Game: Need for Speed Palm City
Platforms: Xbox One, PS4, and PC.
Star rating: 3/5
Need for Speed Palm City takes you on a speedy chase around a fictional coastal city.
The beautifully crafted open map is fun to explore in the daytime and the game goes up a notch at night as you take part in underground street races.
Players can customise their vehicle in almost every way you can think of as you earn cash and spend them to unlock parts which will give you an extra boost in competitions.
Characters are customisable from 12 pre-set models as you select gender, hairstyles and clothes.
The more underground races you take part in, the higher your heat level rises with police and the more difficult the game becomes – but rewards increase.
Multiplayer allows gamers to join up with crews to share the spoils of online races.
Need for Speed falls short for gamers expecting an in-depth storyline or realistic driving simulation.
Controls can be difficult to master at first but if you’re a lover of racing games then it’s well worth a purchase.