Need for Speed™ Payback is -90% off (2.99 eur / 2.99 $) until 15th sept.

Need for Speed™ Payback

P.S : Thanks to Rysanlos for the discover :)

P.S : Need a origin account for playing the game, so of course if you already have the game on origin, don't bought it ...

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Did you will purchase it ?

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Yes, will take it at -90%
No, waiting for a lower price
No, because a Origin account is required ...
No, not interested by the game / My pc is too weak for the game
Already have it

But as usual not with DLC. :x

4 months ago
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Yeah, I've been waiting for a sale on the All Cars DLC for quite a while too. :(

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It's just 7 cars, it should be possible to enjoy the game without them.

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4 months ago
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buying it grants 6 dlcs: infiniti 60QS, high roller pack, mini john cooper works countryman, platinum car pack, speedcross story, and deluxe edition key

4 months ago
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Bur the cars are counted as 1 DLC, there are 2 DLC in total, you saying you get both 2 with it?

4 months ago
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I read the dlc off the list i see in steam library. I'm not sure what the difference on store is. Hope this helps.

4 months ago
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It seems you get all the cars but not the cheat DLC for the map.
https://nfs.fandom.com/wiki/Need_for_Speed:_Payback/Deluxe_Edition

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Thank you.

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You don't get "all the cars". With the "All DLC cars" pack, you get these cars:

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1286912/Need_for_Speed_Payback__Chevrolet_Colorado_ZR2/
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1286915/Need_for_Speed_Payback__Alfa_Romeo_Quadrifoglio/
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1286914/Need_for_Speed_Payback__Range_Rover_Sport_SVR/
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1286913/Need_for_Speed_Payback__Aston_Martin_DB5_Superbuild/
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1286916/Need_for_Speed_Payback__Pontiac_Firebird_Superbuild/
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1286905/Need_for_Speed_Payback___Infiniti_Q60_S/
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1286903/Need_for_Speed_Payback__MINI_John_Cooper_Works_Countryman/

and only the last two are already included in the Deluxe Edition. And while the "All DLC cars" pack on Origin is 4,99€ (50% off) pretty regularly, on Steam it rarely goes on sale ever and has never been below 7,49€.

https://gg.deals/pack/need-for-speed-payback-all-dlc-cars-bundle/
https://steamdb.info/app/1262590/

I've been owning the Deluxe Edition for a year now and have been waiting for the "All DLC cars" pack to at least get 50% off on Steam since then.

Edit: there's also these two smaller packs, but they have never been on sale at all:

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1328032/Need_for_Speed_Payback_Chevrolet_Colorado_ZR2_Range_Rover_Sport_SVR__Alfa_Romeo_Quadrifoglio_Bundle/
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1328031/Need_for_Speed_Payback_Pontiac_Firebird__Aston_Martin_DB5_Superbuild_Bundle/

TL;DR: it's a mess.

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Thanks.

4 months ago
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So it's better to buy the game on Origin?

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If you want a better chance at getting the missing DLCs as cheap as possible and don't care about Steam achievements and such...

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But you basically are letting it go over 2,50 extra discount?

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It's 2,50€ difference and waiting time. On Steam the last 7,49€ sale for the DLC pack was in March, on Origin the last 4,99€ sale was last month. If you don't care about it being on Steam, it would be the better way.

Personally I bought it on Steam a year ago because I care at least a little bit about the achievements being on Steam. Thus I am still hoping the DLC pack will be 4,99€ or less on Steam some day.

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Yeah, since i got so much invested i also tend to rather have everything as possible on steam.

But one of the top negative reviews says a controller is not supported, that true?

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If you're talking about this review:

https://steamcommunity.com/id/NyboR/recommended/1262580/

That's not a top review, it's just the latest. And they have played the game for 0.1h. I would assume there would be a lot more complaints if it was a general problem.

PC Gaming Wiki says it has controller support:
https://www.pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/Need_for_Speed_Payback

Doesn't mean that any and every controller works fine out of the box though, but it doesn't seem to be a general problem. I haven't played it yet, so I can't speak to that myself.

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Yeah, meant more it was on top on the review pile (showing first) didn't looked at his hours but he probably quit cause he couldn't get it to work, maybe he had a cheap one.

I got an a xbox controller, usually they tend to be fine on many games.

