Become Seacrest County's top cop or most wanted racer!
User reviews: Very Positive (4,480 reviews)
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

 

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"Probably still the best Need for Speed game."

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
Helpful customer reviews
35 of 40 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
20.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 11
Well, how to start...
I can say that this game is good :) Enjoyed it in every way. On wheel, keyboard. I like Need for Speed series from Undergroung 2 to new Most Wanted. This new Hot pursuit. Well, it has some flies to catch...

Cons:
At first when you are playing as SCPD:
Sirens - why are they even there? They are not working... Your sirens are turned on and nobody cares, nobody moves (yeah, just like in real life)
Enemies - OP as hell. I had Lamborghini Murcielago, enemy had Dodge Viper. My top speed: 339 his 325. I was chasing him, speed 365, couldn't catch him... WTF, if Dodge Viper would go faster than 350 it will burn down, not even 370! So wat? How is that possible?
Nitro system - SCPD is really bad if we are talking about nitro. Full nitro can be used for about 3 seconds. If you are racer, full nitro can be used for about 10 seconds.

Pros:
Nice big sortiment of cars
Car look - it looks really nice
Soundtrack
Free Roam
You can play as racer or police
Big map, last race is really cool
BUGATTI!!!!!
Multiplayer

I would do: 8,5/10 :) Hope this helped little bit :)
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15 of 19 people (79%) found this review helpful
15.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 21
Intoxicating

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. The single-player races can become somewhat repetitive and there are some presentation issues, but overall, Hot Pursuit is a blast. If you are looking for a high-octane racer that grabs on tight but doesn't take itself too seriously, give this one a shot.
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
871.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
Love Playing This game its super fun and Wish they would make more of these games
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
If you want best title in Need For Speed series then i will recommend you Need For Speed hot Pursuit. Cz this title is very luxuries for me. The graphics quality is much better. The controlling system of cars is much better. You will feel quiet satisfied with this game. This game worth it's price. The Carer system of this game's really cool n amazing. You can play multiplayer mode amazingly as i am playing currently. You can earn Gold medal easily in some races to increase your wanted level. You can reach level 8 easily and quickly but after then you will needs to put your mind correctly on game to earn best medal. There is some best thing i found in this game :
1. Amazing Graphics Quality.
2. Perfect Control System.
3. Highly Detailed Cars.
4. Best Feature To Upgrade Wanted Level.
5. Many Milestone Available With Bounty To Upgrade Level Fast.
I hope you will buy this game. No wonder this is the best title in NFS Series. Buy this game without any hesitance and tension.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 24
I just can't recommend this one. I actually really (guiltily) enjoy the NFS franchise, but this one misses the mark in a few ways:
1. You can't customize your cars. I know this is a strange gripe (and wasn't a feature in previous MW titles), but after playing racing games with fine tuning and visual customization, this is a big miss for me. Instead you simply unlock cars (which feels oddly like a chore and that's coming from someone that spends HOURS on time trials if need be).
2. Seriously, eff those cut-scenes.
3. If you unlock something, you can't hit "x" to replay, it takes you all the way back out. Minor gripe, but annoying when you're GT license style working on a track.
4. It doesn't give me the option to pick from any car NEARLY often enough. Being locked to one or two cars is lame.
5. No story, not even an attempt. It makes me sad.
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