The Crew is a revolutionary action-driving MMO, developed exclusively for next-gen consoles and high-end PCs that leverage new hardware capabilities to connect players online like never before. The Crew takes you and your friends on a wild ride across a massive, open-world recreation of the United States that is loaded with exciting...
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Release Date: Dec 1, 2014

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We’d like to thank all the participants to our Closed Beta and we hope to see you soon on our roads.
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Gold Edition

The Crew Gold Edition offers all of the great content included in the full game and access to exciting future content included with the Season Pass.

The first of four themed car packs, new missions, new stickers, and tuning kits will start rolling out to players in January 2015, with new PvP modes to follow shortly thereafter.


The Crew Season Pass includes:
  • Two exclusive cars – McLaren 12C and Ferrari 458 Speciale, available to Season Pass holders at launch.
  • One-week early access to all add-on car packs.
  • Four packs, 12 cars total:
    * Extreme Car Pack available January 2015, including performance cars perfect for exhilarating high-octane missions.
    * Speed Car Pack available February 2015, including sports cars finely tuned for speed racing.
    * Vintage Car Pack available March 2015, including vintage rides fashionable for missions set in iconic American locales.
    * Raid Car Pack available April 2015, including off-road vehicles recommended for missions on various types of terrain.
  • Official paint jobs and rims for each car.
  • Exclusive stickers delivered with each pack.

With the release of each add-on content pack included with the Season Pass, there will be new missions corresponding with each pack’s theme available to all players free of charge. New customization options, paint jobs, rims, interiors, and tuning specs will also be available from the in-game store.

About This Game

Your car is your avatar - fine tune your ride as you level up and progress through 5 unique and richly detailed regions of a massive open-world US. Maneuver through the bustling streets of New York City and Los Angeles, cruise down sunny Miami Beach or trek through the breathtaking plateaus of Monument Valley. Each locale comes with its own set of surprises and driving challenges to master. On your journey you will encounter other players on the road – all potentially worthy companions to crew up with, or future rivals to compete against. This is driving at its most exciting, varied and open.

Jump in and out seamlessly and build your crew of four through bonding or intense rivalry. Whether your objective is to take down a convoy or to escape the police, achieving it with friends ensures a fresh experience each time you join in.

The entire United States is your driving playground – all roads and everything in between. Every type of terrain imaginable is yours to master – from downtown city streets to suburbs, hillsides, cornfields, canyons, desert dunes or even race tracks.

Collect body and performance parts as you progress to customize and upgrade your licensed cars. Equip your ride with 5 different tuning specs (street, perf, dirt, raid, circuit) to adapt to different driving terrains. Choose from a wide range of perks to enhance your vehicle according to your driving style.

Continue the experience on iOS, Android tablets, and on the web. Track of your friends’ performance and fine tune your ride before taking it live to set new records, or send your crew on jobs while on-the-go to earn more XP and parts.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8/8.1 (64bit only)
    • Processor: Intel Core2 Quad Q9300 @ 2.5 GHz or AMD Athlon II X4 620 @ 2.6 GHz (or better)
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX260 or AMD Radeon HD4870 (512MB VRAM with Shader Model 4.0 or higher)
    • Hard Drive: 18 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card with latest drivers
    • Additional Notes: Keyboard required, XBOX 360 controller optional (or compatible controller)
    • OS: Windows® 7, Windows® 8 and 8.1 (64-bit only)
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-750 @ 2.66 GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 940 @ 3.0 GHz Recommended for 30FPS / Intel Core i7-2600K @ 3.4 GHz or AMD FX-8150 @ 3.6 GHz Recommended for 60FPS
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX580 or AMD Radeon 6870 (1024MB VRAM with Shader Model 5.0 ) Recommended for 30FPS / NVIDIA GeForce GTX670 or AMD Radeon 7870 (2048MB VRAM with Shader Model 5.0) Recommended for 60FPS
    • Hard Drive: 18 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX-compatible
    • Additional Notes: Peripherals Supported: Windows-compatible keyboard, mouse, racing wheel, headset, optional controller (Xbox One Controller or Xbox 360 Controller for Windows recommended) Multiplayer: 1024 kbps or faster broadband connection *Supported Video Cards at Time of Release: AMD Radeon™ HD 4870 / 5000 / 6000 / 7000 / R7 / R9 series, NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 260 / 400 / 500 / 600 / 700 / TITAN series
Helpful customer reviews
124 of 175 people (71%) found this review helpful
30.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 23
I was looking forward to this title, and that makes writing this even more disappointing, but pretty much the only pro of this game is that you can drive around a miniature version of the United States.