Thanks.

4 months ago
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Who needs Steam achievements anyway? I want to play the game - and like to have the complete game. :)

4 months ago
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Are all the NFS games off until then?

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That the only one at -90%, the others are at -75% off, except Heat, and the others end the 5/09.

4 months ago
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Thanks man for letting me know. I'll have to decide. 🤔

4 months ago
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Update: Bought them all. 😅

4 months ago
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every need for speed on sale except the one on my wishlist

4 months ago
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Thanks, bought :)

4 months ago
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Interestingly enough Steam store page has only two negative reviews while the game sits at 3.9 metacritic user score.

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only two negative reviews

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Negative (1,357)

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I wasn't referring to the review count but how many negative reviews are shown on the page.

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Which goes along the rating percentage, 88% -> 1 out of 10 shown is negative. (recents don't get filtered, I see 2 more there)

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Yes, this is difficult to digest for me. How is it Steam users rate the game very positive while metacritic user reviews are only 39% positive. Both groups played the same game or didn't they?

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Metacritic does not require you to actually own the game, so anyone can write there, yet still far fewer reviews than on Steam.
Seems like they have more of an issue with loot boxes.

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Two things:

Metacritic is the most useless user review system ever made, it's literally worthless, can be botted in two minutes and dumbasses spam 0/10 reviews like there's no tomorrow by people who never touched the game.

Steam reviews don't have score scales, only Positive/Negative.

4 months ago
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Good price, but I already own Forza Horizon 4, which I prefer it more than NFS.

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After trying several NFS titles during a free origin month, and having played Forza Horizon 4 and 5 beforehand, NFS games look like random indie projects made with existing assets by someone who wasn't 100% sure what they're doing compared to Forza.

Something like that was unthinkable back in NFS2-5 days, Underground 2, first Most Wanted... but here we are.

4 months ago
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And the next one will be heavily influenced by cartoony and anime gimmicks, no joke

4 months ago
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... damn. How to ruin an amazing franchise in less than 10 years.

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+1

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I personally feel NFS issues began with Underground. It was here they first left their roots. And after its 'amazing success' they kind of lost their identity chasing the next underground (Sad because Underground 1, Undercover and Need for Speed are the worst in the series IMO)
They found a way back in Hot Pursuit 2010 but immediately lost it with Burnout Paradise: Cops and Robbers 2012. Its gone steadily downhill from there.
I would recommend everyone playing Porsche Unleashed and to get an idea of what golden age NFS games used to be and how closer it was to Forza games of today.

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I've spent years enjoying NFS2, 4 and Porsche Unleashed. The only two I really liked afterwards were Underground 2 and Most Wanted (PS2). Any NFS afterwards was just... not it (correcting myself - one of the many Hot Pursuits was awesome). So happy we have Forza nowadays.

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Not sure if I should refund Dishonored for this. 2-3 days left on the refund threshold.

4 months ago
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dishonered is much better

4 months ago
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don't, apparently this game has microtransactions
and can't run on steam deck, dishonored can

4 months ago
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I've read a bit about it, everyone who progressed more than 3 missions in the game says the same, if you want to progress faster you need to get youe credit card. I'm not bothered about games not running on the Steam Deck cause I don't have one, I'm looking to experiment with Linux gaming though.

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It depends if you want to play a racing game or a 3rd/1st person action adventure (can't remember which type is dishonored)

4 months ago
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Not true at all. Please play the game and don't listen rumors. All you need to do is pick the right cars for each race, upgrade correctly...and learn how to drive.

4 months ago
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I've decided to put in a refund notice for Dishonored. Worst case scenario is that I wouldn't like it.

4 months ago
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Haven't played a NSF game in a while, gonna try this one. Thanks

4 months ago
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same price on origin and since you need origin to play anyway, it's idiotic do double up on launchers by buying it on steam.

4 months ago
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Except if you want to use steam credits for purchasing it ...

4 months ago
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Don't know if it's idiotic, but I like to have all my games on Steam and as long as I run the game by clicking on it, I don't mind running another launcher. Also there's achievements and you can buy it with Steam wallet.

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I like to have all my games on Steam

good luck with that. as I said, idiotic. also, you can add any game to steam and run it from there.

