A Criterion game of cops and robbers. How could you go wrong? Well, they found a way: they made a precision-driving game. If you enjoy that style of racing, then you'll be as happy as a pig in slop, but I think most folks come to a game like this expecting to be able to drive a reckless maniac. Big mistake.
One of the first tips that appear warn you to avoid ramming other cars. That's a bad sign. Hot Pursuit's events are incredibly unforgiving of minor scrapes or other tiny errors, so hitting a rail even once usually means you might as well pause the game and restart the entire event. Gets old real fast.
It's a pity, because it's good-looking game with lots of variety. But speed and muscle are far less important than the horsepower of your brakes.
Graphics are the best thing about this game, they are really something. A 9.5 outta 10 and only reason its not a ten is because a ten is actual 3d cinema movie quality. The gameplay is really great too, smooth with no glitches and a really big racing map to choose from, I give it a 8. They have switched to Criterion which is the maker of Burnout, so if your playing and you notice the familiar takedowns and the like and your thinkinh NFS is trying to rip off BO, don't think it because the makers of BO are making this NFS. I don't like the fact that you cannot customize your car in any way, except the color and there only a select few for each car. So, if your like me and love racing games with customizable cars like Forza Motorsports or the older NFS: Undergrouds, then I wouldnt recommend this game. But if your contempt with great graphics and solid gameplay but metocor and below average uniqueness this you might wanna try this game out.