Review Roundup: Need For Speed: Heat is One of the More Impressive Titles in the Long-Running Franchise

EA has their latest racing title to hit the market in the form of Need for Speed: Heat, and for the most part it looks like the game is performing with some mixed reviews.

Known for its racing gameplay, Need for Speed: Heat brings back the game to its roots with cops chases, epic racing tracks, and some new features exclusive to this title. One of the biggest features in the game is the Day and Night cycle which will have players performing different objectives on the time of day. Reviewers are saying that the game is one of the more impressive titles coming out from the franchise, however at the same time, it doesn’t bring major heat to the series.

Down below are some of the most respectable gaming sites in the industry, check out the highlights for their reviews on EA’s latest racing title — Need For Speed: Heat:


IGN 80

While Need for Speed Heat feels a little more like a mosaic of existing concepts rather than something especially trendsetting, Ghost has certainly scraped these ideas from some of the most-loved games in the now 25-year-old series. Heat doesn’t always sizzle but it’s definitely much hotter than I’d expected. This is easily the most impressive Need for Speed game in many years.

VG247 80

For the first time in years, Need For Speed has remembered why people used to play it so religiously, and recognised the more recent elements that put them off. I’ll take a missed checkpoint or a dodgy police bust now and again in exchange for a return to Underground’s unlock structure and tuner fetishism; for Hot Pursuit’s high stakes chases; for an EA release in 2019 without an RNG element designed to slow progress.

GamesRadar+ 70

Great modding and a decent game engine can’t disguise the tired story and simplistic driving.

USgamer 60

Need for Speed Heat is a conglomeration Need for Speeds past. A little Payback, a little Rivals, a little Hot Pursuit, a little Underground. The result is a good foundation to build upon, but weird AI issues, a lack of variety in events, and some poor tuning in cop chases mean it’s not great. Maybe next gen will see Ghost Games bringing a little more real heat.

Need for Speed Heat is the twenty-fourth entry in the long-running Need for Speed franchise and will throw players in the driver’s seat as you compete in street races earning cash, customize their very own vehicles, and outrun the cops.

Rev up your engines and join in the race when Need for Speed Heat as it is now available on all platforms! Are you going to pick up this title? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: Metacritic