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Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (Xbox 360)

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Description

After years of street racing and closed circuits, Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit returns to the series' roots - scenic tracks, cops versus racers face-off, and, of course, exotic and super cars.

The game is set in the Seacrest County, the land of sunny beaches, snowy mountains, hot deserts and high forests. Its roads are extremely popular within racers community and, hereupon, are filled with cars from all over the world. Because of that, the local police department has to be at one level with law violators in order to keep citizens safe.

You begin the career as a racer and a cop simultaneously. Each one has 20 ranks to achieve, gaining in reward new cars. The racing events are divided into four groups, based on participating car types: sports, performance, super, exotic and hyper, unlocked only when the previous one is finished. Unlike the similar Burnout Paradise, they are accessible only from the map. As a racer, you will experience sprints, time trials and races, with or without police presence. The Law Enforcer's job is a reverse side of the coin - fight the racers and bust them by different means.

Like in old Need for Speed games, the accent is made on the most powerful cars of the world, with Subaru WRX STi, Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X at the very bottom and Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport with Koenigsegg CCXR Edition at the top, total of 64.

The game also has an online multiplayer mode (with some extra online game modes made available by the Armed and Dangerous Pack DLC). The new Autolog system is introduced with this mode, with the system tracking the player's friends' records and encourages the player to compete with their times.

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The Press Says

That Gaming Site Nov 27, 2010 9 out of 10 90
Eurogamer.net (UK) Nov 09, 2010 9 out of 10 90
We Got This Covered Dec 01, 2010 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
GameSpy Nov 17, 2010 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Xbox360Achievements Nov 18, 2010 87 out of 100 87
GameSpot Nov 17, 2010 8.5 out of 10 85
GamersHell.com Nov 29, 2010 8.5 out of 10 85
OMGN: Online Multiplayer Games Network Mar 07, 2011 8.4 out of 10 84
411mania.com Dec 24, 2010 8 out of 10 80
Brash Games Dec 07, 2010 7 out of 10 70

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Awards

  • GameSpy
    • 2010 – Racing Game of the Year
  • GameStar (Germany)
    • 2011 - Best PC Racing Game in 2010 (Readers' Voting)
  • Spike Video Game Awards
    • 2010 - Best Driving Game

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Klaster_1 (58035) added Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (Xbox 360) on Nov 21, 2010
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