Need For Speed: Most Wanted (2012)

Need For Speed: Most Wanted (2012) News for Xbox 360

On: Xbox 360PS3PCWii UPS VitaiPhone
Review Verdict Read Review
9Out of 10
Back to game info
Need For Speed: Most Wanted (2012) screenshot
Need For Speed: Most Wanted (2012) screenshot

The first details on the PlayStation Vita version of Need For Speed: Most Wanted have been revealed via a listing on GAME.

According to the retailer, the handheld version will contain "Vita exclusive features", including Vita-specific events and challenges that you can play using the front and rear touch pads.

Car-crashing mini-games, perhaps?

Players will also be able to use the Vita's front camera to take their Autolog picture and use the built-in microphone to chat with friends online.

The rest of the game, however, appears to be fairly similar to the home console versions, with open-world racing/chasing, "non-stop multiplayer" and the integration of Autolog 2, the next version of Criterion's fantastic social networking feature.

Earlier today, Criterion told us that Most Wanted will feature "all the best shit" from Burnout.

Need For Speed: Most Wanted launches on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita and PC on November 2.

New stuff to check out


To add your comment, please login or register

User Comments

wazup113's Avatar


I know i will buy this for the vita as long as it isnt only a step up from the iOS game. i am getting forza horizon because it looks better than most wanted and also dont have a ps3 and only 1 friend is getting most wanted while another "real life" friend will get it but everybody in m crew in forza 4 will get it
Posted 11:18 on 04 October 2012
HamAnEggs's Avatar


Was there anything said on what the graphics will be like? I hope theyre close to the consoles graphics and not the psp's
Posted 21:31 on 19 July 2012
guyderman's Avatar

guyderman@ pblive

I didn't realise that Legends wasn't compatible with the Vita - glad you mentioned it - it was gonna be one of my next PSP purchases for the Vita!
Posted 09:15 on 08 June 2012
dav2612's Avatar


Have to agree with the praise for Burnout Legends. Dominator is not quite as good.

And good to see Most Wanted hit the Vita but I'll be ignoring it in favour of the PS3 edition.
Posted 08:52 on 08 June 2012


They've got an online bundle for Assassins Creed III on PSN, but it's still pretty expensive.

I'd buy both because I can't use my PS3 on the bus or at work or while I'm out of my house. What they really need, though, is a different set of maps for the vita game to encourage gamers to buy both. Assassins Creed III will be a completely different story for the Vita, with a female protagonist, and that really works well.

But sometimes handheld players just want a good version of a console game to play on the move.
Posted 23:25 on 07 June 2012
guyderman's Avatar

guyderman@ munkee

I can understand your concerns and I must admit that I have no idea at this point which way I will lean when it comes to buying one of them - they should do a code in with the PS3 copy that allows you to DL the Vita version for a lower price - I know it would never happen but you can't help but wish!
Posted 22:26 on 07 June 2012
munkee's Avatar


I didn't try the PSP Burnout. I only have very few titles for the PSP and my racing game was Ridge Racer 2 (Which is excellent by the way). I might pick up a second hand copy if I see one while browsing the shops.

I'm not sure how I feel about the Vita Most Wanted. I think it's great that it's coming to the Vita as its a top title for the platform to recieve. What bothers me is that it's a port and not a unique Vita title. Im obviously super excited for Most Wanted and I'm 100% likely to buy it for the Playstation. So then, do I need the Vita version as well?

I wonder how many people would be likely to buy this version instead of the living room console version, or even as well as. I worry that if the answer is not too many, then will it reflect badly on Vita software sales as a whole and convince more developers not to risk working with the platform.
Posted 21:47 on 07 June 2012

pblive@ guyderman

Me too, Burnout Legends was great. Shame it's still not a Vita compatible title.
Posted 21:25 on 07 June 2012
guyderman's Avatar


Really look forward to seeing more on this - loved Burnout on the PSP!!!
Posted 18:41 on 07 June 2012


Hey, proper in-game voice chat on a handheld. That's great news. Not sure about mini-games, but the rest is great, another top Vita game to add to my list.
Posted 18:31 on 07 June 2012

Game Stats

Technical Specs
Release Date: 02/11/2012
Developer: Criterion
Publisher: EA
Genre: Racing
Rating: PEGI 7+
Site Rank: 192 14
View Full Site