DescriptionNeed 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.
Part of the Following Groups
- Anti-Cheat Technology: PunkBuster
- Automobile: Audi TT
- Automobile: Bugatti Veyron
- Automobile: Dodge Viper
- Automobile: Ford Focus
- Automobile: Ford GT
- Automobile: Koenigsegg CCX
- Automobile: Lamborghini Gallardo
- Automobile: Lamborghini Murciélago
- Automobile: Lotus Elise
- Automobile: Mazda RX-7
- Automobile: Mazda RX-8
- Automobile: McLaren F1
- Automobile: Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren
- Automobile: Pagani Zonda
- Automobile: Porsche 911
- Automobile: Porsche Carrera GT
- Automobile: Toyota Supra
- Genre: Open world driving
- Need for Speed series
- Physics Engine: Havok
- Theme: Law enforcement
- Visual technique / style: Live-action cutscenes
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The Press Says
|Daily Game||Xbox 360||Nov 18, 2008||7.8 out of 10||78|
|Jeux Vidéo Network||PlayStation 3||May 18, 2009||14 out of 20||70|
|Official Xbox Magazine (UK)||Xbox 360||Nov 20, 2008||7 out of 10||70|
|TotalVideoGames (TVG)||PlayStation 3||Nov 19, 2008||7 out of 10||70|
|Gamestyle||Xbox 360||Dec 02, 2008||7 out of 10||70|
|IGN Australia||PlayStation 3||Nov 19, 2008||6.5 out of 10||65|
|DarkZero||PlayStation 3||Dec 10, 2008||6 out of 10||60|
|Jeuxvideo.com||Windows||Nov 21, 2008||10 out of 20||50|
|Gaming Age||Xbox 360||Jan 06, 2009||C-||42|
|Game Revolution||Xbox 360||Dec 04, 2008||D-||16|
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Related Web Sites
- IGCD Internet Game Cars Database (Game page on IGCD, a database that tries to archive vehicles found in video games.)
- Need for Speed Undercover : EA Games (Official website.)
- Wikipedia: Need for Speed: Undercover (article in the open encyclopedia)
- X360A achievement guide (X360A's achievement guide for Need for Speed: Undercover.)
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