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Become Seacrest County's top cop or most wanted racer!
Release Date: Nov 16, 2010
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Buy Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit

$19.99

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Buy EA Racing Pack

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

About the 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
Helpful customer reviews
113 of 129 people (88%) found this review helpful
208 products in account
17 reviews
127.2 hrs on record
Hot Pursuit is a Need for Speed game in name only. This blisteringly fast racer has more in common with developer Criterion Games' own Burnout series than it does with any previous Need for Speed offering, despite lacking a number of features that are commonly associated with Burnout games. This isn't a game in which you're rewarded for crashing spectacularly or for jumping through billboards, but it is a game that encourages you to drive dangerously and to take down your opponents by any means necessary. The option to play both as illegal racers and as the cops that are chasing them brings some much-needed variety to the action, while spike strips, road blocks, and other satisfying countermeasures ensure that Hot Pursuit doesn't feel quite like any racer that you've played before. Regardless of whether your interest in Hot Pursuit stems from a love of Need for Speed, Burnout, or neither, you won't be disappointed.
Posted: March 5th, 2014
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34 of 40 people (85%) found this review helpful
673 products in account
378 reviews
12.4 hrs on record
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit is a really good racing game with great graphics and gameplay. The only flaw is that there is no opportunity to tune your car like in Need for Speed Underground 2.When the online modes work, they really sing, allowing for hours to slip away into tons of entertaining crashes and near-misses. Unfortunately, they can also be extremely broken.Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit is 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.Criterion Games hits the old and trusty NfS-Series with a welcome and refreshing blast from the past. It offers fast and furious oldschool-action, plenty of mileage and an overall good ride. A lack of modes, some rather bland race types, the always present rubberband-A.I. and a lack of challenge bothered me. But overall I liked what Hot Pursuit had to offer. A lot!
Posted: May 16th, 2014
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16 of 24 people (67%) found this review helpful
19 products in account
7 reviews
10.6 hrs on record
Great game, every second of the races are fully action packed and fun. The graphics are amazing for a game made in 2010. I'm very impressed.
Posted: May 5th, 2014
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
443 products in account
39 reviews
12.7 hrs on record
Usually I don't like racing video games. When I was younger me and my brother used to play the demo of Need for Speed Hot Pursuit 2 from a CD-ROM which we got from a cereal box and we had wicked fun. When I saw that there's a reboot of the Hot Pursuit series I was sceptic but the child in me said that I should buy it for old times sake.

Man I'm glad I did, it took me only a few minutes to set up a game and start driving I've instantly felt the nostalgic feeling, the same thrill of playing the game. The gameplay is smooth, polished and simple. There's no car customization and no story It's just pure old-fashioned driving fun. The graphics and cars are gorgeous and it runs well even on a laptop. I highly recommend it to anybody who is just looking for an arcade-type simple racing game to have fun and just relax, I think Need for Speed Hot Pursuit is the best choice on the market.

The only thing I didn't like about the game is perhaps the lack of advanced graphical settings and the default controls (which can be remapped in no time). It's still a much better console port than for example the terrible terrible Burnout Paradise which I wish I haven't bought.
Posted: March 25th, 2014
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
185 products in account
5 reviews
3.0 hrs on record
The war on Wheels, wanna be a cop and catch the 'racers' or a 'racer' and run from the cops. This is your game. Even though the autolog sucks. The game single player has a pretty good amount of cars. The big downside is the customization, the NFS series was a big succes because of the customization why not on this game :(. Multiplayer is ok! But since there are not alot of people online, i would only buy the game for the single player. Well kind of 'single player' there are only challenges you have to do.... The graphics are nice for a 2010 racing game. And the controlls are not the best for pc. So i recommend you to buy/use a controller.
Rating: 7/10
A decent game.
Posted: July 31st, 2014
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137 of 159 people (86%) found this review helpful
71 products in account
1 review
18.9 hrs on record
In my opinion the best of the latest Need for Speed games.It has nice visuals, solid drifting mechanics and also pretty good multiplayer.And also it's nice that it's not capped at 30 fps like the later titles.Of cours like any other game it has it's flaws, there is no campaign at all (other than random racing) and the friend system seems confusing at first (at least for me) and there is not a lot of content other than the cars, all that you can do to them is change their colour.But if you get it for a lower price than i say go for it.It's a pretty good laugh when playing with friends.
Posted: November 25th, 2013
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