The iconic Need for Speed name is still revered. It's even more revered when early review scores indicate top-notch quality and the demo is quite encouraging .
Criterion Games has revealed some pretty powerful numbers: within the two weeks of the sample's availability, more than 2 million players have given it a try. The demo allows you to play one event as a racer and one as a cop; i.e., one as the pursued and one as the pursuer. It also introduces you to the Autolog, where you can compete against your friends. And here are a few more fun stats:
— More than 700,000 posts to the Speed Wall.
— More than 5 million Autolog Recommendations sent from friend-to-friend.
— 54 million miles of road raced.
— 20 million cop busts executed.
Wow, that's roughly 10 cop busts per person, which means people aren't just playing the demo for five minutes. Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit has all the makings of a great racer: it's made by the Burnout guys, the combination of racers and cops is always fun, and unsurprisingly, the game controls, sounds, and – for the most part – looks great. Ready to race in a couple weeks?
Related Game(s): Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit