There are two different set paths in Need For Speed Rivals. As the racer, you are a placed as a street racer named Zephyr. You start off by posting a video of your car outrunning cops and a number of racers also begin posting their own similar videos. This quickly becomes a trend and the cops must react. As the cop, you training to be a member of the Redview County Police Department. Once you’ve completed your training you’re a member of the police force. Counter to the racer, you will see this new street racing trend appear online and it is your job to react.
The story follows a set path and progresses with cut scenes with every new ranking. It is quite interesting to be able to see both parts of the story. The stories are quite generic but it’s good to see the developer still trying to include a story that is worth playing through. It gives you a reason to want to push through.
Need For Speed Rivals is one of the best looking PS4 games available. The cars look amazingly detailed and the environments are on another level. Using the Frostbite engine, the environment really comes to life with dust particles everywhere. It’s an absolutely joy to play through and still easy to see what’s going on even at high speed. The crashes are as spectacular as ever and the weather effects also bring a new and enjoyable element. It absolutely oozes with polish.