Need for Speed World

Game review by Michael Lafferty, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Racing MMO looks good but encourages unlawful driving.

Windows 2010

Parents say

age 9+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 8 reviews

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age 9+

Bad role models but not violent.

To be honest, Need for speed has never really given any good messages to kids. Drive around like this and never get caught is not how things work. The role models are terrible really because the kids may now want to be a street racer when they are older. I wouldn't say this game is violent. Either 9+ or someone who will understand that you don't respawn when you get beaten up by cops. The violence consists of crashing as in most games but nothing major. 9+

This title has:

Too much violence

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