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Need for Speed: The Run on 360

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Need for Speed: The Run is a Racing game available on the 360.

Need for Speed: The Run is a Racing game. Racing games, although sometimes seen as a sporting sub category, are a well established video game genre in their own right.


Need for Speed: The Run

Need for Speed The Run gives the original developer, EA's Black Box, a chance to show what they can do with the franchise -- with everyone else having had a go, it only seems fair. The biggest risk here is not that it will be a bad game, but that the Need for Speed brand will finally hit its saturation point and evaporate into thin air.

Having split the Need for Speed offering into three racing brands (NFS: Shift, NFS: Nitro and NFS: World) in 2010 and then diversified further earlier this year (with NFS: Hot Pursuit and NFS: Shift 2) there is no stopping the unstoppable will of ever more variants of EA's chief racing franchise.
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Previous news:
NFS: Shift
NFS: Nitro
NFS: World
NFS: Hot Pursuit
NFS: Shift 2


Novel Gamer review Fri, 01 Jul 2011

Need for Speed: The Run blends traditional racing with action-movie sensibilities, tense storyline and even some non-driving interactions to create an unusual driving game.

It's not the first time a racing game has attempted to inject some storyline into its main story campaign (ed: and not the first Need For Speed game). However, the kind of narrative spun by driving sims normally tells the story of a rookie driver working their way from the little leagues up to the big time (ed: oh the humanity!).
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