Excerpt: By giving two games an identical name, EA didn’t make our lives easier. Previously the Medal of Honor reboot got the same name as its predecessor and now Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit makes our database sweat.
Excerpt: It was always going to be hard for Criterion's Need for Speed to break free from the Burnout mould. While Hot Pursuit isn't simply Burnout Paradise with licensed vehicles, it feels far closer to that series than it does the likes of Undercover, Most Wanted and Underground.
Summary: With 2008’s Burnout Paradise , Criterion Games solidified its spot as the king of fast-paced, arcade-style racing. So when Electronic Arts decided it was ready to take the Need for Speed series back to its early roots -- with its high-speed, open-road chases -- it was smart to tap the Guildford,...
Excerpt: The iPhone has been responsible for some genuine gaming gems since the inception of the App Store back in 2008. Of course the appeal of such meagrely priced games is the option to enjoy some fast, user-friendly, pocket-sized fun on the go.
Excerpt: Need for Speed is a series that has undergone a number of transformations over the past few years, The changes have been so radical with each iteration, that about all the games have in common is the Need for Speed moniker.
Conclusion: It's just plain fun. No other way around it. Criterion managed to bring back a series on the brink of collapse and make it into the best racing game of the year. Try to fill up your friends list with racers, though, as the experience hinges on it.
Summary: Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit speeds past the arcade-racing competition with its deeply connected Autolog system, breathtaking visuals, and the thrill that comes with driving exotic cars at 200 mph while chasing, or escaping, your fellow racers.
Pros: Beautiful graphics, even at full speed, Playing as both cops and racers creates diverse gameplay, The Autolog system offers enormous connectivity
Cons: The AI is a bit predictable, The game modes may become a bit repetitive