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Genre: Driving & Racing / Universal, suitable for all / Release Date: 2007-11-23 / Published by Electronic Arts

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      07.05.2010 20:39
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      a ea sports game

      When your hear need for speed you know that you are getting a good game with ultimate driving gaming experience. Well this edition has not in my opinion lived up to expectations. Although EA releasing their 11th edition so they tried to make it a bit different and my eyes changed too much as they were probably thinking how can they improve their game so they could not and changed it alogether.

      So I just think as a game developer having to release a game every year and improving it is really hard but I just think the effort was there but it just was not as good as other need for speeds. The control is a bit lighter and that wee bit too easy and there is still a solid racing game especially with driving competition online which makes driving games a lot better than other console games. It is based on legal street racing and it tries to have a story combined with the racing game. I found this a bit offputting when you just want to race. The game to me just grows tiresome as the action on the track just is not as exciting. A game that is not for me although some decent events and race days but not for me. So I give this two stars.

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      27.02.2010 00:04
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      Drying paint is more interesting!

      Need for speed: pro street, where do you start? Well how about the name first, pro street? Surely all need for speed games are street racing, so what a lame idea for a name!

      Anyway, we bought the game, admittedly very cheap, so we didn't have great expectations, however ever out lowest expectations were surpassed! It was just a carbon copy of previous need for speed games with just a few tweaks here and there!

      The graphics were ok, nothing special but you always got the feeling that it was done on the cheap, if that makes sense? It left you with the feeling that if they had spend some more money on developing the graphics and actually pushing the boundaries of racing games, then this could of been a rather good game, however the developers didn't and would rather than just sitting back and letting the name sell the game!

      The career mode was a joke; it was so so so simple that it actually became boring at how simple it actually was! You yearned for something to actually challenge you, to make it actually a little hard to become a 'street king!'

      Needless to say, we play on it for perhaps two hours before giving up on how boring it was and went to watch some paint dry instead!

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        19.12.2009 20:25
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        shadowed by most of the other titles for the PS3

        Introduction

        Since I played the first Need For Speed back on the PS2 I followed the series like a religion however after I bought a PS3 Motorstorm filled my need for speed (no pun intended) I soon forgot about the street racing title of old. I was searching for a new game on Amazon and I found Need For Speed Prostreet at a very good price. So I sat down for a night of racing, tuning and seeing how well the series had done without me.

        Plot

        You play as Ryan Cooper, an ex street racer who has decided to enter legal track racing. After you win your first tournament you cause a stir that affects Ryo the current race king. Its then a battle to climb up the ladder and knock Ryo of the top spot.

        Features

        This game as all Need For Speeds has an amazing amount of ways to customize your chosen car. You have loads of decals to choose from and for once in this one there all unlocked from the start and there all free! This for me is half of a racing game and with enough time you can create some real works of art. With adding new body kits you are able to custom change part of your bumper, hood etc to make it more aerodynamic and then put it in the wind tunnel to see how it fairs; I found this great however if your not a "petrol head" you may find it hard to get it right. Thank goodness that buying parts to upgrade your car has been dumbed down. It was boring having to buy each car part as it took a good 5 minutes waiting for each menu to load so you could buy a new engine or brake pads. Now all you have to do is buy tuning packs in bulk in order to meet your needs however you can still do it the old way if you don't have enough money to buy in bulk.

        Game play

        This games graphics are really something else with amazing detail on the cars and paint jobs however the lighting cant always keep up with the detail and often little parts don't seem to be lit or when your trying to put a graphic on your hood the light shining of is just to bright for you to make out what your doing. However a lot of work has been put into the damage system and your car crumbles or scratches according to impact but even when your car is really damaged as long as it hasn't been totalled it will work exactly the same. I was a bit annoyed at the amount of time then put into the damage system without it even affecting your car. Now on to the other half of the game. The racing on this game is split into a few events these are: grip ( a standard race ) time trial ( he who gets the fastest lap wins) sector shootout ( who can get the best time in each sector of the map gets points most points wins) drift ( get points for drifting around corners) and finally drag. All the others are quite generic and don't have much feel to them. There also quite easy and your often ahead by 20 seconds. Drag however requires a lot of concentration as you need to shift gears at the right moment a few seconds more or less and you miss your shift and you slow down. There are 3 rounds on a ¼ mile to ½ mile track and best times wins. However before each race you have to warm your tires. This is very boring and breaks up the fun. You just have to find the right speed to get your tires hot but it doesn't seem to help you get a better of time as with an "incredible warm up" I got a worse time then when I got a terrible one.

