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Need for Speed: Undercover is the 12th installment of the series and puts the player in the shoes of an undercover cop who needs to infiltrate and destroy an international crime syndicate by getting to their leader - a man crazy behind the wheel and a very fast driver. So the player enters the city with the goal to earn enough reputation and respect in the syndicate to get to him.

Of course this is not done by just walking up to someone and asking nicely. Instead the player freely roams the big city in his cars and accepts missions at every corner. These range from simple races to Burnout-inspired "Destroy as much as possible" goals. A completely new mode is the Highway Battle in which the player needs to put 300 meters between him and his opponent with the main enemy being the incoming rush hour traffic. Other missions require the player to bring a specific car in the best possible condition to a garage. Since the player is undercover, the police are always watching him and make his life more and more difficult as the wanted level of the car increases.

Successful races not only earn the player reputation to unlock new challenges and new parts of the city but also bring cash which can be invested in new cars or in the tuning of old ones. In addition one of the ten stats of the character automatically advances granting him more money for a win or increasing his ability to brake.


Need for Speed: Undercover Windows Bugatti Veyron should go 407km/h.
Need for Speed: Undercover Windows Driving a classic car.
Need for Speed: Undercover Windows Speed limit only 55?
Need for Speed: Undercover Windows Driving through a shortcut.

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Cynamite Wii Nov 20, 2008 8 out of 10 80
1UP PlayStation 3 Nov 18, 2008 B 75
Jeux Vidéo Network PlayStation 3 May 18, 2009 14 out of 20 70
TotalVideoGames (TVG) PlayStation 3 Nov 19, 2008 7 out of 10 70
GameTrailers PlayStation 3 Nov, 2008 6.7 out of 10 67
XboxAchievements Xbox 360 Nov 24, 2008 67 out of 100 67
GameTrailers Xbox 360 Nov, 2008 6.7 out of 10 67 PlayStation 2 Nov 28, 2008 66 out of 100 66
GamesVault Windows Feb 15, 2009 6.5 out of 10 65
Boomtown Xbox 360 Nov 21, 2008 4 out of 10 40


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