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

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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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29 of 33 people (88%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
Recommended
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 29
I dislike racing games. I do not find them interesting at all, but I wanted to get at least one racing game for my Steam library, so due to a nice discount I ended up with "NFS: Hot Pursuit". But this game isn't really a driving simulator, it reminds me of those "car chase" moments in the GTA-like games, which is just fine for me. The game is fun and playing as a cop I get to laugh a lot at how brutal the cops bust the criminals. One time I even made one car fly off a cliff and on the police radio they said "good job, he's going to jail", and I'm like "nope, he - dead". http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=750392717
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
41.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
I really enjoy NFS and this is almost as good as the older games. (I'd like to see some HD remakes) This game type is a complete fun fantasy that would be way too dangerous to enjoy in RL. I recommend this game for $5 or maybe even $10 if you're an arcade type racing fan.

Let's get some of the bad things out of the way first:
- You need to make an EA account (Not difficult, but a pain)
- No split screen multiplayer
- Restarts take you back to the previous screen and reload... Twice...
- No Ferarri
- No replays after the race
- Charging the Nitro is weird like burnout games

Now for the positives:
+ The graphics look good
+ Great sense of speed (especially when you go faster than 200 MPH)
+ Fun and (almost) realistic enhancements & weapons
+ You get to be the police and bust speeders
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 5
Arguably the best NFS of all time

also listening to eurobeat makes the experience of this 102% better
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
Great Gamne
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 17
The graphics are pretty amazing and for a racing enthusiasts like myself it can be a lot of fun. However, online mode is either glitched or just no one uses it, after a while of no story and playing by yourself it can get boring. Keep that in mind if you are thinking of buying this game. As long as you don't mind that then you are golden.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 29
Product received for free
awesome gaming buy it if you like racing and run away from cops sick game 10/10
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 18
первые гонки после NFS Most Wanted (первой части, 2005-2006 или где-то там, а не новая ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥-ремастер версия 2012) , которая реально вперла. единственная проблема - очень странное ощущение от вождения (может потому что ты не водишь настоящую тачку блджадб?) и неповоротливая физика тачек.

9.5 скрипящих шин на старте из 10
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4 of 9 people (44%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 3
Not for me because:

-Not split-screen
-Very easy. Gold virtually every try, except when...
-...the game physics are only there to hurt you. You can drive full speed into a racer, then bump into a civilian car and you're dead. Racers can hit civilian cars and vans so hard that they flip upside-down. But no, they aren't wrecked, and they're still locking on with an EMP.
-Game gets boring real fast because despite the above physics, I'm already halfway through the game.
-Every. Single. Unlock. Cutscene. That. You. Can't. Skip. I spent a good quarter of my 'playing time' watching the screen saying: *start* NEW UNLOCK BLAH BLAH...................... FLASH FLASH FLASH!!!!..... IT'S A NEW CAAAAARRRRRRR!!!!!! *end* and when you have 3 or 4 unlocks it just makes me want to leave. YOU'VE BEEN GRANTED ACCESS TO THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF ASSISTANCE. NOW THAT YOU'VE UNLOCKED HELICOPTER SUPPORT, YOU WILL GET BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH. MAKE SURE TO ALWAYS BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH! CONGRADULATIONS ON BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH AND DO YOUR DUTY BLAH BLAH. THE HELICOPTER WILL ONLY BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH SO BE SURE TO USE IT WISELY! BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH.


-Split-Second, which was made by Disney, is better than this, and split-screen. I can't say much about the handling in comparison since they're very different in how the physics work.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
1 of 8 people (13%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 29
No words to say about this ♥♥♥♥...
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AragingMonk
11.4 hrs
Posted: September 25
Not very good compared to Most Wanted. No customization, no single player plot. Unlock cars and they do not give you an option when you want to use it. You have 5 unlocked but we will let you choose 3 of them. But hey it is the best EA has given us since Most Wanted, I think.
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Jack Black
1.0 hrs
Posted: September 22
Sickeningly unoptimized for lower end laptops
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Franky
16.9 hrs
Posted: September 20
i tilt when i crash and i crash a lot
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ram
0.9 hrs
Posted: September 20
I don't know why more people play this game, but hands down one of the best racing game ever.
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Es is life
5.7 hrs
Posted: September 20
Multi is ded. Campaign is the only thing going for this game.
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SUPREME
104.1 hrs
Posted: September 20
Ok :)
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K. Ostwind
49.6 hrs
Posted: September 18
I think this is a good example of the "People only ever remember the bad elements" mentality.
I'm fond of this game, it's got solid driving (however boaty, heavy, and arcadey it might be), it's got a solid roster of cars (Anything that doesn't have the McLaren F1 in some form ever since Midnight Club 3 has a bad selection, IMO), and the Cops-Versus-Street-Racers schtick can be pretty exciting.

The bad of this game comes on a little thicker than I wish it would, though. Racing often comes down to RNG elements (Traffic patterns and police blockades are the most annoying out of these. You're going to hit a car coming out of a drift way too many times to count). The music playlist they give you is pretty alright, but gets old after a while (Personal preference!), And the handling of the cars is, as mentioned before, rather boaty.

But I'm alright with this. For some reason it's engaging enough for me to come back to every now and then. So, y'know... maybe grab it on sale, have a bit of a gander. Just remember that this doesn't wanna save to the cloud, so it's not gonna be the same as when you deleted it, and also the multiplayer's pretty dead. You may find somebody, but the kind of person you find... hmm.
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YAHQ00B
0.7 hrs
Posted: September 18
If you like racing, and anything resembling how a real car drives, do not get this game
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