This is, in my opinion the worst Need for Speed game in the series. Gone is the ability to free roam the world, gone are the days of racing on the streets.
The incessant droning that is the commentator continually litters the game with barely disguised anti-street racing comments. Way to change your tune EA.
I personally think that EA must have been told that they are no longer allowed to depict an illegal activity, and rather than leave the series they made this terrible game.
Physics are more realistic than previous games, but since when have you wanted to play NFS for the realism. To me NFS is a game where you can pretty much keep your pedal to the floor and you might get a few dings and the occasional smash but you'll do ok. In NFS:PS you have to drive "correctly", braking at corners, shifting gears at the correct time etc etc. While this may appeal to some players, those who have played and liked other NFS games will probably be disappointed.
The range of cars is pretty good, with a mix of muscle cars (old and new), supercars, hatches etc, however they tend to feel slow and heavy until you get the extremely expensive upgrades.
Soundtrack is boring, nothing caught my attention. Menus are confusing, and the storyline is dire.
Overall stay well away from this. Truly the worst NFS to date.