Need for Speed ProStreet review

Reality isn't all it's cracked up to be

GamesRadar+ Verdict


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    Deep customization of cars

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    Breakneck speed

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    Looks spiffy


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    Unforgiving physics

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    No more illegal racing

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    Pointless minigames

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Dec 5, 2007

We’re told EA are ahead of the game on this one. Ask anyone driving a bright pink Toyota with plastic bits glued to it and they’ll tell you: street racing is so last year.

As the street racing scene has grown in popularity, its identity as an illegal, marginalised activity has slipped in favour of big money track days and corporate sponsorship. It has the faint whiff of selling out to it, really. Fittingly, ProStreet is the legitimisation of Need For Speed - retaining all the marvelous tuning and customisation options from the previous games and races against grown men with names like ‘Gustavo’ and ‘Dominik-with-a-k’, but shifted from the open cities and policed streets of Most Wanted and Carbon, and onto the track.

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DescriptionWelcome back Need for Speed! It's been a long time since you've left us with a headache and sore thumbs. We've missed your awesome graphics and superior racing gameplay.
Franchise nameNeed for Speed
UK franchise nameNeed for Speed
Platform"PS3","PS2","Wii","PSP","DS","Xbox 360","PC"
US censor rating"Everyone 10+","Everyone 10+","Everyone 10+","Everyone 10+","Everyone 10+","Everyone 10+","Everyone 10+"
UK censor rating"","","","","","",""
Release date1 January 1970 (US), 1 January 1970 (UK)