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Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit (PS3/PC/360)

Written by Jazzking2001 - Owner on . Posted in Video Games

{tab=Info} Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit is a 2010 racing video game developed by Criterion Games and published by Electronic Arts for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows and iPhone. A version for Wii is also developed by Exient. The game supports 3D-display output on PlayStation 3 and Windows. Hot Pursuit is the 14th title in the franchise and was released in November 2010. {tab=Review (PS3)} I must say that it has been years since i played any racing games. Burnout 3: Takedown and a Need for Speed, on the original playstation, were my last two racing games. Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit easily makes me regret not resuming playing racing game.

The graphics of the game are jaw dropping. As previously stated, its been quite some time since i played a racing game but man the graphics sure are awesome. Sometimes, i feel as thou i am watching a racing movie instead of playing a game. The cars in this are simply jaw dropping.

I love the fact that Host Pursuit continues to allow players to play either cops or robbers, i mean racers. It allows you to get perceptive from both sides. This really does improve the depth of gameplay that much more. I must admit that i first thought that playing as a cop would be boring but you have to unlock "weapons" that one could use to stop racers.

Man, thank god that this is a game because real cops would not be able to do and use some of the "weapons" and various methods that a cop uses to stop racers within the game. It seems that Hot Pursuit took some idea from the Burnout Series, i am NOT saying its a bad thing.

I feel that performing "takedowns" while playing as a cop makes it just that more fun playing as a cop. This is improved by the fact that you can see a racers "healthbar" above their car. This really helps indicate just how much more damage is required to take them off the road.

My only warning is that real cops stay clear of this game because they may get some ideas from this game and want to bring it into the real world. That may not be such a bad idea but, if real cops do play this game, i only hope they can tell the different from real and fake. ;)

Another factor, that i like about the game is the various accomplishments that one can get regardless of their cop or racer status. Each side has 20 different ranks that one can achieve. In addition, the higher you go up in rank the more "weapons" and cars are unlocked.

I must warn you that you will have a difficult time deciding which side will play as. I say this because both sides offer great incentives as to why you should pick them. I have nothing bad to say about the game. If you need a realistic game but one that makes crashing fun, then Hot Pursuit is the one for you.

9.5/10 {tab=Video}

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