There is no surprise that a few games passed under your attention since 2022 was a loaded year with smaller surprise hits (Marvel Snap), blockbusters (God of War Ragnarok), and indie darlings (Immortality). But the biggest blink-and-you-miss-it release may be Need for Speed Unbound, the most recent installment in EA's venerable street racing series, which came out in late November. According to many players, Unbound is the number one racing game in the NFS series. Although the $69.99 PC game is visually appealing and supports cross-platform play with the Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5, it lacks good automobile handling and a vibrant in-game setting.
Regarding customization, the team behind Need for Speed knows how to surprise their fans. In Need for Speed: Bound, they took the personalization features above expectations. You can make the suspension stiffer than the previous NFS version. Also, you can widen the wheel arches and wear the new stylish boots. You can feel the horsepower and adjustments every time you ride, making handling easier and more comfortable. While driving, you can feel the adjustments moving closer and away from the grip axis. This gives you more insights about your driving. When you're finished customizing your car's appearance, you can download designs from other users or save your creations to share with the community.
Open World Experience
You won’t get the open-world experience in any NFS service that you get from Need for Speed – Unbound. Although races follow clearly defined routes, players are free to travel however they like through the game's backdrop, Lakeshore. Check out the numerous bridges, train tracks, and even rural surroundings that Lakeshore is known for to soak in some entertaining moments. This city undoubtedly draws inspiration from Chicago, Illinois. You can also explore several back roads and alleyways to observe every tiny detail the developers incorporated.
Every car drives and feels differently in Need for Speed Unbound, and the opportunity to tune the cars is unmatched. Players may modify their car's drifting ability and turn-handling precision, giving them an advantage in every race. Many Needs for Speed games lack meaningful difficulty, making it simple for even the most inexperienced player to place first consistently. This is not the situation. Need for Speed Unbound ensures game enthusiasts are continually challenged to mimic how fluid driving a car feels. A single accident, slip-up, or miscalculation can rapidly turn a player's position from leadership to chasing the pack. Unfortunately, this is severely undermined at every turn, no matter how amazing the game feels. When the rubber meets the road, it's clear that Need for Speed Unbound hasn't deviated too much from 2019's Heat's core ideas. This may come as a surprise after the series' return to Criterion, a studio known for having a highly distinct aesthetic. Still, it isn't necessarily bad, given that Heat was a much-needed breath of fresh air for a franchise on the verge of going out of gas. Unbound, though, ought to get attention because of its daring new animated characters and visual effects.