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Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit (2010)

Released on 19 November 2010

Rating: PG (BBFC)

4.0 out of 5 (36 customer reviews) | Write a review

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Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit will transform online racing by bringing to life the adrenaline and intensity of high speed cop pursuits and changing the way that people connect and compete with their friends.

Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit is developed by Criterion Games, the developers behind the critically-acclaimed Burnout racing series. These renowned innovators are redefining action racing by delivering an experience that connects players through intense competition whether playing online together or taking on friends' challenges.

At the heart of Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit is a suite of connected features called Need for Speed Autolog that enables players to connect, compare and compete with their friends effortlessly.

Exotic cars on the open road, the rush of the escape, the thrill of the takedown - this is Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit.

  • Career: For the first time in Need for Speed history, players will experience the gripping and heart-racing action of both cops and racers. Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit seamlessly links a tremendously deep and fully-defined single player career with a groundbreaking multiplayer experience across all race modes. In the end, whether playing online with friends, taking on friends challenges or the single player career, players will earn bounty that levels them up and unlocks new cars, weapons and equipment.
  • Need For Speed Autolog: In Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit, your friends drive your gameplay experience. Need for Speed Autolog is a revolutionary system that connects friends directly to each other's games, enabling them to compare and share all their experiences, pictures and challenges. Need for Speed Autolog instinctively delivers challenges based on what your friends have been doing, creating a hugely dynamic, socially competitive experience.
  • Weapons and equipment: Enhance the intensity of the pursuit using multiple weapons as the heat level increases during a pursuit. Whether taking down suspects with a variety of cop weapons or using evasion equipment as a racer to outsmart the cops, players will always have a method for gaining an edge over their opponents
  • Cars: In Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit, the cars go from hot to hotter. Experience the thrill of driving the world's most desirable high performance cars at incredible speeds. Feel the power of busting suspects in supercharged cop interceptors like the Lamborghini Reventon or outsmarting the law as a racer in high performance supercars like the Pagani Zonda Cinque.
  • Seacrest county: Explore a world as diverse as the California coastline with desert, forest, seaside and mountainous regions. The open world of Seacrest County is designed to create the most intense pursuit experiences ever found in a racing game.

customer Reviews

 Average rating (36 reviews)

 not need for speed!!!!

| | See all shatteredbones's reviews (15)

the hole point of need for speed isthat you race with ur own customized car but thats not wot this is, this is a game where u dnt buy cars and your unable to customisethem, dnt get me wrong graphics are ace and racing is great but without a storyline or customising options this is just an old fashion racing game with nothing to work towards.

 The most enjoyable & exhilerating game I've played in years

| | See all monsure's reviews (12)

This game takes me right back to 1995, I am 12 years old and playing Ridge Racer on PS1... perched on the edge of my seat gripping the controller with sweaty palms, desperately trying to beat that dammed yellow car!

Yes, this game is so much fun that it has made me feel 12 years old again.

I implore you to give it a try.

Please excuse me, I must now return to my game and continue playing until my eyes bleed.

 Bit of a letdown and overhyped!

| | See all NickNack774's reviews (12)

The graphics to this game are good,but thats where it ends for me.No real customization of cars,and the way the cars handle is terrible ie the turning feels awul and theres too much drifting.I`m a fan of this series and driving games in general,but this game has to be one of the biggest disappointments of the year.And wheres the storyline,it just feels like theres too many changes to this version especially the gameplay which for me is where this game fails the most.Buy Forza,Midnight club or PGR in my opinion because at least the cars handle much better in those games.

 Need for better crashing

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I don't understand - everywhere this game is getting good reviews, everywhere reviewers professional and alike are wittering on about the 'bone crunching' crashing. But its not, clearly - play Burnout Paradise which is what, 2 years old now, and see what crashing should really be like and then compare it to this dismal effort. Even odder is the fact that this version of NFS is from Criterion, the very people who 2 years ago brought you the spectacularly good Burnout Paradise.

