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Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2005)

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A lone street racer must use his talents to rise to the top of the Blacklist, comprised of the 15 most elite drivers in the city of Rockport.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Dzenkiw ... Ronnie (voice)
Josie Maran ... Mia (voice)
Dean McKenzie Dean McKenzie ... Sergeant Cross (voice) (as Dean M. McKenzie)
Derek Hamilton ... Razor (voice)
Kevan Ohtsji ... Toru (voice) (as Kevin Ohstji)
Simone Bailly ... Female Officer (voice)
Jagua Arneja Jagua Arneja ... Additional Voices (voice)
Corin Hanson Corin Hanson ... Additional Voices (voice)
Rebecca Hastings Rebecca Hastings ... Additional Voices (voice)
Aleks Holtz Aleks Holtz ... Additional Voices (voice)
Kari Lakomski Kari Lakomski ... Additional Voices (voice)
Derek McIver Derek McIver ... Additional Voices (voice)
Alfa Ming Alfa Ming ... Additional Voices (voice)
Gina Nguyen Gina Nguyen ... Additional Voices (voice) (as Kaze)
Miguel Preysler Miguel Preysler ... Additional Voices (voice)
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Storyline

The city of Rockport's league of illegal street racers is dominated by the Blacklist, a highly skilled group comprised of the 15 best drivers in the city. A new arrival to the Rockport racing scene loses his car in a rigged race with Razor, #15 on the Blacklist. After a close call with Sergeant Cross of the Rockport Police Department, the challenger must fight his way through the ranks of the Blacklist to reach Razor, who has since used the challenger's original car to reach the top of the Blacklist. Written by rball4042

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Details

Official Sites:

EA Games [United States]

Country:

Canada

Release Date:

November 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Need for Speed: Most Wanted See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Near the end of the game, when Sergeant Cross is ordering his partner to get everyone after the player character, the scene is reminiscent of Gary Oldman in Leon: the Professional See more »

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In the cut scene where Mia shows the player how to use the Rap Sheet, the device she's holding changes position between shots. See more »

Quotes

[after the player defeats Razor and takes the #1 spot on the Blacklist, Razor, furious, refuses to accept defeat]
Razor: [defiant] You'll never hold on to the Number 1 spot. Not with me on your tail.
[Razor holds up the keys to the BMW]
Razor: And if you want these, you're gonna have to take them.
Mia: [snatches the keys] It's over, Razor.
Razor: It ain't over until I say it's over!
[...]
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Connections

Follows Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

The Mann
Performed by Paul Linford and Chris Vrenna
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Many underestimate this great title!!!
12 September 2007 | by lakic_matijaSee all my reviews

I'm very sad cause many underestimate Most Wanted, calling it worst NFS game ever. Well, nonsense!!! This it the game Hot Pursuit always should've been. GFX is truly special, much better than Underground series, with sun out and bye bye midnight darkness. The best thing is reflecting effect of the sun on the road and even trees wave slowly on wind. Sound is also on the level, cars sound authentic, the best example is Aston Martin which is sooo good recorded that GT or Forza can be ashamed. Even every tuning stage reproduce new engine sound. Car list is bigger and this time exotics and muscle are also back! And you can tune them up too!!! There is difference between RWD, FWD and AWD cars, as RWD with a lot of torque must be launched gently or they'll spin and AWDs have fastest launch and best handling. YES, there is difference in handling EVEN if you've tuned handling to max. Guys telling you otherwise haven't played game long enough to realize it. AND YES cars handle MUCH better than in U2. Of course it's far from realism, but those who want realism can play GT or Forza. Need for speed gives you MUCH better sense of speed and action. Oh, and unlike Underground series, you don't have to pimp your ride to make progress, pimping has a purpose - to fool the cops so they can't recognize you. Story is also good, although a little but too less Josie Maran FMV. She is absolutely gorgeous and by far THE BEST NFS girl out there. As for the best part of the game - police chases, they are phenomenal. Fast and so much adrenalin packed, you won't believe. Once you hit higher heat levels, tougher and faster cop chases are gonna get - and suddenly it will click - the cars have to respond like they do - fast and smooth, easy to control and regain control if you lost it, yet they have weight and crash like they normally would (you can feel the weight and they slow down drastically) - unlike U2 where crashes where like small plastic cars crashes... Nice story, Cool GFX and Sound, great rides and tuning, phenomenal speed sensation and pursuits, and the best NFS girl ever - Josie Maran. Gameplay - 10+. My opinion and 2 cents...


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