Need For Speed: Most Wanted (2012)

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

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Need For Speed: Most Wanted's Online Pass does not restrict players from accessing the game's multiplayer. Instead, it stops those without one from earning any Speed Points during multiplayer sessions.

Activating the single-use code, which is included with all new copies of Need For Speed: Most Wanted, lets players "progress [their] multiplayer Speedlevel and earn Speed Points from multiplayer sessions," used to unlock cars in the game's multiplayer.

Any Speed Points earned in multiplayer are also aggregated with those earned in the game's single player to help players work their way up the Most Wanted list.

Without an Online Pass, players will still have access to Most Wanted's multiplayer options, including online races, speed tests and challenges. Autolog functionality is also available to players without an Online Pass.

The system functions similarly to SSX's Online Pass, which stopped players without the pass from earning credits in the game's multiplayer.

Online Passes typically lock players out of a game's multiplayer component altogether.

Need For Speed: Most Wanted launches on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC and PlayStation Vita this Friday. A Wii U version is due for release next year.

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munkee@ Wido

I played Most Wanted at Eurogamer Expo. It definitely felt different.

The Hot Pursuit cars were built to race fast down straight lines and are very drifty in the corners. The Most Wanted cars feel heavier and a bit more clunky. At first I didn't like them. But, you realise very soon that they are made to allow last minute decisions, very quickly. The handbrake will be your friend ;P

Again, Hot Pursuit is all about long strips of tarmac and high speeds down the lanes. Most Wanted will have you bouncing over pavements, tearing up dusty building sites, smashing through signposts and back into the traffic.

They might look similar. But, they are very different games :)
Posted 09:58 on 31 October 2012
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I've always liked the idea of online passes and this online pass has been done correctly. Im quite surprised that NFS is out this week as well. Watching gameplay videos has convinced me to get this game, though Forza Horizon is easily filling my fuel tank on racing games so far. I wonder how much difference Criterion have put into Most Wanted, to make sure it differinates < spelling? From Hot Pursuit. I am getting strong vibes from HP no shadow of a doubt.
Posted 08:02 on 31 October 2012
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I said it when SSX came out and ill say it again here. This is an online pass done correctly. If you don't want to buy one, then you lose nothing. But, you will be rewarded for giving your money back to the publishers. Seems fair to me.
Posted 20:16 on 30 October 2012

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Technical Specs
Release Date: 02/11/2012
Developer: Criterion
Publisher: EA
Genre: Racing
Rating: PEGI 7+
Site Rank: 186 3
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