Ready to hit the accelerator? Today is the day EA and Ghost Games release Need For Speed Payback on all the popular platforms…how’d it do with critics?
GamesRadar gave it a 3.5 out of 5 and said, ” Need for Speed Payback is a game with a brilliant story at its core. Silly, over the top and a little bit self-indulgent, but in a fantastic action movie way. It works and you’ll enjoy every car chase, nitrous boost and quippy millennial line. It just misses the mark by adding RPG elements into an arcade racer and making the best cars always just out of reach.”
IGN scored NFSP a 5.9 out of 10 and commented, “Need for Speed Payback is a big, competent, and confident arcade racer but it’s really let down by its linear cop chases, its overwrought and insidious upgrade system, its dreadful dialogue, and its superficial action sequences. It feels fine and it looks flashy, but Payback really went all-in on its direct-to-DVD revenge tale and it was a bust for me.”
Gamespot was even less impressed and tossed the game a 5 out of 10, saying this: “The simple, almost retro, handling model provides occasional bouts of fun, but it’s never enough to escape Payback’s flaws, with an unwillingness to let you partake in its most hair-raising moments, and a general drabness that seeps into every layer of the game. Fast and Furious, this is not; and that’s a disappointing outcome.”
Need For Speed Payback is available now for Playstation 4, XBox One and PC.