Become Seacrest County's top cop or most wanted racer!
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Release Date: Nov 16, 2010

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About This Game



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.

Key Features

  • 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.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP SP3, Windows XP 64-bit SP2, Windows Vista SP2 (32- or 64-bit), or Windows 7 (32- or 64-bit). (Not Supported - Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows NT 4.0, and Windows 2000 are not supported.)
    • Processor: Intel Core® 2 Duo 2.0 GHZ or AMD Athlon X2 64 2.4GHZ; 1.5 GB Windows® XP / 2 GB Windows Vista® - Windows 7®
    • Memory: 1GB (XP), 1.5GB (Vista), 1.5 GB (Windows 7)
    • Hard Disk Space: 8 GB free hard disk space. Additional space required for DirectX 9.0c installation and for saved games
    • Video Card: DirectX® 9.0c Compatible 3D-accelerated 256 MB video card with Shader Model 3.0* or higher
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c Compatible Sound Card
    • DVD-ROM: 8X speed DVD-ROM drive (Disc Users only)
    • Online Gameplay: Broadband connection for online activation and online gameplay - 512 Kbps or faster
    • Direct X®: DirectX 9.0c
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ShinjiX01
( 4.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Spent a lot of time on the xbox 360 version. The most fun on any Need for Speed I've had! Your play style is completely different as a racer or a cop. Highly recommended!
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Kejr
( 8.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
1000000/10
Best Cars Game Ever
if you love cars game
i recommended this for you
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esa54321
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
LAME!!! This is not a Open world game as was suggested in the Steam store page.
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The Man The Legend... Alf
( 5.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
One of the best racing games I've played, the handling is almost perfect. Only sad thing is you can only get the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport on console version :(
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Eleven'
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Best part of the modern Need for Speed!
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Jahzik
( 2.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Great game! NFS: Hot Pursuit is one of the few good NFS games out there, like NFS: Mosted Wanted(2005), Carbon and Underground. Very well made game. The steering is very good. Gameplay overall is amazing: you get to play as a cop and as a racer. At first I thought I wouldn't wanna be a cop at all, but it turned out to be quite a lot of fun. Busting other people is just too damn fun, especially if it's with friends and you chase each other. As for the racer... well he's a racer. Escape cops, beat others in races etc. - the usual. Overall the game is amazing, nothing bad can be said about except the fact, you can't custimoze your or choose which cars to be yours(which isn't so bad, but the customizing part is sad). I would rate this 9/10(-1 for no customization). Love it!
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tokaller
( 5.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Okay, I'm cop and criminal in one person. Well, it's good i don't have compulsion to hunting myself.
9/11
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Shirayama
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
i would love if i could recommend the game, but i can't since i had no chance to experience it.
My PC meets more than the recommended requirements, but despite that, i have like 5-10 fps.
It makes the game unplayable.
The game seems to be pretty fun, from videos & friend reviews but i'm giving a negative review since i meet more than the requirements and still can't play it.
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Babadook, dook, DOOOOOK
( 7.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Wow, I was really suprised by this game. I thought for years that after NFS: Underground 2 the quality started to slip and Most Wanted (2005) was the last good game of the series. Boy, was I wrong. This game really has a lot of variety, content, and polish. Taking off the nostalgia glasses, I think this is way better than the 1998 version by a long shot.

Pros:
Lots of cars that feel different from each other
A decent amount of tracks with multiple events on each one
Cars are very detailed and sound great
Playing as police is an awesome change of pace. Way more to do compared to the 1998 version.

Neutral:
It's an arcade racer with arcade physics. Don't expect realistic anything in this game.
Pretty good sountrack, but I always play with sountracks off in racing games so it doesn't really apply.
No interior view. Although that's more a product of its time. That wasn't that common back then (hardware/time constraints).

Cons:
The tracks all feel the same. I guess it takes place in one state but it could have been more varied.
STUPID unskippable "story" cutscenes and tutorials. I know how to drive, all I want to to in a driving game is drive, let me drive. Nobody plays racing games for the story.

