NFS Hot Pursuit Remastered

2010's NFS Hot Pursuit re-released after an update.

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I've played a lot of the Need For Speed series on PC starting with 1998's NFS 3: Hot Pursuit and 1999's NFS: High Stakes. Those two were playable split screen, and I even bought a 2nd Logitech wheel just so a friend & I could play against each other. I also played Porsche Unleashed and Most Wanted before switching to more realistic racings sims in the mid-aughts.

When Hot Pursuit (2010) was released, I HAD to purchase it. It included the car I had just purchased 6 months earlier, a 2010 Deep Water Blue Dodge Charger SRT8.

Here’s my car, in stock form, from the game.

What they got wrong is that in the game it’s described as a 2010, with the 2010 Deep Water Blue colour option, but the taillights are from the 2006-2008 model. Not "wrong", but another difference is the game version features the stock chrome SRT wheels rather than the rarer forged aluminum Alcoa SRT wheels that I specified when I ordered mine.

The funny thing about the taillights is that I prefer the smooth lenses of the 2006-2008s, and replaced my stock ones with painted & tinted 2008 units 7 or 8 years ago.

In game

In game

In driveway a year or two ago

In driveway a year or two ago

In game

In game

If you look at the right-side taillight lens in-game above you can see the two clear bars for the reverse lights and the fact that the face of the lens is smooth.

Looking at this view below, it's a little harder to make out the detail, but there are molded twin circular recesses designed to invoke the 1968 Charger taillights, plus a much larger single clear section for the reverse lights.

In work (at the time) parking lot, stock.

In work (at the time) parking lot, stock.

And the painted & tinted 2008 taillights as currently installed.

At a Mopar meet 6 or 7 years ago

At a Mopar meet 6 or 7 years ago

Start last . . .

Start last . . .

. . . finish first.

. . . finish first.

I can’t wait to get the remastered release and play it again with its updated graphics on my current system.

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Comments (3)

  • I just got it recently! Took me a while to get used to the controls (its like driving a boat) but it is technically an arcade style game. They have quite a good selection of cars too new and old which is fun. Nice comparison with the SRT-8!

      9 months ago
    • I bought it and installed it today. It wouldn't recognize my Logitech Momo wheel. I thought that was odd, because that's what I've been using since before the original came out 10 years ago. So I rebooted. Still no luck. Fired up the original....

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        9 months ago
    • Oh man! I bought it for the switch, so the graphics aren't good anyways haha.

        9 months ago
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