Become Seacrest County's top cop or most wanted racer!
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Very Positive (133 reviews) - 81% of the 133 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Release Date: Nov 16, 2010

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Includes 5 items: Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box, Need for Speed Undercover, Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit, Need for Speed: Shift, Shift 2 Unleashed

 

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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Jchandonait
( 9.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
This game is a great arcade-y racing game. It presents a good mix of old-fasioned racing, time trials, gimmicks, and police chases. It also has all the greatest car for the time that it was released. A gamepad or steering wheel is DEFINITELY required for enjoyment.

Pros-
-Fun Gameplay
-Lots of Events
-Events somehow don't feel repetitive
-Free Ride
-Great Cars
-Amazing Envrionments (Forest, Coast, Desert, Tunnels)

Cons-
-Serious frame drops to 10-20 FPS in high speed situations with lots of action. (GTX 970)
-Having to unlock cars on both sides of the tree gets boring.
-Older Game, so more modern car releases aren't there.
-Line between a crash and just a collision feels blurry.
-AI cars and police don't always take damage when it seems like they should.

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TFFrienderman
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
I went into this game with low expectations and came out disappointed. This game was one of the biggest disappointments, next to the Division. Takes 20 minutes to get past all the intros and tutorials, then you're greeted by some of the WORST controls in any game I've played.
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Aurora Ruru
( 42.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
通关车手生涯后 真的不想玩警察模式 是因为被警察气的 各种自杀性袭击 各种钉刺带集中自己人 笨蛋警察什么都无所谓只求车手别拿金牌 甚至会把路人车撞翻也在所不辞
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Piratebop
( 8.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 19
I own Need For Speed RIvals, and for the same amount of money I found that I play this more. I dont know why but it has this sort of charm to it, and the online play with friends is great. Its one of those games to get it for you and your friends to have fun and mess around in interceptor. The AI is decent, and the level design is superb. But if you dont have agood pc you might no be able to run on max graphics, which is alright, but if you can only play on the lowest graohics it look awful. But just ajust the graphics and youll be good. I have only had this game for a little bit but Im having a lot of fun. just make sure you know people who have skype and Need for Speed Hot Pursuit.
9/10 I would Recomend to anyone who NEEDS a new racing game.
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HatersDeath
( 48.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 16
on the second lvl for racing i cant complete it because it crashes at the end only this lvl/
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TheCatShuriken
( 44.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 15
This is one of the best games I have ever played. I have a desire to 100 percent complete and gold medal every race, and those races look beutiful. Truly, you need this game.
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Mordecai
( 3.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 15
Product received for free
i know i like this game because :

you are, my cinema, i can watch you forever..
action, thriller, i can watch you forever..
you are, my cinema, a hollywood treasure..
love you, just the way you are, my cinema..

i bet you know this song.. expecially from the remix version xDD
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feamatar
( 8.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 15
Good:
- Nice cars
Bad:
- Mediocre map, mediocre stages
- Just another push the nitro racing game
- Idiotic flashy menus
- Idiotic flashy camera swaps during the race
- No cockpit view
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Domineitar
( 6.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 13
Stupid gameplay, cars are not realistic. Only the graphics are good but not so exceptional.
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addorb
( 5.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 9
I was hoping for a new NFS Most Wanted, but only got a long list of races to run, no purchasing of cars & upgrades, no tuning, a lot rubberbanding and almost no penalty for getting caught. To add to that the controls are really sluggish (xbox 360 controller) regardless of the car. The physics, while expected to be on the arcade side of the spectrum, doesn't even care if you drift a hairpin at 250kph.

