Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit

  • Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit
86
Based on 26 scores, 28 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    14
  • Good:
    12
  • Average:
    0
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • Excellent sensation of speed.
  • Great renderings of environments.
  • Gameplay is extremely fun and combines the best of Burnout and NFS series.

Cons:

  • Lacklustre crashe.
  • Extraneous features that will go unused.

Expert reviews and ratings

By ITP.net on 100

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....

By GadgetReview on 100

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...

By Computeractive on 80

Hot Pursuit boils the experience down to a simple, thrilling game of cops versus racers...

By Expert Reviews on 80

Don’t be fooled by the name, this is a pure arcade racer from the Burnout series.
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By Gamers Daily News on 95

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...

By ThinkDigit on 80

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...

By Game Observer on 92

But there is no point looking down to the few flaws in this otherwise masterfully executed game, because Criterion’s newborn doesn’t really try to hide its shortcomings – Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit knows that enough strengths can make...

By The Lobe and Mail on 88

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)...

By APH Networks on -

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 80

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...

By IGN Gear on 90

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...

By Tech2 on 80

Even though the game’s very linear and every event is accessed through the map, it includes a free roam mode, that honestly speaking feels highly redundant. As a Cop or a Racer you’re free to explore the country side at your own pace but...

By New Game Network on 84

Fans would agree, the Need for Speed franchise was once a dominant force in the racing genre. However, after a few mis-steps in the late 2000s, the series found itself in a bit of a slump. EA then decided to take drastic action, and create a new...

By GameZone on 75

Calling in Criterion to reinvigorate the Need For Speed franchise is one of the best decisions EA has made in a long time. Longtime developer Black Box continuously beat the Most Wanted formula into the ground in an attempt to recapture the magic of...

By T3 Magazine on 100

Super-quick cars speeding down slick stretches of tarmac, clipping competitors' back bumpers until they spin into spectacular write-offs. Sliding around corners and slaloming between oncoming traffic before missing a split-second opportunity to...

By AtomicGamer on 90

When EA announced a few years ago that they'd be splitting off their long-running Need for Speed racing series across multiple sub-genres and development teams, I doubt many people really believed the extent that'd happen. Sure, maybe we'd...

By Total Video Games on 80

While Criterion appears to rest on its laurels throughout much of the 'Racer' side of Hot Pursuit's gameplay, effectively producing a quite bland recreation of Burnout in the process, ultimately it's the 'Cop' side of the action...

By Cheat Code Central on 88

Although the Need for Speed series has historically featured high-speed chases and thrill-based gameplay, last year's Need for Speed: Shift heralded a literal shift for the series into simulation territory. Many gamers (including myself) were wowed...

International Review By GamingCore on 82

Man nehme ein altes Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, erweitere dies um eine Elemente von Need for Speed: Most Wanted und verpasst dem ganzen noch ein paar neue Features. Das Ergebnis ist ein neues Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, welches von Criterion Games...

International Review By GamerLobby on 85

Need for Speed ist mit Hot Pursuit zurück. Nicht ganz so gut wie das eigentliche Vorbild von 1998 und schon gar nicht so gut wie der vierte Serienteil, der bis heute mein absoluter Favorit ist. Dennoch: Hot Pursuit ist mehr Need for Speed als die...