First reviews arrive for Criterion’s Need for Speed: Most Wanted
While Assassin’s Creed 3 is getting high scores, Ubisoft shouldn’t be all to convinced that we’ll see the game take over the lead in the sales charts by next week as also Criterion’s Need for Speed: Most Wanted which is due for release this week is getting some positive words from the press.
The average metacritic score at the time of writing is 85% on the main consoles, and 82% on PC. A short scores overview:
- IGN: 90
- Edge Magazine: 90
- Game Informer: 90
- VideoGamer: 90
- Destructoid: 85
- Official Xbox Magazine: 85
- Official Xbox Magazine UK: 80
- Joystiq: 80
- Eurogamer: 80
- Giant Bomb: 80
- Playstation Official Magazine UK: 80
- GamesRadar: 80
- GameSpot: 75
It’s worth noting that Need for Speed: Most Wanted gets more 90+ scores from publications like IGN and Edge than Assassin’s Creed 3 did, while AC3 gets higher scores with lesser known publications.
Joystiq sums up quite well what we ourselves have been thinking all along about Most Wanted since the first trailers hit the web: it’s more Burnout than it is Need for Speed:
Need for Speed: Most Wanted is the next Burnout game fans have clamoring for – it may not say so on the box, but everything about it screams Burnout. The feel of the cars, the physics and the eclectic mix of multiplayer modes are all undeniably Criterion qualities, the things old fans love and the properties that convert new fans with every studio release.