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Need for Speed: Shift (Xbox 360)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 276 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the value for money and gameplay are on the whole positive. The usability and design are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the single player gameplay.

graphics, design, usability, gameplay, value for money

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Xbox 360 Games the Need for Speed: Shift (Xbox 360) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (Xbox 360)

 

Hot Pursuit is a Need for Speed game in name only. This blisteringly fast racer has more in common with developer Criterion Games' own Burnout series than it does with any previous Need for Speed offering, despite lacking a number of features that are...

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Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit

 

Taking the series back to its roots. The Need for Speed franchise has seen more ups and downs than a thrilling roller coaster ride. The fabled EA series has been...

Addictive online mode ; Great weather effects ; Visceral action ; Autolog is genuis

Lack of online modes ; Minor AI issues

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Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit Review for the XBOX360

 

Don't chase me, bro.

Hunt down racers as a cop; Escape destruction as a racer; Seacrest County is pretty...; ...and all the cars are too; Online Hot Pursuit is sublime chaos

Oddly frustrating control issues

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Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Review

 

Electronic Arts helps bail out the automotive industry

sexy graphics and sexy marketing copy

lack of gameplay, lack of driving physics, blatant car ads, Autolog nags

Tom Chick, aside from being a regular contributor to GameShark , runs the SyFy channel's Fidgit blog , and owns and operates the popular website Quarter to Three.com

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Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit

 

With the Burnout series on a bit of a hiatus after '08's incredible Burnout Paradise, long-time fans of the series have been left with a void in their racing lineup. Now, Criterion is back with a game that manages to feel enough like a Burnout to...

Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit is one of the generation's best racing games. Demo players who felt underwhelmed should give it a shot as the demo didn't do anywhere near enough justice to what the final game has in store for you. The full game is one of...

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Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit

 

Fans of street racing driving games might be forgiven for finding something awfully familiar about Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit's feel. With Criterion now in charge, there is a definite Burnout style bouquet to the game series which has illegal racers...

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Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit

 

Picking out a racing game is sort of like ordering a pizza. Do you want a high-speed realistic title heavy on the realism? How about a fun and lightweight kart racer, light on the realism? Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit is sort of like the cheese pizza of...

There's also a ton of cool cheats like the ability to drain an opponent's nitro and add spikes. Come on, you're already running from the cops, what's a bit of cheating right?

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Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit Review

 

It's been a long time since we've seen original product from Criterion Games. Sure, it's provided a swell amount of downloadable content for Burnout Paradise (including an island expansion and several vehicles), but we're talking about a brand new...

While the visuals aren’t running at the same blazing 60 frames per second speed that Burnout Paradise runs at, there’s no question that Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit looks wonderful. The car models are fantastic, especially the higher-end cop cars that...

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Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit

 

I was in a large branded supermarket – whose name shall not be uttered – the other day, browsing the electrical section – you know, testing my willpower and what not. It was then when I noticed a small young child wandering aimlessly around the aisles....

After countless sacrilegious efforts in the Need For Speed franchise, Criterion has finally done the label some justice by bringing the heart back to the franchise. It looks like that Criterion did lose their way ever so slightly at times, losing what...

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Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Review

 

A raw, unadulterated thrill factory.

Killer online component; patently magnificent presentation; old-school-meets-new formula is money

Precious little customization; A.I. drivers feel too canned

Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit is all about the thrill. Whether you're immersed in a tense, low-speed cat and mouse standoff, praying you don't nail a spike strip at 200 MPH, or simply drinking in the carnage you hath wrought, you'll find little else like...