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January 29, 2012

My Favourite Game

So, this is my first post on the topic of "Games". To start of I would like to tell everyone my favourite game to date. Surprisingly, my favourite game is...Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit! Yes, you heard that correctly. Why Hot Pursuit!? Well...I'm totally into racing games. I've played Need for Speed: Carbon, Need for Speed: Undercover, Need for Speed: Shift 2, GRID and Blur. I've got to admit, Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit is still the best NFS game to date!!

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit features full-on racer or cop action with the main objective of trying to eliminate your opponents in any way possible. For cop, you are equipped with the Helicopter, EMP, Roadblock and Spike strip. As racer you are equipped with the Turbo, EMP, Jammer and Spike strip. Each race gives you different amounts of weapon usage so each race is genuinely different. This makes this game so much more challenging and fun. Repetition here is not an issue.

Online multiplayer is where all the action happens. You can have up to 2 teams of 4 as either cop or racer. Each map and team is randomly selected, so you never know who you will be teamed up with 'till the very last second. The racing is split up into different categories; car tier or race type. There is no lag at all when playing against other people from around the world. Also, ping rate is relatively low, so rarely are people kicked out during an online race.

Lastly, the graphics are simple stunning. The physics and particle effects of crashing cars is simply amazing. You will need a decent graphics card to fully enjoy this ultimate driving experience. The in-game music also never gets boring no matter how many times you listen to them. From the crashing sound effects as well as the sound of the EMP locking on, to every "whoosh" sound in every movement of the menu simply makes this game that much more exciting.

Overall, I would recommend this game to any hardcore racing game fan or even the casual racing gamer. It is just simply one of the best racing games out there. Nothing beats it yet and perhaps none will for some time. Unless of course Criterion Games decides to release a sequel. Better stay tuned!

Quick Score: 9/10 (Simply amazing.)