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
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.