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Review: Need For Speed Hot Pursuit 3

With Need for Speed Hot Pursuit 2010 EA wants to return to the roots of the Need for Speed series. Need for Speed 3 Hot Pursuit was in 1998 the first  game from the series, the reference to the classics in the name. With Hot Pursuit in any case comes back the exotic cars and the high speed police chases.

Need For Speed Hot Pursuit: graphics and controls
The developers of the Burnout series, Criterion, are responsible for Need for Speed Hot Pursuit 2010. This is evident already at the picture that looks good both in motion and on screenshots – and strongly reminiscent of Burnout (no surprise, since in both cases we have to thank to the Criterion-Engine). On the first screen shots, which are very likely to play video, one sees a lot of motion blur and depth, shadows and textures speak but for 720p video games – without anti-aliasing, at least on the vehicles, the distinctive aliasing. But the control of Need for Speed Hot Pursuit 2010 goes toward Burnout. The cars move very quickly from the spot when you fire the turbo, blurs the graphics environment and the pace felt good.

Need For Speed Hot Pursuit: Cops against Racers
The roles of cop and racer is clear: the racers must go away as far as possible until a 15-second counter is displayed. It then creates the cop is still not enough to stop the racers, the police have lost. The cop has more horsepower and different weapons to stop the speeders: Road Block, EMP or air support, so it can get a police helicopter. The rider simply needs to escape and has no weapons, but partial invisibility and a turbo. Both drivers see it the energy and the damage of the persecuted. In order to avoid balancing issues in the race against each other, the cars will be limited so that the opponents are equally strong.

For Single Player in Need for Speed Hot Pursuit, should be a full career for cop and racer. Criterion also aiming to a open world driving 100 miles. Need for Speed Hot Pursuit 2010 is this a game for the “connected generation”. It is a kind of social network, with friends, photos, rankings, news, etc. Emphasized the point was “recommends”, the players makes personalized suggestions on what they should do next to hit about a friend in a specific discipline. For making you get Extra-Bounty, which is the “currency” in Need for Speed Hot Pursuit, with the typical racing game you unlock features.

Features
* Career – can experience the first time in the history of Need for Speed players the thrilling and breathtaking action, both from the perspective of cops as well as racers. Need For Speed Hot Pursuit linked seamlessly with an incredibly deep and diverse single-player career with a revolutionary multiplayer gameplay in all race modes. Both in online games with friends, with friends or challenges in the single player career, you increase his bounty, which helps to increase his level and unlock new cars, weapons and equipment.
* Need For Speed AutologNeed For Speed Hot Pursuit 2010 is driven in a gameplay experience through the friends. Need For Speed Autolog is a revolutionary system that directly to friends playing together brings together, which they compare themselves and share their experiences, images and challenges with each other. Need For Speed Autolog offers intuitive of challenges, which are based on the actions of friends and games, which makes for an incredibly dynamic and competitive, collaborative experience.
* Weapons and equipment – The intensity of the chase can be increased by more than one weapon. In addition the cop-speeder chases are also intense. Whether suspects are turned off with various police weapons or to list as a racer using equipment escape the cops, there are ways to gain advantage over opponents.
* The Cars – Need For Speed Hot Pursuit offers the hottest cars. The players drive the most desirable high-performance sports cars in the world at incredible speeds. In this case, suspects are brought to a stop in souped up police cars like the Lamborghini Reventon, or we shall be disregarded as a racer in high-performance sports cars like the Pagani Zonda Cinque about the law.
* Seacrest County – The rich and varied game world is modeled on the California coast and includes desert, forest, beach and mountain regions. The free, open world of Seacrest County provides the most spectacular car chases, the world has ever seen in a racing game.

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system Windows XP (SP3) / Windows Vista / Windows 7
CPU Intel Core® 2 Duo 1.8 GHZ or AMD Athlon X2 64 2.4GHZ Intel Core® 2 Duo E6700 2.6 GHZ or AMD Athlon X2 64 6000+ or better
Memory 1.5 GB Windows® XP / 2 GB Windows Vista® – Windows 7®
Hard drive space 8.0 GB of free space
Graphics hardware 256 MB DirectX® 9.0 compliant card with Shader Model 3.0 or higher GeForce 8800 GT or ATI Radeon HD 4700 or better
Sound hardware DirectX 9.0 compliant sound card 5.1 sound card
Network Internet connection required for activation and multiplayer
Input device(s) keyboard, optional controller Keyboard, joystick optional (Xbox 360 controller for Windows)

Need For Speed Hot Pursuit 2010 Video


Pagani has developed a prototype Pagani Zonda Cinque specially for Need for Speed Hot Pursuit 2010. The car is therefore not a coupe aimed at the 5 lucky owners, but one of the car manufacturer’s laboratory, which have been applied film on the bodywork to get the desired color and the whole operation was followed by Horacio Pagani himself, as always first in line when one of his creatures is involved in some event.

We discover through the “making of” video, where a challenge between  Pagani Zonda Cinque and a police Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 modified black and white film-lights ordinance. At the wheel of two Italian supercars have “performed” Marc Henner and Mark Basseng, stunt riders and drivers by profession.

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