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Need for Speed: Undercover

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 3
62
4.3
Windows
63
3.2
PlayStation 2
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4.1

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Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
PlayStation 2 3 4.1
PlayStation 3 4 4.3
Wii 4 3.5
Windows 15 3.2
Xbox 360 8 3.1
Combined MobyScore 34 3.4


The Press Says

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88
Xbox 360Wonderwallweb.com
NFS Undercover comes at a time when there is a surge of high quality racing games, Midnight Club and even EA’s own Burnout are all fighting for first place, NFS is a strong contender, the fast racing action and depth of upgrades and personalisation will hopefully make this one a winner.
85
Xbox 360Good Game
there’s some distractingly framey areas in the world when there’s heaps of debris or too much traffic. Also there’s no day night cycle or weather effects, so about hour 6 into the game you start to really wish for a cchange of scenery. On the upside online looks promising and the game is really really fast and generally streams the world well the way need for speed should be! I’m giving it 8.5/10
80
WiiWiiDSFrance
Toutes les promesses faites par Electronic Arts n'ont pas été tenues. Notamment en terme de nouveauté. Epreuves, gameplay, customisation, les habitués retrouveront vite leurs marques, quant au novice, la prise en main se fera sans mal. La grande force de Need For Speed Undercover est sans aucun doute le retour à un univers ouvert, ainsi qu'à la réintroduction des courses poursuites avec la police. Le fait de pouvoir jouer avec n'importe quel type d'accessoire n'est pas négligeable non plus et chacun y trouvera son compte. Au final, EA nous offre là un nouvel opus pas spécialement novateur, mais incontestablement l'échec de ProStreet a servi de leçon et l'on ne s'y trompera pas. NFS Undercover trouvera sans problème une place dans votre ludothèque.
80
WiiCynamite
Rennspiel oder Adventure? Ganz klar Rennspiel! Ich finde den Ansatz ja löblich, mit Profi -Schauspielern zu arbeiten. Doch packend sind die Story-Szenen nicht. Dafür hat mir das riesige Tri-City ebenso gefallen wie die abwechslungsreichen Missionen und die gelungene Steuerung, die dummerweise unter einer mitunter sinkenden Bildrate leidet. Vor allem die PS3-Version wird von diesen Problemen geplagt.
80
PlayStation 3V2.fi
Tuskin kukaan NFS-tiimissä on sitten 90-luvun alkupuolen ja pelisarjan parin ensimmäisen osan ajatellut olevansa luomassa jotakin, joka jää ihmisten mieleen ikiajoiksi. Need for Speed on saman teeman iterointia, uusien ominaisuuksien lisäämistä ja huonompien poistamista vuosi kerrallaan. Sen on tarkoitus olla peli, jonka voi turvallisin mielin ostaa tutulle autofriikille joululahjaksi, ja jonka ko. autofriikki vie keväämmällä takaisin kauppaan, vaihdossa seuraavaan hittipeliin. Tässä seurassa Undercover on englantilaisittain "par for the course" puhtaimmillaan: peli, joka tekee hyväksyttävästi kaiken mitä siltä odotetaan, ja jota ensi jouluna ei enää kukaan muista.
80
WindowsPC Games (Germany)
Natürlich kann ein Studio, das jedes Jahr ein neues Rennspiel herausbringen soll, nicht ständig das Rad neu erfinden. Aber Undercover wirkt an vielen Ecken wie ein Aufguss der Serie. Ja, es bietet Polizei-Jagden. Ja, es bringt die typische Action-Hetzerei. Aber gerade aus der „Cop im Untergrund"-Geschichte hätte Block Box mehr herausholen müssen, um gegen Konkurrenz wie Race Driver: Grid anzukommen. Wer ein leichteres Most Wanted mit besserer Grafik will, greift trotzdem sofort zu.
80
Xbox 360TeamXbox
Need for Speed Undercover is still worth a serious look due to its overall thoroughness, but those looking for sheer circuit mastery by something other than raw horsepower numbers should probably give Need for Speed Undercover a rental first before deciding if to steer clear of its sneaky ways.
80
PlayStation 3PSX Extreme
To conclude, I will not lie that at this point, my frustrations with the franchise and its never ending framerate troubles are getting on my last nerves. I suspect that the Xbox 360 version doesn't suffer from as many framerate issues. And if you've got a solid, high-end PC, go for that version for a proper enjoyable experience without the hassle of a stuttering framerate. Still, when you leave Palm Harbor for the less congested cities, the framerate clears up. At the end of the day, and I still enjoyed Need for Speed: Undercover, as will fans of Most Wanted.
