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|The 2008 release in Electronic Arts' high-mileage road-racing series, Need for Speed: Undercover is built on a revamped game engine with a dual focus: realistic sports car physics and accessible, empowering controls. Hundreds of components and systems are individually modeled on each automobile, for realistic acceleration, suspension, weight displacement, and handling, in any car and under any circumstance. The game features dozens of automobiles from the world's leading manufacturers, as well as real-life aftermarket parts, paint, vinyl, and other customizations.|
The "Heroic Driving Engine" introduced in Need for Speed: Undercover aims to harness the game's realistic physics by condensing difficult, dangerous driving maneuvers into simple, button-press controls. Players perform 180s, 360s, burnouts, and instant reversals with the tap of a few buttons, and a fixed camera angle makes it easier to follow the action through spins and quick turns. It does not take stunt driver skills to drive like a stunt driver in Need for Speed. It still requires a stunt driver's spirit, however, with imaginative routes and daring maneuvers well rewarded, and a complete wipeout always one wrong turn away.
Undercover's single-player campaign is driven by a story that sends the player's character deep into an underground crime syndicate, using his driving skills to gain trust by performing jobs and wining street races around Tri-City Bay, the game's fictional, open-world setting. Much of the driving action takes place across wide, southern U.S. highways. The roads can fill up with randomly generated traffic and multiple, computer-controlled cop cars that work together to chase down crooks. Other game modes allow players to take the role of the fleeing suspect or the pursuing police in one-off levels and challenges. As many as eight players can go Undercover together online.
|Game||Need for Speed: Undercover|
|Platform||Microsoft Xbox 360|
|ESRB Descriptor||Mild Lyrics, Mild Suggestive Themes, Mild Violence|
|Control Elements||Gamepad/Joystick, Steering Wheel|
|Number of Players||1-8|
|Game Special Features|
|Game Series||Need for Speed Series|
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- dusty_nelsonDec 15, 2015Verified purchase - USEDby
The Best Need For Speed Ever
This one has it all..... great graphics, great gameplay, even great sound! If you're only going to try one of the Need For Speed games, this is it.
- levi1995-usDec 12, 2015Verified purchase - USEDby
- thelawr7Feb 2, 2016Verified purchase - USEDby
Good Idea, poor execution.
This game comes on the heels of Need For Speed: Most Wanted, Carbon and Shift titles and reverts back to the street-racing roots of the NFS games.
The plot is of an undercover cop infiltrating a crime web of car thieves/exporters. The storyline sounded straight out of a movie franchise.
Unfortunately though the storyline isn't very deep, the cut-scenes short with little character development or feeling of interaction. The 'career' mode felf very impersonal and was mostly selecting races/events, rinse, repeat.
If you're looking for a NFS game with good action AND story to boot, you're still going to be reaching back to 2005. NFS: Carbon is a strong effort in that regard as well, but the recent games are sorely lacking.
- jeojeofonNov 9, 2014by
and excellent, very good
I bought a long time because I was looking for this game, I love racing games and I love this franchise and to me that is the best in the race.
- steal..dealsNov 17, 2008by
NOT THE BEST OF THE SERIES
Need for Speed: Undercover. Mediocre racing and tacky styling leave it stuck in neutral, gunning its engine while going absolutely nowhere. While a long campaign mode and intriguing new experience system get the pistons pumping, everything grinds to a halt when the rubber hits the road in the newest installment of the series.
If you haven’t played a NFS game in the past four years, Undercover is a decent option if you want to rekindle your love affair with the stalwart series. NFS of old was about hot cars, hot pursuits and miles and miles of open road, and Undercover make a semi-successful fist of recapturing some of this magic. Looks great, plays fine. There’s no getting around the fact, however, that Undercover is basically Most Wanted with a new lick of paint.
RENT THIS GAME FIRST OR DOWNLOAD THE DEMO..TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU LIKE IT!
I WOULD RECOMMEND MOST WANTED (HALF THE PRICE OF UNDERCOVER)Read full review