Need for Speed: Undercover (Nintendo DS, 2008)
About this product
|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 four players can go Undercover together through a wireless connection.
|Game||Need for Speed: Undercover|
|ESRB Descriptor||Mild Violence|
|Number of Players||1-4|
|Game Special Features|
|Game Series||Need for Speed Series|
Most relevant reviews
- vchristmasJul 29, 2015by
Above average game.
It's a good game, yet, some parts of the game are hard to get past. Good graphics and lots of fun for more advanced gamers.
- cynthia1007sewi...Jun 29, 2009by
Lotz of fun. I like being the cop and also doing the getaways. I bought it because someone recommended it to me.
- stonemountainma...Apr 10, 2009by
very good game
My son loves racing cars. he loves the game. my son wanting it to use on his dsi. It was inexpensive so I bought it for him thanks!!!
- profferferJan 12, 2012by
Undercover average racing experience
Good sense of speed with high-performance cars, robust car customization options, performance upgrades are instantly noticeable; events are broken down into several basic categories. The bad things:threadbare plot doesn't even try to make sense, wonky physics helps you bounce off walls to victory, miniscule draw distance keeps you guessing, tri-City Bay Area is a lifeless shell, it's way too easy.
- armypaul86Jan 22, 2009by
They could do better.
The Game was not as good as I expected it to be. But if was very easy complete and keep me busy for a couple hours, thats about as long as it took to complete the game. It did have so good grafics for a DS game. C'mon you guys can do better.