Need For Speed: Most Wanted Review Round-Up- Plus New Demo Released On Xbox Live And PSN

By Juan G. Rodriguez , Updated Nov 14, 2012 09:37 AM EST

EA and Criterion Games' new open-world racing video game, Need for Speed: Most Wanted recently released on Oct. 30 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation Vita, iOS and Android. There will also be a Nintendo Wii U version shipping early next year.

The game is only now getting a demo on Xbox Live and PlayStation Network. The single-player demo lets gamers drive the following cars: Aston Martin V12 Vantage, Porsche 911 Carrera S, Audi R8 GT Spyder, and the Ford Focus RS500.

So before you download the demo check out what the game scored from several sites' reviews of Need for Speed: Most Wanted.

IGN says that the new game can at times feel aimless, but also that cars handle brilliantly. IGN says, "Most Wanted is all about deviation and deviance. It's the racing game for people who don't tend to like racing games. You're not punished for missing that apex or abandoning that nagging racing line. It's undoubtedly one of the year's most exhilarating experiences." IGN gives the game a 9-out-10 score and call it "fast, frenetic, furious and friendly."

The Official PlayStation Magazine UK says, "It's achieved a vicious racing experience that thrills so much more than it frustrates, and it's pushed vehicular multiplayer forward significantly, setting the bar so high it's hard to imagine who can better it. Add me to your friends list, and let's trash this place." The magazine gives the game an 8-out-of-10 score.

Video game website Joystiq says, "Need for Speed: Most Wanted is the next Burnout game fans have clamoring for - it may not say so on the box, but everything about it screams Burnout. If you enjoy Criterion's work, or arcade racing in general, head on down to Fairhaven. Just keep an eye on the rear-view." Joystiq gives the game 4-out-of-5 stars.

Game Informer praises the game's multiplayer and said "part of the beauty of this game is that there is no such thing as an unfair ending. Whether you're dominating your opponents or barrel rolling your way through a race, you're getting what you wanted - a game, that win or lose, goes all out getting there." Game informer gives the game a 9-out-of-10 score.

Aggregating website Metacritic currently has the game rated at 84 percent for the PlayStation 3, while the Xbox 360 version of the game is rated at 85 percent.

You can check out the game's official trailer and comment on your expierence with the open-world racer below...

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