        Conclusion

        A very detailed game with loads to do to your car however its very easy with very little atmosphere. This game looks great and plays ok. Just get Motorstorm or GT5 or wipe-out if your in the mood for some Mario Kart style action.

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        05.09.2009 16:57
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        An amazing game, Recommended

        The Need For Speed Franchise has become well known and established in the Racing Video gaming sector, Succesing Need for Speed Most Wanted, the bar was raised very high for Pro Street.

        As a major fan I was Impressed by the game Pro Street, the first in the series on Playstation 3 the series is a very advanced game.
        As I bought this from my local Computer Gaming Exchange(CEX) preowned for Playstation 3 I was expecting a lot.

        The Career Mode^^^^^^^

        The Career mode is 'different' for Need for Speed pro Street, but very Similar to Most wanted, You Race against others to make a big name for yourself, before taking the King's of 5 Different Sectors of the Elite Organization. Dominating Events and Winning races as you go.
        The 5 are,The Showdown King, The Drag King, The Drift King, The Grip King and The Speed King.


        The Four Race Descriptions are?^^^^^^^^^^

        Grip: Grip is simple, a straight street race to the end, Opponents tear the track up racing around a preprepared circuit a certain number of times. You can occur light and Heavy damage, and Total your car. You are scored based on your final race position, Damages you may occur , and also The Length of time you are under or over your Target Time.

        The variations Of Grip are:

        Grip Multiclass: Exactly like Grip appart from Contestants are placed into groups based on car's performances - Only two groups however Group A and B.

        Time Attack: Contestants race around a track trying to attain the fastest lap time, scores are based on who attains the fastest lap, Damages and also Target Lap times.

        Sector Shootout: The Track is divided into sections, and the player must race through and earn points dependsing on how fast they do it, doing the sector faster than any other racers will earn you points, but doing them slower than the points set will earn you Zilch!.

        The second race is Drag:
        This is simple and it comes in two different lengths, half of a mile and a quarter of a mile.
        Competitors race in a single line to see who can attain the fastest time over the distance, Only two Racers at a time and the time's aren't just against your opposite racer, it is also against the whole field of racers.
        Can occur damage and are marked on it. However there are three rounds.
        Before the race however you complete a burnout which is a way to gain grip, by getting Max Grip and Incredible Burnout it enables you to have more traction off the line.

        The third race is drift:
        Racers are given three attempts to get the highest score while going round a Drift course, Bonus marks are given for Staying on the track, Performing Nitrous Drifts and also High speed Drifts.
        The angle and speed of a drift is the key way on how to get a better drift and how the performance is marked.

        The fourth race is Speed Challenge:
        The easiest one to get to grips with, Race in a Track to see who is clocked at the fastest speed's(just like the speed trap in Most Wanted) and the player clocked at highest speeds will win. Damage can be taken and points deducted.

        The showdown is not a race, It is more of a stage. After earning a certaing amount of wins and Dominations, the Racer will be able to complete the next showdown, landing him one step closer to the showdown King.

        Online^^^^^^
        Recently they have brang back Global Community race days which are where the world get together and race in a World wide race day, which can consist of anything. Drag, Grip, virtually anything.
        The online can crash at times, due to network problems and errors, but a great online function which dosen't slow down too often.

        My Opinion^^^^^
        I did enjoy this installment a lot as the game does have a real oomph to it. The total feature makes racers very cautious of what they do! but still a very rewarding gaming experience. I wish However that the super series from Most wanted was available, but this game gets top marks from me!

