Electronic Arts Need For Speed racing series has always focused on illegal street racing, and Need For Speed Most Wanted for the PS2 is no exception. However, Most Wanted adds something new to the mix: the police. The storyline of Most Wanted revolves around a nameless racer who enters the illegal races. After an altercation with another racer, however, things go horribly wrong. His car is sabotaged and lost to the same punk who fought with him earlier, and then the nameless hero ends up in jail. With a little help from his friend Mia, he gets out and starts making plans to reclaim the title of street racing champion. The new addition of running from the cops is a cross between racing and a stealth game. Players start out with only one car after them, but the more cops they avoid, the more the police throw at them. Helicopters, barricades, unmarked
cars, and more will eventually make an appearance. The goal of the cop chase is to get out of visual sight and then stay hidden until the cop meter drops to zero. Of course, there are a huge number of races to win as well and over 30 licensed cars to drive, including the Chevy Supra, Ford Mustang GT, and a Lamborghini. Racing fans will love how these cars handle and the racing dynamics of the game. Need For Speed Most Wanted delivers in every possible way and will impress even the toughest game critic.