78
Xbox 360GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands)
Als jij een van die Need for Speed-fans was die Most Wanted de beste aflevering ooit vond, dan zal je deze Undercover geweldig vinden. Verwacht niet al te veel verrassingen, maar dit is snel en de politie maakt het allemaal weer net iets leuker en meer intens.
78
Xbox 360Daily Game
With these multiple issues in mind, it's hard to recommend Need for Speed Undercover. The police chases are incredibly entertaining, but I'm disinclined to suggest that someone pay $60 for what amounts to a single game mode. The open-world racing is a nice concept, but Burnout Paradise has already done it, and on a larger scale. So, too do the role-playing aspects hold promise, but not if the attributes are chosen for us. With so many options out there for spending your hard-earned holiday gaming dollar, Need for Speed Undercover juts doesn't quite make the grade. Instead, save a few bucks and buy Burnout Paradise, which you can probably find for a discount at this point in its lifecycle. All you'll be missing are the police chases, and at the rate Criterion is making updates, that's probably just one small patch away.
78
PlayStation 3Daily Game
With these multiple issues in mind, it's hard to recommend Need for Speed Undercover. The police chases are incredibly entertaining, but I'm disinclined to suggest that someone pay $60 for what amounts to a single game mode. The open-world racing is a nice concept, but Burnout Paradise has already done it, and on a larger scale. So, too do the role-playing aspects hold promise, but not if the attributes are chosen for us. With so many options out there for spending your hard-earned holiday gaming dollar, Need for Speed Undercover juts doesn't quite make the grade. Instead, save a few bucks and buy Burnout Paradise, which you can probably find for a discount at this point in its lifecycle. All you'll be missing are the police chases, and at the rate Criterion is making updates, that's probably just one small patch away.
75
Xbox 360games xtreme
Overall when not comparing it to my all time favourite racing game, it's pretty good, with a compelling story, good game-play and fun multiplayer. (Unfortunately the multiplayer feels slightly bugged and laggy, and you often see other racers lagging out, but hopefully this issue will be patched shortly.) But it lacks the replayability of previous games and I feel that with all the good ideas Carbon had it could have been better. On its own a good game, but compared to others it could have been better.
75
Xbox 3601UP
As a mashup of Need for Speed: Carbon and Need for Speed: Most Wanted, Undercover is ultimately fairly successful. For many, though, in a post-Burnout: Paradise world, the question has to be raised: "What does this give me that Paradise doesn't?" The answer to that is "cops and robbers," a mechanic that has worked well in single-player since the days of Hot Pursuit, and works even better online when played in teams of 4-on-4 in Undercover.
75
PlayStation 31UP
As a mashup of Need for Speed: Carbon and Need for Speed: Most Wanted, Undercover is ultimately fairly successful. For many, though, in a post-Burnout: Paradise world, the question has to be raised: "What does this give me that Paradise doesn't?" The answer to that is "cops and robbers," a mechanic that has worked well in single-player since the days of Hot Pursuit, and works even better online when played in teams of 4-on-4 in Undercover.
73
Xbox 360Xbox World 360
Need For Speed: Undercover, then, is attempting to look back while also moving forward. Black Box have taken little in the way of risks but it's not faultless - the streets can feel quite empty (depending on race type) and the framerate can get a bit juddery. But you can't say that EA hasn't given us what we asked for.
72
WindowsGameStar (Germany)
Wenn ich sage, dass Undercover immer noch ein gutes Rennspiel ist, kann man das mit einem Uli Hoeneß vergleichen, der nach einer 2:5 Niederlage gegen Bremen erklärt, dass Bayern München immer noch eine gute Mannschaft hat. Beides stimmt, aber beides kann dennoch die große Enttäuschung nicht kaschieren. Alles, was Spaß macht, kennen wir bereits aus Most Wanted. Alles, was neu ist, funktioniert nicht oder nur mäßig, angefangen bei den augenfeindlichen Überstrahleffekten bis hin zum viel zu anspruchslosen Fahrverhalten. Wer ein gutes Need for Speed sucht, der besorgt sich Most Wanted. Das kostet nur noch zehn Euro und läuft auch auf älteren Rechnern.
72
WindowsKrawall Gaming Network
Einfallslos, aber recht solide umgesetzt kann man mit Undercover als echter Fan gerade noch so unter die Decke schlüpfen. Ein dicker PC und echte Need For Speed-Liebe sind aber Grundvoraussetzung.
