- Number of Players
- 1 (Single Player) (8 Player Online)
- Release Date
- 10th Nov 2017
- 10th Nov 2017
- Also Available On
- Controller Support
- Feature Support
- Official Site
Republished on Wednesday 30th September 2020: We're bringing this review back from the archives following the announcement of October's PlayStation Plus lineup. The original text follows. We’re not sure about The Fast and the Furious, but Need for Speed Payback sure will make you furious fast. Ghost Games has spent two years tuning up...
Out for blood
Not every month can bring with it a stellar line-up of PlayStation Plus titles, and October 2020's selection very much feels like one that will be forgotten about before too long. PS Plus subscribers can get their hands on Need for Speed Payback and Vampyr this month at no extra cost. As is tradition, we put the two PlayStation 4 games...
Plus or minus?
October's PlayStation Plus games have been announced, and, well... The reaction hasn't been brilliant. For starters, we've got Vampyr. By most accounts it's a decent game (we gave it a 6/10), but it's the kind of semi-forgotten title that you'd expect alongside a blockbuster. Except there is no blockbuster — there's only Need for...
Hit and miss?
October 2020's PS Plus games have been confirmed. As always, subscribers get two PS4 titles. This time around, it's Need for Speed Payback and Vampyr. The latter will hopefully get you in the mood for Halloween. We actually rather enjoyed DONTNOD's vampiric role-playing game, describing it as "intriguing" in our Vampyr review...
Happy New Goodyear
Need for Speed Payback is to be updated with a whole new way to play, according to a tweet from yesterday afternoon. Online free roaming will be added to the game for free later this year. At this stage, there's really not much else to report. We imagine there will be more information as the release draws near, but we doubt...
But has it actually improved?
EA’s pulling more U-turns than the ragtag group of rookie racers in Need for Speed: Payback’s boisterous campaign. Swedish developer Ghost Games has announced that – after reading community feedback – it’s in the process of tweaking the racer’s progression system, which unfortunately is a bit of a mess...
Surprise! Need for Speed: Payback is out this week on the PlayStation 4. You may not have realised because EA has seemingly completely forgotten about the racer as well. And early reviews aren’t looking stellar at the time of typing. In a unique twist that never ever happens during the holiday period, we’re still waiting for our review...
Need for Speed: Payback’s flashy Fortune City will be the largest open world in the franchise’s history. The glitzy adaptation of Las Vegas will become your proving grounds in Ghost Games’ latest, as you go in search of abandoned vehicles and enter into events against racing crews with different attributes. It’s looking good so...
A large chunk of EA’s Gamescom 2017 press conference earlier today was spent promoting the BMW M5 – presumably because the publisher has signed a marketing arrangement with the manufacturer. You can check out the vehicle in action courtesy of the Need for Speed Payback trailer embedded above, which is the only game you’ll be able...
Exclusive platinum blue tire smoke. That’s what you’ll get if you pre-order forthcoming Fast & Furious-inspired racer Need for Speed Payback from Australian retailer EB Games – and practically any other store. You’ll also get the Platinum Car Pack, of course – which comprises five exclusive vehicles including the Dodge...
EA showed off the first gameplay trailer for Need for Speed Payback in its EA Play Press Conference today, and the game is looking more and more like a love letter to the Fast and the Furious franchise. The video sees a relaxing drive through the desert turn into a frenzied road battle replete with slow motion cut-scenes for you to...
Need for Speed, one of the world's bestselling video game franchises, returns with a vengeance in the new action-driving blockbuster Need for Speed Payback.