Become Seacrest County's top cop or most wanted racer!
User reviews:
Very Positive (197 reviews) - 82% of the 197 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Very Positive (6,486 reviews) - 82% of the 6,486 user reviews for this game are positive.
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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Very Positive (197 reviews)
Very Positive (6,486 reviews)
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1.5 hrs
Posted: August 26
♥♥♥♥ game. Say no to EA.
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Iron Mel
50.4 hrs
Posted: August 26
Great game for playing with friends online
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2.5 hrs
Posted: August 25
This game is pretty awesome to be old you know
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1.0 hrs
Posted: August 25
This game is ,,wow,,! :)
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Captain Picard
3.1 hrs
Posted: August 24
Product received for free
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Grim Reaper
9.4 hrs
Posted: August 24
I dont know why my game take so long to load (even cant load after 3 minutes) when i selected a car to a pursuit the racers at the load screen of the career it just take so long to load for no reason the game downloaded perfectly but i will give a yes cause the game is good and i like it but plz electronic arts plz fix the bug when i selected a car the game at the load screen cant even go to a race
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Sgt. Muffin
14.0 hrs
Posted: August 23
If you get this game, be prepared for:
Suicidal oncoming traffic
Cops that don't give a ♥♥♥♥ about said drivers
Racers that want blood. But only your blood
Touchy keyboard controls. REALLY touchy
A drift function that doesn't work 10% of the time
Being targeted by 5 EMPs at once (imagine 50cal rifles but they never miss)
Citizens who try their best to crash into you or inadvertently PIT you
Racers and cops who, when losing to you, gain a burst of astronomical speed without NOS or boost just to catch up to you, pass you and win
A camera that, when turned to look behind you, will continue looking behind you to your dismay as you careen into solid objects
A dynamic "action" camera that shows you new interceptors, devices and other such things during a race that take control of your car away and, again, to your dismay, will cause you to careen into solid objects

The developers of this game were c unts. ENORMOUS c unts.

But those c unts made a d amn good game
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12.5 hrs
Posted: August 23
It's a really good racing game. You can choose to be a cop or a racer or both. There are many choices of cars different equipment for fighting your opponents. You can play with your friends and there are stunning graphics by far the best 2010 racing game. 10/10 IGN would play this again.
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7.0 hrs
Posted: August 23
Super game! No problem! Run awlays! Extra!!!
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3.3 hrs
Posted: August 22
how do you have a "racing" game where you cant switch out of automatic transmission
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
24 of 30 people (80%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
best need for speed game i ever seen, better than Need for Speed (2015)

buy it.
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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
27.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
+ Stunning Graphics
+ You could enjoy it on medium specs PC with 40+ fps
+ Many choices of cars
+ Multi role (Racer or Police)
+ Equipment for fight the opponents

- No story
- Can't use the online features, either bugs or not supported

Worth to buy!
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
Amazing gameplay.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 13
Amazing graphic and low minimum spec and very smooth on the graphic
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
18.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 19
A good time pass.. Controls are simple and easy enough for new player... Good graphics for a low system requirements.

but multiplayer is DEAD as of now.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
Clearly the best "Need For Speed" game I have played so far. It's not as realistic as "Need For Speed: Shift", but the amount of fun you get more than overcompensates that small issue!
It has some wierd properties of a console port, but this one is exceptionally well-made.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 9
This game is absolutely incredible and a great joy to play with a GTX 950 and up! I would suggest this game at $20 as a masterpiece racing game. It is an older game but still a superb choice!!!
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9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
14.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
I'll try to keep it short: Though I enjoyed most of my time with it, I wouldn't recommend it. Maybe in a sale for a few bucks.
Overall it's a good game, though not the best NFS that was ever made but...
there are some mechanics here that can't be turned of that make this game infuriating as hell the further you progress. My biggest issue is the camera-jump that more or less randomly happens while playing certain missions.
Let me explain that: You have items in this game that you can use to either sabotage your opponents or the police. Things like Spiketraps and so on. You get the idea.
This mechanic wouldn't be the worst thing ever if it wasn't for the random camera jumps that happen, when one of your opponents gets hit by for example your Spiketraps.
So you are driving a race, you are barely in the lead, not only dodging the police but also the general traffic, you place down a spiketrap to get yourself a breather, the enemy gets hit and your camera instantly jumps to that event, shows it to you, giving the control over your car to the computer. It's offsetting as hell! It breaks the concentration, the flow of the race and rips the controll of you, sometimes throwing you right back, seconds before you hit a random car that you could have easily avoided otherwise.

If it wasn't for this and the brutal AI (the further you progress) and the ludacris police-forces that annoy the hell out of you, this would have been a really good game. Sadly it isn't...

TL:DR Good game if you have a very very very high frustration tolerance...
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
Best NFS I played! 100% Recommended!

+Good gameplay
+Good soundtracks

-No story
-Multiplayer is dead

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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
17.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 31
Totaly recommended especialy when you played with your friend.
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