I do not play many games, but of the games that I know, Hot Pursuit is one of the best racing games. Especially fun are the simple drifting in the curves and the activated effects (à la EMP, Turbo, Roadblock, ...). The multiplayer synchronization is (much better than NFS World; experience value of World is 1-2 years ago) I think is very good. The Motorgerräusche also deliver good sound (enough bass Solte exist: p). Anyone who has played at that time on Windows 98 Hot Pursuit 2 and found fun, is also sure to enjoy this new version. That being said, the game is very cheap to buy. What I've seen of NFS Rivals, I fande not better.