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Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 3
90
3.5
Windows
82
3.3
Xbox 360
88
4.0

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Platform Votes Score
PlayStation 3 5 3.5
Windows 13 3.3
Xbox 360 7 4.0
Combined MobyScore 25 3.5


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100
Xbox 360God is a Geek
You know you’re playing a special game when the only “fault” you can find relates to skipping cut-scenes and restarting events. Every other aspect of Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit is so expertly crafted that it is hard not fall in love with it; it’s just an incredible amount of fun. Not only does it live up to its title, it surpasses it with considerable ease. Without a shadow of a doubt, Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit is the quintessential arcade racing game of this generation. Ironically, the only title that comes close is Criterion Games previous effort, Burnout Paradise.
100
Xbox 360Joystiq
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit may have been a late entrant into the race, but it both grabs the checkered flag for this year and may set a land speed record for this entire class of racer.
100
PlayStation 3Joystiq
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit may have been a late entrant into the race, but it both grabs the checkered flag for this year and may set a land speed record for this entire class of racer.
100
Xbox 3601UP
While Blur and Split/Second may have beaten it to store shelves, when it comes to the finish line in terms of quality, Hot Pursuit decidedly takes the lead.
100
PlayStation 31UP
While Blur and Split/Second may have beaten it to store shelves, when it comes to the finish line in terms of quality, Hot Pursuit decidedly takes the lead.
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PlayStation 3Games Radar
With so many modes and diverse rewards to uncover in Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit, it almost feels like 2.5 games in one package. Plus, the fact that the online component works so incredibly, and we still can’t pick a favorite between playing as a cop or racer speaks volumes to the game’s quality. Quite simply, there is no better, more accessible racing game out there.
95
PlayStation 3Destructoid
Criterion hasn’t rebooted the Need for Speed series, instead taking classic key elements and injecting them with new life for the current generation. It delivers a near-perfect competitive experience, in a way that few games -- racing or otherwise -- can. Hot Pursuit is not only a defining moment for the series, but for arcade-style racing, period.
95
WindowsDestructoid
Criterion hasn’t rebooted the Need for Speed series, instead taking classic key elements and injecting them with new life for the current generation. It delivers a near-perfect competitive experience, in a way that few games -- racing or otherwise -- can. Hot Pursuit is not only a defining moment for the series, but for arcade-style racing, period.
92
PlayStation 3Play.tm
This review almost didn't happen. Aside from the fact that we received the review code late, there was one factor above all that put the review in doubt: Autolog. EA's new social networking/leaderboard-type-thing, Autolog is a ridiculously addictive beast. It nearly bought everything to a grinding halt.
90
Xbox 360GameSpy
Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit is all about the thrill. Whether you're immersed in a tense, low-speed cat and mouse standoff, praying you don't nail a spike strip at 200 MPH, or simply drinking in the carnage you hath wrought, you'll find little else like it.
90
Xbox 360That Gaming Site
Criterion Games has demonstrated that they know racing games. Hot Pursuit brings Need for Speed back into the spotlight. It's not the cinematic cut scenes or storyline that defines Need for Speed. It is about the speed and participating in a challenging race with a close finish. Racing purists will flock to Gran Turismo 5, but those interested in exotic cars and high-speed chases should look towards Hot Pursuit. Along with Autolog which promotes high competition between you and your racer friends, its not hard to see how this is one of the best racing games to hit the stores this year.
90
Xbox 360We Got This Covered
All in all, Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit is an excellent game. It offers great arcade style racing with top notch visuals and an incredible sense of speed. It is a great counterpoint to the more simulation-based Gran Turismo and Forza series. If arcade style racing games are your forte, this is a recommended buy.
90
WindowsWe Got This Covered
All in all, Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit is an excellent game. It offers great arcade style racing with top notch visuals and an incredible sense of speed. It is a great counterpoint to the more simulation-based Gran Turismo and Forza series. If arcade style racing games are your forte, this is a recommended buy.
90
PlayStation 3We Got This Covered
All in all, Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit is an excellent game. It offers great arcade style racing with top notch visuals and an incredible sense of speed. It is a great counterpoint to the more simulation-based Gran Turismo and Forza series. If arcade style racing games are your forte, this is a recommended buy.
90
Xbox 360AusGamers
For sheer exhilarating fun, it is hard to fault NFS:HP. It is definitely more fun playing through the game as a Racer, but it is nice to see the Cops return to the series in such a spectacular form.
