Need for Speed™ Most Wanted

3.6 (1.9K)
2033.8 MB
Age rating
Current version
Electronic Arts
Last update
5 years ago
Version OS
8.0 or later
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User Reviews for Need for Speed™ Most Wanted

3.58 out of 5
1.9K Ratings
6 months ago, yahhhmeeean
lowkey one of the best mobile racing games of all time
i dont feel like writing a formal review for this game, but i will say that the game is worth the money. one of the best mobile racing game experiences out there, and still holds up great for its decade old age. although i do have one complaint, and that is that the game is very grindey once you beat the final blacklist member. there are some achievements that are very hard to obtain, like the "event organizer" achievement, that requires you to beat 250 events in first place/gold. (there are only around 65 in the game 💀) there are also some other tedious things too like the fact that the bugatti veyron is unreasonabley hard to obtain. you have to get literally every single car in the game, and almost every achievement in the game until you can unlock it, and even then is it 3 million dollars. the koenigsegg agera r is pretty hard to obtain too but whatever. eitherway, the game is worth it. ive spent a good amount of hours playing it, and ive unlocked every car in the game (including the NFS edition cars), gotten every achievement, and gotten every race in gold. overall i would rate this game a solid: 8.5/10 (in 2023)
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6 years ago, Iso9001
It’s an amazing game, still.
Wow. This game came out almost a decade ago, and it’s still impressive. Crashing of the game has gone up when I updated my iOS device recently. But my main problem is that the NFS editions have seem to gone extinct. I haven’t seen one in a while. Now for those who are looking if this thing is better than No Limits, my opinion is YES. No Limits is not a freemium game, nor a good game. There’s ads. The developers are money hungry. Because once you get through halfway of Need For Speed, No Limits, the game requires you to level the up your car. So you level it up at car series. Then the car series requires you to level up, but you haven’t, since it takes forever to level up in the high ranks, therefore leaving you to have no choice but to make a micro transaction. Most Wanted 2012 has it’s errors, for example the Razor BMW looks nothing like the 2002 Most Wanted. (Sorry if the date is wrong.) The blue shade is completely off and the white is horrendous. There’s no storyline, it’s basically racing around and defeating past champions. Also, speedpoints. They are annoying. I cannot even get an Agera or a Bugatti. And my other complaint is that why is there no customization? At least you can personalize your car in some way. But something that angers me is that the Most Wanted list’s vehicles are not like the actual Most Wanted list for Xbox 360. Where’s the Koenigsegg and Bugatti? Pagani Huayra? But nonetheless this game is great.
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9 months ago, Clutch Master Quez$&
I have loved Need for Speed ever since it first came out in 1994. This game set the stage for all other games to follow. The thing that would keep the game authentic to the franchise is customization. Having just paint options is basic have more customizable diversity on top of engine, handling, drivetrain, and aerodynamic customization…having to pay for an upgraded mod every race is in it self unrealistic. Mod once and call it fair. Also make the app compatible with the back bone app and control stick.
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1 month ago, Bobbylighhh
It seems like they stopped updated it in 2012, i think they removed Ferrari from the game. The store does not load, they took it offline. 2-3 of the levels are literally not possible to get 1st in. The good news is since it’s not live, they don’t shadowban or rig the game for targeted individuals. Who ever designed this app had a bias for Vipers. They made the Viper more expensive and powerful than the Aventador. It’s more realistic than Asphalt 9 (don’t play that one). The cars are way too expensive for the small amount each race gives you. Limited color palette for cars, you can’t sell cars for money to put toward better cars. Since they stopped updating it, the same is left with the cars from the golden era (2012) when all the amazing modern cars were coming out from the cringe 2000s era. Ferrari F12 (but they took that out), Lamborghini Aventador, McLaren MP4-12C, Lexus LFA, cars that live games took out by now.
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6 years ago, Ksixternal
Still an awesome game.
BUT, crashing has been more frequent since I updated to Ios 11, and the NFS Edition cars seem to be gone from existence. With a game that’s been rated this high for this long on the paid racing games list, i’d think they’d want to keep people playing by releasing some New stuff here and there, maybe adding live multiplayer, anything, but no... it’s the plain old game and my old origin account with the records i was so proud of won’t work anymore. To those complaining it’s not a direct port of the console version... realize that this game came out in the Ipod Touch 4 days... BACK THEN phones couldn’t support something crazy like that, so they settled with this. I still believe this game is extremely well made, and a ton of fun even after you’ve beaten every level with a gold medal. Sure, it’s level based, sure, it’s wayy harder to get takedowns, but who cares when the game was made several years ago. If you’re looking for a direct console port of a good racing game, go check out Grid Autosport. I hear it runs well, and is a ton of fun. I can’t wait to get the game on Ps3 myself. To anyone reading this on Christmas Day, I hope you had a very merry Christmas. :) keep gaming everyone.
