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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: 5 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Ninty Fresh Magazine
    Dec 21, 2020
    90
    Despite the Burnout heritage, NFS Hot Pursuit Remastered is a hardcore racer that looks and plays incredibly on the Switch. Love racing games? You need this. [Issue #2, p.62]
  2. Nov 24, 2020
    80
    Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered remains a thrilling arcade racer even a decade on from its debut. The minute to minute excitement of playing cat and mouse with cops and racers is still an entertaining concept, and Criterion is the master of this type of white-knuckle racing. It is admittedly relatively basic as far as remasters are concerned, and there’s not that much here for those who have seen it all before, but those who have yet to drive these streets are in for a good time.
  3. Dec 1, 2020
    80
    The Need for Speed series isn’t the behemoth it used to be but it’s great to see one of the last great entries in the series make its way over to Nintendo Switch. It may be a ten-year-old game, but it manages to stand toe to toe with other more recent examples on the console with ease.
  4. 75
    Newcomers may not find as much to be excited about with it when compared to more contemporary racing games, but for fans of the series, Hot Pursuit Remastered is a welcome return to form.
  5. Nov 30, 2020
    70
    High speed chases and spectacular police take-downs provide plenty of thrills, but a lacklustre remaster, and a couple of annoying quirks let the arcade racer down.
  6. 70
    Need for Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered brings the classic 2010 arcade racer to the Nintendo Switch. It harkens back to the heyday of the series when they were at their peak. While it’s fun, it doesn’t bring much new to this port so It ends up feeling dated and the progression grindy. While nothing can match the chaos of a good cop chase, the rest of the package could use some updates. That being said, those looking for a new arcade racer will surely find a good time here.
  7. Feb 22, 2021
    60
    Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered is a mixed bag. On one hand, its simplicity in its pick up and play race-to-race gameplay style can suit those who enjoy "back to basics" game modes. Anyone seeking an experience that can be fun to play with limited options will find Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered a joy to play, especially given its relatively budget price. Petrol heads and those looking for a bit of nostalgia will be satisfied with the car selection and arcade gameplay. However, Hot Pursuit Remastered's game modes both inside and outside of career mode are fairly scant, and fall short of standards set by other racing games in the modern landscape - even those upheld historically within the Need for Speed franchise itself.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 20
  2. Negative: 5 out of 20
  1. Apr 2, 2021
    10
    Great game with all of the love of the original and then some not to mention taking it on the go with the switch is amazing
  2. May 11, 2022
    10
    This game is fun and the online was so fun than career mode,it was the best racing games for the switch.
  3. Dec 8, 2020
    10
    The first time I have tried it and it is incredibly good, there will be posh people who judge the FPS or the pulse delay or etc but you knowThe first time I have tried it and it is incredibly good, there will be posh people who judge the FPS or the pulse delay or etc but you know what I say?STOP COMPLAINING, BUY IT AND ENJOY THIS GAME Expand
  4. Feb 28, 2022
    9
    Das Spiel wird im Alter immer schöner und besser, man darf wieder Porsche fahren; in dieser Beziehung eine Atmosphäre, die nur "Need forDas Spiel wird im Alter immer schöner und besser, man darf wieder Porsche fahren; in dieser Beziehung eine Atmosphäre, die nur "Need for Speed" erzeugen kann. Expand
  5. Nov 18, 2020
    8
    Don't worry about the naysayers who complain this "only" runs at 30fps on Switch. I played the heck out of the original on my PC for hours andDon't worry about the naysayers who complain this "only" runs at 30fps on Switch. I played the heck out of the original on my PC for hours and hours where it should be said, the game was also locked at 30fps. Once you hit the slick asphalt, lights flashing, gripping onto your Switch for dear life, you won't be counting frames. The sense of speed is still there in spades.

    Looks great on Switch (especially those legendary wet roads at night) though I would have appreciated some effort to increase font sizes in portable mode. Frame rate has been nice and stable on both portable and TV except the odd dropped frame when a major multi-car pile up happens. Multiplayer can choke a little on occasion but that seems to be connection dependent not GPU related.

    Yes, the remaster part of the remaster is slight, so I would have rather seen a $30USD price tag than $40 but overall a really nice package. Mostly I'm just amazed that I can now play tone of my favorite arcade racers on the go.
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  6. Nov 20, 2020
    7
    Great for the Switch. I was surprised how well it plays and the graphics look wonderful docked and handheld. I stood at the store and justGreat for the Switch. I was surprised how well it plays and the graphics look wonderful docked and handheld. I stood at the store and just starred at the cover for prolly 10 minutes. I was going to pass and started walking away. Then something told me to turn around and give it a try. I'm glad I did. Very fun on the switch. Expand
  7. Jul 11, 2021
    0
    If you want to torture yourself, buy it
    On switch's poor little screen, hot push mode is a nightmare

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