The Need for Speed series returns, this time reverting back to the ‘chase’ arcade experience instead of a racing simulation. Top speed racing is the name of the game, where you must outchase not just the opposing drivers, but the cops.
Choose from a selection of today’s (and yesterday’s) top sports cars, including the Ferrari F50, Porsche 911 and a range from the likes of Ford, Corvette, BMW, Lotus, Mercedes, Aston Martin, the McLaren F1 and a lot more.
The competitive race mode allows you to take on other drivers and beat them to the line. A selection of tracks allows you to not only dodge incoming traffic, but perform deadly jumps and stunts to receive points. These points, combined with the points recieved from your finishing position, can unlock new cars and tracks.
The Hot Pursuit mode combines all the major elements of the competitive mode with the chance to out run the cops. They will throw everything at you to try and stop you, including running you off the road, setting up road blocks and unleashing an attack helicopter equiped with missiles. Three busts by the cops ends the race.
|Minimum System Requirements||Recommended System Requirements|
|CPU||Pentium III or Athlon equivalent||Intel Pentium III / AMD Athlon MP|
|CPU SPEED||500 MHz|
|VRAM||16 MB||16 MB|
|RAM||128 MB||128 MB|
|Graphics Card||16MB DirectX 8.1 compatible video card using a supported chipset (NVIDIA TNT2+ / ATI Radeon+)||nVidia GeForce 6100 / AMD Rage 128 Ultra 16MB|
|Direct X||8.1 (Included)||DX 8|
|HDD Space||1.2 GB||1.2 GB|
|CD-ROM||4x CD/DVD-ROM. This game contains technology intended to prevent copying that may conflict with some DVD-ROM, DVD-RW and virtual drives.|
|Game Analysis||Hot Pursuit 2 draws primarily from the gameplay and style of Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit; its emphasis was on evading the police and over-the-top tracks featuring lengthy shortcuts.As with the game's predecessor, the player also has the option to play as a police officer trying to arrest speeders. To do so the player rams the speeding vehicle multiple times to disable it. The player must turn on their lights and sirens while in pursuit, and they automatically turn off after arresting the suspect. Police can call for a road block, spike strips, and request help from a helicopter to assist in chasing the target vehicle. At the end, the player is awarded for the cars busted. In the PlayStation 2 version this mode is called You're the Cop mode while in the PC, Gamecube and Xbox versions it's Be the Cop mode.|
|High FPS||200+ FPS ( GTX 1060 )|