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4 years ago, No I wont give a name.
Best Racing Game on Mobile
I first bought this game in 2013. I loved the game back then and recently came across it again. I am surprised that EA optimized this app to work with newer iOS versions, but very happy. This game has the best driving mechanics I’ve ever seen in any racing game on mobile to this day. The controls are simple to understand, but the cars have heft and feel good to drive and drift in. Collision doesn’t feel cheap either. The game is challenging, but with practice, you can learn to beat any hard race. The game reminds me of Racer mode from NFS Hot Pursuit (2010) but without the gadgets, which is one of my favorite Need for Speed’s of all time. Plus the app doesn’t have egregious micro-transactions that are necessary to progress. Even in 2020, I would recommend this game.
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4 years ago, damnmami❣
Love it but please add multiplayer
I’ve been playing this game since I was in middle school and my brother put me on to it , and I’ve been playing it since then and I’ve loved it ever since. But one thing I do have to say is once you do every race and get each place to 100% beating all the most wanted racers.. it does get super boring and it gets to the point where there’s really nothing else to do. I know this game is pretty old but it wouldn’t hurt to update it and add a multiplayer mode, it’d make it so much more entertaining, and I know sooo many people have been waiting for a multiplayer to come out for this game for a while now. It’d really make this game so much more fun, I really hope soon it becomes a thing because I love this game and all but it’s gotten boring after doing things over and over again.
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6 years ago, Greenofpallet
Need for speed most wanted is a decent game. This game has a good amount of cars to play with for an iPhone game. This game should not hav a price however because the other need for speed game, need for speed no limits has many other things to do and it’s free. The game play is like no limits and its great but, the cops need improvement. The cops in the game do suicide missions just to stop you and that is annoying to player because they’ll match your speed, go next or behind you and ram you into a wall. This makes players angry. The customization of the cars is to limited. Unlike the free no limits you can have body kits, customize rims, more types of colors, and wraps. Sorry i keep comparing to no limits. All in all this game is a great game it just need more things, activities, and better AI.
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6 years ago, Enextlevel1
Things I think you should chains about NFS most wanted
Electronic arts why didn’t you make this game as good as you made the system version of NFS most wanted you really need to update this game is great but I suggest you do a few changes to the game to make it more enjoyable because basically everyone enjoys no limits and like you guys you really need to make an FS more fun and better because if you don’t you’ll lose a lot of money and no one wants to lose a lot of money Plus maybe Alyssa come out with a new game better than NFS out on it and better than crispy hot pursuit for mobile maybe you could be a new game where we can I want open world stuff like I want to drive to Los Angeles or something like that and that is what I think of NFS most wanted.
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8 months ago, clcarrow
Great tilt controls, subpar experience
This game has great a presentation, graphics, soundtrack, and probably the best tilt controls I’ve used thus far. Unfortunately, the tracks are very basic and easy, and the AI for both the racers and cops is super bad. Cops literally just take themselves out after they run into the back of your car a few times. There are no ads but there are micro transactions for currency, which although optional I still despise. It “feels” good to play, which is important, but if you’re looking for something more technical or remotely challenging, maybe try GRID (just don’t use tilt controls in that game unless you want to suffer)
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2 years ago, Mysterymann117
Re-Use this game engine for a Hot Pursuit Remastered port
This was hands down the best NFS mobile title to date. Not too grindy, fluid game mechanics and a simple UI. This engine would be PERFECT for Nfs HP remastered, since gameplay is very similar: long roads with minimal turns that can be mastered with the right drift. Even if this engine is too old to recycle, one designed around this one would deliver terrifically, and even allow for multiplayer. Just don’t shower it with micro transactions that 1% of players buy, and make the game so grindy you can’t progress.
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6 years ago, Chris.T91
Needs an update and a few things
I love this game. By far the best ever! I have been playing this game for so long I have lost track! I wish you guys would fix the loading screen problem. Maybe even update the game. This has so much potential and I feel it is lacking ideas. Like for example more cars! More tracks! Extra content would be great and I would most certainly purchase it if it came down to that! Hoping for an update from one of your number one fans of need for speed!
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5 years ago, Duosoler
My favorite racing game!!!
