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Need for Speed: The Run

By Mark Raby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Police-dodging street racing game sends the wrong message.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 10+


Over all no violence just some car crash and accidents. Girls and Women wearing skimpy dresses and moving in suggestive way.
age 12+

Amazing game

Light about of bad words no F-Bombs Lady's Great GamePlay But the mob cops fbi Is here going against laws that's fine 9.1

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (9 ):

Need for Speed: The Run exemplifies the characteristics that have made the Need for Speed series one of the most heralded names in racing games. The graphics are beautiful, the controls are sophisticated and extremely well executed, and there is an addicting level of vehicle customization that will drive players to keep playing until they create the ultimate ride. The adrenaline of running from the police adds an extra jolt of excitement to this game, but only for players who recognize that in real life, what is presented in the game is dangerous and toxic and should only exist inside the realm of a video game. Fans of the Need for Speed series or racing games in general will enjoy the masterful presentation here, despite the lack of positive role models or messages.

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