gamers (77%) found this review helpful
The physics, the graphics, and the gameplay are all fantastic. You can choose between 2 different career paths (cop and racer). Autolog and online gameplay is fast and exciting.
I took 1 point off because if you rent this, you will have to purchase a code to play online, but GameFly is all about try before you buy so there's not really a problem there. Still, the fact that you would have to pay to play online is kind of ridiculous. The soundtrack does get old, but the game does support custom playlists. Plus, there is no splitscreen, which is a real letdown.
Even with these issues, NFS: Hot Pursuit is a very fun, enjoyable game that will give you countless ours of entertainment, as long as you purchase the retail version.
gamers (78%) found this review helpful
Okay, for starters I am going to say this review is solely on the single-player part of the game. The game expects you to have hundreds of friends to play with and ignores those who don't. I've always been a great friend of the Need for Speed games, but Undercover was to dull and boring. So when I heard the makers of Burnout were taking over and were including a cop career as well, I had nerd spasms. I LOVED Burnout Paradise with a passion, and couldn't wait for this game. Well, I'm disappointed, very disappointed. And although the game looks fantastic, the graphics are amazing, and the scenery is breathtaking. But the places, while looking very real, aren't varied enough for a street-racing game. Burnout Paradise was in a city wwith just enough variation. Burnout's joy was in free-ride, crashing in magnificent ways, while this game doesn't have that at all. Roads are mostly empty, lacking danger.
I want to love this game, I really, really do. The trailers looked fantastic, but its way over-hyped. I'm sure Autolog is amazing, but only if you have dozens of friends with PlayStations. And they could make this up if they added split-screen. No, they didn't do that. Burnout Paradise didn't either, but made up for it by adding an add on kit that included it. All the cars handle the same way and can't turn at all. Very bad in races, for cops and racers both.
Pros: Extremely amazing visuals, great premise, cars look amazing. Playing as a cop is a great idea, and is fun, most of the time.
Cons: All the cars handle the same, with the exception of the highest ranking cars. Not enough variation in the enviroments. Too much focus on online play, no split-screen is a major fail.
Overall, I was very disappointed with this game. I'm sure playing with friends and the competition is fun with friends, if you have some. Burnout paradise cares about the single-players, not Hot Pursuit. Rent if you have tons of friends to play with. Otherwise be sure to know its for online play only
gamers (80%) found this review helpful
theres no way you cant be in love with this game. i mean it as the best of both worlds street racing and cops trying to stop it and plus having some of the best cars in the world in this game. when i bought this game i wasnt expecting much but when i put the game in my ps3 i couldnt stop playing it. you got to be crazy not to rent or buy this game!!
but the only thing about this game i really dont like is you cant put body kits or performance things on the street cars