Developer: Slightly Mad Studios
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC
What happens when the world realizes it doesn't need so much speed after all?
Though not struggling as spectacularly as the American auto industry, the long-running Need for Speed series has steadily lost ground to competitors. Recent installments feel tired and passé, especially when played alongside more inspired games like Burnout Paradise. Aimless circling is a vital part of any racing simulator, but that shouldn’t apply to a game’s own past.