The first Need for Speed: Most Wanted review has arrived in the form of a 9/10 in Edge.
The mag's latest issue - which is with subscribers now - praises the Criterion racer's "perfectly" pitched handling, "essential" Autolog social features and its "flowing, coherent" world map, which it says blends the styles of previous Burnout and NFS games.
"Once again, Criterion still manages to stand out and offer something fresh, setting a new standard in open-world driving games with - that word again - a seamless feast of quality."
Most Wanted is set to release on October 30. The latest issue of Edge is on newsstands from Thursday, October 25. Buy it online to get your copy delivered.
Last week EA released an extended version of it's Need for Speed Most Wanted live-action TV spot.