Need for Speed Most Wanted Terminal Velocity, Movie Legends & Heroes DLC

9Mar

By Paul Barbara

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Time to start those engines with the latest Downloadable content for EA’s Need for Speed: Most Wanted.  There are three content packs available for download each offering something different depending on your preferences.  Let’s check them out.

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First up is the “Terminal Velocity” pack which weighs in at 1200 MS points.  Certainly this pack is by far the biggest in terms of value and areas to explore such as the Hughes International Airport, which is essentially under construction so it features loads of jumps and construction ramps.   The Airport essentially runs off a stretch of highway which will take you straight there.  It feels as if it’s part of the map and not as a bolt on so to speak which is essential.  There is certainly plenty to do here at the Airport including 5 brand new rides for starters.  There is the Porsche 918 Spider, the Alfa Romeo MiTo QV, the Ford Fiesta ST, the BMW 1 Series M Coupe and the Audi RS3 Sport back.

You’ll take to the Airport strip in any of the awesome rides above and you’ll have access to new speed list events and other various challenges such as finding radars, security gates and posters to find and destroy.  Also, there is a new mod for your ride called “onslaught chassis” which lowers the damage to your car in frontal impacts, plus there are many more modifications to explore.

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Next is the “Movie Legends” pack which gives you a chance to drive like a movie star so to speak.  The movie legends pack gives you access to five new rides, fresh out of Hollywood.  The first and my favourite is the 1967 Shelby GT500 from the movie “Gone in 60 seconds”.  Next, for the Bond fans there is of course the legendary Aston Martin DB5 and the Aston Martin DBS.  Or perhaps, you’re more of a fast and furious fan, then if so, the 1970 Dodge Charger R/T is for you.  Finally there is the 1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans-Am Special Edition which kind of reminds me of Knight Rider minus the red light.

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The heroes pack also adds a few new events for single player as well as online modes.  Personally I found this pack a little thin on the value and it’s more for those who simply want a particular car rather than a host of new areas and unlockables.

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Finally there is the “Heroes” pack which essential provides you with five of the most iconic cars from the Need for Speed series, with custom tuning and looks designed to turn heads.  First up is the BMW M3 GTR which was the cover car for the Need for Speed Most wanted 2005 game.  Next, the Porsche 911 GT2 was from Need for Speed Undercover 2008.  Next up, the 350Z one of Nissans finest which was featured in Need for Speed Underground 2 back in 2004.  Then of course there is the Nissan Skyline GT-R (R34) which was available in Need for Speed Underground 2003.  Finally the Lamborghini Diablo SV featured in Need for Speed 3, Hot Pursuit back in 1998.  Depending on how Nostalgic you are, then this pack may or may not be for you.  Sure there is a host of Multiplayer races to engage in, but personally I didn’t see a whole lot of value in this particular pack unless you’re happy to play online quite heavily.

Overall

Certainly if all of these packs tick your selection criteria, then your certainly better off buying the “Deluxe Bundle” which costs 2,000 MS Points and provides overall better value.  If you’re just after a single player experience chasing signs, collectables and competing in races, then my advice is to stick with the Terminal Velocity pack as it certainly provides the most value of the three packs.  Need for Speed fans will most certainly pick all three packs up, however, if you’re on the fence in terms of what to pick my advice is to take the Terminal Velocity pack and tear the Airport a new strip, its loads of fun.

7.5 / 10