Need for Speed Undercover demonstrated just what it was possible to achieve with games under iOS and the next installment, Need for Speed Hot Pursuit pushes things even further. Featuring a similar grade of high quality graphics and action packed gameplay, anyone who has played the predecessor or a desktop or console version of the game should have a pretty good idea of what to expect.

Reality is hardly the order of the day in the Need for Speed franchise - speed is what is called for, and that is precisely what is delivered. Crashes and take down are pleasingly over-the-top, exaggerated affairs and throughout the game the graphics really are something to behold - the retina display is really put to amazing use.

There are so many options when it comes to choosing the type of race you would like to take part in. You have the option of driving as a racer or a cop for different game styles, and there are 24 events to work your way through and four different game modes to try out. There are an impressive 15 cars to choose from, with an extra ten becoming available when racing in head-to-head mode.

Whether you are looking for a pick up and play racer, or a game that you can work through in career mode, picking up achievements and racking up a highscore along the way, Need for Speed Hot Pursuit is the game for you. With real-world cars to race with, this is a game that you will come back to again and again.

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EA once again proves just what the iOS platform is capable of, producing a high speed racer that provides all the thrills of a console game.