You start with a Porche and go on
to unlocking the most fascinating cars ever made. And Ferrari, Lamborghini and Audi are just a standard. You could even take a Pagani or a McLaren shimmering with surface moisture for a spin, or just burn rubber on tightly wound snow-covered tarmacs or expansive dust-blown desert tracks.
Cars featured in Need for Speed:: Rivals can either be exclusively available either to the racer or the cop, with the Aston Martin Vanquish being the only exception. Both sides can have their vehicles upgraded with performance parts and Pursuit Tech.
Whichever side you choose, your progress is dictated by how you perform a selection of tasks themed around three driving styles – Hot Pursuit, Interceptor and Time Trial. Racers can trigger head-to-heads with artificial intelligence or human drivers, while cops can begin ad-hoc pursuits by simply switching on their sirens.
Minor glitches aside, this is a great game, and the cars are an absolute joy to drive. Many critics have noted the the lack of a pause feature. But I say, whether you are a racer or a cop, once you are behind the wheel, you have no right to keep pulling your car to the side of the road. Just drive!