Let's begin with what you're going to experience first - the physics are awful, and I mean it. It's almost like it wasn't even meant to be a driving game. Next, The Crew also has a story - though at times it's ridiculous and worse than Tommy Wiseau's The Room. And throughout that story, you're going to notice one little fact:

The Crew is not a racing game.

It's a game about driving from spot A to spot B under time pressure, or escaping the police, or winning a race to settle things down with your evil leader enemy rival who just wanted to kill you, but then thought it'd be better to just try to race together.

You're just going to repeat the same missions over and over again, with the game giving you different reasons to do so each time. For example, why don't you go crash into 80 randomly sitting boxes because you want to ruin some evil guys' delivery plans? But then, half an hour later, you could also crash into 80 randomly sitting boxes again because one of them is guaranteed to contain evidence you need to stop some evil guys' plans.

But when the time comes and you get a mission where you have to race your opponents, now that's the time to realize that it truly has nothing to do with racing. No matter how good you are, the other cars are always going to stick to your back. You can be awesome for the entire race, but they're always going to be right behind you. Then you make one little mistake (or a school bus spawns right in front of you) near the end and your race is ruined.

As a little bonus, The Crew also features microtransactions.

Don't get me wrong - it has the potential to be fun if you're just looking to drive around with your mates and don't care about how the car feels. But the game honestly sucks for everything else apart from that.
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25 of 38 people (66%) found this review helpful
48.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 22
This the first game of it's type. An open world MMO racing game. For what was presented and explained the game is great and got the job done. For how much devs were needed to created something like this a lot of things should have been different. Seems like they took more time on the map than the cars what you can do with them.

Great graphics
Huge map
Great wheel settings
Good netcode
Good story/SP missions

Not a good amount of cars to choose from (compared to Forza Horizon 2 and others)
Low max level
Once you're done with the campaign there isn't much to do except race others and try to get other cars
Money is too hard to get compared to how much cars cost
Sometimes you won't see another player for 1+ hours

Overall it is a solid racing game but there are some things that I would have liked to see. Maybe wait for discounts.
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48 of 81 people (59%) found this review helpful
27.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 21
Some bugs and crashes...

Gameplay - 8/10
Graphics - 10/10
World Size -10/10
Story - 9/10
Missions - 7/10
Side Missions -7/10
Co-op/PVP - 6/10

Overall - 8/10
*Personal fun - 10/10 would bang again*

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17 of 27 people (63%) found this review helpful
33.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 21
Brilliant! This is exactly what I've been waiting from an RPG racing game.

If you played Need for Speed: Underground or Carbon you'll know what the story scenes look like (Hip hop speeches, long-haired girls who love cars and call you 'My boy'. The storyline is very predictable, but it's enjoyable nonetheless.

Loads of fun to have with friends, enjoyable off-road missions, huge open world to explore, and smart way to upgrade & tune your cars! They just need to add a few more cars and the game would be perfect.

I'd say this is the best racing game I've ever played since Need for Speed: Underground. It's so addicting & immersive that one doesn't feel like quitting. The +20 hours I played in about 3 days explain how this game made me a no-lifer.

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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
52.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 23
Got this game for free after the whole Unity Fiasco. Chose this game over Far Cry 4 and thought I had made a terrible mistake. Turns out, it's amazing. I honestly did not know anything other than it was a Multiplayer Open World Racing game, I figured it was like Burnout Paradise.

But it's actually the entire United States that you get to drive around in. Visit different landmarks throughout the country while evading cops and flying down Highway 1 at 200mph.

It's very well optimized in my opinion, ran the game on High Settings with a smooth 60fps almost all the time, never dropped bellow 53. The graphics are not mind blowing but they're pretty decent. And the transition from Third, to 1st, to Cockpit view is smooth as a freshly powdered baby's ♥♥♥ after a diaper change.

Another thing I should add is that you can take any car in this game, and compete with it against other cars. i.e. You can drive a 2012 for focus, and hold your own against a Lambo.

