Need for Speed: The Run trailer outruns cars and Mother Nature

It takes a pretty talented driver to outrace someone in a high-powered sports car on a snow covered mountain road, but it takes a different kind of driver to try and outrace 10 tons of falling snow. To be fair though, watching a bright orange BMW M3 GTS and an Audi R8 slam into barriers and each other as they drift through sleet and ice is pretty exciting. Though if I’d plunked the cash down for one of these in real life, I’d probably just carefully cruise around at 35 mph, terrified of scratches and speeding tickets.

Need for Speed: The Run, along with Battlefield 3, is one of the first games using the new Frostbite 2 engine, and it’s clearly doing its job rendering that avalanche and deforming the snow on the road. The game puts you in the shoes of Jack Rourke as he attempts to win a cross country race from SF to NY. Check out our hands-on preview for a more in-depth look.

Aug 16, 2011




  • 435 - August 17, 2011 9:31 p.m.

    @Robx: My breath caught a bit when I saw that. The poor, poor R8. D:
  • Robx - August 16, 2011 10:03 p.m.

    DID YOU SEE 1:25? JESUS! ...that poor Audi!... Huh? What driver?
  • therawski - August 16, 2011 9:47 p.m.

    Sadly, this probably won't be as cool as Cannonball Run. On a serious note the gameplay out off vehicles has to be as interesting as in vehicles for this to fly and I'm sure it's not going to impress beyond graphics, this makes me want the new SSX more.
  • icePOPPA - August 16, 2011 8:35 p.m.

    What the shit, at first i was going to easily brush this game off due to the ridiculous winter games schedule, but now with this amazing looking shit..i...just dont know what to do, my as well quit school and start robbing banks cause i dont know where im gonna find the damn time and money
  • Dman3981 - August 16, 2011 8:24 p.m.

    That video was so awesome that my computer couldn't handle it. But seriously gamesradar can you add an option to your videos for lower resolution, my computer can't handle your videos and Im tired of reading your article then searching youtube for the video. But back to the game, I know people are pissed about the running sections and all of this new stuff but Im glad they are trying new stuff each time trying to keep it fresh.

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