So why is the crashing so poor in Hot Pursuit? And it really is, its entirely inconsistent for a start - sometimes head on collisions result in your smashing the other car out of the way, other times you'll find yourself grinding to a halt. Cars don't deform particularly - certainly the odd bumper hangs off and they scratch up but if I hit a truck head on and roll down the road then I want the entire car to fold up - it did in Burnout, why not here? Even the takedowns from Burnout make it across in some fashion here, but they're also nowhere near as good as those seen in Burnout.

Poor crashing conspires to suck any sense of consequence from the racing, its like bumping toy cars into each other. Pile into oncoming traffic at speed and for the most part you'll just scrape to halt in a shower of sparks and dust. And the racing itself really isn't that compelling - certainly it looks phenomenally good and the wide array of supercars cars are all present and correct, but they all feel heavy and surprisingly sluggish, which combined with the moronic and personality-less AI racers leads to some realy quite dull point to point racing, even with the supposed 'spice' of civilian cars in the mix. Civilian traffic is nowhere near dense enough, so hardly any white knuckle edge of the seat weaving in and out of traffic here, just long straights trying to fill your boost bar followed by some drifting, repeat ad infinitum. A fair few events are basically just time trials too, and often ones that make no sense either. If you're going to have a narrative to drive things forward, at least try and make it coherent - so here I am, notorious speeder, scourge of Seacrest County, famed for 'totalling' (as much as thats possible herer anyway) not only my own car but whatever gets in my way - why here come Pagani, they'd like me to road test their new Zonda in a time trial scenario. Sensible and of course entirely logical and not at all a stupid way to give me another car.

Its all mildly entertaining, but ultimately it all feels to shallow, too quasi arcade, to average to really get the blood pumping with tracks hemmed in by rickety wire fences but that let you bump off the sides, crashing that feels utterly lightweight, handling that leans towards big stupid drifts even though many of these cars are tight, chuckable racing cars

One day someone will make a decent successor to the 1996 original and then I'll be happy. Until then, this isn't it. Play Burnout Paradise, in every way its a better game.

 The original Hot Pursuit - Reborn

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Another one of my straight up honest reviews, for the gamer, from a gamer.

This game does not attempt to be a new NFS Underground.. its different its Hot Pursuit... its not about free roam, its not about modification - the best modification that youre going to get out of this is the colour of your car. This game is about pursuits, cops vs racers - expect high octane thrilling chases, escapes, scathes, scratched, bumps and busts... !

If you liked/bought NFS Underground because you love modding and tuning the cars then I would have to say that this will not be for you. Expect tracks with some shortcuts to find. No free roam whatsoever. For those that remember the original Hot Pursuit you will most likely remember it was awesome... Well, you will not be disappointed, its even more awesome. Single player (career mode) lacks some of the special uniqueness that I think it needs. All you need to so though is get online... online mode (if you have the connection) is addictive fantastic and brilliant in almost every way. Lots of cars to choose from, and lots of tracks. The game has an XP system but do not expect it to be as advanced as say COD Black Ops XP system but still keeps the thrill of pushing on. To mention this game has stolen some of my COD Black Ops game time is not an unfair comment. Which says a lot in my opinion.

The bad points - crashes are disappointing, only because the physics are all wrong, expect to clip a car side on and come to a crashing halt about 3 feet from where you hit... Even so, despite this flaw, it doesnt impact the other A plus features.

Final Review Notes:
Worth buying: YES
Chance of Trading in: LOW
Single Player: Average
Online: SUPERB
Choice of Cars: SUPERB
Handling Realism: High Arcade to Accurate (between)

Cautionary Notes: NFS Underground owners, do not expect any free roam or modifications.

A definite one for the collection, and a must have for any NFS Hot Pursuit original owners.

Overall 9/10

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RatingPG (BBFC)