Only Con is it's multiplayer only. You can do races in single player instances, but you need to be connected at all times.
It's pretty much a minimalistic Racing MMORPG.

Final verdict 8.5/10
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 26
Truly amazing game worth the money :) ^^
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8 of 13 people (62%) found this review helpful
154.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 21
The Crew is basically what people wanted after black box got fired. It has a big map that can take minutes to hours to explore with a lot of variety when it comes to terrain and climate. There is hidden wrecks that you can find across the map with different specs such as Street Dirt raid perf and curcuit. Most of the wrecks are hot rod based and they have a lot of features when it comes to customization.

There is a lot of customization in the game such as bumpers spoilers skirts vinyls rims paint but there is something that has been bugging me and that is that some cars doesn't have that much customization options if not anything at all. Like the maserati gran turismo s you basically have no options here except for changing the OFFICIAL rims or the OFFICIAL colours. You can't customize the gran turismo s. And in curcuit spec there isn't that much options either you basically get a big body kit but with no options to change it. Just like raid spec you only get that 1 body kit.

Also there is a lot of cars / specs from the trailer missing in the game and cars that I would love to be in the game. there is only 2 import tuners in the game and that is the 370z and the skyline R34. Where is the Evo's or the RX7 / RX8's Supra's GT86's ETC? The 2012 Dodge charger has mitsubishi evo parts but it isn't the same.

The story is very short and very difficult trough the end most likely just to make the gameplay longer. I'm not sure if this game was rushed or they just lost their creativity but if you bought this game just for the story you will be very dissapointed. It feels like the full game didn't include the full story and it just ended too fast.

The physics are very weird in this game. Sometimes you will get random cutscenes where your car flips and crashes which is skip-able but still can get annoying at times. ESPECIALLY during missions or pvp races.

After exploring almost every part of the crew bought and customized almost every car in the game and found almost all of the wrecks there isn't that much to do anymore. Sure it is fun to do road trips at times but it can get very repetetive.

Overall: Awesome game for cruising and customization but it lacks some features such as fenders specs and cars. Especially japanese cars which highly dissapointed me because there is only 2 japanese cars in the game :S Huge map with a lot of different areas to explore and cruise with your friends.

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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
38.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 26
High Hopes - High Dissapointments
So I just finished the coast to coast race (about 1h long). Beautiful terrains. Beautiful cars. I absolutely love the feeling of just going through US with my 1967 Shelby GT :). Just me and 7 other racers (AI). But this game is no Dark Souls to make NPCs plainly over-powered. They just go faster if they want, or slower, for me to join them (which is nice, but not what is good for the game). So there I was - on the last straight road to the finish line, and (as many times earlier) I had touched a civilian car. TOUCHED. With no big speed too. My car crashed, which made the opponents overtake me. A 1H RACE. Of course I lost. Not a little reward. Thank you, for ruining that really awesome game with bugs worse than these in Battlefield 4. I'm waiting for updates.

A Dissapointed Player

PS. I bought the game in Gold Edition too.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
18.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 25
Okey,So a review about "The Crew",The Crew is a multi player supported racing game,To be honest its only fun when you play with your friends as with your Crew its always more fun even if you're doing the same thing over and over again.
"The Crew" as a game,Is amazing,The graphics,Sounds,Enviroment,Background,Human models,Lip to voice sync and even small things like a guy dropping his laptop while dodging you and saying " Is this really happening?!" make this game extremly well detailed and entertaining.
I Have just gotten my V2 ink but I already have explored up to Vegas,I spent 80% of my time just driving around and looking at this amazing game.I find it great as you can see those random events like a crash on the road,Ambulance going to the house and then taking out a sick person on stretches or even a fire brigade going off to a crash or burning building,Those are just some of the things that happen in this game but have no effect on us so we usually just miss them,But,I find them more intresting then the actual campain.
The Campain is very...linear? Everything is like in NFS Most Wanted,You start at lowest rank and make your way up the ladder just to fight Ryu I mean Shiv who killed your brother.Very original,huh?But all of this is compasated by a sexy agent Zoe who is our FBI hot chick who orders us around...Like we have nothing better to do anyway.
The car customisation...I expected something more then a standard NFS car editor,Nothing fancy but nothing too bad,I guess its so simple because the braindead kids wouldn't know how to paint the car otherwise.What about engine and interior customisation? A Big joke,For the interior we only choose a damn colors and for engine? Its the same red and silver engine all the time,no change.
What else,I know.The skill challanges,90% of them for some reason are too simple to be true(I got my shelby GT500 and I got into top 5000 in the first run...) and the other 10% are ♥♥♥♥ing impossible.Otherwise they are fun,Especially I love the Jumping ones and speed runs/speed challanges.
About some people complaining about the cars been "too expencive",How the hell? You get 100k Crew credits for the start in the clan/group or whatever and then you get your daily payout every day(Douh...),Which can be from 1k at the start and then 10k towards the end I believe,So i don't know why people complain when the Ferrari car costs 225thousand of these or 885thousand Dollars/bucks,Which are also quite simple to do as you get 15-50k from doing the group/clan/gang missions which last for an 30mins>hour or otherwise you can do main story.Anyway,In 10 hours I had 220k bucks which seemed reasonable for me,Which is also why i have my Shelby GT500 and some Dodge Truck.

