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Need for Speed: The Run PC Game

  • EA
  • T - Teen
  • Genre Racing
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Model

Brand
EA
Model
014633195903

Spec

Name
Need for Speed: The Run
ESRB Rating
T - Teen
Genre
Racing

Features

Features
It's called The Run. Three-thousand miles of unforgiving asphalt from San Francisco to New York. No speed limits. No rules. No allies. Armed with just his guts and instinct, Jack battles a field of the most notorious drivers ever assembled. Dense city streets, icy mountain passes and narrow canyons push his driving skills to the limit. Relentlessly hunted by the police, as well as the men who want him dead, Jack is racing for his life.

From the Golden Gate to the Empire State - Compete in The Run, an illicit race across the most iconic and treacherous roads from San Francisco to New York. There are no rules and no allies in the cities, deserts, mountains and canyons than stand between you and the finish line.

You are Jack's Competitive Edge - Jack is in a race for his life, but he's got something the competition doesn't: You. Keep Jack one step ahead of the dangers from his dark past, both inside and outside the car. It's up to you to get Jack to New York in one piece and ahead of the competition.

Beat Your Friends - Connect to Autolog. Compare your times against those that matter most. Compete to be the best. Autolog now tracks your entire career - making every second of every race count in the battle to be the fastest to New York.

Racing Powered by Frostbite 2 - The powerful new Frostbite 2 engine, created by the award-winning DICE studio, advances technical achievements to deliver a gameplay experience with an unprecedented level of visual detail, environmental immersion, and emotional impact.

Compete in High Octane Multi-Player Racing - The most accessible online racing experience ever offered. With matchmaking technology, join races already in progress instead of waiting in lobbies. Create a party with friends, pick a playlist of your favorite challenges and compete for supremacy across every stage of The Run. By mastering all of the playlists you can level up and earn access to exclusive vehicles, upgrades and abilities.

Spec

System Requirements
Minimum System Requirements

OS: Windows Vista (SP2) or Windows 7 (SP1)
DirectX: DirectX 10
Processor: 3.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Equivalent
Memory: 3 GB
Hard Drive: 18 GB
Graphics card (AMD): 512 MB RAM ATI Radeon 4870 or higher performance
Graphics card (NVIDIA): 512 MB RAM NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT or higher performance
Sound card: DirectX Compatible
Keyboard or Gamepad or Steering Wheel
DVD Rom Drive
Online: 512 KBPS or faster Internet connection

Recommended System Requirements

OS: Windows 7 SP1 64-bit
DirectX: DirectX 11
Processor: 3.0 Mhz Intel Core 2 Quad or AMD Equivalent
Memory: 4 GB
Hard Drive: 18 GB
Graphics card (AMD): 1024 MB RAM ATI Radeon 6950
Graphics card (NVIDIA): 1024 MB RAM NVIDIA GeForce GTX560
Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
Keyboard or Gamepad or Steering Wheel
DVD Rom Drive
Online: 512 KBPS or faster Internet connection

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  • Stephen S.
  • 1/22/2013 4:28:34 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNeed for speed game

Pros: none

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: game will not run it sucks

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  • Michael R.
  • 1/12/2013 7:47:57 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNot The Best!!!

Pros: The only good thing I like about this game are the tracks. Better designed than any game in the franchise. The off-road and snow elements are great, and the extra surroundings (i.e., corn fields - I think - in Vegas) you can drive through makes the race seem more realistic.

Cons: The in-game driving is horrible. One of the worst I've have played. Response from my Logitech F310 gamepad is slow, which makes maneuvering and avoiding collisions extremely hard.

Also, the online multi-player is not that great. Higher level players with the best cars can race against lower level players with the slower cars. You're at a real disadvantage and might find yourself not finishing a lot of races.

Oh, and the reset feature, is annoying too. I can't stand all that resetting during a race. What was EA and Origin thinking? It needs to be disabled.

Other Thoughts: For the most part, it's not a bad game, if your can get the handling right. This problem needs to fixed as well. I can barely steer the car. I've owned most of the games in this franchise, and the handling is no where near the 1st Most Wanted and Carbon. I think I'll try the new Most wanted and hope that this one is much better.

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  • Russell S.
  • 12/25/2012 7:21:29 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery Good

Pros: Just plain fun! Addicting! Fun MP action. I bought the regular version from Newegg and they shipped me the Limited Edition version!!! It was just 5.99 including shipping.

Cons: None.

