EA knows not to mess with the classic formula, so the largely visual upgrades work, creating a satisfying game. Truth is, racing games haven’t changed that much in the last decade; it’s about speed, and letting you feel that speed. Sure, you’re missing the “rewind” feature of current racing games, and it might have been nice to get that added in here.
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered is pure arcade madness, with a couple of interesting new multiplayer modes, a killer soundtrack and an accessible, instant-action approach to its career and online contingents.
Easily the best driving game on Nintendo switch that is offline. Yes, loading screens can Be long, but it's made up for with the Epic music tracks, stunning graphics and fast fun. Police are pretty good and responsive, if you have the skills you can pretty much outrun them. Car customisation is a lot of fun, being a big fan of cars I spent hours in the custom wrap section, editing my cars to perfection. Hyper series is really fun to drive, but hard to control sometimes. My only regret is that there isn't enough traffic in free play, it's already a massive amount of fun to just drive around and follow other cars. Racing performs well, Online is too, amazing. Everything about this game charms me and I'd love to see another port of a NFS game as well.
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered brings back a fantastic arcade racing game, and is still brilliant fun 10 years down the line. Autolog feels right at home in 2020, and the over-the-top cops vs. racers gameplay is a blast. While the remaster itself is a little underwhelming, and some of the original title's issues remain, this is nonetheless a great game for petrol heads and adrenaline junkies everywhere.
Need for Speed Hot Pursuit is a gem from 2010 that we didn’t really need again. It definitely wasn’t in my top 5 NFS games to come back as a remaster, but still one to welcome with its new additions. This is a game for those who never experienced it in its initial state in 2010 or for those who want some variation in the arcade racing genre in the meantime until the 2021 iteration is released.
We could praise riveting races, unforgiving opponents and spectacular destructibility – but all that was already present in the original game. So what does remaster bring to the table? The answer is “nothing”. [Issue#250, page 52]
Need for Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered is as good as the original was - with all its post-launch content. But it feels more like a lazy port than a proper remaster of this racing game that you can, of course, still enjoy on Nintendo Switch.
Quick background on me the reviewer, I tend to like single player games that is heavy on narrative the most. I also play a lot of racing games and use to play multiplayer games in my high school days but now that it's hard for me and my friends to find a good time to link up so now it’s rarer for me to get into a multiplayer game. Up to try any genre of games and sometimes I find something new that I didn't think I'd like. I own a PC (built by me), Xbox One X, Xbox Series X, PS3, PS4, PS5, and a Switch. I prefer Playstation due to their focus on narrative games. For scoring, I’ll be using the Gameinformer review scale and of course influenced by my personal opinions.
(7) Average. The game’s feature may work, but are nothing that even causal players haven’t seen before.
I've never tried the original Hot Pursuit so this was a completely new experience to me. The first thing I noticed was the graphics, expected the graphics to be better. Gameplay was fun but the car physics needs some work. I really liked NFS Rivals which pretty much did the same concept but is a newer version of the game. Rivals has better graphics, car physics, and same gameplay. I recommend playing Rivals instead of this remaster that is still out dated and failed to modernize the originally Hot Pursuit. I didn't play the original but it feels like they just ported it to the new consoles without updating the game to take advantage of the newer hardware. Normally I would redact a point for bad business practice for something like that but since I never actually played the original, so I can't do that in good faith. I can still have fun with this game and so can you if you got nothing else to play.
It is unbelievable that a remaster of a ten year old game didn‘t improve anything. It is not worth the title „remaster“. The performance mode is the only one which is playable on PS4 Pro, thus getting the most points of this review for 60 fps. It is hard to rate this game, since the original title was a blast before a decade. As a fan of the original game I was looking forward to the remaster. Seeing the result makes me very disappointed.
Since almost each of the last NfS titles greatly fails in selling, It feels like this is now finally the end of a racing game era, because they take their most popular title of this series and sell it a second time just as it is.
SummaryFeel the thrill of the chase and the rush of escape in Need for Speed™ Hot Pursuit Remastered on Nintendo Switch™. Unleash a savage sense of speed both as an outlaw and a cop in the world's hottest high-performance cars. Outsmart the heat or take down lawbreakers with the tactical weaponry at your disposal in a heart-pumping, socially co...