I will be honest,I would buy this game again if I had to,So far i had grat expirience with this game and I can't complain.
The graphics are great,Story isn't too bad,There is alot of fun exploration but it also got it flaws,Such as poorly mad cut scenes that often lag and the cops are bit too op,Even in a street cars they have no problems with ramming your rain truck on the beach.I would give this game a solid 7/10,Its a great racing game for all of you who love your open world and a decent car customisation.I think its worth those 50euro If you have a pad,If you can only use your keyboard,You will have alot of rebinding to do.
Thank you for reading all of my review and sorry for my bad english :)
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
159.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 23
fun game, everything i expected from an upgraded version of TDU.
havent had most of the problems people are talking about (rubber banding mostly), but the game will crash if your in a crew doing a skill challenge seconds behind a crew member at the end of the challenge. annoying, but avoided when you leave a 5 second gap.
players on the map and in-game is the most dissapointing, max of 8 on screen at any given time, but you'll mostly see 3 or none. the sense of an mmo is lost with this as the loading map screen on inital login makes you think your in a massive world with tons of others. while that may be true, the servers will only let you feel like your in the wilderness at a campground with actual space between camp sites...
overall this is a great game with lots of potential, the single/coop story line is NOT the reason to buy this game. it's a driving sandbox, giving you free reign to go where you please. it is best played with friends so you can get a multiplayer experience.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
11.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 25
I would like it if it would launch.
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7 of 13 people (54%) found this review helpful
42.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 21
This game is a pathetic failure, even for Ubisoft. Picked it up because it looked amazing and the reviews and videos, especially on YouTube made it look like a lot of fun. I didn't realize they were playing most of those on consoles at first, and didn't think anything about it when I realized that. Apparently the console versions are MUCH easier. The Getaway mission took over 20 tries to finish. The Duel mission (against a level 19 car, while the game suggests that your level should be at least 20) it took me FIVE hours to finish in a level 120 Challenger SRT. That's ♥♥♥♥ing stupid. I've already asked for a refund because I don't want this filth polluting my computer anymore. It's already over run by hackers setting world records on every single mission and challenge, more bugs than any game I've ever seen. Ubisoft are criminals and they're stealing money from PC gamers by releasing a game that is completely unplayable. If you insist on getting this game, get it for a console, the PC version will just make you break things. RIP 360 controller.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
24.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 25
The Crew is the rebirth of those great ol' NFS games where you got to customize every little thing about your car.

+Gameplay is great (good steering wheel support)
+Fun with friends
+Solid graphics
+Large map
+Servers have been up since Day 1 (aside from maintenance)

-Game is glitchy (but not AC:U glitchy)
-Level 50 cap
-Missions are somewhat tedious
-Coop with randoms is horribly laggy
-Crew Credits are for stupid microtransactions

I give The Crew a 9/10
I love this game but some things were a bit dissapointing.
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22 of 44 people (50%) found this review helpful
20.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 20
Pick this game up if you want a terrible physics engine, apalling car control, no real custimization, and an orgy of bugs and errors that the Q&A team missed. Way to go Ubisoft, you've made another terrible game and you will never get my money again.
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1,019 of 1,295 people (79%) found this review helpful
51.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 6
Well, that was The Crew...
After about 42 Hours ive seen the most things, beat the Campain and most of the Challenges.

