IGN just reviewed Most Wanted and awarded a 9.0. We thought we'd bring you some of the highlights, since you're probably getting tired of us telling you how awesome the game is by now!
IGN's Daniel Krupa reviewed the game and focused on the attention to detail, open world and high speed driving thrills in his review. Here's just some of what he had to say:
"The first thing that impresses you about Most Wanted - and there are many highlights to choose from - is the sheer quality and craftsmanship of the game."
"It’s evident in most aspects of the game. It’s been constructed with a fastidious attention to detail. You’ll emerge from winding tunnels into blinding light; flecks of dirt and blades of grass will cling to the screen should you choose to go off-road; the music quality will dip and static will accumulate on your Sat Nav when you venture underground; the warm sunlight skims off rainwater that has pooled on the uneven, cracked tarmac. They’re all little touches – testament to time and energy – but when they all combine, as they frequently do, the result approaches something quite sublime. And you’ll still be able to appreciate it all tearing down the highway at 150 miles per hour."
"Every side of Fairhaven – every sewer and flood drain, bridge and road – is accessible to you right from the beginning, without a single intrusive loading time."
"This is open-world gaming at its most seamless."
"Different sections aren’t crudely welded together with lengthy loading times. You’ll only be pulled out of it when you change cars, enter a race or switch to multiplayer and it never takes more than a few seconds."
"The spectacular is well within reach of even the novice in Most Wanted. Cars handle brilliantly. Once you master drifting and how to use nitrous bursts effectively, you’ll be competitive in most races. Harder races aren’t intimidating with practice and a range of mods unlocked."
"Slow and steady won’t win you races in Most Wanted; only insanely fast and audacious will."
It's great to see reviewers like Daniel embracing the open-ended progression, open world and wild driving experience. Here's what he had to say in summary:
"Fast, frenetic, furious and friendly. It’s undoubtedly one of the year’s most exhilarating experiences."