Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit is the first game in the NFS franchise built by Criterion Games, creators of the smash-hit Burnout franchise. Bringing their years of expertise in writing racing games to the franchise, the quality of NFS: Hot Pursuit really shows.
In an attempt to return to the roots of the Need For Speed series, Criterion have taken an open world map, added lots of the finest sports cars and super cars in the world, mixed in some police cars, and lots and lots of speed. Set in a fictional location known Seacrest County, you can play as both a cop or a racer, progress through the ranks and become the ultimate Law Enforcer Seacrest County has, or become the most infamous racer in the area. As you progress through the ranks you will unlock the hottest cars such as Lamborghini’s, Pagani Zonda’s or Aston Martin’s.
An all new feature is the ‘weapons’ that cop cars in the game can be equipped with. Cars can be equipped with technology such as deployable spike-strips, EMP’s, or even the ability to call in a Police Roadblock. Turn police chases in your favor by tactically deploying equipment to take down other racers.
The online side of NFS: Hot Pursuit uses the all-new ‘Autolog’ system to track progress and compare times with your friends. If playing online, Autolog will log your event times and upload them, if a friend has a better time on that event, you will be immediately notified so that you can re-try the event, beat their time and get the ultimate bragging rights. Prefer to play with friends or rivals directly? Engage in thrilling races police chases online. In races you must finish first to take the spoils, in police chases you will take it in turns to be the racer and police officer. Either way, the online features of Hot Pursuit create intense rivalry with your friends, and is one of the most innovative systems seen so far.