Excellent sensation of speed.
Great renderings of environments.
Gameplay is extremely fun and combines the best of Burnout and NFS series.
Superb roster of cars.
Great looking tracks.
Playing as a Cop is great.
Extraneous features that will go unused.
Slow motion sequences can be annoying.
Lacks a local split screen multiplayer mode.
Lack of variety in races.
Free roam is redundant.
By ITP.net on March 09, 2011
The NFS series has evolved into one of the most fun arcade racers we’ve played in recent years. This is a title that’s definitely worth having in your collection....100
By GadgetReview on January 31, 2011
There’s something about unrealistic racing games. Not the ones that are so far removed from reality, but the ones that weigh right on the line of fantasy and reality. They charm us, lull us into a comfortable unease, give us that pleasant itch...100
By Computeractive on January 29, 2011
Hot Pursuit boils the experience down to a simple, thrilling game of cops versus racers...80
By Expert Reviews on January 20, 2011
Don’t be fooled by the name, this is a pure arcade racer from the Burnout series.
By Gamers Daily News on January 18, 2011
The Need for Speed team has really came out with a treat for the NFS series fans with the new Hot Pursuit. This game has the qualities that loyal fans, as well as new players will enjoy. The combination of racing, chasing and weapon usage without the...95
By ThinkDigit on January 18, 2011
Buy! This is no racing simulation, but a non-stop powered-up ride that tests your gutsiest moves from Career to Multiplayer as a racer, and hones your seek and destroy instincts as a cop. Series BackgroundNeed For Speed: Hot Pursuit is the 16th Need...80
By Game Observer on January 17, 2011
But there is no point looking down to the few flaws in this otherwise masterfully executed game, because Criterions newborn doesnt really try to hide its shortcomings Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit knows that enough strengths can make...92
By The Lobe and Mail on January 14, 2011
While this might seem like just another racing title, Criterion has nailed the excitement of playing cat and mouse in vehicles travelling at top speed. Racing in Hot Pursuit takes a few different forms. Time Trials (Racer) and Rapid Response (Cop)...88
By APH Networks on December 10, 2010
When I read about the impending release of Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit earlier in June this year, I was kind of confused. Was it a mistake? One can only think it is -- especially if you stopped paying attention for just a short moment. Normally, when...-
By TechTree on December 04, 2010
Expert Review Ever since Most Wanted, the NFS series has steadily gone downhill, hitting rock bottom with games like Pro Street and Undercover. Last year's Shift was a definite improvement but it still could not come close to matching the level of...80