Parents' Guide to

Need for Speed No Limits

By David Chapman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Style over substance leaves racers struggling to finish.

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What you will—and won't—find in this app.

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 5+


As a long time player of NFS, I noticed what maybe a “big letdown” for kids is getting involved in the events. 5-day, 7-day chances to win “Flashy” cars. Only for it to include gold purchases as a must to progress to the end. One as a fact for me most recently I did spend minimal gold just for gas tickets to move forward.( because we know that needing gold to progress means spending actual money) to compound the agony, left me at the end with 99% and DID NOT offer an extension!! I was like Wow! I just spent 7 days on this, and my money, only to just throw me away at the end with 99%?!?? That’s upsetting for an adult what do you think it’ll do for kids!? Hopefully this helped people in the future. I’ll never know because I’m not EVER… trying it again, I promise you that. Dejected.

This title has:

Too much consumerism
age 14+

This title has:

Easy to play/use
Too much consumerism

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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This fast-paced racer may be a slick-looking vehicle, but under the hood, there's very little horsepower to keep players on the virtual racetrack for long. With Need for Speed No Limits, the latest mobile entry in the popular franchise, virtual drivers can take their souped-up street racing, well, to the streets. For more than 20 years now, gamers have drifted, drafted, boosted, braked, and sped across the finish line to scratch that racing itch. Unfortunately, while No Limits has a lot of high-octane flash and style, from a gameplay perspective, its gas tank is running a bit low.

There's no denying that Need for Speed No Limits looks great. The library of licensed cars is highly detailed, with plenty of customization options for a personalized touch. The environments look fantastic, and in motion, everything is fluid, giving a real sense of speed to the races. There's also a ridiculous amount of content to unlock. The problem lies in the game's simplified arcade-style gameplay. You never really feel like you're in a racing game. You've got no control over the gas or brakes, so all you're ever really doing is dodging obstacles. And despite the focus on collecting and upgrading cars, the only difference they ever make is in how fast you run the course. Need for Speed No Limits winds up feeling like a run-of-the-mill engine hiding behind a hot rod paint job.

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