I bought "The Crew" with Hope for a Game that would be as entertaining as "Test Drive Unlimited 2".
If you played that before, you will notice the similarity, many parts of TDU2 are also in The Crew.
Sounds good right? No, not at all.
Short Pro+Contra List on bottom of the Review

What they both have in common is for example that the Police Cars are either always faster than you, regardless if you drive 100 km/h or 300 km/h or give up after 100 meters for no reason at all... Also the AI and Catch-Up-Systems during Races are equally bad.

Other than that,
Test Drive Unlimited 2 had probably over 130 different Vehicles, from many different Brands
The Crew has maybe 40? (Until Ubisoft will add more DLC Cars for extra $$$)

In Test Drive Unlimited 2 you had 1 small and one big Island as Gaming Worlds, Ibiza and Hawaii.
The Crew offers 1 Map, a minature version of the United States.

When the Servers at Test Drive Unlimited 2 are down, you can keep playing your Savegame in Offline Mode.
When the Crew Servers are down, you cant even Launch the Game.

Test Drive Unlimited 2 offered a lot of things to do, you were able to go to a Driving School before races, to make Racing Licenses, to buy Houses, Cars, Bikes,Furniture for your Houses, you were able to customize your Avatar with clothes, Haircuts, Makeup, Accessoires. Also there were more design options for the Cars as well.
It was possible to go to go into the Houses, walk around, similar to "The Sims". You could visit other Players homes, take Photos, there even was a Casino where you could play Blackjack, Poker, Slotmachines with other Players... and a few other things.

The Crew doesnt offer much, dull and short Story Races, there are nice Cutscenes, but the Story itself is rather dumb. There are also PVP events where the fastest Car always wins, nevermind how bad the Driver is..., Fraction Missions, Skillchallenges, Sightseeing and not really many customization options.
BUT: At least you will have fun here, when youre able to drive around the Map with a Friend!

While i played The Crew, i often asked myself how awesome the Game could be, if it was also developed and published by Atari and Eden Games.
Ubisoft delivered, as expect, another Game that feels unfinished, like they stopped the developing Process at the Late Alpha Stage and just published it to cash in, for next Years "The Crew 2"?

For example, you sit inside your Car, the Driving Mirror and Side Mirrors dont show anything, They are just grey.
Same goes for the Racing Wheel Instruments. They were supposed to show Speed, Gear and RPM, but they also just show you a fantastic grey bitmap.
Only a few Cars have an Animation for a Gearshifting Character. Inside most of the Cars, the Avartar just keeps his Hands on the Steering Wheel and the Gears shift magically.
There are probably a few more little annoyances, but those points are already unnecessary
I would expect that from an early 2005 Game, but not from a 2014 release.

The Things i liked about The Crew, were the incredibly detailed surroundings.
You see NPC's walking around, like a beggar moving his belongings in a shopping cart, Prisoners knocking stones in front of a Prison, Planes and Helicopters flying around ... and many more realistic Daily Life Events.
The Map is filled with Wild Animals, they move a bit strange, but are still a nice addition.

Also the Animated Sky looks really nice.

What else is left to say? Yeah. The Cars.
While Test Drive Unlimited 2 had a very good balance and Car selection, The Crew's Cars are very unbalanced
The Crew got a bunch of overpowered and ugly (My opinion, yes.) American Muscle Cars.
They look like they weight 5 tons, have the aerodynamic values of a Brick Row House, but got a surreal good handling and can easily outrun a Lamborghini.
Thats just plain dumb.

Besides that, there are a handfull european and asian Cars. But yeah they are the minority in this Game.

The Handling of the Cars alltogether is good, mostly. The Handling of the Offroad Vehicles can be very frustrating.
For sure this wont be any fun playing with Keyboard and Mouse.

Pro and Contra for the Lazy People:

+ Very detailed environment (Working NPC's, a lot of Wilflife,,...)
+ Better Graphics than Test Drive Unlimited 2
+ Detailed Leaderboards and Statistics for everything
+ Good Car handling and controls, with a few exceptions.
+ Open World, you can drive wherever you want

~ Servers are down for Maintenance regulary, and when they work, it can happen that you still dont see any other Players.

