Parents' Guide to

Need for Speed Most Wanted

By Chris Morris, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Fast-paced racer fun to play but encourages recklessness.

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Like its console cousin, Need for Speed Most Wanted is fast, furious fun -- but only for people who realize that it all takes place in a world of make believe. The game's incredible graphics and smart pacing really re-create the sensation of speed, and there's an adrenaline rush that comes with passing an opponent.

While we certainly wouldn't endorse evading the police, their addition here bumps up the fun factor -- giving what could be a pick-up-and-play-then-forget racer a unique twist that makes you want to come back and keep playing. A downside is that the customization options seem limited compared to the console edition. But that's hardly enough to justify bypassing this terrific title.

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