Become Seacrest County's top cop or most wanted racer!
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Very Positive (236 reviews) - 81% of the 236 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Very Positive (6,306 reviews) - 82% of the 6,306 user reviews for this game are positive.
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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YSD | UnDeRdOg
( 12.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
i love racing irl so why not come home to race some more??
You can go fast! 11/10 speed is key
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weezer #gjAbandoning
( 6.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
+Stunning Graphics, Challenging, Good Soundtrack

-Only a few Japanese Cars
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( 6.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
This game is a lot of fun, plenty of high speed action to be had, however be warned that online activity is not what it used to be, so don`t expect many online races etc. As a single player experience there is plenty to chew on.
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( 17.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
1. No updates
2. No MP players
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( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 20
cars will not go straight. the player car never goes straight and will seemingly go for the left or right shoulder. lt also seems to lock onto and head straight for oncoming traffic or other slower cars that i came up to from behind. this was frustrating because the steering response is very sluggish and i crashed a lot. and there is no option to adjust this in the setting. when you select a car an audio "Commercial" will start playing. it sounds like a woman's voice and she sounds like a television commercial.
TLDR- very frustrating game with annoying car commercials.
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( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 19
Needs a lot of new updates
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The Great Henk
( 18.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 17
There are only five reasonably bad things about this game:
- You have to change affinity in the task manager on every startup, because this game has trouble recognizing modern multicore CPU's (this only takes 10 seconds or so to do).
- There's an ad for the now defunct "Need for Speed World" that appears on every startup.
- This game has barely any graphics options (resolution, gamma, shadow quality) and no AA (which is however easy to overcome by using nVidia's Dynamic Super Resolution or AMD's equivalent (this game looks great at 4k).
- You can't access the DLC for this game in the PC version (not that I care about that, base game is fun enough)
-This game has an in-game photo mode (which is great), but the picture that it stores is a heavily compressed 720p image. I recommend pressing the steam overlay's own screeenshot picture key simultaneously with the photo editor screenshot key, so you get high quality custom screenshots without the game's HUD.

What does this game offer?
A great ARCADE racing game with fun cars, a beautiful map (however empty in free drive), a good soundtrack and lots and lots of fantastic, unrealistic carnage (Burnout style, as many say). This game reminds me quite a lot of Need for Speed Hot Pursuit II (2002), although this one feels more action packed and nimbler. Overall this is a very enjoyable title that runs well on modern computers (once you adjust CPU affinity). Must buy for anyone who is looking for a great arcade racing game.
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( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 17
Quick review here

The game - as a story / concept is great, but the fact that is crashes / freezes is really a pain. Indeed my PC is older, but i can run it on lower resolution without shadows, hd graphics and motion blur.

The bad part - cracked version seems to work better ?! Negative here .
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( 7.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 16
9/10 for me great game
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
23.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
This game is the only game i stopped at start screen to listen to badass music

10/10 would stop and listen again
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 10
The game is amusing and the graphics are beautiful. To my mind, it is really worth the price. There are many ways to have fun and many beautiful screenshots to take (car crash etc...). You play the police chasing after the racers, or the racers trying to escape or trying to finish first and earn a gold medal. As the police or the racer, your main goal is to hit the other cars in order to make them crash. You have the possibility to drive a very big amount of cars, all power and all design, you can choose the car and the colour etc... . Also there are several types of maps, roads and weather. In short, the game is rather complete and you should try it if you like cars, races, crashes. Nowadays you can find better than Need for Speed Hot pursuit when you're looking for that kind of game but you have to try this one, it is so much fun!

75 / 100
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
43.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
Great action packed and if you are a thrill seeker of speed you will love this!!!
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
Better than most of the racing games out there
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.8 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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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
58.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
best racing game ever
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
I love this racing game. I played cracked and unlocked lots of cars but this time no crack .. I want to play with friends and racers.

Don't have friends to play with.
Add me please.

Review: Never tested another racing game. But i love this game. Can play with old spec PCs. Best for multiplayer.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
I remember playing this game back in 2010 on the 360. Just got it for Steam and for 20 dollars, it is amazing. For 5 bucks, it is WOAH! Memories...
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
Best Racing Game Ever! 420/10!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 7
Classic Need for speed at it's best. Hd textures make this this game look great, plus online with freinds is blast of fun.Nothing more fun then chasing your friends down as cops. Feels so good.
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