This game is absolutely amazingly! I started playing this 7 years ago, until I deleted it and got it again today. The only thing I’m disappointed about is that there has been no updates, no new cars, no new bosses, and no new races. This game would be incredibly great if a big update was added. After downloading it today for the first time in 7 years, I finished it in 1 day, which is kinda disappointing for how much you pay. But otherwise everything else is great!!!
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5 years ago, Freepali4me
The game is still amazing. UPDATE IT!
I beat this game a few times now, but this was years ago. I recently downloaded it again and just won the last’s race. I haven’t unlocked all of the card yet, but it would be nice to create a multiplayer mode in the game. YES I KNOW, the game is very old, but a lot of people still play it. This is one of the only games that I really put time into and I hope that the developer comes back to it and add more stuff to it. I hope you read this review. Thank you!
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1 year ago, Hogdawg 64
2012 is back!
This game has been around for over a decade now and it STILL runs great. The trailer for it in 2012 said the game didn’t break a sweat. I’ve had it since 2012 and it is the TRUTH! The gameplay is fun, the steering is iffy but good, the races are either challenging or easy, and the music…it’s so 2012 which is a good thing! The music has some serious bass that adds to the racing! EDM is coolio with me! For $5.00 you will not be disappointed it is the most worth it thing EVER!
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5 years ago, Kiritoios
KEEP DELETING MY COMMENT?Very good. This game is so wonderful. Cops are rushing like bulls, they must take a mission called suicide. There always a car suddenly appeared on your way and you can do nothing but hit it. Your rivals works with cops and all other cars in the field. Common cars show in your way waiting you to hit them, police cars try their best to hit you and your rivals run at a speed which is unbelievable. When you crash with common cars on the road, these cars can against the potential energy laws and be as magnet stick to your cars. It doesn’t matter how you hit them, these cars can always stuck your ways. So pleasure to write comment for this game. I want to rate this game zero but I can’t do that. What a pity!
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2 years ago, GMDYNASTY
No updates still? 🥺🥺
I love this game so much but once you hit 100% in all stages, there’s nothing else to do and it makes it boring… how about updating it E.A. Maybe you guy could add more stages or something, a way to keep it going, this is an old game and I’m really surprised nothing had still not been done about it yet. I play it every time I get a new iPhone, I use this game to test apple's graphics and speed for every new update iPhone.
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4 years ago, Jordan music
There’s some things that are on the Xbox/ps3 that are not on mobile
I want to rate this 4.5 stars. There’s just some things that are on consoles and not mobile like multiplayer and also same with cars and packs like the hennessy venom Gt or the aventador j and more. Also there’s a free mode so you can go any where you want. I would you like you to add these. Anyways great game and thank you.
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7 years ago, Bob 1283
Not what some people think
We have people crying about it not working for my phone it's not downloading well it worked fine for me the only reason why I'm rating 2 stars is because it's not what need for speed most wanted is yes EA did make the original but they were like oh well lets make a crappy version on mobile thinking no one would find out well someone did listen there's no free roam in the original I loved to just drive around and make the cops chase me. And u would find the cars spread out cross the map and then u would be able to drive them but apparently no one that buys this game played the original
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6 years ago, Cruzmaddoxmom
AWSOME game!
AWSOME but maybe new update with Hennessy venom or suv Lamborghini and straight line speed is so hard but thanks for the AWSOME game and also when I crash and go back up to 190 it will still say 150 it just it’s annoying when I’m at 190 and my other meater thing is trying to catch up to 190 at 150 and I finish going 193 and the meater is at 170 the meater says avg speed at top says 149 and by my nitrous it says 201 get my point please change it 🙁😎🙂😀👍🏼 PUT NEW MUSIC THAT MUSIC IS SO ANNOYING I MUTED SOUND AND PLAY MUSIC FROM I DIFFERENT APP
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7 years ago, Matt Seal
😡😡 CLOSE but no CIGAR 😡😡
Current update seems to solve most issues (jumpy car and freezing upon race completion) but app still freezes during police takedowns and other crashes. Fix that and restore this game to its original glory. Doesn't look good for a brand as large as EA. PREVIOUS REVIEW: This used to be one of my favorite games to play when killing time. This last update is terrible. When I finish races is freezes (iPhone 6S Plus with latest iOS software) and racing in car view the vehicle bobs up and down like it has broken suspension. How has this most recent update (January 2017) made is so long without EA patching these bugs? I expect more from EA, we all do.
