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Need for Speed Most Wanted Released to Google Play, You Might Want to Hold On

Big day for apps, as EA Games just released Need for Speed Most Wanted to Google Play. From what we can see in the trailer and press images, the game looks like one major piece of work – highly detailed sports cars, extreme environments, and the ability to compete with friends across multiple platforms such as iOS, Android, and Kindle devices. 

The game also brings a pretty high price tag at $6.99, but for the bad boy in all of us, it’s most likely one of the best extreme driving experiences you can get on mobile. Check the trailer below and get hyped up with me.

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  • TheOiulkj

    $7 is a lot for the garbage that EA is known for putting out. Otherwise, no, it’s not a big deal.

  • carluverdrm2004

    If it’s anywhere near as good as the console version, I’d pay $7 for it. On the PS2, Most Wanted was one of my favorite racing games I’d ever played, with my favorite story and I replayed it several times.

  • http://twitter.com/jordanlong20 Jordan Long

    would buy if available for xoom

  • http://twitter.com/Jubmasterflex Jubby Salhi

    It truly escapes me how any powerhouse game publisher could release a title on the Android platform at this juncture, that DOES NOT support the S3 out of the gate. A device that is projected to sell 30 million by year’s end. /rant.

  • http://twitter.com/jamdev12 jamdev12

    I would buy the game if EA would update their games, but based on my last 2 purchases from them, the experience was horrible and I don’t feel like giving them my hard earned cash if they can’t even fix a game some bought. That is just horrible service.

  • T4rd

    Looks like the frame rate is somewhat slow. I bet it runs like garbage on anything less than a S4/Tegra3 SoC.

    • Abhijeet Mishra

      It actually runs great even on the GNex. Tegra users are reporting problematic framerates, guess it’s another case of devs not optimizing for Tegra :|

  • http://twitter.com/theparksdekle Parks Dekle

    Totally buying this when payday rolls around.

  • Dan

    From a developers point of view, would EA rather have 1,000,000 gamers who paid $7 or 7,000,000 gamers who paid $1 and will keep the game alive for a much longer time (not to mention add to the “word of mouth” effect by 7x). It doesn’t take a genious to figure this one out… you can see the huge spikes on ios and android app sales during $0.99 sales.

    • Andrew Roth

      I’m sure they’ve done sales and marketing studies, MANY in fact, and found out it’s not exactly linear lol. $0.99 might only bring in 2,000,000 gamers….

  • eleazar

    I took your title to mean we should ‘hold on’ before buying this game.

    • mbaldwin85

      Me too. I was looking for the negative review on the game

    • JoshGroff

      Same. :/

  • http://twitter.com/technician199 Andrew Johanns

    Think I remember reading that your SP transfers over between games too. I’m picking it up for PS3, so earning some extra SP while commuting sounds like a good reason to buy.

  • Dane Carpenter

    Great. I can finally damage my car on these games. I have felt like I’ve been playing NFS for the original Playstation with indestructible cars for too long on Android

  • http://twitter.com/garagelogician Jeff C

    $6.99 isn’t bad if its playable on my device(s) and has some replay value. If I end up not caring for it then its a waste of money. Devs should offer 24 hour trial versions, if their app is good then I think they would be able to hook people into buying.

  • Abhijeet Mishra

    You guys should add the link to the international version as well. Unless you only care about US readers.
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ea.games.nfs13_row

    • LegalAmerican

      Or you can always…..*gasp*…..open your Play Store and search for “Need for Speed Most Wanted”

      • Abhijeet Mishra

        Or you can always refrain from commenting unnecessarily, how about that? Just suggesting to add a link for international users who’d waste time hitting the NA version’s link and then think the game isn’t compatible with their device.

        • JSIN

          Or you could recognize that this is a US Android site and just search instead of complaining. You know that in the time it took you to share your unnecessary complaint you could have already done so and prob had it downloaded and installed…

          • Abhijeet Mishra

            I already had the game installed on my device, was just mentioning since it could help some readers. But oh well, nevermind :)

          • calum wilper

            it was more the backhanded comment about only caring about US subscribers that got people riled up, i gotta say, it sounded more like you were trying to be insulting than helpful

          • Abhijeet Mishra

            Ah, right, sorry about that. Was just trying to be a bit sarcastic, didn’t mean to insult anyone. Again, sorry about that!

          • JoshGroff

            You should add /s to the end. Sarcasm over text doesn’t usually translate well.

          • Abhijeet Mishra

            Haha, yeah, I’ll be sure to remember that from now on.

  • Michael_NM

    It’s odd to me that $6.99 is considered a high price. Considering what that will buy you elsewhere and the work required to create this game, it seems like a bargain to me.

    • Butters619

      Need for Speed for PS3: $60
      Need for Speed for Android: $7 (Man that’s expensive!)

      lol.

      • KB26

        “It’s only 60$!” (PS3)
        “7 DOLLARS? JESUS CHRIST, THAT’S EXPENSIVE!” (android)

        • http://twitter.com/Jubmasterflex Jubby Salhi

          Unfortunately they are two COMPLETELY different titles. Not to mention developed by two separate companies.

          • hackf0rce

            There goes today’s cheeseburger ;)

          • michael arazan

            Remember the console versions of games have a different more advanced game engine running for the game and 3d f/x, but it’s cool that games have come this far this fast for our devices.

    • http://www.droid-life.com/ Tim-o-tato

      For mobile app buyers, $7 is high. You have to think about how many times will someone really want to play this game to get $7 out of it. If you’re into the game, shouldn’t be hard, but I would probably open it like 5 times tops lol

      We ran a poll asking how many paid apps people had and it was pretty shocking at how many people don’t buy apps. :(

      • Lucky Armpit

        For a game with high replayability, I don’t think $7 is asking too much. What I think it ridiculous is games like Mutant Roadkill and it’s extremely high IAP prices. The game is a lot of fun for being free, and I can even tolerate being bombarded by ads. The problem is that the game has a painfully slow upgrade/advance process and to jump ahead you have to buy in-game currency with real money. Again, I don’t have a problem with that but one particular IAP is $35, while another one is $17. Really Glu? Does anyone really pay that much money for IAP in games?

        Anyway, I’ve always been a fan of the NFS series, all the way back to when it was bought on floppy disk and played in DOS. Probably something most of you are way too young to have experienced, lol. If I knew I’d play it a lot, and had a device that would run it well, I’d gladly pay $7.

        • http://www.droid-life.com/ Tim-o-tato

          Yea exactly, if you’re going to crank out gameplay, $7 is fine!

      • EvanTheGamer

        I wasn’t among those people. I love paying for apps, as I have a money tree in my back yard.

        • http://www.droid-life.com/ Tim-o-tato

          Same here. lol

      • Scottyb112

        when you look at $7 compared to .99 cents for Asphalt 7, which is an awesome game for only a buck.. . Thats a big difference when you look at it in that aspect.. But the game does look pretty sick!. Google play credit might come in handy for this one!

    • http://mikekusold.com/ BubbleSort

      Agreed. I paid ~$50 for this game on the PC when it came out. My favorite NFS game ever.

      • mustbepbs

        Would it be safe to say this app is your
        *dons shades*
        Most wanted?

    • http://twitter.com/Jubmasterflex Jubby Salhi

      What’s even more odd is its Play pricing (why exactly $7.09?!). Does it have to do with some type of publishing fee?