Game Vortex: "Fact: Criterion Games knows how to deliver a sense of speed. There's no debate to be had; anyone who's played a Burnout game knows this. Time and time again, these guys harness the raw energy of high-speed racing and turn it into their own special interactive thrill rides. So it's only natural that Criterion is the developer chosen to reboot the older Electronic Arts racing crown jewel, Need For Speed. Better yet, they've chosen to revisit the Hot Pursuit sub-franchise. As far as this series is concerned, it's in great hands; Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit delivers instantly gratifying action on nearly every front."