Need for Speed Prostreet Review
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Need for Speed Prostreet box art
System: PSP, X360, PS3, Wii, PS2 Review Rating Legend
Dev: Black Box 1.0 - 1.9 = Avoid 4.0 - 4.4 = Great
Pub: EA 2.0 - 2.4 = Poor 4.5 - 4.9 = Must Buy
Release: Feb. 18, 2008 2.5 - 2.9 = Average 5.0 = The Best
Players: 1-4 3.0 - 3.4 = Fair
ESRB Rating: Everyone 10+ 3.5 - 3.9 = Good

Along with money, you will earn points that you can use to increase your driver's attributes. This is called the driver induction system, and it serves to make your character more skilled in racing. It's a leveling-up process similar to a RPG. The character that you choose at the outset will directly affect your performance. Choosing a less experienced driver is like choosing an easy difficulty setting. You'll get more assistance from the CPU. The hardened veteran is on his own, and while it may be tougher to race with less assistance, you'll be rewarded with more money and points for your efforts.

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ProStreet is loaded with racing modes, but aside from the Career mode, they all pale in comparison to the multiplayer modes. You can play wireless ad-hoc, or online. As the game becomes popular you shouldn't have any trouble finding a racing partner. The game bends over backwards to assist getting you into a race. I didn't experience any latency or other problems. The game ran smoothly on all accounts.

Graphically the game is impressive. The tracks are huge and filled with colorful detail. The only complaint that I have is the motion blur that occurs when you're approaching top speed. What is supposed to convey a sense of speed manages instead to instill motion sickness in the player, in addition to obscuring the cool looking graphics. You can import your own tunes, so you had better not complain about the music. The roar of the engines and the squeals of the tires are almost as impressive as the graphics, even without headphones. All components mesh together like a finely tuned machine.

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Need For Speed ProStreet may not break new ground, but it treads it like never before.

By Cole Smith
CCC Senior Writer

RATING OUT OF 5
RATING DESCRIPTION
4.4
Graphics
Bright, colorful and nicely detailed. Great damage model. Terrible blurring.
4.0
Control
Use both control systems, the nub and the D-pad to make the best of it.
4.5
Music / Sound FX / Voice Acting
Import your own tunes. Engines and tires squeals are realistic.
4.7
Play Value
Great playing racing game. Lots of replay value online.
4.6
Overall Rating - Must Buy
Not an average. See Rating legend above for a final score breakdown.

Game Features:

  • Need for Speed ProStreet boasts impeccable precision and impressively detailed photo-realistic graphics, effectively transporting you to the center of the action.
  • It pushes the "Autosculpt" technology to a new level, allowing you to directly impact your car's performance for the first time as well as personalize its appearance.
  • Need for Speed ProStreet is a true taste of raw adrenaline and racing with consequences. Every dent, every scratch, and every crumpled body panel is a battle scar, proof of your commitment and competitive mettle.
  • With an aggressive and skilled A.I. system, you become immersed in an unmatched believable race experience.
  • Add in a revolutionary online mode that will redefine the meaning of competitive social play, and Need for Speed ProStreet is the ultimate formula for an emotionally charged street racing showdown.


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