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Need For Drive Switch Review

I’m not going to review Need for Drive – Car Racing. It sucks. Its completely inept and the rewind button rewinds your car, but not the other racers. Instead I shall talk about the multitude of other racers on the Nintendo Switch you can purchase. Note many of these are full price, but trust me, you’ll be getting a better deal. Lets start with Need For Drive’s namesake, Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit. I have it, its pretty good. Also from EA is Burnout Paradise. It’s aged very well. I wished EA would come out with a new Burnout, but car licensing is too lucrative or something. There’s WRC 10, which I haven’t played, but the digital edition is $4.99 until 7/22/23, so I will shortly. There’s Gear Club Unlimited 2, which is ok, and the tracks edition is on sale for $5 bucks until 7/13/23.

Need for Drive Ai Crashing
The AI here is either stupid, or perfect.

Next on the list of stuff to buy instead of Need for Drive – Car Racing is Hot Wheels Unleashed. I have the complete edition, and it is really, really fun. If you’re mourning F-Zero, there are several options including Fast RMX. Its not F-Zero, but comes pretty close. There’s also Redout and Redout 2. I enjoyed the first one a lot. And Finally, there’s Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Statistically, you probably already own Mario Kart 8, but if you don’t own it, why wait? So there you have it, eight games besides Need for Drive you can buy. Any of these are a better investment and you can’t go wrong.

Overall: Skip Need for Drive. Buy anything else, like the games I list in this review.

Verdict; Garbage

E-Shop Page

PlatformNintendo Switch
Release Date5/25/23
PublisherVG Games
ESRB RatingE

P.S. if you want a similar racers I reviewed, try Hot Lap league. Go Rally will also do. One Hell of a Ride also got a must play!

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