90
PlayStation 3Made2Game
Need for Speed Hot Pursuit is pure Arcade action, you’ll know it from the moment you power slide around a corner at 200mph in a SeaCrest County Lamborghini police car. Not since Burnout has there been a racer that offers so much joy, and to be honest we can’t see there being anything to touch this in terms of speed until Criterion release the sequel.
90
Xbox 360Made2Game
Need for Speed Hot Pursuit is pure Arcade action, you’ll know it from the moment you power slide around a corner at 200mph in a SeaCrest County Lamborghini police car. Not since Burnout has there been a racer that offers so much joy, and to be honest we can’t see there being anything to touch this in terms of speed until Criterion release the sequel.
90
Xbox 360Level
Hot Pursuit är kort sagt inte bara det bästa som hänt Need for Speed-serien på evigheter, utan ett av de smartaste, smidigaste och mest underhållande racingspelen på mycket lång tid.
90
WindowsIGN
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’re looking for a high-octane racer that grabs on tight but doesn’t take itself too seriously, give this one a shot.
90
Xbox 360Thunderbolt Games
The only other disappointment is that career mode and Xbox Live play are really the only modes offered. There’s no quick race option for when you just want to select a track, set the parameters for the race and go. This proves to be just a small quibble though because once you open up a bit of the career mode, there’s always a race available to fit whatever itch you need to satisfy, whether you want to drive at dusk in the rain at the wheel of an American muscle car or if you want to hit a nice dry piece of tarmac in an import in the desert. Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit is easily the most enjoyable racing game that I’ve played this year, and definitely the most thrilling. This is a game that fans will not be able to put down and though it may be a little sparse on game modes, it is an experience that racing fans absolutely cannot afford to miss.
90
Xbox 360Eurogamer.net (UK)
Otherwise, though, Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit is an unqualified triumph. It's stuffed with content but rarely for the sake of it, and knowing Criterion it will be handsomely supported for months to come, even though it's already the best pure arcade racing game since Burnout Paradise. For Need for Speed, it's a return to critical form to match, justify and potentially expand the series' enduring popularity.
90
WindowsEurogamer.net (UK)
Otherwise, though, Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit is an unqualified triumph. It's stuffed with content but rarely for the sake of it, and knowing Criterion it will be handsomely supported for months to come, even though it's already the best pure arcade racing game since Burnout Paradise. For Need for Speed, it's a return to critical form to match, justify and potentially expand the series' enduring popularity.
90
PlayStation 3Eurogamer.net (UK)
Otherwise, though, Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit is an unqualified triumph. It's stuffed with content but rarely for the sake of it, and knowing Criterion it will be handsomely supported for months to come, even though it's already the best pure arcade racing game since Burnout Paradise. For Need for Speed, it's a return to critical form to match, justify and potentially expand the series' enduring popularity.
90
PlayStation 3IGN
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’re 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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Xbox 360Hasta los Juegos
Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit es una de las mejores entregas de la franquicia y lleva con orgullo el nombre de Hot Pursuit. Su extensa campaña, la dualidad de su naturaleza, su innovadora red social, su infinidad de eventos y objetivos, su perfecta integración con las opciones multijugador, sus gráficos de ensueño…es un título potente que revaloriza la franquicia de Electronic Arts tras algún que otro despropósito.
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Xbox 360Xbox360Achievements
After countless sacrilegious efforts in the Need For Speed franchise, Criterion has finally done the label some justice by bringing the heart back to the franchise. It looks like that Criterion did lose their way ever so slightly at times, losing what makes Hot Pursuit so much fun, but as a Need For Speed package, this is the best title in nearly a decade.
86
WindowsGameStar (Germany)
Mir kullert gerade eine kleine Nostalgie-Träne über die Wange. Hot Pursuit ist nicht nur ein Need for Speed, wie ich es mir seit Jahren wünsche. Es ist auch eine überaus gelungene Verbeugung vor dem für mich besten Teil der Serie. Was für ein Geschwindigkeitsgefühl, was für packende Verfolgungsjagden, was für ein Fuhrpark! Criterion Games hat ganze Arbeit geleistet und eine Action-Raserei abgeliefert, die nicht zuletzt durch ihren herausragenden Spielfluss hochgradig motiviert. Hendriks Kritikpunkte wie dünnes Tuning und die Gegner-KI stören mich kaum, mir macht die knallige Raserei an sich einfach nur Freude. Außerdem dient die Solo-Kampagne ohnehin meist zur Einstimmung auf die grandiosen Online-Schlachten.