70
PlayStation 3Jeux Vidéo Network
Burnout Paradise, Midnight Club L.A… rude concurrence ! Malgré de bonnes intentions, Undercover n’a pas les épaules pour rivaliser. La poule aux œufs d’or d’EA montrerait-elle des signes d’infécondité ?
70
Xbox 360Jeux Vidéo Network
Burnout Paradise, Midnight Club L.A… rude concurrence ! Malgré de bonnes intentions, Undercover n’a pas les épaules pour rivaliser. La poule aux œufs d’or d’EA montrerait-elle des signes d’infécondité ?
70
WindowsJeux Vidéo Network
Burnout Paradise, Midnight Club L.A… rude concurrence ! Malgré de bonnes intentions, Undercover n’a pas les épaules pour rivaliser. La poule aux œufs d’or d’EA montrerait-elle des signes d’infécondité ?
70
Xbox 360Gamestyle
If anything Undercover reminded Gamestyle of Tokyo Highway Challenge, which we enjoyed on the Dreamcast, but was an acquired taste. The ability to free roam and engage in pursuits is at the core of Genki’s racer, and Black Box have tried with Undercover to break away from the Midnight Club’s and Burnout’s of this genre. While not a complete success, it is a refreshing change and a step in the right direction, unlike Quantum of Solace.
70
Xbox 360Armchair Empire, The
As if a self-fulfilling prophecy, the loading screen that claims “You’re not good but you’re not bad” has hit the mark. I give them props for trying to re-work the popular Most Wanted angle of this series, I just wish it was a bit more evolved instead of running out of gas too early.
70
Xbox 360GamingExcellence
On the whole though, Undercover certainly isn’t a terrible game; considering the glut of games on the market this holiday season, Undercover gets enough things right to bring it past bargain bin status, but the problem is, there’s not much to dig into beyond that. Solid mechanics and moments like sending a police car flying into the air don’t make up for the fact that, with a shallow career mode and the lack of a larger direction, Undercover is neither an evolution or a revolution for the series.
70
PlayStation 3GamingExcellence
On the whole though, Undercover certainly isn’t a terrible game; considering the glut of games on the market this holiday season, Undercover gets enough things right to bring it past bargain bin status, but the problem is, there’s not much to dig into beyond that. Solid mechanics and moments like sending a police car flying into the air don’t make up for the fact that, with a shallow career mode and the lack of a larger direction, Undercover is neither an evolution or a revolution for the series.
70
Xbox 360PlayDevil
"Need for Speed: Undercover" doesn't even deserve the score it's getting. It's an unfinished, unpolished, from the story to the visuals and it's also generally way too easy. However, even with this catalogue list of gripes and flaws, the core game, like all classic NFS titles, remains fun to play. Somehow I really got into it all and couldn't put it down. There's also a lot to do, with nearly 200 events across a multitude of disciplines to play. The cop chases are also fairer and more frantic than before, although until the last act of the game, do suffer from being way too easy like the rest of the game. However, for a huge fan like me, the basic chance to play 'Most Wanted' in a new city made it a palatable enough experience.
70
Xbox 360Bit-Tech
At the start of the review we said that the two important keywords for the Need for Speed series are style and brevity. You could argue that ‘speed’ should belong there too, but it kind of goes without saying. The issue with Undercover though is that it’s started to show us just how shallow those things can be. It quickly becomes obvious that when you finally do get under the covers with Need for Speed then it’s all sack and no substance. That’s not enough to impress my girlfriend and it’s not enough to impress me either.
70
WindowsGamer.co.il

כפי שנראים כרגע פני הדברים, מותג ניד פור ספיד עושה את דרכו בביטחון לתחתית ארגז המציאות של ז'אנר המירוצים. עוד ועוד אכזבות מתחברות להן לסדרה שאיבדה את הדרך, ולא מסוגלת עוד להתמודד עם השמות הגדולים בז'אנר, כולל סדרת ברנאאוט שאותה משווקת אלקטרוניק ארטס עצמה. ואולי זו בכלל הכוונה? לפנות את הדרך לברנאאוט ולחסל סופית את סדרת ניד פור ספיד? אני מוכן בינתיים להניח לתיאוריות הקונספירציה ולהעניק למותג הזה צ'אנס אחד נוסף, אבל כדאי מאוד שבפעם הבאה זה יעבוד.