        Try it!

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        31.05.2009 17:02
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        A typically good EA racer

        As a big fan of the ProStreet series I looked forwards to the release of this title. It's kinda different from the rest of the series as it's track-based, rather than centring on illegal street racing. I have mixed feelings about this - I found it a nice diversion but hope the series returns to its roots for future games. You play the part of Ryan Cooper and, as with all this series, the single player game centres around you starting out with fairly low powered cars and working your way up the ranks, 'pimping' you cars and buying better performing vehicles as you go. There are several different types of races to participate in - the usual straight-up "grip" races, drag racing (which is done particularly well here) and drift which, personally, I suck at! The array of cars is huge, as always, and certain classes of cars remain locked until you have won a number of races.

        The best praise I can give this game is that even though I completed it some months ago I still find myself returning to it now and again, trying to win the last few elusive drift trophies.

        Fans of the series won't be disappointed but EA, if you're listening, let's take it back off the tracks and on to the streets next time!

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          22.05.2009 22:07
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          see the end of the review

          What happened to Need for Speed. This game definetly isn't like any others, Pro Street is the equivalent of Gran Turismo 4 made awful. In other words, there is no free roaming, the tracks are limited and the gameplay is very hard to get to grips with.

          So the career, I though the layout was ok. However, not anything special. To complete the career you need to complete several "Race Days" which involve several different events. There are to many to go into detail with, although the main ones are still there: sprint, circuit, time attack, drag and drift. Personally, I liked the career in Most Wanted much better. In Most Wanted you could roam about, find the events and complete them within a street race atmosphere. In Pro Street all of this NFS feeling is gone. The moves that you can pull are very limited due to the set out, unchangeable and boring tracks. So the career is nothing special, mainly due to the track only racing and bad layout/setup on the whole.

          Things improve a bit with graphics. On the whole, the graphics are very good. Although they aren't much use if you get bored of the game. The sounds effects are probably the only part of Pro Street that has been kept the same as it's predeccessors. They are also very good and realistic at the same time. Car choice is the same as you would expect from NFS: Nissan GTRs, muscle cars and basically supercars on the whole. There is also another feature on Pro Street which makes the game a bit better. The option to play either 1 or 2 player locally on your PS3. This is much more fun than the career, mainly for the fact that you are racing against your friend. Not to mention the online play available as well. In which you can create your own race days with varying events and race friends.

          So generally, Pro Street is not a bad game in terms of graphics and car choice. Although the gameplay is pretty bad and it gets boring and not to mention frustrating very quickly.

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            25.03.2009 16:31

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            best racing game yet!

            wow! this is the first racing game that i have enjoyed!!

            i love how you get to save up money, and customise part for your car, and to paint it and place vinyls on it in whatever way you choose! i also like how you can create racedays and share them with friends!

            there is a good varitey oftracks, and a good variety of different events to enter, from drag racing, to drifting, to wheelie races!

            there is a huge range of cars to choose from,which need unlocked, to keep it interesting!

            i personally thought that the graphics were amazing, and its the best looking game through the hdmi so far! it was an absolute bargain too at only £10!! the only thing i didnt like was that you chouldnt change your name, it had to be ryan cooper. would have been nice to be able to select a girls name maybe!

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            02.11.2008 13:09

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            A great game but with rubbish controls which will get on your nerves.

            I have played the Playstation 3 version and the one for the Wii and overall, this version is better. The game has some great features such as good graphics, gameplay and some great damage effects. However, the controls aren't very good and make the game hard. This makes it more hardcore and not as casual as I would have liked.

            The graphics are very good and look very realistic. They are some of the best I have seen using a HDTV and Playstation 3. The game has a lot of framerate problems and also crashes many times during the gameplay. It is also filled of many glitches and some prevent you from gaining money.

            The gameplay is really good and fun with some great understeer and oversteer which is very realistic. The game is fun to play but one thing lets it down. The controls aren't very good and will make your hands hurt after awhile. Sometimes, I pressed the wrong button and this ruined the race as I was used to the usual racing controls.

