GamesMaster has published the world's first Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit review - and given Criterion's new racer a glowing write-up.
The mag awards Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit a 93% score. It says the game is "totally back on form, returned to glory by the best arcade racer creators in the business".
According to the review Criterion's "injection of passion and innovative online tech has done wonders" and the end result is the "best arcade Need for Speed" in years.
Unlocks such as cars, upgraded weapons and a "first-person-shooter-style rank" encourages players to work towards becoming the "Ultimate Enforcer".
Hot Pursuit is a "focused" racer that "encapsulates all the core elements and 'feel' of the past games but improves in almostevery area", it's a game "made by fans for fans".
EA has confirmed at a recent presentation in Japan that it will release a number of high-profile titles - including Need for Speed - to iDevices in the coming months.
Games Master issue 232 will be in stores later this week. To read the full six page review featuring exclusive new screens order it here and have it delivered straight to your door.