Overall:
I'd say this is a really good game if you're into arcade racers. I bought it on sale during the 2016 June Summer Sale for $5, although I'd say it's still a really good deal at $10. The full price is $20 which I think is a bit too high. Overall I'd give this game a strong 8.5/10.
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GrumpybEMajor
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
I bought the EA Racing Pack and acquired this game at a decent price, and the NFS14 will definitely is the RAC game you should go for.
Pros:
-Stunning graphics
-Intense gameplay experience
-Various vehicles selectable
Cons:
-No interior camera
- Parts untunable
Personally I like NFS8 and 9 better for they are the best racing games despite the graphics, the NFS14 is also a good racing game, even better than NFS17, if you love street racing, then just purchase the game and it'll make your money worthwhile
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
19 of 19 people (100%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
*drives as cop*
*smashes into a Porsche at max speed w/ nitrous*
*Porsche careens off a mountain*

"Consider that a warning"

10/10 would PIT again
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16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
26.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
People who grew up playing NFS Underground 1 and 2 will most likely be disappointed, since the focus on customization and 4-cylinder tuners that they know and love aren't featured in this game. People who know that Need For Speed existed before Underground will know that despite the powerups and pop music, this is the closest NFS has been to the original games in a long time.

Gameplay-wise, from an outside perspective, Hot Pursuit does what an arcade racer should do best and focuses on high-speed driving above all else. Not only is the game arcade-y from a physics perspective, but it's actually set up kind of like a game you'd see in an actual arcade; you don't buy or upgrade cars at all, nor do you unlock the city part by part. You simply have a list of available cars, you pick what you want, and you start racing. I can see how most people would think that might be a negative thing (I myself probably would have preferred buying and upgrading vehicles) but I think the "quick race" approach works surprisingly well here. The driving feels good to me; the cars have a good amount of weight to them but are still easy to handle. Being able to play as a racer or a cop feels good too, and Criterion did a good job of infusing the game with some Burnout-influenced mechanics (such as takedowns and earning nitro) while still making Hot Pursuit feel distinctly like it's own game.

The game does have some faults though. There's not a lot of content, there's no way to set up custom races, and the only way to escape police is to take them down; you're not going to outrun them because they're some serious rubberbanding ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s. Also, there's other ways in which the AI doesn't play by the same rules; if a computer-controlled racer's health bar hits zero and they total their car, they'll respawn with a brand new one. If you total yours, the race ends. Being able to crash your way out of a race is totally fine (I like it) but it's always frustrating in any game when the AI doesn't follow the same rules you do. It feels cheap. On top of all of this, the PC port is pretty sad. It'll run at 60fps and 1080p, but the graphical options you can choose are very limited. There's not even any options for things as simple as anti-aliasing.

All things considered, Hot Pursuit is a decent arcade racer with solid driving and mostly satisfying cop chases. The lack of content and barebones nature of the PC port are it's downfalls. If you want a fresh arcade racer, give this game a try...but only when it goes on sale.
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11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
Recommended
23.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
i Love this game!
It's simple.
It's really fast
IT'S WHAT A NFS GAME SUPPOSED TO BE!
Not with that custom crap stuff...
Just select the race, and enjoy a fast, battle-ish, beautiful game.
I highly recomend!
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
NFS HP. it looks good. it feels good. the default keybindings are a litle jank but a couple minutes of customization or a wireless controller fixes that. thats not why this is getting a big fat thumbs down though. this game is buggy. i mean realy buggy. my pc is well above specs and it didn't help.
any time it tries to connect to its online AutoLog it freezes. any time theres too much traffic it slows to a crawl. and my personal favorite: if you're going too fast, the map doesn't render and your car falls straight down into an endless abyss, before auto-resetting and dropping you in last place. i couldn't get passed the first race because of this garbage. its not just a random bug either, it's an infinitely re-creatable bug. if your above certain speeds in certain spots the game just says no and you lose. instant 6th place. don't waiste your money on PC ports. go buy Most Wanted on a console.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
asta e cu cocalari urmariti de politie cu masini scumpe si tunate
oricum e usor sa te feresti de garda $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
Great game! NFS: Hot Pursuit is one of the few good NFS games out there, like NFS: Mosted Wanted(2005), Carbon and Underground. Very well made game. The steering is very good. Gameplay overall is amazing: you get to play as a cop and as a racer. At first I thought I wouldn't wanna be a cop at all, but it turned out to be quite a lot of fun. Busting other people is just too damn fun, especially if it's with friends and you chase each other. As for the racer... well he's a racer. Escape cops, beat others in races etc. - the usual. Overall the game is amazing, nothing bad can be said about except the fact, you can't custimoze your or choose which cars to be yours(which isn't so bad, but the customizing part is sad). I would rate this 9/10(-1 for no customization). Love it!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
Okay, I'm cop and criminal in one person. Well, it's good i don't have compulsion to hunting myself.
9/11
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
Not actually open world, i don't know why it has that tag.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
270.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 18
Great racing game its my best game of all the ones i play. cars drive good and u get to be a cop then u get to be a racer running. Or u can just race. Online play is good add a lot of freinds and then online play is better and fast to get online.
Its great fun
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