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1 year ago, Jay Melly car fanatic
Steering issues
Need for speed no limits is the better game to me, this version of Need for speed most wanted needs work. Especially the steering mechanism. It’s terrible no matter what you try. I’ve played 5 mins and had to restart the initial race 6 times because I couldn’t steer the car. It is very difficult to control. The only reason I bought this game was because I remember how great it was on PlayStation. I regret paying $5 for this. Had this been free I would’ve deleted it already but I wasted my money so I’ll wait a bit longer. Definitely need better steering. Don’t buy you’ll thank me later.
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NFS cars won’t work? PLEAS READ
So I have been playing this game for a while and I like it but I’ve noticed on iOS that the NFS edition cars while never show up for me to purchase at first I though it was just glitching and was going to show up later but nope it never showed up and I never go a chance to get the NFS cars this being I can’t complete the achievements I have seen other comment about this and theirs definitely something wrong going on so pleas fix and look into this glitch thank you for reading.
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3 months ago, ilikePlayingGamess
Good but needs one thing
This game is good graphics are good to its pretty fun actually but there’s one thing missing and what everyone wants is free play in the game so people can enjoy the game more including me bc I want to join a game and explore run away from cops and more so yea either there is free play and I can’t find it then just tell me pls but this will make the game amazing!
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2 years ago, Königseggjunkie47202
Still rocks after 10 years
I bought this the week it was released when I was a junior in high school 10 years ago. It was the best then, it will be the best mobile nfs for all time. Controls are simple yet efficient, lots of cool cars, would've loved an update with the koenigsegg 1:one but I'm being a bit picky with that. EVEN AFTER 10 YEARS THIS GAME FREAKING ROCKS!!!
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3 years ago, Reat.
I think NFS MW 2012 is a very cool game. It’s very simplistic but fun at the same time, which is what most people are looking for in a mobile game, although some more content wouldn’t hurt. It doesn’t have the open world like the Xbox version but I can see why, although it was sad that it was the case. Overall, I feel like this is a decently good game.
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3 years ago, itsshadows3529
Best game except please better graphics for iPad
This game is great expect can you give bettter graphics on iPad my mom bought this for me it’s pretty car there cars i want very cool cars that is awesome and really enjoy it there is also cop cars WOW! I’m impressed in this game also and also add touch drive please that’s all I want in addition can you add free roam in this game that’s all I ask over all great game:)
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1 year ago, Rob express
NFS Saving Game Progress
There needs to be some sort of update on being able to save the game, would appreciate that, other than that I have enjoyed playing NFS most wanted for years and still will, just the only issue is being able to save progress in game.
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1 year ago, Ggttf32
Missing something important
The game is a great concept if there was support for a controller. I payed the $5 thinking it would support the backbone controller and am completely disappointed (no I didn’t research first and that’s my mistake). Glad I was the Guinea pig for a few friends as we all like to play COD (which supports an external controller) but none of them want to download and pay for a game that we can’t use since we all dislike touchscreen and gyroscope games. Missed out EA. Please fix this.
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4 years ago, Christopher Solano
Love it but...
I love it but when I switched phones I didn’t get to complete the story/ get to the #1 on the blacklist so I’m asking is there actual freeroam? Because that would make this game incredible. Because when I played it in 2016 I was always getting tired of racing I was just tryna free roam and have fun.
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6 years ago, Victor Mendoza
NFS edition cars are back!!!
Thanks firemonkeys and EA! I been missing these cars, had them but then changed phones and lost all my progress, now I can fully enjoy this racing game! I love driving into the cops and crashing! The soundtrack is amazing, and the feeling of drifting unparalleled, I haven’t had any crash yet on my phone, I’m playing on iPhone 6s.
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2 years ago, supdoggie
I love the game just annoyed
I went on a humanitarian trip where they asked us to delete the games off of our phones, I had almost beaten the game made sure to back it to my Game Center. Re download it and it still has all my trophies, but I lost all of my cars and progress. I spent some money on it so it annoys me. It’s gonna take forever to get it all back. So 3 stars for fun game just unfortunate circumstance.
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4 years ago, wassertangyay
Yeah it’s the best car game ever. It’s super fun and no regrets for buying the game. But there are some ideas. First you should probably slowdown the cops because I was on a Lamborghini hot ride with mods and I hit 231 MPH but yet an everyday van was still faster then me. You should also make multiplayer and MAYBE make a storyline for the game...
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4 years ago, Kidd_311
add multiplayer
I bought this assuming it had multiplayer, and im ashamed of that because that was the most enjoyable part of the game for me when this game came out. If my iPhone can run ark, connected to 50 people at the same time, then it sure as heck should be able to handle this game. just think about updating this and how many people would buy it. if youd just advertise it as a racing game that wasnt pay to win you guys would ruuuule the app market in racing, certainly in the #1 spot.