86
PlayStation 3Fragland.net
Criterion clearly saved the franchise from sudden death with Hot Pursuit. The game really comes close to the old glory days. The singleplayer is very varied and extensive and offers enough opposition to keep you busy for a few hours. Next to that the Autolog feature gets you in a competitive mode and the enjoyable multiplayer prolongs the replay value considerably. Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit is a must-have.
86
PlayStation 3PC Gameplay (Benelux)
Criterion lapt het hem opnieuw en slaagt erin om de Need for Speed-reeks weer op het juiste spoor te zetten. Niet te missen voer voor snelheidsduivels!
85
Xbox 3604Players.de
Genau wie Burnout ist auch Hot Pursuit ein reinrassiger Arcade-Kracher, der vor allem beim direkten Kampf zwischen Cops und Rasern begeistern kann. Das gilt aber vornehmlich für Online-Scharmützel, die auch dank des tollen Autolog-Features eine gewisse Suchtgefahr darstellen. Stürzt man sich gegen die KI ins Rennen, nervt dagegen der übertriebene Gummiband-Effekt, der die eigenen fahrerischen Leistungen ad absurdum führt. Auch die fehlende Cockpitansicht sowie viele kleine Ungereimtheiten wie die fehlende Wheel-Unterstützung auf PS3 und PC, der Verzicht auf LAN und Splitscreen sowie dem fehlenden Erkundungsreiz in der abwechslungsreichen Welt trüben den Spielspaß. So verdankt Hot Pursuit vor allem dem motivierenden Onlinemodus und der eingängigen Steuerung die Fahrt auf unser Gold-Podest. Wer sich vornehmlich im Internet mit anderen Rasern, Cops und seinen Freunden messen will, bekommt hier einen der besten Arcade-Racer, die man momentan finden kann.
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PlayStation 34Players.de
Genau wie Burnout ist auch Hot Pursuit ein reinrassiger Arcade-Kracher, der vor allem beim direkten Kampf zwischen Cops und Rasern begeistern kann. Das gilt aber vornehmlich für Online-Scharmützel, die auch dank des tollen Autolog-Features eine gewisse Suchtgefahr darstellen. Stürzt man sich gegen die KI ins Rennen, nervt dagegen der übertriebene Gummiband-Effekt, der die eigenen fahrerischen Leistungen ad absurdum führt. Auch die fehlende Cockpitansicht sowie viele kleine Ungereimtheiten wie die fehlende Wheel-Unterstützung auf PS3 und PC, der Verzicht auf LAN und Splitscreen sowie dem fehlenden Erkundungsreiz in der abwechslungsreichen Welt trüben den Spielspaß. So verdankt Hot Pursuit vor allem dem motivierenden Onlinemodus und der eingängigen Steuerung die Fahrt auf unser Gold-Podest. Wer sich vornehmlich im Internet mit anderen Rasern, Cops und seinen Freunden messen will, bekommt hier einen der besten Arcade-Racer, die man momentan finden kann.
85
Windows4Players.de
Genau wie Burnout ist auch Hot Pursuit ein reinrassiger Arcade-Kracher, der vor allem beim direkten Kampf zwischen Cops und Rasern begeistern kann. Das gilt aber vornehmlich für Online-Scharmützel, die auch dank des tollen Autolog-Features eine gewisse Suchtgefahr darstellen. Stürzt man sich gegen die KI ins Rennen, nervt dagegen der übertriebene Gummiband-Effekt, der die eigenen fahrerischen Leistungen ad absurdum führt. Auch die fehlende Cockpitansicht sowie viele kleine Ungereimtheiten wie die fehlende Wheel-Unterstützung auf PS3 und PC, der Verzicht auf LAN und Splitscreen sowie dem fehlenden Erkundungsreiz in der abwechslungsreichen Welt trüben den Spielspaß. So verdankt Hot Pursuit vor allem dem motivierenden Onlinemodus und der eingängigen Steuerung die Fahrt auf unser Gold-Podest. Wer sich vornehmlich im Internet mit anderen Rasern, Cops und seinen Freunden messen will, bekommt hier einen der besten Arcade-Racer, die man momentan finden kann.