            The replayability is very good as there are plenty of tracks and cras to earn. However, the controls will get on your nerves and may make you hate the game.

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            16.09.2008 15:43

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            Great driving game for the PS3

            I was totally hooked on this within the first five minutes! The graphics are great and the driving is realistic.

            One of the things I loved was the customing of your car, everything from the window tint to graphics and sports seats! You need a car for each race event, ie drag, drift etc and once your car is selected for an event you cannot use it for any other. I spent hours customising my cars and once I had earnt more money I tuned them up to rediculous levels!

            This game basically revolves around the street race circuit and you have to compete in different events to clear it, if you dominate the event you get more money and can move further on in the game. The commentating in the ring can get a bit annoying at times though.

            The soundtrack is also great on this game, crank it up and feel the adrenaline flowing as you race!
            The damage is also realistic. You can either repair your car using cash or with repair markers which you can win or buy. It's worth keeping a supply of repair markers as the damage can be quite costly!

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            04.09.2008 17:07
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            A steal at the price it is now!

            After playing all of the previous need for speed games i felt that they were on a down hill slide, starting to get a bit ridiculous. However when i got my ps3 i couldnt stop playing Pro Street. The track racing is excellent and the damage is probably the best i've seen on a car game before. The game reflects extremely well the modified car scene in america and how its less about street racing and more about organised events these days.

            Another plus i found about the game is the level of customisation on the cars and also the variety of cars that are available. From Honda Civics and Integra Type R's to full blown Mustangs.

            I would definitely recommend this game, especially at the price it is availabe for now. Is this a sign of things to come from EA games. I found it a lot more simulation and realistic than the previous Need for Speeds and in my opinion the best one yet.

            I definitely look forward to the next installment.

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            18.08.2008 21:59

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            dissapointment

            Im disappointed. this really sums up my review of the latest NFS, compared to the old ones. The damage isnt really that good when you see what Ea did with the damage on burnout paradise. There is no story like in most wanted or carbon and the autosculpt in tuning mode isnt good as after you do a few cars you run out of ways to make look a lot different as there are only limited paint artwork.
            you are a racer named ryan cooper, no to buy this game you dont have to change your name, i didnt like this i dont want to be called ryan i like my name as it is. You have to win race days and work your way up a chain of different race days and then you have to beat a king of each event, when you do that you get to race ryo the showdown king. it is all on tracks there is nothing you can do.
            very dissapointing from EA wouldnt really reccomend.

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            09.08.2008 11:29

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            Save your money and buy GT5 in December

            OK so you shell out your hard earned spondoolies and you get home and unwrap NFS: Pro Streets. What next, confusion and a feeling of disappointment. Offline the game play is straight forward, a little anoying with the radoi DJ, Sorry to say this but gone are the days of Underground. Replaced instead with a humble atempt at a race car game. The graphics are not too bad but the soundtrack aimed at the younger ..Hip Generation is PANTS. why is it Game makers assume that all Gamers are either angry heavymetal fans or into Hardcore rave and under the age of 21. I'm a 41 year old Gamer been on the scene since the Sinclair ZX81, and have owned and still got all my old consoles and computers dating back to the Commadore 64 and the Sega Megadrive. Come on EA give us a game like Undergound again and put this one in the WHOOPS I NEED TO REDO BIN!!!!

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            24.05.2008 22:57
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            There are better racers out there, but still worth buying if its cheap!