- - Uplay Launcher
- Sometimes the "Play with Friends" Option works, other times it doesnt work at all.
- No Offline Mode
- Rather small Fleet of Cars
- Unrealistic Engine Sounds
- Missing Animations for Cockpit Mirrors. in some Cars also for Gear switching and Steering Wheel Speedometer, non funtional Indicators
- No possibility to add your own Music
- Boring and monotonous Storymode, Races are too short.
- Not many Customization Options
- The Crew was announced as a "Car MMO", but there are only up to 8 People in one Session.
- No changing weather conditions (Except of Snow in the Mountains.)
- Microtransactions
- The Cars look great, but some of the textures of trees,bushes,... and the water look rather bad.

All together i would say, "The Crew" has nice looking Cars, but it isnt the big next Generation Racing Game that was announced and promised.
Its good for cruising around with Friends (If youre lucky enough to get a connection..) , to find out a few things about the United States, but in the Main Category "RACING" it lacks a lot.

You can pick it up when its on sale for 20 Bucks, its not a completly bad Game but i can not recommend it for the full Price.
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802 of 1,026 people (78%) found this review helpful
15.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 25
The Crew is an alright game, if you are into racing + mmos. The only problem I'm concerned about, reading on internet, is that microtransactions WILL be available later in the game (the CC currency). As far as I know, there's a huge difference between the bronze and golden part, and if you will be able to purchase all the golden parts with real money, there WILL be a huge difference between those who do not pay and those who do.
I'd really ask ubi$oft to make the microtransactions available ONLY for COSMETICS, just like on all other games on interwebz (Dota 2, League of Legends, Team Fortress 2 [HATS!], and so on. I'm pretty sure you will gain a lot from those cosmetics (people won't mind if you add a 30$ cosmetic item that will have "unusual" effects, such as leaving some kind of light trail, etc) and players won't actually hate you because you released such a nice game but ♥♥♥♥ed it up in the end with P2W system.

Edit 1: I'm not sure if there's anything else to be done after you hit the level 10 cap. Any other missions you complete will give you bucks BUT not xp. Also the parts you unlock are for level 15+, so I find it kinda useless (for now). Does anyone agree, at least in the next closed beta, to raise the level cap to 20? It takes about 2 hours to complete all the story quests and get to level 10.
If you want to actually do something to earn you stuff, try find all the 20 parts of certain cars that will unlock you some really awesome vehicles, with good stats too as well.

tl;dr: play game 10/10, ubi$oft plz no microtransactions on performance parts, raise level cap 20, ty.

Edit 2: I made a poll about microtransactions, please vote:
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334 of 441 people (76%) found this review helpful
49.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 26
Beta tested Aug. 25 to Aug 29.

I am going to get this out of the way first, yes this game looks and feels a lot like Need for Speed's Underground and Most Wanted series. For me that is the best possible thing, because I loved those games and I am not a fan of where that franchise is at the moment.

Story - The story will immediately bring you back to the NFS stories. While it isn't the most original, it fits what the game is. the cinematics don't look bad, but the cut scenes after almost everything you do can be a little annoying. You can skip them though, which is of course a good thing.

The driving mechanics are more arcade style, but it still has a realistic feel to it for those who like that. I like to switch between over the top and in the car camera, and I will say they did a good job with the in the car detail.

The controls are great, even with a keyboard and mouse if you're a fan of that mode. From what I have seen both controller and wheel work great with this game. Personally I prefer controller, but might be looking to get into a wheel if I find myself playing it a lot.

The world. It took me 14 minutes to get from Chicago to New York City. That is a long time considering I was driving around 140 the entire time. The world is huge, I am a little upset that they didn't even think my homestate of Connecticut was important enough to put on the map, but hey I can forgive them. During the beta I ran into many players and was invited to their crews as well.

Missions. The most fun mission that I took part in was I believe called a Raid. Myself and two other players had to chase down an NPC and take them out. We were in our street cars and the target was in a raid vehicle. Even with strangers this was fun, so I know it will be a lot of fun with friends. The regular races are fun and challenging, the maps are of a nice design, but if you are someone who doesn't like racing with traffic around, you may want to only race when it is an evening time. Yes, the population follows the time, if it is afternoon or rush hour there will be tons of traffic, if it's night time there will be almost none. I crashed a lot and I feel like I am a good driver in these types of games, trying to avoid crashing is part of the fun though of course.

