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Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit by Electronic Arts




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Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 177.
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  • Platform: PlayStation 3
  • Publisher: Electronic Arts
  • Developer: Electronic Arts
  • Category: Sports , Racing

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Need for Speed Hot Pursuit players will experience the thrill of the chase and the rush of the escape as they play through full careers as both a cop and a racer - solo or connected. The blistering speeds, brutal busts and heart-stopping getaways are all connected via Need for Speed Autolog. This network not only connects friends for epic head-to head pursuits and races, but also enables players to compare performances and stats, thereby setting the stage for the ultimate in friendly competition.

Seacrest County

With its vast, open-world, Seacrest County is the perfect place to get your fix for high-speed racing (or chasing) action. There are several diverse locales throughout - coast, desert, forest, and mountain - with unique features to provide each side of the law with certain benefits and challenges. One strong suggestion we'd make is to drive around the county a few times on your own before taking part in any pursuits. Get familiar with the beautiful scenery and its many hidden shortcuts.

  • Coast: With sun-soaked beaches, blue water, and picturesque ocean scenery in the background, try to keep your focus off on the road ahead, or else you'll find yourself in the crosshairs of the boys (and girls) in blue very quickly.
  • Desert: Even though you're surrounded by miles and miles of sand and dust, Seacrest County's Finest know exactly where to hide so they can spring out and catch you with very little effort.
  • Forest: Majestic trees, wildlife, log cabins, and all the comforts of rural living in Seacrest County were spoiled when the racers came to town, blasting through the formerly-quiet streets with their V8-10-12 sports cars.
  • Mountain: Snow-capped mountains and winding roads mean you'd better be careful with your car, or you'll end up careening into (if you're lucky) a guardrail.


  • Career - For the first time in Need for Speed history, players will experience the gripping and heart-racing action of both cops and racers. Hot Pursuit seamlessly links a tremendously deep and fully-defined single player career with a groundbreaking multiplayer experience across all race modes. In the end, whether playing online with friends, taking on friends challenges or the single player career, players will earn bounty that levels them up and unlocks new cars, weapons and equipment.
  • Need For Speed Autolog - In Need for Speed Hot Pursuit, your friends drive your gameplay experience. Need for Speed Autolog is a revolutionary system that connects friends directly to each other's games, enabling them to compare and share all their experiences, pictures and challenges. Need for Speed Autolog instinctively delivers challenges based on what your friends have been doing, creating a hugely dynamic, socially competitive experience.
  • Weapons and Equipment - Enhance the intensity of the pursuit using multiple weapons as the heat level increases during a pursuit. Whether taking down suspects with a variety of cop weapons or using evasion equipment as a racer to outsmart the cops, players will always have a method for gaining an edge over their opponent.
  • Cars - Experience the thrill of driving the world's most desirable high performance cars at incredible speeds. Feel the power of busting suspects in supercharged cop interceptors like the Lamborghini Reventon or outsmarting the law as a racer in high performance supercars like the Pagani Zonda Cinque.

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Certain downloadable content and online features may require an additional purchase.

"© 2010 Electronic Arts Inc. All Rights Reserved Purchase or use of this item is subject to the PlayStation®Network Terms of Service and User Agreement. This item has been sublicensed to you by Sony Computer Entertainment America. "

Important Information:

If you are a fan of the Need for Speed franchise, check out all of the latest Need for Speed games and accessories available now for Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Greatest Ever Racing Game This game is totally perfect for killing stress;The graphics, the sound, the features are totally great, specially for the price!! Would totally recommend it to anybody who wants to have a good time!!
Date published: 2015-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT GAME!!! I have been a fan of NFS games ever since Hot Pursuit 2 came out for the PS2...definitely the best racing series. I like the graphics, cars, and I love the scenery. I love the freedrive option.
Date published: 2015-02-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good entry in the series with some issues This is a good game for players who just want a fun racing game. There are plenty of cars to choose from, and you can create careers as both a racer and a cop. The graphics, controls, and vehicle attributes are all top notch. Online play is fun and challenging...you can play hot pursuit with several players or play interceptor with one person as the racer and one as the cop. One of my favorite parts of Need for Speed Hot Pursuit IS the option to play the cop, so I am glad they included that feature. However, there is very little story involved, and gameplay is centered around completing your career. Unfortunately, once you get to the max (Level 20) and complete Gold ranking on all objectives, the game has little replay value except online and for the occasional free roam. Also, one of my biggest problems about the game is the fact that you CANNOT play co-op. The game is only single player offline, unlike the old NFS Hot Pursuit 2 for the Gamecube. Overall, an entertaining game with some great cars and fun online gameplay, but lacking the co-op feature of previous games.
Date published: 2014-09-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not worth the time or the money Given it's a first by Criterion and everything, they wasted the whole learning value that BlackBox had to go through with their development cycle. The original series had reached a pinnacle with NFS Most Wanted Black Edition. This game seems to be at least a decade before NFSMW Black edition in terms of car physics, game play, AI and creativity
Date published: 2014-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from NICE!!!!!!!!!!!!! This game is one of the most epic games i have ever played in my entire gaming life.This is one of the best racing games ever and it definitely deserves the award.
Date published: 2014-05-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice Racing Game It doesn't have that need for speed feel, but for a racing game it is pretty exceptional. The graphics are nice and the gameplay is fun but after a while it gets boring. Another thing is that they do have a pretty nice car collection so you'll have a lot of cars to choose from.
Date published: 2013-12-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Mostly Non-Gameplay Related Issues Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit is a great racing game. It's not extremely realistic, which you would know if you've played an NFS game before. It also isn't just smash-into-someone-and-they-go-flying like Burnout. It's street racing. You unlock weapons to use, turbo, which makes you feel like you're jumping to light speed, and other police support to call in for backup (while playing as a cop). I think unlocks are spaced fairly apart, but sometimes new vehicles are a downgrade from what you already have. I also kinda wish there were more things to use (such as turbo, spike strip, EMP, etc.) and you could choose 4 to use at one time. I also miss the customization from NFS: Most wanted (2005). Now all you can do is change the car's color, and that's only if you're playing the racer career. Another gameplay feature that makes me rage is the time you would get added in the Rapid Response races. I'll be too careful, jinx myself, and finish the race with an extra x amount of seconds added. But that doesn't want to make me not play this game. Other than that, the gameplay is great and police/racer AI was pretty good. Now, onto what I don't like: signing up for an EA account. If you don't sign up, you'll be reminded to every time you start the game, and if you do, it fills up the screen with trying to beat your friends at races, Speedwalls, etc. It also ruins car selection: now, instead of having all of your unlocked cars to be picked, it adds in vehicles that you can only get if you purchase them. Couldn't they just add an icon at the start screen with a "Store" title? I guess it is an EA game. Besides the EA account, minor gameplay irritations, and a ton of "buy me to win" content, it's a solid racing game. Since buying the extra content doesn't affect the game, NFS: Hot Pursuit earns 9 stars.
Date published: 2013-07-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Better than Gran Turismo 5 Chasing speeders, being chased, smashing cars, laying spike strips, calling in roadblocks, intense action that keeps you on your toes. This game is fun! I like playing it and even WATCHING IT! :D
Date published: 2013-07-13
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