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Need for Speed: Most Wanted is Criterion's second crack at the Need for Speed series, EA's biggest racing brand. Unlike 2010's Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, Criterion's first shot at the series, Need for Speed: Most Wanted is a game very much rooted in Criterion's past – not EA's. Need for Speed: Most Wanted is an open-world racer akin to Criterion's last effort...

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Burnout founder: Nintendo and EA didn't care about NFS Most Wanted

Former Burnout creator Alex Ward took to Twitter to discuss EA's commitments to the Wii U in his time at the company, particularly with Need for Speed: Most Wanted. Since Ward recently announced his new indie studio, Three Fields Entertainment, fans asked him on the social media service if the...

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PSN Spring Fever franchise deals include Call of Duty, GTA

If the seven games debuting on PSN this month at discounted rates don't spice up Sony's Spring Fever sale enough for your liking, the sale will also include sales on four different franchises. Games and DLC in the Call of Duty, Need for Speed, BioShock and Grand Theft Auto series are on sale at...

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Amazon game deals round up Dishonored, Skyrim and more

Dishonored and Skyrim: The Legendary Edition are co-headling the latest video game deals over on Amazon, each available for a limited time at a reduced price of $20 and $40, respectively. The Wii U version of Criterion's latest, Need for Speed: Most Wanted, is on sale for under $20 on Wii U, and...

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PS Plus in Europe to get NFS: Most Wanted, Spec Ops, Mafia 2

The August delivery of PlayStation Plus games in Europe is almost here, designed to further entice the continent to stay in front of its PS3s and Vitas and away from the ever-relentless sun. July 31 sees three more PS3 games join the Instant Game Collection, with a tough choice for headliner...

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Need for Speed: Most Wanted DLC: Heroes and Legends reach Terminal Velocity

A trio of new DLC packs have pulled in to Need for Speed: Most Wanted's Fairhaven city, bringing a cadre of new cars and an entirely new game area with them. Terminal Velocity is the first offering and most substantial, bringing speeders to Fairhaven International Airport. The airport itself is...

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Why hooligans have a place in Need for Speed: Most Wanted

Need for Speed: Most Wanted's online play is equal parts chaos and confusion, going against the normal regimented competitions and controlled environments found in other racing games. Criterion Games creative director Alex Ward says this design is part of the studio's "philosophy" for online play....

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Co-Driving through Need for Speed: Most Wanted on Wii U

Since the tail end of 2011, a core team of engineers at Criterion has been working with the Wii U. The final hardware launched in November, and Criterion started to scratch its collective noggin and figure out how it would work for Need for Speed: Most Wanted. This meant missing the Wii U launch,...

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Need for Speed: Most Wanted slams Wii U in NA on March 19, EU March 21

Need for Speed: Most Wanted races onto Wii U on March 19 in North America, and March 21 in Europe. EA says the Wii U version adds an asymmetric co-op mode called Co-op Driver, in which one player uses the GamePad to aid another using the WiiMote or Wii U Pro Controller. In Co-op Driver, the...

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Best of the Rest: Dave's picks of 2012

Joystiq is revealing its 10 favorite games of 2012 throughout the week. Keep reading for more top selections and every writer's personal, impassioned picks in Best of the Rest roundups. Borderlands 2 The first Borderlands quickly established itself as one of the best co-op experiences back in 2009,...

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PSA: Need for Speed: Most Wanted DLC reaches Ultimate Speed today

Criterion's latest racer, Need for Speed: Most Wanted, presents its first premium DLC pack today. The Ultimate Speed pack has five new rides up for grabs – the Pagani Zonda R, McLaren F1LM, Lamborghini Aventador J and Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse – with 25 subsequent challenges...

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