85
WindowsPCActu
En faisant marche arrière vers les fondements même du très bon Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit (et le premier NfS sorti sur 3DO), cet épisode s'installe comme l'un des meilleurs de la série. Aussi, la patte Criterion se ressent derrière un gameplay aux faux airs de Burnout (avec des takedowns maquillés, etc.), tout en réussissant le pari de renouer avec le fun des anciens opus de la série. Notons aussi la modélisation quasi-parfaite de la soixantaine de bolides très célèbres et survitaminés, une campagne solo au double visage laissant le choix au joueur d'évoluer en tant que policier ou fuyard, saupoudré par un Autolog efficace, le tout bercé par une bande sonore exceptionnelle ; mélangez le tout, et vous obtenez un Hot Pursuit indispensable !
85
Xbox 360GamesCollection
Dopo un decennio, Hot Pursuit torna a riavere (a mio giudizio) la massima espressione in un titolo di Guida Arcade, in cui la ricerca del divertimento trae benefici dalla semplicità di gioco e dall’immediatezza dei comandi nonché dall’inserimento della doppia carriera e dell’autolog, che aumentano notevolmente la longevità di gioco. Sebbene sia un titolo nel complesso ben realizzato ,per la sua natura, potrebbe non essere compreso in generale dagli appassionati delle corse. Qui non si offrono esperienze simulative e tantomeno una meccanica di carriera particolarmente complessa che può essere arricchita anche da elementi narrativi. Se corse spericolate dove compiere derapate infinite e a velocità estreme pompando NOS, per “giocare a guardie e ladri” non vi appaga questo titolo non fa per voi, altrimenti perchè non averlo?
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PlayStation 3PlayFrance
Need for Speed renoue enfin avec ses origines et nous offre l'un des meilleurs opus de la série depuis de nombreuses années. Si l'on peut lui reprocher l'interface un peu trop austère de son mode Carrière, on doit en revanche saluer le gameplay mis au point par Criterion qui nécessite à la fois réflexes, précision et une petite dose de stratégie. La dimension communautaire n'est pas oubliée avec le système Autolog qui pousse à sans cesse améliorer ses performances, et la prestation technique globalement de bonne facture ne gâte rien. Bref, si vous regrettiez les course-poursuites ayant fait le succès de la série Need for Speed, Hot Pursuit est un incontournable !
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Xbox 360GamersHell.com
Acclaimed for their Burnout work, under the Need for Speed banner, Criterion Games shows they can double-dip in a category and succeed with telltale execution. Fast and at times unforgiving, Hot Pursuit delivers that escapist feeling by breaking real-world laws with gaming that might show a few rough edges during solo play, but that otherwise excels by leveraging tight mechanics for a socially minded multiplayer affair.
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PlayStation 3GameSpot
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit is one of the most thrilling racing games around. It doesn't matter which side of the law you prefer to play on; the unpredictable nature of these events and the sheer speed at which they're played make this a tough game to put down. If you're in the market for a ride with superb handling, great looks, an impressive top speed, and more than enough room for all of your friends, this is the one you want.
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Xbox 360GameSpot
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit is one of the most thrilling racing games around. It doesn't matter which side of the law you prefer to play on; the unpredictable nature of these events and the sheer speed at which they're played make this a tough game to put down. If you're in the market for a ride with superb handling, great looks, an impressive top speed, and more than enough room for all of your friends, this is the one you want.
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WindowsJeuxvideo.com
Need for Speed Hot Pursuit est sans aucun doute le meilleur opus de la série depuis 10 ans. Le retour aux sources agrémenté d'une réalisation et de quelques mécanismes contemporains a porté ses fruits, la patte de Criterion ayant notamment fait la différence. En proposant des courses-poursuites intenses, indécises et immersives, le jeu d'Electronic Arts offre l'expérience idéale qu'on attendait. Au final, la seule vraie déception demeure l'absence d'un mode multijoueur en écran splitté. Le solo et ses deux classes bien distinctes assurent de leur côté une grosse vingtaine d'heure de jeu avant que le multi ne prenne la relève. A coup sûr une excellente pioche pour les amateurs du genre.
84
WindowsOMGN: Online Multiplayer Games Network
All in all, Hot Pursuit is a good return to what made Most Wanted such a good game, without all of the added junk that made previous NFS entries poorer than they should have been. If you haven't acquired this racer yet, then it may be worth a shot, especially if you're looking for that grown-up Mario Kart experience.
