Hot Pursuit was a new leaf for the Need for Speed series. After the previous developer EA Black Box released a string of unsuccessful titles, EA reached out to Burnout developer Criterion to work on a Need for Speed title. Hot Pursuit is the result, and not a bad one. Hot Pursuit sees the Need for Speed series return to the roots it abandoned with Underground and it set a trend for the titles to come as well. If you like the older Need for Speed titles such as High Stakes, Hot Pursuit 1 & 2 and Porsche Unleashed, this title will be right up your alley. If you favour the Underground series games, including Most Wanted and Carbon, you may want to give this one - and everything to follow to date - a wide berth.