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  • Ian B.
  • 12/4/2012 7:23:24 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsMiddle of the road

Pros: This game is well made. EA's strategy of going back and forth between Black Box and Criterion Games is working very well for quality standards of the NFS titles.

This particular edition comes with all of the DLC/extra goodies so you get the full experience without the extra effort.

Has challenge modes for quick play so you're not limited to just playing online or campaign mode.

Runs great on my low-rent system.

Cons: I would not have purchased this game if it wasn't $6
Its good and I don't regret buying it, but the player experience is a bit numb and disconnected in places. Its not the type of game you want to spend all night playing.

If you do decide to power through it you'll be disappointed with how short it is. There were obviously many chances to include deeper story arcs for more varied gameplay, but it is clear the game was cut for time.

Requires the installation of Origin to play.

Other Thoughts: For $6 this is a great value.

System Specs
Win7 x32
2gb DDR2 @ 800mhz
2.53ghz e7200 Wolfdale
Gigabyte ep35-ds3l
MSI GTX 460

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  • Michael Q.
  • 11/21/2012 8:03:55 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFANTASTIC !!!

Pros: Graphics and Handling Awesome. If you have the correct CONTROLLER DRIVER this Game Rocks
Got Thrustmaster Windows 7 driver and is smooth driving. BUY THIS Simulation.
The bad reviews of controller issues is due to Windows substituting game pad driver for wheel or joystick.

Cons: None if you have the proper Driver For Windows 7 & 8.
Maybe same in Cista. Defaults all Windows 7 Steering Wheels to be a pain in the brain GAME PAD CONTROLLER.\I was upset at first seeing all the reviews complaining about Contoller not right or showing as game pad. That's Windows 7 & 8 doing it, Not this game.

Other Thoughts: Tried with Microsoft Sidewinder Precision Wheel. No good. Because Microsoft QUIT SUPPORTING ONE NICE STEERING WHEEL.
I had Game Pad /Keyboard only. I could not change pad settings or keyboard driving ONLY.Got Thrustmaster Windows 7 driver and is smooth driving. BUY THIS Simulation.

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/12/2012 11:35:33 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggsI can't control the car!!!!

Pros: Looks like it would be fun if I could drive the @#&*# car with by Logitech 3D Pro joystick.

Cons: If you are an old joystick operator like myself (fifties) and if you do not want to learn the ways of the gaming pads, then stay away from this. I love NFS Most Wanted, Carbon was ok, and a number of older NFS and other racing titles, but have not purchased anything new since GRID which is my favorite. I stayed away from some of the later NFS titles but thought I would give The Run a try as it was on sale at Best Buy for under $20. One word, Origin, is all I have to say. Boy has EA gone down hill. The controller needs to be a game pad to play the game. I could not get my driver out of the compactor no matter what I did with programming the buttons on my Logitech 3D Pro joystick that I have gotten good at over the years. You have been warned.

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/16/2012 10:06:27 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGreat game, just not on PC

Pros: -Amazing graphics
-Cool selection of cars
-Fun driving game

Cons: -Another EA title designed for consoles with PC as an afterthought
-'X', 'Y' and 'Start' buttons on a PC? REALLY?
-Could have been longer

Other Thoughts: Tired of PC gamers continuing to get the shaft. I'd almost prefer if they just stop supporting PC platform for select games altogether (ie Madden). At least it would save me $$ and aggrevation.

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  • Mark T.
  • 11/21/2011 4:47:58 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggsNFS - The Run

Pros: Looks great on the Frostbite 2 engine although I could argue the style of the Shift series looks better.

Cons: If you're a fan of the NFS series, don't buy this. It feels like a cheap arcade game. Remember the RUSH series for N64?...
It is NOT like Most Wanted (PS2) or Hot Pursuit (NFSIII, PS1).
They had a fantastic physics engine in Shift 1/2 and completely threw it out the window. Why???? The game handles worse than any other NFS I've ever played.

Other Thoughts: I'd sell it right now for $10 if it wasn't linked to my Origin account.

I am a huge fan of the series but I realize they are known to release total flops. I'm saddened to see that this is one of those flops.

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  • lei Z.
  • 11/20/2011 9:28:19 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

2 out of 5 eggsNo good

Pros: This is game has great graphic good sound and control...beautiful scenes make you make you want to slow down and take a better look...non stop actions that will glue you to your chair...

Cons: The game is way to short, I finished the game in less than 5 hours (racing time 2 hour 10 min with 105 return to check point so you know I am not a great driver)

Other Thoughts: Of course there is other little things that I do not care...but still this is a game that made too short

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