Need for Speed: Most Wanted
Most wanted PS3
Developer(s) Criterion Games
Publisher(s) Electronic Arts
PlayStation Platform(s) PS3
Downloadable content
Release date(s) NA October 30 2012
AUS November 1 2012
EU November 2 2012
JP November 15 2012
Genre Racing
Rating(s) E10+
Mode(s) Single Player
Online Multiplayer
Need for Speed: Most Wanted is a game for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita. It was released as a pyshical copy and as a downloadable game. In the game, players must drive around the city of FairHaven and speed past speed cameras, smash through billboards, entering restricted areas, and most of all: outrunning the cops. Once the player has gotten enough SpeedPoints (or SP), they can race a Most Wanted racer, win, wreck the Most Wanted car, and win it. Usually, Most Wanted races will have the police pursing the player and the Most Wanted car.

Rating Content DescriptorsEdit

This game was rated Everyone 10 and up. The content descriptors are Violence (Car smashing) and Alcohol Reference (Billboards advertising alcoholic beverages).

PlayStation 3Edit


Alfa RomeoEdit



The DLC Dodge is:

  • Charger R/T


The only Lexus in the game is:

  • LFA


The Ford cars include:

  • F-150 Raptor
  • Focus RS500
  • Focus ST (Multiplayer only)
  • Mustang Boss 302


The DLC Pontiac is:

  • Firebird T/A


The only in-game Shelby car is:

  • Cobra 427

The DLC Shelby is:

  • GT500


Players can customize their cars in singleplayer and multiplayer. However, players must complete certain challenges (Singleplayer) or meet certain milestones (Multiplayer) to unlock the new customization tools.

Most Wanted RacersEdit

Most Wanted racers are racers that are most wanted by the FairHaven police. The object of the game is to move up on the Most Wanted list, and win the Most Wanted cars.


Players can smash into police cars and start police pursuits. In pursuits, players must try to cause damage to police cars, traffic cars, and public property to raise their 'heat' level, which gives the players more SP. Heat levels range from 1-6. The lower the heat level, the less the cops will try to bust the player. there is an area where the cops know where the player is. The player (in order to stop the pursuit) must go out of the area and enter 'cooldown mode' to decrease their heat level down to 0 to outrun the police. If the police get close enough, the pursuit will continue. If the player cannot move or is trapped by the police for about 10 seconds, the player will be busted and be respawned in the car they were driving in the place where they found it with no penatly.

Fairhaven City Police DepartmentEdit

The FCPD is, in a way, the main anatagonist of the game. Many offences can be triggered to start a pursuit in the game. These offences are as follows:

  • Blocking traffic
  • Burnout (Spinning back tires)
  • Hit and Run
  • Reckless Driving (Hitting property or citizen cars)
  • Speeding (Usually 100 MPH and over)
  • Street Racing (Always in-game races)


  •  To differentiate it from the original Need for Speed: Most Wanted, Criterion Games put 'A Criterion Game' under the title

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