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  • Summary: Feel 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 weaponryFeel 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 competitive racing experience. Updated with enhanced visuals, cross-platform multiplayer – including the asynchronous competition powered by Autolog – plus all additional DLC content, this is the ultimate edition of Criterion Games’ critically acclaimed Need for Speed debut. It’s time to reignite the pursuit.

    CROSS-PLATFORM MULTIPLAYER AND AUTOLOG – Bolt down the winding Seacrest County roads headfirst in racing that is socially competitive at its core. The groundbreaking Autolog connects you and your friends in head-to-head pursuits and races and instinctively delivers challenges based on your friends’ activities. This highly dynamic system is fueled by friendly competition and is now supported with cross-platform sync and new multiplayer gameplay so that you can race each other no matter what platform you are on.

    ALL DLC INCLUDED, PLUS MORE UPDATES – Get all the additional DLC content delivered at launch including an extra six hours of gameplay and more than 30 challenges. Brand new achievements, wraps, car colors, reduced hard stops, an updated photo mode and gallery, and multiple quality of life updates create an even more well-rounded gameplay experience this time around.

    EXOTIC CARS WITH WEAPONS – Drive the world’s most desirable supercars on both sides of the law. Bust suspects in supercharged cop interceptors enhanced with tactical weaponry, or level the playing field with counterattacks and defensive maneuvers as an elite racer. Strategize to gain an edge over the competition, no matter what side you’re on!

    CHASE AND ESCAPE – A deep and fully-defined single-player career delivers the action of both cops and racers, with a seamlessly linked multiplayer experience across all race modes. Take on friends or play through the career solo to earn Bounty and unlock new cars, weapons, and equipment.

    ENHANCED VISUALS – Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered delivers a timeless racing experience updated for today’s generation of hardware with enhanced visuals.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 36
  2. Negative: 0 out of 36
  1. 100
    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.
  2. Nov 5, 2020
    80
    Ten years after its original release, Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit remains one of the best games of the IP, but the remaster is quite light, with no new content and only lightly improved visuals.
  3. Nov 16, 2020
    80
    As a re-release of one of the finest arcade racers of the modern era, Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered is a tasty treat in 2020 too. We do miss a bit more value for the money than just the improved graphics and crossplay.
  4. Nov 5, 2020
    75
    Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered is still a great game a decade later, but it’s even better now with the addition of modern multiplayer sensibilities, improved visuals, and an expansive single-player campaign.
  5. Jan 29, 2021
    75
    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.
  6. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Nov 15, 2020
    70
    The technical improvements are so minor, especially on the base PS4, you honestly might as well just play the PS3 version from ten years ago. Both are lots of fun. [Issue#182, p.138]
  7. Nov 5, 2020
    50
    Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit may have had its heyday, but this particular entry feels well past its prime with bland visuals, uninteresting courses, and terrible controls.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 41
  2. Negative: 25 out of 41
  1. Nov 8, 2020
    10
    Barebones remaster but Autolog is incredibly fun! And Crossplay, with all the DLCs available are actually pretty good aditions. HP 2010 wasBarebones remaster but Autolog is incredibly fun! And Crossplay, with all the DLCs available are actually pretty good aditions. HP 2010 was the best arcade racer of the 2010s and the remaster is not a bad way to get into it! Expand
  2. Nov 22, 2021
    10
    Как же я соскучился по классическому аркадному Need for Speed! Без сюжета, тюнинга, донатов и прочего - только копы и гонщики. Обычно когдаКак же я соскучился по классическому аркадному Need for Speed! Без сюжета, тюнинга, донатов и прочего - только копы и гонщики. Обычно когда выбиваешь платину у игры, то возвращаться в неё уже не хочется. В случае же с NFS: Hot Pursuit Remastered сперва погонял в неё по подписке ЕА Play и позже купил в американском PSN чтобы получить ещё одну платину (у игры два списка трофеев у Европы и США)
    Расстраивает долгий поиск онлайн гонок, но оно и понятно почему - игра для олдфагов, пофаниться в добротную аркадную гонку десятилетней давности.
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  3. May 2, 2021
    6
    Controls are horrible, you never feel like you have full control of the car... The skill does not come from mastering the speed and havingControls are horrible, you never feel like you have full control of the car... The skill does not come from mastering the speed and having fast reaction time. No, the skill comes from just dealing with the horrible controls.

    I consider myself as a big fan of racing simulations (like grand tourismo) or arcade racers (like the burnout series). Because of the latter, I was in good hopes when I saw the developers are the same studio. But it is a disappointment, even GTA has better driving machanics and its not even their core gameplay... It's not a bad game, but it's also far from good.
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  4. Mar 7, 2022
    2
    No es un buen juego mucho lag y va muy lento no me gusta aaaaaaahdbfkfk. Dos Kendra. Didbdbidbx. Cienekdidd. Dkdndjd d
  5. Mar 25, 2021
    1
    Controls are awful cars feel way too stiff some time trails that use a specific car are ridiculous some times seem impossible and cars seem toControls are awful cars feel way too stiff some time trails that use a specific car are ridiculous some times seem impossible and cars seem to magnetize towards traffic and barriers this not a remaster its a rip off Expand
  6. Jul 11, 2021
    0
    This game is a joke and terrible. The AI is overly aggressive and literally cheats. The RNG of the placement of traffic and road blocks isThis game is a joke and terrible. The AI is overly aggressive and literally cheats. The RNG of the placement of traffic and road blocks is completely terrible, as the game puts them in the perfect place to ensure you will wreck. They should remove this game from all platforms and count it as a complete failure. Expand
  7. Nov 25, 2020
    0
    There is no difference between this and the original game, I still have the original, and a console to play it on. This could have all beenThere is no difference between this and the original game, I still have the original, and a console to play it on. This could have all been solved with a backwards compatibility update on Xbox, and a budget release on PS4. The fact that the game is full price is an insult. I suspect this was done by a team of 1 person, and a month or two. EA are shameless. Expand

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