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Need for Speed Unbound

Critics Consensus (Skip It)

Need for Speed Unbound nails what it sets out to do and is one of the better racing experiences of the year – its a beautiful game that doesn’t sacrifice style for substance.

Game Info

Race against time, outsmart the cops, and take on weekly qualifiers to reach The Grand, Lakeshore’s ultimate street racing challenge. Pack your garage with precision-tuned, custom rides and light up the streets with your style, exclusive fits, and a vibrant global soundtrack that bumps in every corner of the world.

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RATING & REVIEWS

Ratings & Reviews

32

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CRITIC REVIEWS

All reviews are from professional critics. Learn more about the critics VSG aggregates.

High Score

97%

Median Score

80%

Low Score

45%
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Richard Wakeling (GameSpot)
December 6, 2022
7/10

Need for Speed Unbound delights with a vibrant new art style and some exciting arcade racing, but familiar issues are as frustrating as an inopportune oil slick.

Shunal Doke (GamingBolt)
December 5, 2022
8/10

Need for Speed Unbound feels like a breath of fresh air. The arcade-style racing has seen quite a significant improvement from its predecessor, and the game’s general styles and sensibilities definitely make it one of the most unique-looking racing games out there. All in all, and this is weird for a Need for Speed game, but there’s little to complain about. The cars feel great to drive in, and just about everything looks gorgeous.

Zack Zwiezen (Kotaku)
December 1, 2022
Recommended

Need for Speed Unbound is unlikely to pull the franchise out from underneath the shadows of bigger, more popular racing games in 2022. But I do think it has a chance of helping the series stand out more. And regardless of if Unbound becomes a big hit or not, it’s a damn fine game with some great ideas that make every race more exciting and every upgrade feel more valuable. And it looks rad the whole time, too.

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Need for Speed Unbound Credits

CREDITS

DIRECTOR(S):

Kieran Crimmins

PRODUCER(S):

Danny Isaac

DESIGNER(S):

Bill Lane

PROGRAMMER(S):

Alex Bailey, Richard Geldard

ARTIST(S):

Darren White

WRITER(S):

Kristen McGorry

COMPOSER(S):

Brodinski

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