Almost as bad as NFS undercover :(
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Ace_Of_Spades
( 27.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 7
I really like this game. I could be a cop or a racer. This sounds very funny. :D
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Franky
( 6.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 7
10/10 one of the best racing games
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ZJ
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
Fun game for probably anyone. You can spend hours on the free drive.
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PandaMan
( 6.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Really fun game really do suggest this game if you like racing and crashing this game is for you it has free roam/open world
campaign mode and lots more.
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xavier
( 12.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
this game has great physics. i'd say the physics are more arcade-style with a moderate seasoning of realism. the cars are pretty and the action can be very fast-paced. the environment and world map could be a lot better, though. most wanted and carbon both have huge, intricate maps. the world map in this game feels like a big collection of 2-lane highways. there are hardly any intersections for an entire city. the upside to this is that the racing can be a lot faster since there are fewer turns. all in all, i'd definitely recommend this one on sale.
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Stalker
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Simply one of the best racing games in history.
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phozac-
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
yes good game
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mulej.gasper
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
the physics is too arcadey for my taste :/
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BeAr
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
graphics not what you see in mages they are worse
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D4 Damager
( 7.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 28
Brutal game play. Fantastic graphics. Hard missions, in 3 words Need for Speed.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 28
Brutal game play. Fantastic graphics. Hard missions, in 3 words Need for Speed.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 26
Man, is this a fun game to play. Now, I'm not a big racing game person, but this is a whole lot of fun. The driving is fast, the action is intense, the cars are pretty. I don't know what else you could expect from a racing game. I like the feel of it all, the track are really fun, the machanics for the equipment and nitro work well. This is definately the second best racing game I've ever played. The best being Need for Speed: Most Wanted.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
Fun game for probably anyone. You can spend hours on the free drive.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
17.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 23
This game is fun because i get to be a cop with my brother and chase my sister :P
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 7
10/10 one of the best racing games
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
Simply one of the best racing games in history.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
42.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
通关车手生涯后 真的不想玩警察模式 是因为被警察气的 各种自杀性袭击 各种钉刺带集中自己人 笨蛋警察什么都无所谓只求车手别拿金牌 甚至会把路人车撞翻也在所不辞
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 11
Need for Speed done by Burnout devs has exactly what you would expect - super fast cars smashing and crashing. Playing as police is especially fun to stop illegal races either by smashing them or using gimmicks like helicopters or EMP bombs. I generally dont enjoy Need for Speed series but this one positively surprised me. Yeah it is just an arcade but good one.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
132.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 10
invite me to play with some racers! :)))
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
20.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 24
Awesome Game
Awesome Graphics
Awesome ALL
No lag
Worth it!
To Cool!
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 25
I think I bought this for under 5$ so I do not feel ripped off.

In this game you can race in career mode as either a cop or a illegal racer. You unlock different cars as this happens.

You can also choose free drive, which is what I prefer and they give a small but diverse set of cars to choose from.

The cars handle fairly realistically, especially if you get the cockpit view rather than 3rd person.

The sound track is pretty lame compared to similar titles, but I suppose you can turn it off and play your own music in another program.

It's too bad they didn't make this game more like GTA V or Burnout: Paradise where you could do things in the world besides race past them. But for a few dollars it isn't a bad relaxing drive through coasts, mountans, deserts, and urban areas.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 10
9,2/10

One of the better Need For Speeds.
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7 of 12 people (58%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 22
Great Game even though from 2010 Would highly recommend if you enjoy high intensity racing games!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 21
The graphics are great but the open world aspect is lacking.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 21
Such an amazing game! The graphics and wreckage are awesome!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 10
This is probably one of the best recent Need for Speed games, of not, the best of the series. With a wide variety of real world cars, instead of being realistic simulation, Hot Pursuit takes a very arcade-y route. Cars in this game are encouraged to demolish each on the race track, by shear force or its absurd weaponry of EMPs and spike strip deployers.

I could talk about the cons of this game like no interactive open world, no customizability, dozens of camera/sound/visual glitches, limited gameplay, no slit screen , repeativeness, dead multiplayer, EA Autolog, lack of soul but the pros outweigh these cons.

The graphics in this game still holds up, I can't believe this game was made 6 years ago. The cars all handle the same but that just adds to playability for newer players. The sound design (although buggy sometimes) is great, the engines sound so good and the turbo sound effect is so cool. Music is good but it's not a long playlist. There's a lot of cars (no Ferrari though). You can play both campaigns as a cop or racer. And if you ever get friends with this game, the online is fun as hell.

It's not a perfect game but it is one of my favorites. It's almost a guilty pleasure, except this game is actually great. Just turn off your brain when you play this game it's literally a Michael bay film. Arcade-y, comically absurd, action packed and extremely enjoyable.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 18
Don't let the title fool you, this is a burnout game. If you liked NFSIII you will not like this game. It combines the Gamecube/PC NFSV pursuit mechanics with Criterion's patent pending virtual oil and road layout of NFS carbon for a really weird but strangely addicting experience. Another note is that this game requires a controller, period. Its steering wheel's "accelleration" is impossible to control with the keyboard and just flat out doesn't work with two of the three SUPPORTED wheels that I tried.

The game also has Carbon's autoguided scene/jump camera system, except its AI doesn't keep pace with other cars. I don't know whether this is an oversight or intentional.

However, if you aren't a sim buff and can let this game's sins slide, what's left is a tight series of challenges that feel plucked straight from a late nineties cabinet, pitfalls and all. Despite all my reservations with it, learning the various silly weapons and when to fire them (in order to minimize the autoguided scene camera car slowdown), learning how to drift, and learning how to smash things in the silliest of ways is quite a bit of fun. Buy it on sale rather than retail price.
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