The Need for Speed franchise is one of the most well-known racing game series, published by Electronic Arts. Since its inception, the franchise has captivated racing enthusiasts with its high-speed gameplay and immersive world. Racing games usually don't have anything outside of putting players in races because there's not much else they can do. However, when racing in Need for Speed Heat, players are not only faced with the challenge of winning races but also navigating the underground world of street racing.
The Need for Speed (NFS) series has been the benchmark for arcade racing games ever since the first title in the iconic franchise was released in 1994. Need for Speed Heat continues this tradition by offering players a thrilling and adrenaline-pumping experience. Set in the fictional open-world city of Palm City, the game allows players to compete in both legal and illegal races, pushing their cars to the limit and evading the police.
Verdict. While Need for Speed Heat feels a little more like a mosaic of existing concepts rather than something especially trendsetting, Ghost Games has managed to create an enjoyable and engaging racing experience. The game features a day and night cycle, where players can earn money and reputation during the day, and risk it all in intense illegal street races at night. The police presence is intensified during night races, adding an extra layer of excitement and challenge.