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

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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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Big Nickerous
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
Is it Need For Speed or Speed For Need

*X Files music plays





9/11

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OC *Logitech
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
This game is absolutely awesome.Point.Nothing to add.Buy it.If you like fast cars-buy it.If you like action with cars-buy it.If you are a human being-buy it.There is nothing you make wrong with with it.One of the best racing games and especially NFS-Games I've ever played.It was a little strip of light in the world full of darkness in NFS.It's like Rivals-two campaigns,coll stuff.But it's actually working and makes fun and there is no stupid Always-Online ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t.

10/10, not as good as Underground 2, but it's a different kind of NFS, so unfair comparison.Still worth buying- under any circumstances.

+-Point: It's a liitle bit older (2010) so it should run smoothly on almost any computer.

If you own a PC XBOX360 or XBOX ONE Controller- use it.It makes things easier.

WARNING: THE AI IS REALLY HARD. SO BE PREPARED!!
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Raptormesh
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
Great game for arcade fun. Shame about the autolog reminders everytime.
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AlbertSean
( 11.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
Product received for free
An exciting Game!
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Saiful59
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
Anyone Online???????? Want to Do some races
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Ammar
( 3.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
great game like always but in this days there are afew players to play with
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D. Mihawk
( 58.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
best racing game ever
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Urban Guerrilla
( 18.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
i bought this game, and play it.
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Sadness the マスかき
( 5.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
I hit my own spike strip.






10/10.
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31 of 32 people (97%) found this review helpful
27 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
*drives as cop*
*smashes into a Porsche at max speed w/ nitrous*
*Porsche careens off a mountain*

"Consider that a warning"

10/10 would PIT again
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18 of 20 people (90%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
26.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
People who grew up playing NFS Underground 1 and 2 will most likely be disappointed, since the focus on customization and 4-cylinder tuners that they know and love aren't featured in this game. People who know that Need For Speed existed before Underground will know that despite the powerups and pop music, this is the closest NFS has been to the original games in a long time.

Gameplay-wise, from an outside perspective, Hot Pursuit does what an arcade racer should do best and focuses on high-speed driving above all else. Not only is the game arcade-y from a physics perspective, but it's actually set up kind of like a game you'd see in an actual arcade; you don't buy or upgrade cars at all, nor do you unlock the city part by part. You simply have a list of available cars, you pick what you want, and you start racing. I can see how most people would think that might be a negative thing (I myself probably would have preferred buying and upgrading vehicles) but I think the "quick race" approach works surprisingly well here. The driving feels good to me; the cars have a good amount of weight to them but are still easy to handle. Being able to play as a racer or a cop feels good too, and Criterion did a good job of infusing the game with some Burnout-influenced mechanics (such as takedowns and earning nitro) while still making Hot Pursuit feel distinctly like it's own game.

The game does have some faults though. There's not a lot of content, there's no way to set up custom races, and the only way to escape police is to take them down; you're not going to outrun them because they're some serious rubberbanding ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s. Also, there's other ways in which the AI doesn't play by the same rules; if a computer-controlled racer's health bar hits zero and they total their car, they'll respawn with a brand new one. If you total yours, the race ends. Being able to crash your way out of a race is totally fine (I like it) but it's always frustrating in any game when the AI doesn't follow the same rules you do. It feels cheap. On top of all of this, the PC port is pretty sad. It'll run at 60fps and 1080p, but the graphical options you can choose are very limited. There's not even any options for things as simple as anti-aliasing.

All things considered, Hot Pursuit is a decent arcade racer with solid driving and mostly satisfying cop chases. The lack of content and barebones nature of the PC port are it's downfalls. If you want a fresh arcade racer, give this game a try...but only when it goes on sale.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
295.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 18
Great racing game its my best game of all the ones i play. cars drive good and u get to be a cop then u get to be a racer running. Or u can just race. Online play is good add a lot of freinds and then online play is better and fast to get online.
Its great fun
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
1000000/10
Best Cars Game Ever
if you love cars game
i recommended this for you
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.5 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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.1 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
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
58.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
best racing game ever
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
great game like always but in this days there are afew players to play with
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