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Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2005)

A lone street racer must use his talents to rise to the top of the Blacklist, comprised of the 15 most elite drivers in the city of Rockport.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Dzenkiw ... Ronnie (voice)
Josie Maran ... Mia (voice)
Dean McKenzie Dean McKenzie ... Sergeant Cross (voice) (as Dean M. McKenzie)
Derek Hamilton ... Razor (voice)
Kevan Ohtsji ... Toru (voice) (as Kevin Ohstji)
Simone Bailly ... Female Officer (voice)
Jagua Arneja Jagua Arneja ... Additional Voices (voice)
Corin Hanson Corin Hanson ... Additional Voices (voice)
Rebecca Hastings Rebecca Hastings ... Additional Voices (voice)
Aleks Holtz Aleks Holtz ... Additional Voices (voice)
Kari Lakomski Kari Lakomski ... Additional Voices (voice)
Derek McIver Derek McIver ... Additional Voices (voice)
Alfa Ming Alfa Ming ... Additional Voices (voice)
Gina Nguyen Gina Nguyen ... Additional Voices (voice) (as Kaze)
Miguel Preysler Miguel Preysler ... Additional Voices (voice)
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Storyline

The city of Rockport's league of illegal street racers is dominated by the Blacklist, a highly skilled group comprised of the 15 best drivers in the city. A new arrival to the Rockport racing scene loses his car in a rigged race with Razor, #15 on the Blacklist. After a close call with Sergeant Cross of the Rockport Police Department, the challenger must fight his way through the ranks of the Blacklist to reach Razor, who has since used the challenger's original car to reach the top of the Blacklist. Written by rball4042

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Official Sites:

EA Games [United States]

Country:

Canada

Release Date:

November 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Need for Speed: Most Wanted See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Near the end of the game, when Sergeant Cross is ordering his partner to get everyone after the player character, the scene is reminiscent of Gary Oldman in Leon: the Professional See more »

Goofs

When the player finally escapes Rockport, Sergeant Cross puts the blue BMW M3 GTR on the highest possible wanted level and writes into the police report that maximum force is to be used against that car. However, when the player returns to Rockport post-game completion, the BMW is treated as any other car in wanted level, making Sgt. Cross' report obsolete. See more »

Quotes

[after the player defeats Razor and takes the #1 spot on the Blacklist, Razor, furious, refuses to accept defeat]
Razor: [defiant] You'll never hold on to the Number 1 spot. Not with me on your tail.
[Razor holds up the keys to the BMW]
Razor: And if you want these, you're gonna have to take them.
Mia: [snatches the keys] It's over, Razor.
Razor: It ain't over until I say it's over!
[...]
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Connections

References Léon: The Professional (1994) See more »

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Decadence
Written by Dan Donegan, Mike Wengren and David Draiman
Performed by Disturbed
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The Gamecube, the PS2, and the Xbox 360 versions reviewed
8 April 2007 | by The_Light_TritonSee all my reviews

Before I go and write down what the 3 versions I mentioned before are like, Let me just say that NFS: most wanted should definitely be the face for racing games everywhere. The graphics are amazing, the story is enjoyable, and the gameplay is fun and addicting.

Following the line of games from NFS: Underground, NFS: Underground 2, NFS most wanted and NFS: carbon, You've just left Bayview City to come to Rockport City to challenge the blacklist, the toughest racers around. Unfortunately, your first day in the City, you meet with RPD's toughest cop, Sergeant Cross. He keys your car, leaving to deal with a dangerous pursuit. in the days that follow, you win races to enter a blacklist race against Razor, one of the meanest street racers around. He secretly screws up your car, and wins the race, taking your car as a prize. after seeing him leave, the police arrive and haul you off to jail.

However, you are sprung out of the joint, because there's no proof you were involved with the street racing. You are picked up by Mia, who is willing to help you get your car back, in exchange to make side bets on your races to get rich. she supports you with safehouses, and a ride to the car shops for a brand new car. from here the game starts. it's up to you to defeat the whole blacklist and get back your car from Razor, who has used that car to go to the top.

GAMECUBE VERSION

The Gamecube version is probably the worst port of all. The graphics aren't as good, There's no online play and the Soundtrack is badly butchered, due to the size of Gamecube discs. However, the controls are pretty good and the Game doesn't freeze as often as the other versions.

PLAYSTATION 2 VERSION

The Playstation 2 version is probably the one i'd recommend, due to it's availability and improved graphics over the Gamecube. On top of that, the soundtrack is all there. Unfortunately, sometimes the controller can be a pain. I don't know if it's just my controller, but sometimes the X button fails (I noticed the same problem in NFS: Carbon) and it doesn't happen on just one controller. So the right joystick is a decent alternative for an accelerator. Another thing, some copies of the game freeze, so it's kind of frustrating when you make it to the end, and the game freezes. some copies do that, others don't.

XBOX 360 VERSION

In terms of graphics, this version blows the others way thanks to HD compatibility. In terms of soundtrack, you can have your own. just go to the Xbox 360's Music player, play your own music, and you're all set. The controls are also spot on, thanks to a good controller. the only 2 problems I have with this game, is that it freezes on occasion (but unlike some of the PS2 discs, you can get to the end of the game) and the real-time sun movement is really a pain, especially during a sunrise or a sunset. the sun gets in your eyes and you can't see where you're going.

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Bottom line, this game is a milestone in gaming (i'm not kidding) and I recommend you play it, no matter who you are.

10/10


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