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5 years ago, 4c3_Music
Really good if you are willing to spend the money
I really like this game I play it when I get stuck it NFS:No limits But I think there should be controls from that game in this one with an update of some sort I think that would be great I enjoy the upgrade feature and I like the cars I really have no other problems so far I will update if I do
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3 years ago, suhbee
Could do better
I think this is a very fun game, but it is insanely hard to get the best car in the game-too hard. I have tried losing both bumpers and succeeded, however the game wouldn’t give me a reward. This is very frustrating and if there is any easier way to get the Bugatti tell me plz.
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12 months ago, Fugaze
Still AWESOME in 2023 !!!
absolutely one of the best games ever made for the iPhone and iPad… Uses the tilt/accelerometer for steeringAmazingly where every other app seems to fail. Absolutely fantastic game…Just remember: small moves, small moves… You’ll understand once you start playing, lol!
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2 years ago, Dr.👾
Urgent for new update!!!
Hello my name is Christian Morris and I am a big fan of the need for speed franchise I would just like to add that it would be a great note if you would support controllers if you please add that in your next update for controller support it will be a big deal for the next gamers that are coming to mobile gaming as you are now using controllers thank you for your time
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8 months ago, (Cool man)
The game is so good.
When I was younger I played this game one time then after years I remembered the name and found it and I have unlocked everything and you don’t need to put money into the game you just need to understand how to drift and drive.
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6 years ago, Smokiestbog
Still fun
Need for speed is my favorite racing game but the mobile crashes alot. I am not trying to be the negative guy but i really want this game to stop crashing because I paid 4.99 for this but once the game stops crashing... This will be my favorite game ever. Thank you for your time
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1 year ago, xxkfkfkvkckdkdkskslw
Best mobile racing game
This is one of the best racing games ever on mobile, I’ve been playing this since I was in elementary. But it would be better if you updated like adding new cars and new places to race but still this game is so good!
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5 years ago, ozzyjdowg
Perfect game
This racing game is perfect and fun because I have been playing for five weeks and still have not gotten bored of racing and I would suggest this game to anyone who likes cars and racing cars. To sum it up this game should be suggested more for car loving people and drivers.
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6 years ago, venom hunter
WHAT are you doing
Change the cops so they don’t just attack you and make more music and I can’t drive because I just be come slow and go all over the place please fix that and add those things And love your game
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5 years ago, mattier303
Best racing game...
So I played this game back when it first came out an solved it. I’ve been waiting for the iPad version and am so stoked. The controls and game play are way better than other racing games and other most wanted games. Thanks guys!
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4 years ago, Heyplzlook
Controller support
I loved the game when I had it on my psvita and I was so excited to find it on the App Store. But no controller support... Now don’t get me wrong the game is amazing, but I feel limited to only the touch screen I am not the best mobile racer. I feel like controller support would be a big plus
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8 months ago, Tony__Rabbit
This one of the best games out I wish I could use my backbone on this game but it’s only Mobil u would think because I payed for it that I can use my controller but I can’t I use it only on call of duty and that was free
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4 years ago, sinaaanabet
Needs multiplayer
Hello I’ve been playing this game for a while but can u please add multiplayer cuz basically when u beat the game you do stuff from the past and do it over and over and over and it just gets boring.I love this game but I just wish it had multiplayer.
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5 years ago, Melting heart
I believe that there should be FreeRoam becoz of the game NFS MW 2012 version on Xbox 360 and the way to take out swat trucks. But if this doesn’t happen it’s still a good game but the Xbox 360 version is a whole lot cooler than this. But I like them both the same as I do with any other NFS GAMES. THX EA.
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3 months ago, BWANWISHEDBWUTE17
Needs support
It’s not most wanted like you’d expect…although the entire most wanted could be ported to iOS ..(and I’d love that …)…it’s more like NFS the run…not open world either but it’s much better than the other mobile NFS….but recently on iOS 17.4 it has been refusing to launch …and I’m pretty sure it’s been abandoned by the developers….so no updates….
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2 months ago, Nunbutwill
Fix this issue please
I bought this game a few months back and it was working just fine and I have an iPhone 13 but I downloaded it now and it just immediately kicks me out not even the logo pops up before it even kicks me out i don’t know what’s going on but if you could please fix what this issue is or tell me if it’s on my end on how to fix it would be great
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