ZeroTolerance Writes: The Need for Speed franchise has seen more ups and downs than a thrilling roller coaster ride. The fabled EA series has been through so many changes that some thought it eventually would fall into oblivion at some point. Of course when you hand off your big name racing game to one of the prime developers of the genre, good things are bound to happen. That is exactly what EA has done. Hot Pursuit is a mix of classic NFS action mixed with the thrills and crashes of the Burnout series thanks to new developer Criterion. Consider this latest entry a reboot for the series, and also one of the finest racing games to launch since Burnout Paradise.