Recently I have been playing a lot of Need for speed rivals.
The game has chapters that require you do certain objectives to rank up and unlock new vehicles.
The graphics are excellent, using the frostbite engine from the battlefield series, brings the surroundings to life. Cars are also rendered with style.
You can also play as a cop, sounding those sirens and flashing the lights when chasing racers down. There are many police cars to choose from and tons of pursuit tech to stop racers. These can also be used in other modes and online.
This game comes highly recommended and I give this.
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