Posts Tagged ‘Criterion Games’

The Need for Speed franchise was getting a bit too dull in the recent past, but EA cleverly handed Criterion Games the job of making a reboot in the series to stir up interest in the minds of gamers, which Criterion Games indeed succeeded in doing. But that doesn’t mean Black Box will no longer make Need for Speed games, because hey – there’s a new one coming out in November 2011!

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Happy New Year 2011, readers of HCGamingNews! 2010 was an amalgam of good and bad. The year saw some great releases such as: Battlefield: Bad Company 2; Heavy Rain; God of War III; Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood; Gran Turismo 5. There are obviously a few other great games I’ve not mentioned… but hey! You know them, right?

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Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit, a much-anticipated reboot in the NFS series, developed by Criterion Games ( makers of Burnout games ) is barely out, and yet, on YouTube, a Need For Speed: Shift 2 Unleashed Teaser Trailer has surfaced.

Here’s the trailer:

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EA, after quite a few failures with the previous games in the NFS franchise, has handed over the reins to Burnout developer Criterion. And so we have Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit, a reboot in the NFS series.

There is a single race in the demo – Darkhorse – where in you play as the cop. With only two cars to choose, and a small arsenal of weapons such as Spike strips and Roadblocks (each of which can be used thrice) you will have to take down 5 racers. After every use, they require a few seconds to recharge. The controls are tight. The graphics are gorgeous and the races are adrenaline filled… for the most part. In case you have someone on your friends list who also has the demo, a bonus race gets unlocked – Roadsters Reborn. In Roadsters Reborn, you play as a racer, evading the cops.

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