84
Xbox 360OMGN: Online Multiplayer Games Network
All in all, Hot Pursuit is a good return to what made Most Wanted such a good game, without all of the added junk that made previous NFS entries poorer than they should have been. If you haven't acquired this racer yet, then it may be worth a shot, especially if you're looking for that grown-up Mario Kart experience.
84
PlayStation 3OMGN: Online Multiplayer Games Network
All in all, Hot Pursuit is a good return to what made Most Wanted such a good game, without all of the added junk that made previous NFS entries poorer than they should have been. If you haven't acquired this racer yet, then it may be worth a shot, especially if you're looking for that grown-up Mario Kart experience.
82
WindowsPC Games (Germany)
Trotz meiner Kritikpunkte bin ich von Criterions erstem Need for Speed schwer angetan. Ja, das Spiel könnte vieles besser machen und erntet dafür in unserem Test völlig zu Recht manchen Rüffel. Aber am Ende des Tages macht es mir einfach eine Menge Spaß, mit dem Ford GT – mein klarer Liegblingswagen im Spiel – Jagd auf Temposünder zu machen, sie von der Strecke zu rammen oder den Polizeihubschrauber auf sie zu hetzen. Der donnert stets so beeindruckend über das Fahrerfeld. Das ist kein anspruchsvoller, intellektueller Spaß, oh nein! Das ist primitiver Spaß. Ein Spaß, wie ihn auch Wrestling oder eine Monster-Truck-Show macht. Hot Pursuit spricht unseren inneren 12-Jährigen an, der am liebsten mit seinen Matchboxautos Verfolgungsjagden nachstellt. Da sind dann auch die paar langweiligen Zeitrennen schnell vergessen. Wer ähnlich denkt, der bekommt mit Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit sein perfektes Action-Rennspiel.
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PlayStation 3Peliplaneetta.net
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit osoittaa jälleen kerran englantilaistiimin rautaisen ammattitaidon. Hot Pursuit ei tosin keksi pyörää uudelleen, vaan kehittää vanhoja ideoita edelleen - ainoa täysin uusi oivallus on Autolog-toiminto. Sisältö on kuitenkin laadukasta ja viimeisteltyä.
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Xbox 360XboxFrance
Avoir confié le développement de ce nouvel opus de la franchise aux gars de Criterion aura sûrement été l'une des meilleures idées provenant de chez Electronic Arts. On peut parfaitement dire sans trop se mouiller que Hot Pursuit est le meilleur épisode de la saga à avoir vu le jour. L'ajout de l'Autolog n'y est absolument pas étranger puisque ce système se révèle on ne peut plus stimulant, en plus de rajouter un bien plus grand intérêt à la campagne solo. Graphiquement correct, avec une bande son qui déchire et une maniabilité intuitive, le tout pour des courses endiablées, le joueur pourra sans problème se procurer le jeu les yeux fermés, car Need for Speed Hot Pursuit le mérite sincèrement.
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WindowsJeuxVideoPC.com
En mettant le développement de Need For Speed : Hot Pursuit entre les mains d’un studio comme Criterion Games, Electronic Arts relève le pari fixé haut la main. On a en face de nous le retour aux sources tant espéré par la communauté, tout en simplicité et en efficacité. On regrette néanmoins l’absence d’un mode multijoueur local en écran splitté, mais les parties en lignes, rythmées et prenantes, nous font vite oublier cette lacune. L’occasion idéale pour se réconcilier avec la série Need For Speed.
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Xbox 360Xboxygen
NFS Hot Pursuit a su éviter les erreurs de parcours. On pourra regretter que le solo ne soit pas par exemple utilisé avec une histoire de flic et de voyou pour donner vie à l’ensemble, et quelques petites choses manquantes mais on ne peut que saluer le travail réalisé par Criterion. On a là un jeu fun et suffisamment complet pour vous occuper un bon moment en solo, et encore plus si vous pouvez jouer en ligne. Pas grand chose à rajouter à part que l’on tient là un très bon Need for Speed sauce arcade.
