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Need For Speed: The Run | £6.99 | GAME | PC

Author:
Carl Phillips
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Deals
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Black Box, EA, PC games, Racing Games

Need For Speed: The Run | £6.99 | GAME | PC

The PC version of The Run falls to the lowest we’ve seen, with GAME being the retailer this time around. Its current deal puts it £3 cheaper than the next best offer from Blockbuster.

If we’re honest, this wasn’t the high octane experience Black Box were wishing it to be. Although the journey from New York to San Francisco is a visually pleasing one, a short campaign and a lack of engaging plot means The Run is a forgettable drive to the finish line. There have been better racers released in the last year, but it’s by no means a bad game and the current price is certainly tempting.

Need For Speed: The Run | £9.99 | Play | Xbox 360

Author:
Carl Phillips
Category:
Deals
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Black Box, EA, Racing Games, Xbox 360 games
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Xbox 360

Need For Speed: The Run | £9.99 | Play | Xbox 360

The price continues to fall for The Run, with the Xbox 360 version falling to the magic £10 mark. A saving of a fiver separates this deal from the next best listing coming from The Hut.

However, there’s a reason the price has dropped so quickly for this one; it wasn’t quite the high octane experience Black Box were wishing it to be. Although the journey from New York to San Francisco is a visually pleasing one, a short campaign and an lack of engaging plot means The Run is a forgettable drive to the finish line. It’s by no means a bad game, but there have been better racers released in the last year. Thanks to AndyEssex @ HUKD!

Need For Speed: The Run | £9.85 | ShopTo | PC

Author:
Carl Phillips
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Black Box, Driving games, EA, PC games
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PC

Need For Speed: The Run | £9.85 | ShopTo | PC

ShopTo have dropped the price for the PC version of The Run under a tenner for the first time. There is currently a saving of a fiver to be had in comparison to the next cheapest offer coming from Zavvi and The Hut.

Ultimately The Run wasn’t quite the high octane experience Black Box was hoping it to be. Although the journey from New York to San Francisco is a visually pleasing one, a short campaign and a lack of engaging plot gave means it is a forgettable drive to the finish line. It’s by no means a bad game, but there were better racers out in the last year. Thanks to Jas10 @ HUKD!

Need For Speed: The Run | £17.99 | Play / Amazon | Xbox 360 / PS3

Author:
Carl Phillips
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Deals
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Black Box, Electronic Arts, PS3 games, Racing Games, Xbox 360 games
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Playstation 3 | Xbox 360

Need For Speed: The Run | £17.99 | Play / Amazon | Xbox 360 / PS3

  • What: Need For Speed: The Run
  • Where: Play ( Xbox 360 | PS3 ) | Amazon ( PS3 )
  • Current Price: £17.99
  • Need For Speed: The Run Xbox 360 / PS3 price comparison

Falling below the £20 mark, Play unleashed an offer for the latest instalment in the Need For Speed franchise, however Amazon have decided to get into the action by matching their price for the PS3 version. It means Xbox 360 owners can get a saving of £2, whilst PS3 owners can bag a better saving of £6.

However, there’s a reason the price has dropped so quickly for this one; it wasn’t quite the high octane experience Black Box were wishing it to be. Although the journey from New York to San Francisco is a visually pleasing one, a short campaign and an lack of engaging plot gave means it is a forgettable drive to the finish line. It’s by no means a bad game, but there were better racers out last year. Thanks to Syzable @ HUKD!

Need For Speed: The Run Gets A Launch Trailer, Looks Pretty

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
Black Box, EA, Need for Speed: The Run, Racing Games, Trailers

Need For Speed: The Run Gets A Launch Trailer, Looks Pretty

From the Golden Gate to the Empire State, as the tagline says. Black Box's cross-country, narrative-heavy racer is upon us and here's a launch video that once again shows off just how pretty the Frostbite 2 engine really is.

The game is out this Friday and, so far, has been getting a bit of a mixed reception.

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Need For Speed: The Run's 'Lonely Boy' Trailer Shows Off Unseen Footage

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
Black Box, EA, Need for Speed: The Run, Racing Games, Trailers

Need For Speed: The Run's 'Lonely Boy' Trailer Shows Off Unseen Footage

The short snippets we've played of NFS: The Run have exhibited all of the classic signs of a Black Box Need For Speed title: speed, slightly floaty handling and a propensity for set pieces. With the demo already out and the game set to drop midway through next month, EA have delivered a Black Keys-supported trailer to show off a few glimpses of gameplay not seen before.

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Black Box: Frostbite 2 Chosen For NFS: The Run Due To Desire For Cinematic Experience

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
Black Box, EA, Need for Speed: The Run, Racing Games

Black Box: Frostbite 2 Chosen For NFS: The Run Due To Desire For Cinematic Experience

Black Box's executive producer, Jason DeLong, has said that Frostbite 2 was chosen by the team for Need For Speed: The Run as a result of split-development cycles on the franchise, and because the engine allowed them to make the game that they wanted to make, particularly as the team was keen to evoke a 'cinematic kind of Hollywood story telling fashion'.

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E3 2011 | Need For Speed: The Run Preview

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Features
Tags:
Autolog, Black Box, E3 2011, EA Games, Need for Speed: The Run, Racing Games

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Need For Speed: The Run is built on that most enduring of ideas: the cross-country road trip. Of course, central protagonist Jack isn't just out for a booze-fuelled cruise filled with frat houses, prostate milking and buses for the blind...he's on the lam and is running for his life, from both the cops and the Mafia it would seem. Why? We don't know at this stage, but we do know his journey will take him from San Francisco to New York very quickly - if the player is sharp on the shift and swift in the drift - indeed.

The game will feature over 325 km of track, something that veteran series developer Black Box (they worked on NFS: Undercover) are very proud of, and understandably so. It's three times more than that found in Hot Pursuit. The scale of this thing will be massive. Whether it fulfils the tagline of making us feel like we're in the race for our lives (our rather, Jack's life) remains to be seen. We're withholding judgement on that one for the time being.

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