Need for Speed: Payback

Another installment of a popular racing game series, developed by Ghost Games in cooperation with Electronic Arts. In Need for Speed: Payback players get to follow the adventures of three characters - Tyler, Mac, and Jess – seeking revenge on their former partner who betrayed them. In order to do this, they have to face the Familia cartel – a criminal organization with influences nearly everywhere, even the police. This means that in this uneven fight, the three protagonists can count only on themselves. The action of the game is set in the city of Fortune Valley, and during the playthrough, one participates in a series of races divided into several main categories, including police pursuit, time challenge, stunt competition, car battles and – for the first time in the series’ history – off-road races. Need for Speed: Payback offers a traditional wide range of licensed vehicles, which can be modified as one sees fit. These cars represent five separate types: race, drift, off-road, drag and runner. Additionally, each character has unique skills affecting the vehicle handling dynamics.

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PC / Windows
Game Need for Speed: Payback (PC) Cover
Need for Speed: Payback

Need for Speed: Payback | PC

Racing, for automobiles, multiplayer, co-op

Companies responsible for Need for Speed: Payback

Ghost Games | game developer

Electronic Arts Inc. | publisher   Official website

Need for Speed: Payback release date for PC:

game language:
English

10 November 2017 | Worldwide

10 November 2017 | Europe

10 November 2017 | USA

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: Internet
Expectations: 8.4 / 10 calculated out of 447 players' votes.  

Need for Speed: Payback for PC / Windows is another installment of the Need for Speed series published by Electronic Arts. The game has been created by Ghost Games, who were also responsible for the two previous installments – 2013’s Need for Speed Rivals and 2015’s Need for Speed. The developers, however, have much bigger experience in creating racing games, since the studio mostly comprises game developers formerly working for Criterion - a studio responsible i.a. for the Burnout series. An important thing about Payback is that the game has been created in cooperation with the video gaming society, the same way as it has been with the previous Need for Speed installment.

Sony PlayStation 4
Game Need for Speed: Payback (PS4) Cover
Need for Speed: Payback

Need for Speed: Payback | PS4

Racing, for automobiles, multiplayer, co-op

Companies responsible for Need for Speed: Payback

Ghost Games | game developer

Electronic Arts Inc. | publisher   Official website

Need for Speed: Payback release date for PS4:

game language:
English

10 November 2017 | Worldwide

10 November 2017 | Europe PAL

10 November 2017 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: Internet
Expectations: 6.8 / 10 calculated out of 93 players' votes.  

In 2015, Ghost Games created Need for Speed – a reboot of the popular racing series, released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC / Windows. Two years later, PlayStation 4 players received a new installment of this series. In Need for Speed: Payback, developers decided to push the boundaries a bit and draw their inspirations not only from the previous Need for Speed games, but also from popular movies e.g. Fast and Furious, and the off-road races. The PlayStation 4 release of Payback does not offer any unique attractions that owners of other gaming consoles cannot experience themselves. The main differences between these versions lie in the consoles’ functionalities, e.g. possibility to take screenshots during the game with the Share button.

Microsoft XBOX ONE
Game Need for Speed: Payback (XONE) Cover
Need for Speed: Payback

Need for Speed: Payback | XBOX ONE

Racing, for automobiles, multiplayer, co-op

Companies responsible for Need for Speed: Payback

Ghost Games | game developer

Electronic Arts Inc. | publisher   Official website

Need for Speed: Payback release date for XBOX ONE:

game language:
English

10 November 2017 | Worldwide

10 November 2017 | Europe PAL

10 November 2017 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: Internet
Expectations: 6.0 / 10 calculated out of 74 players' votes.  

In 1994 Electronic Arts released The Need for Speed. That game has started one of the most important racing game series in the video game history. For over 20 years, the series has been developed in different directions, however since the 2005’s Need for Speed: Most Wanted the brand began to lose its shine – 2008’s Undercover did not lack some bugs, 2009’s Shift was a kind of a side project, and the 2011’s The Run featured a cinematic, while not a all gripping storyline. In 2015, the series returned to its roots with the release of Need for Speed. The game, developed by Ghost Games, although not perfect, turned out to be a successful project. This success encouraged the developers to release Need for Speed: Payback on Xbox One.

Plot

In Need for Speed: Payback, one gets to learn about the adventures of three characters – Tyler, Mac and Jess. Previously, their crew had a fourth member, who betrayed the rest and took everything away from them. In order to take their revenge, the crew has to face the Familia cartel, which has connections nearly everywhere, including the police force. This means, that the three betrayed friends can count only on themselves.

Mechanics

The PC / Windows release of Need for Speed: Payback is an arcade racing game – same as the previous Need for Speed installments. The action of the game takes place in the open-structured city of Fortune Valley with the day and night cycle. In the game, players participate in various races divided into several main categories. One of the biggest attractions featured by Payback is the presence of police chases, which occurred in somewhat different forms in many Need for Speed games. Apart from these pursuits, the game offers time challenges, racing other drivers, stunt competitions and car battles. Surprisingly, Need for Speed: Payback also features off-road races.

The game delivers a wide range of licensed cars, divided into five main types: race, drift, off-road, drag and runner. As their names suggest, these cars were designed for different kinds of races, thus e.g. the off-road car is not a very good choice for a drift competition. It is no surprise that the developers included the option to modify the cars in terms of their appearance and performance. Moreover, the game offers the option to customize abandoned car wrecks, eventually even turning them into supercars.

What is interesting, in Need for Speed: Payback the three protagonists have unique skills, which affect the vehicle handling dynamics.

Misc.

Need for Speed: Payback has been released on 10 November 2017, however some players could access the game earlier – EA Access and Origin Access users could buy the game on 2 November, while players who decided to purchase the Deluxe Edition could access the game within 3 days before the official premiere. The Deluxe Edition also came with the Platinum Car Pack featuring 2008’s Nissan 350Z and 2016’s Ford F-150 Raptor.

System requirements

Recommended: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5 GHz/AMD FX-8320 4.0 GHz, 8 GB RAM, graphic card 4 GB GeForce GTX 1060/Radeon RX 480 or better, 30 GB HDD, Windows 10-bit
Minimum: Intel Core i3-6300 3.8 GHz/AMD FX-8150 3.6 GHz, 6 GB RAM, graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 750 Ti/Radeon HD 7850 or better, 6 GB HDD, Windows 7 64-bit

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