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WindowsIronhammers
If you’ve not realised by now that I’m particularly happy with my experience of Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, then I’m guessing you’ve been reading something else. While the more simulation-based racing games most certainly have their place in the market, Criterion have delivered something that’s simply a really enjoyable game to play. Where other arcade racers this year such as Blur and Split/Second have been somewhat mediocre, Hot Pursuit speeds straight past them with it’s lovable career mode, tight-fitting soundtrack and most importantly the Autolog system leaving them with nothing but tire smoke tyre-smoke to remember it by. Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, in my eyes, is now sitting firmly is pole position — the best racing game that I’ve played on the PC year, by a long shot.
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Xbox 360411mania.com
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit is a good return to form to the franchise that is desperately trying to pick what direction it wants to go in. But in its struggle not to seem like just a retread of EA's other racing franchise it ends up looking more like a bare bones little brother of it. I am not sure if EA will continue in this series, but this was still a great new beginning for the two pronged approach they are building up. Although isn't it weird that the first Hot Pursuit was called NFS3, the second Hot Pursuit was 2, and the third one was simply Hot Pursuit? The game was already going backwards before it even started. There's definitely a metaphor in there.
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WindowsComputerGames.ro
Hot Pursuit 2010 could and should have been much more. If it were a simple remake with all the elements from the previous games, it would have had huge chances to share first place, at least for the racing game of the year, with other famous names like Gran Turismo 5. But it lacks many multiplayer features and from those that a player considers normal. The single-player part is fun enough, it will keep you in front of the PC, but it also has annoying moments, probably for the casual gamers that have nor the time, nor the patience to win all gold awards for maximum Bounty. Thus, the new Hot Pursuit manages to split the fans of the series once more: those that love the arcade style and the cops races and those that already hate it just because it’s arcade, has no manual gear, no split screen, not even AA without special driver tweaks. It’s true that it’s a decent Need for Speed, but it’s a far cry from what it could have been.
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WindowsFactornews
Après une période assez noire, Need for Speed renoue cette année avec la formule qui a fait son succès, et le fait avec la manière. Need for Speed Hot Pursuit est un concentré de fun, de vitesse et de voitures de luxe qui font rêver, et ravira tous les amateurs de jeux de courses arcade pures et dures. Tout ceci reste néanmoins assez superficiel, et on n'aurait pas craché sur un peu plus de profondeur au niveau de la progression dans la carrière, ou un peu plus de variété dans les tracés, qui se limitent un peu trop à d'immenses routes bien larges, même en montagne. Malgré ça, on se doit de saluer comme il se doit ce retour aux affaires de la série, et on espère que Criterion poursuivra dans cette voie pour les prochains épisodes.
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Xbox 360Brash Games
We were expecting something groundbreaking here. An open world would have helped a lot in this instance, and while we wouldn’t condone the overly complex world of say, Midnight Club, a move away from rigid mechanics would have been a welcome one. Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit is well worth a bash, particularly if you like Criterion titles in general. Don’t expect too much of their trademark crash mechanics, as everything has been toned down somewhat to allow the rather pedestrian addition of police cars to come out. The next in the reboot needs to have more thrills to really make the name Need For Speed stand out like it used to.
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WindowsAbsolute Games (AG.ru)
Criterion Games поступила умно — она вытащила на свет старую, проверенную формулу «дорогие авто, широкие загородные трассы, адреналин». Две карьерные линии — за гонщика и полицейского, простенькая «прокачка», подкармливающая новыми машинами, — и все. Никакой мишуры — тюнинга, сюжета и проч. Классика серии: сел — поехал. Автопарк, конечно, заезжен донельзя, но в ближайшем будущем это станет больным местом «шикующих» аркадных гонок с лицензированными моделями — в мире мало достойных автомобилей. Впрочем, ценность Hot Pursuit не в машинах и не в отметке на спидометре. Criterion удалось главное — вызвать ностальгию. Ветераны увидят в округе Сикрест знакомые черты легендарных Red Rock Ridge, Dolphin Cove, Cote d'Azur, Hometown.
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WindowsMana Pool
Sure, there’s a myriad of ‘social’ options, and each mission has a scoreboard that you can compete against your friends with, but unless you are going to play this game with several friends, you can’t unlock the best cars to use in them anyway. The in-mission gadgets are a nice touch; spike strips in particular are satisfying to use on people, and it is fairly fun to play, but there’s little replayability once you’ve done a mission, and not enough here to keep you interested for very long – certainly not long enough to justify the current price tag on Amazon for it. Oh, and EA, I’m knocking points off for forcing me to watch a long advert for another racing game before I could even start to play it, and then another one every time it loads.