Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012)

"Beat them all, and you'll be number one" says the hot female voice.

Much like [the new] Hot Pursuit, [the new] Most Wanted combines Criterion's Easydrive with EA's Autolog in an open environment. That means teleportation and friend-list high scores, for a truly free-form arcade driving experience.
As purely a racing game, it kinda blows - extreme rubberbanding is the name of the game, the typical track is 2 minutes of destruction derby on the freeway, and the very underwhelming slo-mo crashes are only slightly more avoidable than the checkpoints. As an open-world car game however, it's Burnout's Paradise City all over again. And if the eerie, trippy race intros are any indication, to do drugs and drive is... pretty awesome.

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Support summary
Screen change: 
Hor+

Widescreen Method: 
Hud Stretch: 
  • None

Multi-monitor Method: 
Multi-monitor HUD: 
  • Optimized

Ultra/Super-Wide Method: 
  • Native
Ultra/Super-Wide HUD: 
  • Optimized

4k UHD Method: 
4k UHD HUD: 

Rendered cut-scenes: 
FMV cut-scenes: 
Game information
Game status:
Release Date:
Tuesday, 30 October, 2012

Tested Version: 
Origin

Setting: 
Play styles: 
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Developer feedback: 

Steam ID's: 
Comparison Screenshots
  • 4:3 Screenshot
    Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012)
  • 16:10 Screenshot
    Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012)
  • 16:9 Screenshot
    Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012)
  • Ultra-Wide (21:9) Screenshot
    Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012)
  • Super-Wide (32:9) Screenshot
    Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012)
  • Eyefinity / Surround Screenshot
    Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012)
Solutions & Issues
Baseline (Widescreen) Solution & Issues

Native support. Resolution can be changed at any time.




Ultra/Super-Wide (21:9/32:9) Specific Solution & Issues

Native support. Most of the UI is 16:9 anamorphic, but the HUD scales to the corners of the screen.
FMVs are windowboxed.




Eyefinity / Surround Specific Solution & Issues

Native support, centered HUD.
FMVs are windowboxed.

Performance tip: set VFX Detail to Low to minimize SSAA (very taxing in Multi-Mon).




4k UHD Specific Solution & Issues



Stereoscopic-3D Solution & Issues

Criterion cap: max framerate is 60 fps in 2D, so 30 fps in 3D.


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Submitted by Anonymous on 22 February, 2013 - 10:43
Updated by Garrett on 3 June, 2015 - 04:04