Need for Speed No Limits

Need for Speed No Limits
Platform: AndroidiOS
Price: Free


Upon first launching ‘Need for Speed No Limits’, you’re treated to a spectacular display of high-octane visuals. It’s clear from the outset that this mobile legitimate of the long-running franchise is aiming to bring the full-throttle thrill of illegal street racing straight into your hands. After spending a significant amount of time cruising through the game's winding roads and chaotic streets, I can confidently say that it is a successful venture in captivating the essence of its predecessors.

The graphics are quite astonishing for a mobile title. The visual effects, as you tear down the asphalt, are close to what you'd expect from console gaming. The vehicles are finely detailed, and it's clear that the developers have painstakingly recreated the real-life models. The game environments are dynamic, from the neon-flooded streets to the dust-filled desert roads, each atmosphere adds to the engaging visual experience.

The gameplay measures up well against these impressive visuals. The controls are intuitive and easy to grasp; your vehicle is auto-driven, and your primary focus is to steer, activate nitro boosts, and, exhilaratingly, drift around corners. This simplicity does not take away from the experience but effectively streamlines the gameplay for mobile gaming.

The game heavily relies on a system of car acquisition and upgrades. There are over 100 real-world cars to earn – each with unique stats and upgrade possibilities, encouraging a ‘collect-them-all’ playstyle that keeps you hooked for hours. Whether you want to obtain Lamborghini's speed demon, Aventador LP 700-4, or Ferrari's elegant jewel, the F355 Berlinetta, there are plenty of beauties to admire in your virtual garage.

However, ‘Need for Speed No Limits' is not without its roadblocks. The game employs a “fuel” or energy system limiting the player’s continuous playtime. This can be frustrating when you are deep into a racing streak, and suddenly, you're forced to stop playing or pay to refill your fuel. This mechanism, akin to many mobile titles, adds an appreciable freemium aspect that’s hard not to despise, contrasting it from its console counterparts, which provide an uninterrupted gaming experience.

Moreover, the hefty amount of in-app purchases might disappoint some players. While the game can be played and enjoyed without spending a dime, progression is significantly faster if the wallet is opened. Yet, it's a worthwhile mention that skilled drivers can earn their keep in game currency without resorting to real-world transactions.

In the area of multiplayer experience, the game offers a formidable competitive challenge. The 'Blackridge Rivals' mode pits you against other players’ race times while they are controlled by AI. Although you're not racing against live opponents, the ascending difficulty and the urge to top the leaderboard keep things exciting.

Overall, ‘Need for Speed No Limits’ is an adrenaline-packed mobile racing game that successfully encapsulates the sense of speed, danger and victory that has kept fans devoted to the franchise for over two decades. The impressive graphic fidelity coupled with engaging gameplay and an immersive car collection system inevitably shrug off the gripes brought by its freemium aspects. It's a game that offers the joy of pushing the pedal to the metal, making it the ultimate form of escapism for motoring enthusiasts on the go.
Show more


Get it on Google PlayDownload on the App Store