Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit
"a game that even the most casual of video game racing fans must experience." - Gamerevolution.com
"pure over-the-top driving entertainment. The cars and environments are gorgeous, the crashes are spectacular, and the new Autolog feature breathes new life into the time-honored tradition of video game competition among friends." - IGN.com
Need for Speed Hot Pursuit launches you into a new open-world landscape behind the wheel of the world's fastest and most beautiful cars. From Criterion, the award-winning studio behind the Burnout series, Hot Pursuit will redefine racing games for a whole new generation.
You'll experience stunning speeds, takedowns, and getaways as you battle your friends in the most connected Need for Speed game ever. Through Need for Speed Autolog and its innovative approach to connected social competition, your Hot Pursuit experience will extend beyond the console onto the web, constantly moving your gameplay in new and unique directions.
Loaded with action, this game will challenge you to become Seacrest County's top cop or most wanted racer. For the first time ever in a Need for Speed game, you'll be able to play a full career on either side of the law. Whether you're a lead-foot speeder or a cop with a mean streak, make sure your aviators are spotless and your driving record is anything but.
Career – For the first time in Need For Speed history play full careers as both cops and racers. 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. Autolog is a system that links friends directly to each other’s games, enabling them to compare and share all their experiences, pictures and challenges. Autolog instinctively delivers challenges based on what your friends have been doing, creating a hugely dynamic, socially competitive experience.
Cars –In 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.
* Weapons and equipment* – Take down suspects with a variety of cop weapons like spike strips and call in extra support including road blocks as the chase intensifies. Racers have a range of evasion equipment at their disposal to outsmart the cops including jammers that block cop communications and jam their weapons.
Seacrest County – Explore a world inspired by the California coastline with desert, forest, seaside and mountainous regions. The open world of Seacrest County helps deliver the most intense cop pursuit moments ever.
The best NFS gamerjb789 | Sept. 25, 2013 | See all rjb789's reviews »
Need For Speed Hot Pursuit is in my opinion, the best need for speed game ever made to this day. The idea of either being chased down by the police who have a wide array of technology at their disposal such as spike strips, or being the cops taking down the racer is a brillinat concept. Coupled with a rewarding racing feel and impressive graphics this game truly feels like the best and most responsive Need For Speed game to date and anyone who enjoys playing very fast paced, arcade style, racing games should definitely check this one out as it provides just that. Fast and furious racing and its stellar.
A worthy successor to the original Hot PursuitPilgrim6 | May 9, 2013 | See all Pilgrim6's reviews »
NFS: HP II is one of the core games of my childhood. Endless hours spent on it, both alone and on splitscreen.
New Hot Pursuit offers a great fun. Good looks, fast cars and catchy multiplayer. Yet I somewhat feel it lacks something. Be it better music (the one that is there isn't bad, but it really doesn't pump me up and rise my adrenaline) or slightly better damage model.
Nonetheless it's a really good racing game and you won't regret the money spent on it.
Pure fun!curta | Sept. 28, 2012 | See all curta's reviews »
It doesn't count if you are The Law or against it. This game can accomodate you both sides. Graphics are gorgeous. Crashes are spectacular. Single play is long enough and offers the two side of the medal... "law and disorder" . When palyed online (even only the autolog system) the fun rump up to another level. The things I dislike are mainly two. The impossibility to "die" or simply have to stop the run even after a spectacula crash (but ehy it's an arcade racing game after all) And the fact that the "runnerrs" seams to be always in group and you can often pass from the first place to the last in one shift or viceversa. I've played via pad and wheel... Imho the pad best suite if you like drive outside the car whereas the wheel is to be preferred if you drive inside. To summarise NFS Hot Pursuit is pure over-the-top arcade driving entertainment,
Need for Speed risessanyi777 | Sept. 25, 2012 | See all sanyi777's reviews »
Hot Pursuit is the best "new" NFS in my opinion. The graphics are great, and the races are exciting. There has got two parts: the cop and the racer. As an officer, you catch the speedsters, as a racer, you have to win the races. I recommend Hot Pursuit to people, who enjoyed Burnout Paradise.
Every Movie Chase Scene EverMicepudding | Aug. 25, 2012 | See all Micepudding's reviews »
Car chases are the best things any vehicle has ever been used for. Whether you're behind the wheel of a purring supercar, watching the scenery whip by at 200mph, or hard on the heels of the street racers in one of the most powerful cop cars in the world, there's an excitement about a chase unlike any other sort of race. The game suffers slightly from not being open world: races and upgrade paths are fairly linear, and there's not much to discover for yourself. Cars are unlocked automatically as you progress, with the only customization being in what color you drive them, but they feel weighty and responsive, and gameplay is genuinely engaging. Superb visuals contribute to the atmosphere, although you'll rarely have time to stop and take them in. The flaws become less relevant the more you play. There are shortcuts aplenty, and numerous cars to unlock on both the racer and the police side, and the driving itself is done fantastically well, as you'd expect from Criterion. Hot Pursuit may not appeal to those wanting open world driving but it's one of the best racing games available at the moment.