Need For Speed - No Limits! The Ultimate Racing Game!

If you’re a Fast & Furious fan, who has a thing for fast cars and drifting then we’ve got just the game for you. Need for speed - no limits, has the series coasting back over familiar turf, resurrecting the spirit of 2003 & 2004 successful underground versions. 

It indeed is a more clearly distinct game when compared to the previously launched versions.  The game looks incredible due to its clear and engaging visuals as well as sounds fantastic. The controls are standard arcade fare, but developers have added a dose of nuance by letting the players tune their cars for either grip or drift. Although, the single-player mode is good the multi-player component under-delivers and cannot be unlocked until you reach a specific level in the game, which is a bit annoying.

Once you’ll start the game, you will be slightly taken aback by the very beautiful graphics, while racing through pretty soaked streets here is really going to be an experience you’ll relish. The game sounds almost nearly as good as it looks. However, the sudden jarring transitions from the dead of night to pre-dawn and then back are slightly ill-conceived. 

The eclectic roster of cars is only a fraction of what’s on offer and has a little something for most gearheads out there. The garage spots are limited to 5 but the focus here isn’t collecting, it's perfecting one’s game. If we talk about performance customization, it's the basic kind, bolt in everything you’re allowed to purchase and your car will go faster. However, visual customization comes with additional options. The user can sweep around the car, swap external panels, add flare defenders, install canards, adjust stance, and more. 

There’s also a free-form delivery editor, which definitely beats heavy to make do with simple preset designs and wraps. However, the game doesn’t allow the user to modify everything. The present customization options come with several basic shooting options that one can use to alter their car's driving characteristics.

The game’s lite narrative plays out in a series of short live-action cutscenes, brimming with excessive energy drinking and hashtags. There are five main characters, with each representing a different one of Need for Speed’s five themed racing threads. All of these threads lead to an encounter with a real-life automotive icon, which makes the game interesting. 

I liked the outlaw thread because it's a mix of all the race types the game offers, with the cops tailing your car. The cop action is scaled back from hot pursuit and rivalry. Additionally, the game includes 79 main events, with collectibles that could be cooler and feature a less robust multiplayer mode.

The game requires a constant internet connection to work, even if you’re planning to play solo. You can race other players in your session if you catch them and they agree to it and you can form or join crews to run with friends. On the downside, there’s no automatic matchmaking for players who just want to race grids of random players online. Due to the game being online, the user can’t even pause the game which is kind of frustrating for the player but if you shift between windows, it automatically pauses the game and allows you to resume from where you left.

If I talk about the control in detail, they’re easy to learn and get used to. There’s not much complexity there, the game has an overall friendly UI that guides the player through the game and its different menus. 

In conclusion, the game looks the part, sounds the part, and is surprisingly reverent to real-world car culture. But beneath the game’s flashy exterior it’s actually quite a thin package overall.

Ratings: 4.2/5         


  • Amazing graphics
  • Easy controls
  • Multiplayer modes
  • Compelling interface


  • In-app purchases
  • Cannot be played without the internet


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