The open-world action in Need for Speed Most Wanted gives you the freedom to drive anywhere, discover hidden gameplay, meet up with your friends or just hang out and toy with law enforcement. Lose the cops ... your way. Hit jumps and shortcuts, switch cars, lie low or head for terrain that plays to your vehicle"s unique strengths. Hit the gas and fight your way past cops and rivals using pure driving skill, aggression, high-end car tech and tons of nitrous. It"s all about you, your friends and the wildest selection of cars in a heavily policed, urban landscape.
This is an arcade-style racing game in which players compete in underground street races with real-world cars. As players speed through a fictional city and perform various stunts (e.g., jumping off ramps, drifting around corners, driving into oncoming traffic), they are sometimes rewarded for forcing other vehicles-including police cruisers-to crash. Collisions are sometimes accompanied by slow-motion effects; vehicle damage is indicated by crashing sounds, visible dents, cracked windshields, and/or flying debris. Some racing areas contain signs that depict fictional business names and/or catchphrases with humorous innuendo (e.g., a massage parlor called Roman Hands; a cargo company named GoodsEx); a couple of these signs advertise a distillery and winery.