The Best Racing Games to Give for the Holidays

The Best Racing Games to Give for the Holidays

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Full disclosure: At the time of writing, nobody outside EA has any idea how Need For Speed Unbound will turn out. We at Jalopnik expect to have our hands on it in the days leading up to the game’s December 2 release, and you can expect our impressions around then. It’s worth keeping an eye on, because frankly, nothing hits quite like NFS when the series is on its game.

2019’s NFS Heat was a step in the right direction, with enjoyable cop chases that forced players to balance risk and reward in the way that games like the original Most Wanted and Hot Pursuit 2 used to, excellent customization and an entertaining, if predictable and slightly cringe-inducing story mode. Unbound looks to shake things up with a unique, illustrative visual style and a new focus on hypebeast fashion, for better or worse. Look — as long as the game plays well and I feel those beads of sweat start trickling in minute 35 of a pursuit I just can’t shake, I won’t care what sneaker brands are in the game.