Bij Sports Gaming Network vind je een zoveelste review van NFS4: High Stakes. Hier een stukje over de gameplay:
If there are two things that you can usually count on in an EA game, it's over-achievement in the graphics department, and under-achievement in gameplay. This was certainly true of last year's Hot Pursuit version of the NFS series. Does High Stakes follow in the same EA tradition? Well, yes and no.
High Stakes is quite a bit more entertaining than last year's version. A lot of this is because of the damage model. Gone are the days of bouncing off a guardrail as the fastest way around a corner. That will slow you down and damage your car now. So you have to drive more realistically. The career mode also encourages careful driving because you have to pay for car repairs out of your winnings. And since you also pay for new cars and performance upgrades, you don't want to waste any money.