Other players - For the most part the other players that I ran into were pretty cool. However you always have to beware of those players who are only out to troll you. They will just ram you for no reason and stuff like that. One thing I liked about the game was that it announces who the most wanted player online is. I'm not sure how the servers work for the game, but it's a nice feature to see and maybe even strive for.

Customization - Since it is still beta there wasn't much customization. There were maybe 5-10 choices for visualization except for right and left fenders, also not sure about stickers since I didn't use them. The choices that were there were nice and shows that we have some cool options coming in the future. There were no performance options yet, but you gain some from completing missions that give bonuses and increase your car level.

All in all I think the game looks and feels very promising. With Need for Speed going into the more Realistic/Exotic car with no customization field, this game looks to take its place. The game to me feels like it will be a lot more fun with friends, but can still hold it's own solo or with friends you meet through the game itself.

I definitely recommend this game. I hope you enjoy it and I hope to see you on the track.

In its current state and with the promise of all the additions that will be available at release I will give the game a 7/10 for now. Once the game releases I am sure that will go to between 8-9 in the racing genre.

I am seeing a lot of complaining about the length of the beta. You don't have to pre-purchase. You made the choice to do it, so try to keep complaining to a minimum. Second, there is a way to change the 30FPS problem, you just have to do a bit of research. I didn't do it myself but a streamer that I was watching did, and some in his chat also. Now onto the review.
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497 of 726 people (68%) found this review helpful
143.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 1
If you like racing,... buy it.
If you like engine tuning,... buy it.
If you like body tuning,.... buy it.
If you like driving around a HUGE map,... buy it.
If you like racing with your friends,... buy it.
If you like NFS Underground 1/2,... buy it.

It combines MMO and Single player into one package, wrapped around a nice storyline.
It forces you (without you realising it) to play missions together with friends or complete strangers. Of course you can solo but why would you.
I've played this game for 2 hours, and I'm loving it.

As for the launch, I've had no issues whatsoever.
Great job !!

I'll be playing this game for quite a few hours. ;)
See you ingame!
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1,399 of 2,097 people (67%) found this review helpful
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 2
-Sir, the game is ready, it's friggin'' awesome, we can release it !
-Woh, woh, woh awesome you said ? Do you know who are you working for ?
-yes, Ubisoft.
-Right, and what's our reputation ?
-Being the best at screwing up good game concept and pissing off our customers ?
-Exactly ! Now this game has many flaws but none of them are really frustrating
-Indeed, that's why we created Uplay back then
-Not enough son, not enough. I want the whole team in the crisis room in 5 minutes

(gathering the team and explaining the situation)

-Sir, I got an idea
-Sure go ahead
-Well why don't we force the player to connect to a main server ?
-Many games do that, not really frustrating.
-True, but we would require the player to be constantly connected
-ooooh, that's good, I like it
-And the main server would be super instable and people would be kicked from the game at anytime, loosing their progression !
-Genius, I promote you president of Ubisoft.

EDIT : You guys say it's a MMO ?
Do you actually know what MMO stands for ? Just the first "M" ?
You'll interact with 8 players max. at a time...holly molly, that's massive !

Ubisoft used the term MMO for marketing purpose only, there's isn't a single solid reason to prevent us from playing this game in SP.
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336 of 488 people (69%) found this review helpful
15.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 6
This game is basically "how to not make a good racing game 101"

1. Auto catch up
2. AI is over tuned to try and make up for the players ability to use cars "over the cap"
a) cops are unstopable all seeing terminators and getting away from this is more chore than skill
b) it literally ignores the in game physics
c) uses non spec (street,dirt, perf) cars perfectly in any situation Perf car on dirt? No problem, you however won't stop being sideways
3. The game at points forces you to use sub par spec cars because "story" which are usually just time trials with an annoying npc yelling at you
4. PvP is waiting in a queue to never getting into the game
5. co-op is just two people suffering through a race and most the time even if someone pulls up next to you in the same race they'll just ignore the co-op request
6. Overly expensive cars with arbitrary limitations on what can and cannot be certain specs
7. Raid spec activities are just awful
8. car spec designs are generic and the for purchase asthetics don't fix much
9. If you do manage to find someone in co-op then the lag shows up pretty bad
10. world is flat and uniteresting until cars randomly pop in and you crash

If you're on the fence about buying this game don't do it. Just wait until GTA 5 comes out on PC and play GTA Online because it's superior in every way.
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