            Gone have the days of Need for speed being about illegal street racing, and its back to its grass roots track-style racing.
            What is it?
            The need for speed series is a long running series of racing games, which started as a track racer, and recently moved into illegal street races with 'NFS:Underground'. Which in my opinion was a better game. Although after four outings on the streets, things were starting to get a little samey, so EA have decided to take it back to where it all started, except this time its all in shiny HD.
            The Game:
            At its very basic the game works the same as others, whereby winning races earns you money, which you can use to upgrade/mod your ride, or buy a new one. You also occasionally get a 'boss' style race, whereby you can win their car.
            Career mode:
            This time round, as the racing is now legal, the career mode works by using 'race days'. During these, there are several events which you can compete in to win both money and race-day points, and when you have enough of these points you have 'dominated' that race day (basically, completed that day asmuch as you need to, in order to progress).
            Car Damage:
            Also new is the damage system, unlike previous games, the cars performance can be greatly affected if you take to many knocks. After each race day, you will also have to pay to fix any damage you've taken. It is also possible to total (write off) your car, inwhich case, its going to cost you big bucks to repair it. So you must be much more careful this time.
            Multiplayer:
            This is one area I was very dissapointed with, I thought it could be improved some what, as there don't seem to be a 'quick race' option for two players (or one player come to mention it). However, this all changes when you take this game online, you can create your own 'race day' (just like the ones in career mode) and then invite people to race you in them. It is also possible for you to create a 'blueprint' of your car (This is the stock car, plus your modifications), and send it to your friends.
            Conclusion:
            Although this is a very good game, I still think EA made a bit of a mistake when they decided to lose the street racing element with police etc. But still worth a purchase if you liek your racing games, at the very least, it will keep you going while you wait for Gran Turismo 5.

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            05.03.2008 02:20
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            Excellent Racing Game

            I bought this game as soon as i got my ps3 i had looked forward to this game coming out for months and months,i was finally glad the wait was over.

            As soon as i put the game on i noticed how much different the game was from previous versions of need for speed.On this version you are on a race track not on the streets,there is also no police chases onthis version which i think was one of the good things that they introduced into most wanted.

            The graphics on this game are spectacular the background looks in fine detail aswell.EA have not rushed this game as you can see from the output of it.

            So the story line on this game is that you are a new Racer from the Streets and you have to work your way up the ranks in the world of legal racing.

            There are a few different races to master such as

            Drag Races - One on One with the opponent.This is used in older version of the game.

            Drift have to make your car go out of control but be under control lol to get round corners very fast and gain more points,Also used in previous versions of the game.

            Speed Challenge get round the track as fast as possible.New feature

            Grip challenge - Usually on a race track with about 7 opponents you have to come first to win.Another new race that EA have introduced.

            Controlling the car feels more realistic,but also harder you also get the choice to turn off all computer aids in the car such as abs,stability control and traction control.Turning these Aids off make the game a lot harder your car will spin a lot more and it is very reaslistic seems like a old sports car with no computer aids helpin you stay on the road.In this version of the game EA have introduced a new Realistic Damage Effects when you crash your car you need to pay to get it repaired so it helps if you dont crash.This is a very good feature and makes the game look awesome.EA have put a lot of songs into this game and they have also got a commentator who talks between races.The Sound Quality is perfect on surround sound systems sounds so real and makes the game more enjoyable.

            All in all i would say that Need For Speed Pro Street is Awesome but lacks the Freedom to rome the streets,But to be honest i liked it and i feel like going to play it now.

            I would buy this game if you enjoy racing games but it is not like the older versions of need for speed it is more like Project Gotham,Gran turismo.

            I paid about £30 for this game off Ebay its about £40 in the local shops might be worth looking online for it to get it cheaper.

            This Review Can Also Be Found At www.ciao.co.uk

            Thanks for Reading my Review of Need For Speed ProStreet

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            28.01.2008 17:10
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            good game and would recomend it to others

            i am currently around half way through is gam and so far i am finding it very enjoyable. Like all the other need for speed games you have to win races to get money to buy cars and upgrade them. But this time there are new cars and some different types of races ( ones were you have to get through check points as fast as you can ) . the game takes a while to get into because as usual the cars you start off with are very slow so at first it is a bit boring . also one other thing i did not enjoy is the face that one new feature is you can change the sizes of the spoilers and parts of the body kit. i personally dont like this as it takes to long to put it one your car. but you might. overall i think it is a good game but some of the new features are not so good

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