Need for Speed: The Run takes the form of a high-speed road trip across the USA as players take control of Jack Rourke. Jack is on the run from the mob and, with the aid of his longtime friend Sam, is taking part in a high stakes cross country race to get them off his back. The story mode is short but quite entertaining, but the game also has a “Challenge” mode to keep players coming back for more. Fans of Hot Pursuit might find The Run disappointing as it features a very different playstyle, but those looking to simply drive fast cars through beautiful scenery will enjoy the game.
Gameplay: The races are exciting, but the quick-time events feel very tacked-on.
Graphics: Beautiful cars and some of the best-looking scenery in the series.
Sound: The soundtrack is great, but the voice acting can be a little lackluster