Parents' Guide to

Need for Speed World

By Michael Lafferty, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Racing MMO looks good but encourages unlawful driving.

Game Windows 2010
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Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 1 parent review

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

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1 ):
Kids say (9 ):

The game is enjoyable and challenging, with sharp-looking graphical elements. There is always the challenge of the next race, but once shortcuts on each track are discovered, it simply becomes a matter of finding the quickest path to the finish line. The arcade elements -- like speed boosts, traffic magnets, or adding a lap to the course -- offer a strategic element. Kids may be disappointed to discover that this free game isn't free beyond level 10. If you want to keep leveling up and opening new tracks, you must pay a $20. They may find that the game can become repetitive.

Online interaction: There is online filtered text chat available to talk to other players. Since this is a game about community-generated events, this interaction with other players is necessary. The potential for creative cussing that circumvents the filters it there.

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