Parents' Guide to

Need for Speed: Nitro

By Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Average street racer makes players flout driving laws.

Game Nintendo Wii 2009
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 8+

Not bad at all

This is a fun arcade game. It does include police chasing but nothing compared to other Need For Speed games. If your kid knows that street racing is illegal and wrong there are no concerns about this game.
age 10+

You think that illegal street racing and vandalism is alright for kids then you are mistaken Need for speed nitro really uses both those and the characters are stuck up and BRAG ALOT do not buy this game for kids under 10 or at least talk to your kid before starting to play Need For Speed Nitro i did with my kid and he understood it

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (6 ):

Need for Speed: Nitro is a decent racing game, and certainly fun in an adrenaline-rush kind of way, but doesn't bring that much new to the racing genre. If you've played lots of racing games before, you'll find many of the standard elements here: Earn points and power for drifting around tight corners; use a nitro boost for quick bursts of speed; start with a Volkswagen van and earn money to buy better cars as you go along. Being able to paint and customize the looks of your cars is one very nice bonus feature. None of this means NFS: Nitro is a bad game at all, though, and it makes a very nice introduction to the genre for gamers who are new to racing sims.

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