When Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit debuted back in 2010, the series was trying to figure out exactly what it was. The series had begun with arcade thrills on public roads, driving as fast as possible. They struck gold when they added street-style car customisation with the Underground games. They took it to the next level with Most Wanted in 2005 with fantastic emphasis on cop chases and evading pursuits, and it proved to be an iconic game within the series, and a smash hit. But subsequent versions were either too short (Carbon), or failed to recapture the magic that Most Wanted had (Pro Street, Undercover).
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/akdg9b/need-for-speed-hot-pursuit-remastered-review