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Different POV only, that's all. And you clearly don't understand mine (adding non-Steam game, really?), which is little surprising being on Steamgifts forum, not a problem though.

4 months ago
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didn't realize everybody has to be a blind steam fanboy here. I know most of you are but still. and I really don't see the difference. you said 'as long as I run the game by clicking on it', which is what you do with non-steam games added to steam. it might not count towards your precious e-peen, which seems to be a dealbreaker to many, and we're back to being an idiot.

4 months ago
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tbh i aswell like my game on steam more or on gog ,because i think those launchers would live the longest .
you didnt refute the steam wallet think either .Using steam selling stuff to buy games is always great too .
Having Achievements on steam is always great but not a requirement .

4 months ago
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Seems you don't know anything about what features Steam has then. Steam allows me to play this with customized controls and on Linux systems, Origin doesn't. Easy choice.

4 months ago
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same here, I like to keep all my games on steam. I have good games on other platforms but it just prevents me from playing them coz I just plainly like it to be played on steam so don't worry It's not uncommon, some people just like to act like some condescending wiseass.

4 months ago
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i own it on origin thanks anyway

4 months ago
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i voted not interested but having it lumped in with pc too weak - while mine is too low spec - even if i had a high end machine i wouldn't want it

4 months ago
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Grabbed it, thanks! Haven't played a NFS game in ages

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It's nice enough if you like the classic NFS formula (which hasn't been copied by any modern racing game for some god forsaken reason), but it controls like absolute donkey ass. Seriously. I have no idea how they could make this trilogy of NFS games, test it and think it's fine. Because my goodness, it is not fine. Besides, my game suddenly stopped working one day (it instantly crashes after opening) and I could never finish it. Reinstalling and basic troubleshoot did no good. At this price, though, worth it. Meh price for meh game.

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Yes, will take it at -90%

4 months ago
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for 3 bucks, can't be worse than Undercover, found a pretty good review... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aL0_7-q3zf0&t=177s its riddled with microtransactions.. enough to put me off.

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The review is from 2017. They changed it after the release as far as I know.

4 months ago
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the only NFS game i played so far was Need for speed world, used to love the game till they killed it :(

4 months ago
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Check out the Soapbox Race World.

4 months ago
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my brain confused this with The Run and i got excited for a minute. tried payback when it came out and it was just as underwhelming as any recent need for speed, for 3€ its probably worth it

4 months ago
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I'd like to try The Run. Seems like fun.

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The Run isn't great either. Heat is probably the best out of the new ones, but my favorites are the Underground series or the original Most Wanted. Did you know the 2012 version of Most Wanted was going to be a sequel to the original at first? Yeah.. that got scrapped. There's a preview of it that you can watch. So damn sad that EA didn't go through with it

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I also tied heat, beat the story in like 5 hours and eventually found nothing interesting left to do in order to farm for most cars.
even the map felt unfinished
It was ghost's best need for speed and my gut tells me EA pulled the rug near the end of production. that game just feels like it could be a good live service game to update during 3 years

Currently playing crew 2, and while the mechanics for anything other than street cars are nonsensical, unbalanced and unconfortable, the content and map quality makes it far more entertaining than current NFS. and clearly that team isnt very good with racing games either but its the model difference. NFS is made to be forgotten the moment a new one is announced.
Not that the current team at crew is doing a great job, they screw things up with updates and then cant figure out their own code to fix simple things, so they just ignore it.

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EA has a thing for soft rebooting the golden era. And criterion also sort of did that with hot pursuit as well

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Got it, Thank you! :)

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This or Heat? Bcs i already have Heat.

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I kinda wanna get the whole NFS series as I miss playing the newer ones.

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Would buy if not for the Origin launcher requirement. If I wanted it on Origin I'd buy it there.

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i took it from origin infact, the price is the same (and I have all the other NFS games)

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I'm more put off by the fact it uses Denuvo than the tie to Origin.

4 months ago
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Thanks for the tip, that makes it a no-go for me.

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Excuse me, do you know if there is any news about this game being removed from Steam?

I recently read that a car game other than Project Cars would be removed from Steam, but I can't remember which one.

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Project Cars 2?! ;)

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I think this is what I was looking for thanks

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Not a great game, but for that price I'll get it :P

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Got it! Thanks for the info :)!

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