
Very interesting singleplayer mode.
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