Now the DLC for Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit can range from purchasing a single car to buying a pack of cars with extra career content. Here is a little break down of what is worth purchasing and what is not when it comes to NFS: Hot Pursuit. First off the game itself is awesome and well made remake of the original Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit released years ago. You can check out our review of the game right here. Now the first DLC pack that was released for the game was the ‘Super Sports Pack’ and we wrote about that pack as well because that really showed us what the developers had to offer as far as real DLC content for the game and it was good, but you can read more about that pack ‘Super Sports Pack’ here. Moving on we have all the single car purchases which in my opinion are not worth it. What you want to look at are the following DLC packs.
The Armed & Dangerous Pack
The Lamborghini Untamed Pack
The Porsche Unleashed Pack
These are the only DLC your going to really need besides the ‘Super Sports Pack’ with still keeping your wallet from going empty. Simply buying every car and DLC pack will make you broke and is not necessary. Let’s look at the Armed & Dangerous Pack first, now each of these packs are going to run you 560 Microsoft Points or around $7 which adds up if you buy them all. If you don’t play NFS: Hot Pursuit Online then there is no point in you getting the Armed and Dangerous pack as it simply adds two extra online modes to the game. However if you do play the game online this can be a pretty awesome pack as for the first time, at least to my knowledge you can play a racing game as a team and not competitively. The pack adds Most Wanted and Arms Race online. So you can play Most Wanted with buddies on your team trying to out run the copy, even helping each other out and can have it the other way around too, where you can play as a cop. This totally adds to the online of the game and in Arms Race you can knock the other player around a bit to win the race which is what I always wished I could do during races. Arms race pits all racers against each other with the full arsenal of weaponry on hand. The pack also adds 3 new Achievements/Trophies. If you play NFS: Hot Pursuit online, I would say this is a must have pack for you, if not that forget about it.
Next we have the Lamborghini Untamed Pack and the Porsche Unleashed Pack which are very hard to stay away from purchasing. Let’s start with the cars, in the Lamborghini Pack, the cars almost look alien they are so crazy looking as well as attractive. Now these cars don’t just look pretty they probably the most powerful machines in the game. Your getting the Lamborghini Diablo, the Lamborghini Coutach, and the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento. Along with cars comes a whole bunch of new career mode missions that you can take part in, ten events to be exact. This pack also adds 4 Achievements/Trophies.
Now the Porsche Unleashed pack is awesome but it might take a certain kind of Porsche fan to need this pack. This one adds 3 new Porsche cars including the Porsche 959 and Porsche 911 Speedster as well as the classic Porsche 911 Turbo 1982 Edition which sure runs nicely. Don’t let the age or look of the 911 Turbo ’82 fool you as it is a beast. Along with this car collection comes another 10 new events as well as 4 more Achievements/Trophies.
I had the most fun with the Lambo Pack but that’s just me, if you want everything out of the game you are going to want all three off these packs as well as the Super Sports pack. The only think is they all add up to around $28 if you get them all, which is not too bad considering what they add to the game but it could be a little cheaper. If you are looking for only spending money on one pack I would go with either the Super Sports Pack giving you the Bugatti Sport Edition or the Lamborghini Pack. They both add good cars and more events but having them all won’t make you a better driver, but it will give you an upper hand. If you a good driver with all the packs, you’re unstoppable.