Need For Speed: Most Wanted

Platform: PS3, Xbox 360, PC

Developer: EA

Rating out of five: *****

Criterion has long been a developer capable of delivering superb racing games and sure enough NFS:

MW hones and perfects everything you need in a great arcade racer; delivering eye-watering speed, delicious scenery and fierce wheel-to-wheel action.

Throw in a militant police force with a penchant for the more extreme side of traffic law enforcement too, and all the ingredients are there for a racer that's made for speed freaks.

That Criterion has plugged in a more efficient version of Autolog, which effortlessly tracks your friends and matches you to online races, is the icing on the cake. - The Independent