Hot Pursuit - Game Info

General Information

Quick Game Summary

Developer: EA Canada (PS), EA Seattle (PC)
Platforms: PC, Playstation
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Release Date: March 25, 1999 (PS), October 12, 1998 (PC)
Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit, released as Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit in Europe, is a racing video game released in 1998. It is the third major installment in the Need for Speed series, significantly incorporating police pursuits as a major part of gameplay. Hot Pursuit remains focused in racing using exotic sports cars, but features races that primarily take place in locations within North America, including varied settings and climates. In addition, police AI is significantly improved over its predecessor, utilizing several tactics to stop both the player and opponent. The game was released for PlayStation in March 1998 and later received an enhanced port for Microsoft Windows in October 1998. A PlayStation 2 version was developed, but later cancelled. The game title's suffix, "Hot Pursuit", is a term for a police pursuit. The game had a sequel that was released in 2002 as Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2.

System Requirements

Minimum Requirements
OS: Windows 95
Processor: Intel Pentium 166MHz
RAM: 16 MB
HDD Space: 90 MB
Graphics Card: High Color capable IBM PCI

Recommended Requirements
OS: Windows 98
Processor: Intel Pentium 200MHz
RAM: 32 MB
HDD Space: 110 MB
Graphics Card: 100% 3dfx Glide Compatible with 12 MB of VRAM

Default Car List

Car NameClassNotes
El NiƱoA
Ferrari 550 MaranelloA
Italdesign Nazca C2A(PlayStation version only)
Italdesign ScigheraA(PC version only)
Jaguar XJR-15A
Lamborghini Diablo SVA
Lister StormA
Mercedes CLK GTRA
Chevrolet Corvette C5B
Chevrolet Corvette C5 1998 Indy 500 Pace CarB(Wal-Mart PC version only)
Ferrari 355 F1 SpiderB
Ferrari 456M GTB
Jaguar XKRB
Lamborghini CountachB
Aston Martin DB7C(PC version only)
Ford GT FalconC(Australian PC version only)
HSV VT GTSC(Australian PC version only)
Jaguar XK8C
Mercedes SL 600C(PC version only)
Spectre R42C