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Need for Speed Rivals

Putting aside the fact that the game looks absolutely amazing (on PS4), when I started playing I was having a hard time wrapping my head around the chaos I was encountering: I’m driving around, shit is happening all over, what do I do? But as I started getting a better feel for the UI and goals I was handed, and started to familiarize myself with the “world” (yes, it’s a connected world, not a series of tracks), I fell in love. This game is crazy fun, and feels incredibly alive, with the multiplayer seamlessly integrated within “regular” play. Also, I don’t usually have as much fun playing the cops in the NFS games (like in Hot Pursuit), but I started REALLY enjoying it here, cruising around in my Aston Martin Vanquish cop car, chasing down fools. Certainly a must-buy from the PS4 launch lineup – and it just makes me that much more excited for the upcoming The Crew.

By Jean Snow

Production Services Manager at Ubisoft Shanghai. Before that, half a life spent in Tokyo.