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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: 12 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Nov 9, 2020
    90
    Overall, Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered may very well be the best Need For Speed game on modern hardware. There’s something about the more focused menu-centric system in place here that makes it more fun to go back and forth between racing and police action, and the retooled graphics and sound do a lot to help make the game more intense than ever before. If you enjoyed the game the first time around, it’s better now and feels more modern than one would expect for something that isn’t a ground-up remake. For anyone who missed it, you can now enjoy a better-looking, better-sounding, and better-playing version of one of the best racing games of the past decade.
  2. Mar 5, 2021
    82
    Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit has aged wonderfully. Ten years have not been enough for this work to begin to show some seams, because both in the playable side and in the design structure of its challenges it is still intact. The remastering work is minimal, only technical, and we miss a greater effort to improve some textures, the fluidity of the images or the models, which do not stand out excessively. Luckily, on the playable level it is still excellent in almost all its sections, the Autolog is a sensational idea and there are always reasons to return: wasted content. Hot Pursuit is back in 2020 to remind us just how good it is.
  3. Nov 21, 2020
    80
    If you have ever wanted to smash police cars/racers off the road then Need for Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered on Xbox is the game for you, and that goes double if you've never played it before. It’s fast, furious and will have you on the edge of your seat as you hurtle round corners, inches from disaster, winning a race by the skin of your teeth. If you played the original then there’s not a lot new here, but it looks and plays great - that in itself means it’s got to be worth a punt.
  4. Nov 4, 2020
    76
    Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit was a good game that allowed us to remember the foundation of the saga classics . But Criterion offers a Burnout style game that works quite well. Now, with a need for new games that provide an experience that fans deserve, appears the remastered edition of this game. And it works well, especially on Xbox One X, with the performance mode and the 60fps that gives a really fast experience. But we can't ignore that this game is ten-year-old game. improved resolution, some new effects and, most importantly, new stages and races, rejuvenates this classic arcade racing experience.
  5. Nov 4, 2020
    75
    Hot Pursuit’s core has aged very well, although not everything around it has. Even with its flaws, this is a solid racing game that we recommend to everyone who misses simpler times, when games didn’t need filler content to be greenlighted.
  6. Nov 16, 2020
    70
    If you have a reverence for the original Need for Speed Hot Pursuit or if you’ve never played the original and are simply looking for an excellent racing game, Need for Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered is worth your time. The game doesn’t quite look or feel quite on par with modern racing games, but it has always been in a lane of its own and still offers an undeniable sense of speed and satisfaction in the gameplay. The remastered edition also includes all the additional DLC content and some new achievements, so there’s a decent value proposition here too. If you’re sitting on the fence, my advice is to get it while it’s hot. There’s an online fervour building for this game that you won’t want to miss.
  7. Dec 4, 2020
    60
    Despite having high hopes for Hot Pursuit's new remastered version, I found it to be just another mediocre Need for Speed game, using the name of the veteran series, without actually living up to it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 4 out of 9
  1. Feb 13, 2021
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Dufi mgdncnebsbsbwncgnvosjwhergtkcvkkesjwvdjivsi2r796847274vfsjngbdvawhrhrjdhsscbgnnlooppoejwjd Expand
  2. Dec 19, 2020
    10
    If you like the classic need for speed games then this is the game for you, a very different game from Need for Speed Heat
  3. Nov 28, 2020
    8
    Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered is.a refresh of the 2010 racing video game developed by Criterion Games and published by ElectronicNeed for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered is.a refresh of the 2010 racing video game developed by Criterion Games and published by Electronic Arts. Feel the thrill of the chase and the rush of escape in Need for Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered on Xbox One & Xbox Series S | X. 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 to include the asynchronous competition powered by Autolo. As a nice package all additional main DLC is also present, This is the ultimate edition of Criterion Games’ critically acclaimed Need for Speed debut. It’s time to reignite the pursuit. Need for Speed Hot Pursuit was a truly great Need for Speed game. Released in 2010, its iconic position in the franchise is due in part to the fact that it was developed by Criterion Games, the team behind the fabulous Burnout series. While it carries the Need of Speed name, Hot Pursuit melded the two franchises together, creating a fast and brash arcade racer that stood head and shoulders above the other racers of the time. Remastering games is quite popular trend these days due to the lack of time involved to a new IP or sequel to release between the newest games. it's been always a thing but now it's quite popular and it's something I really personally enjoy seeing as long as they are done right. Because I just don't understand developers that releases another game that actually and almost looks and feels like the last game of the series . Just bring DLC's or Remaster it's easy enough to do and a solid job has been accomplished here.! Hot Pursuit is back with higher performance stats and better visuals some extra music tracks as well. .It feels quite nice to have this game remastered and in the end of 2020 made me feel like I'm back in 2010 reliving the original experience all over again. With Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered we get classic arcade racing refreshed in our Xbox libraries and they actually didn't change the original graphics they just made them better with what feels about the same with better controllers, hardware and televisions to display it on. Looks great on Xbox One and Xbox One Series X so you can't go wrong on this one if you were a fan of the original for sure. Expand
  4. Nov 8, 2020
    7
    NFS Hot Pursuit Remastered is really fun, exactly like the 2010 title was, but i can only call it a Remaster when being extremely generous.NFS Hot Pursuit Remastered is really fun, exactly like the 2010 title was, but i can only call it a Remaster when being extremely generous. The Game is the same and the Graphics are barely enhanced. Like I mentioned this NFS is tons of fun but EA clearly copy pasted this game and only enhanced the graphics a bit.

    Verdict: 7/10. NFS Hot Pursuit Remastered is lots of fun, but it only is a remaster when being extremely generous. In Overall, i wouldn't say that this game is worth 40$. If you are a NFS Fan and don't care about the Graphics, I recommend it to you. If not, then wait until the game is on sale for 20 Dollars
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  5. Dec 7, 2020
    4
    EA looking for a quick money grab. The game is okay, however it seems to be missing some console exclusives every racing game needs. 1st splitEA looking for a quick money grab. The game is okay, however it seems to be missing some console exclusives every racing game needs. 1st split screen play. 2nd Offline lan play or system link. I like the racing multiplayer games in our house but I'm not going to pay 3 xbox live subscription just to be able to play online lan. Expand
  6. ipk
    Jan 23, 2021
    2
    There is no local multiplayer mode (split screen). This turned out to be unexpected for me. Money wasted.
  7. Nov 30, 2020
    0
    This game was cool in 2010, but re-released it 10 years later and 2 years after shutting down the servers and selling it for $ 30 for 0This game was cool in 2010, but re-released it 10 years later and 2 years after shutting down the servers and selling it for $ 30 for 0 improvements, neither textures, or fps. It would have been great to change the frosbite graphic motor then, but why would we do that when we want to kill the rest of the respect players have for us.
    The worst scam of 2020. Shame on EA (once again)
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