Parents' Guide to

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Well done arcade racer, but you can take cops out.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 10+

fun racing

Amazing game Great for kids to adults But the online is the bestimate part make sure to mute online players Be the cop or racer Racers have Jammer Turbio Emp spikes Cops have Turbio Emp spikes Heli Catch racers as cop Race to Finsh destory cops as racer Simple 9.4

This title has:

Great role models
Easy to play/use
Too much violence
age 8+

It is appropriate for kids of 8

It does not teach your child anything about crime. Although it does have cop chases and crashing, you will not see anybody getting hurt or arrested. No guns are held by cops. It is a fun arcade game that is appropriate for ages 8 and up

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4):
Kids say (29):

Need for Speed Hot Pursuit is a blast for those who love combative, white-knuckle racing games. While the three online modes don't have all the weapons and cops found in the solo modes (they're more straight-forward racing games for up to eight players), Need For Speed Hot Pursuit is an exhilarating racer. New to the franchise is a comprehensive Career mode (play as both sides of the law) and an Autolog feature that tracks all your stats and lets you compare yours to friends. The handful of exotic cars look amazing and handle well, such as the Lamborghini Reventon or Pagani Zonda Cinque, plus using weapons and other tools to win the races add more excitement to the game. You will earn "bounty," an in-game currency, to buy goodies with the points collected for each successful move, which may include cutting off a police car so that it falls off a cliff. While not a game for good role modeling, it is a blast for teens old enough to enjoy a well done arcade racer.

Online interaction: The game lets you play online with other racers, including the option to chat via headset microphone if desired so that kids exercising that option might hear offensive speech and asked inappropriate questions.

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