70
Xbox 360GameDaily
Need For Speed Undercover puts you in the shoes of an undercover operative working to bring down an international smuggling ring. The ability to jump into races without having to drive to specific locations is nice, allowing you to step on the gas without hesitation. There are 18 levels available, along with over-the-top police chases (they get real aggressive) and online racing events. The graphics aren't bad, although the action occasionally chugs slightly. The scripted video sequences are campy, but the beautiful babes (led by Maggie Q) make up for them. With the superior Burnout Paradise still making the rounds, Undercover won't rev everyone's engine. If you liked Most Wanted or the Hot Pursuit games, however, you'll want to climb behind this wheel.
70
Xbox 360Official Xbox Magazine (UK)
So Undercover is a bit off-balance. Its bright spots, like the anticipation it builds for unlocking all the ridiculously fun race types, are dragged down by the slow-paced progression. A good time can be had, but only if you're patient or a really big fan of Most Wanted.
70
Xbox 360TotalVideoGames (TVG)
Between the excellent Midnight Club LA and the slightly disappointing Burnout Paradise, Need For Speed: Undercover unfavourably finds itself amongst some stiff competition. Although Undercover does provide satisfactory racing action, it fails to add literally anything new to the format and is really beginning to show its age. Hopefully, for the already-confirmed Need For Speed: XIII, EA Black Box will be taking the entire concept back to the drawing board and bringing something a little more fresh to the table.
70
Xbox 360Cheat Code Central
Need for Speed: Undercover is an arcade racing game that will provide fans of the series with a fair amount of fun. However, one can't help but notice that the franchise has seen better days. Also, simulation racing enthusiasts simply need not apply, as they'll find the experience quite shallow. In spite of its flaws, Undercover does bring an interesting leveling mechanic and some solid online play to the mix, which keeps the package respectable.
70
Xbox 360Game Informer Magazine
This disconnect is furthered by the uneven racing. While some thrilling races up the ante with trigger points in the environment that rain down destruction on chasing cops, it’s also hampered by a lack of polish. Environmental pop-up, even for objects as important as oncoming traffic, is common. Despite the bucket full of visual effects, the graphics only make the game jump off your screen in a bad way. Our review build suffered from serious framerate issues, which I hope are ironed out before the game releases. Where EA goes from here is anyone’s guess. Will we see ProStreet or Carbon return? I’m not going to make a prediction, although whatever it is, it better have more acceleration than this game does.
70
Xbox 360GameZone
Need for Speed Undercover makes a good attempt to recapture the visceral sense of racing that the series made its name on, but doesn’t bring much new to the table.
70
Xbox 360GameSpot
If you're one of the many people who loved Need for Speed Most Wanted, flaws and all, you'll find a lot to like in Undercover. It's not very original and the slow frame rate is a downer, but there's no denying that it's just good fun to run from the cops and wreak havoc on a city in the process.
70
Xbox 360Totally Gaming Network
If you are a hardcore racing fan be sure to rent this game first to see if you like it. If you do then by all means pick it up. Hopefully EA will continue to support this title, much like they have done with Burnout Paradise. If they issue patches and deliver new content, this could definitely be a fun racer to experience.
70
Xbox 360Meristation
Por encima de todo, destacan los problemas visuales, que lastran gravemente al juego, y hacen que pierda gran parte de su atractivo visual en cuanto se aprecia en movimiento. Pese a todo, Black Box consigue aunar muchos elementos de diferentes entregas de la saga en un título entretenido y rejugable, no demasiado difícil, pero lo suficientemente interesante como para que los amantes del motor consideren echarle un vistazo. Un control muy bien ajustado y su gran variedad de pruebas, coches y opciones de personalización consiguen poner a flote un título con potencial suficiente como para entretener y divertir.
70
WindowsGameSpot
If you're one of the many people who loved Need for Speed Most Wanted, flaws and all, you'll find a lot to like in Undercover. It's not very original, but there's no denying that it's just good fun to run from the cops and wreak havoc on a city in the process.
70
WindowsCheat Code Central
Need for Speed: Undercover is an arcade racing game that will provide fans of the series with a fair amount of fun. However, one can't help but notice that the franchise has seen better days. Also, simulation racing enthusiasts simply need not apply, as they'll find the experience quite shallow. In spite of its flaws, Undercover does bring an interesting leveling mechanic and some solid online play to the mix, which keeps the package respectable.
70
PlayStation 3Cheat Code Central
Need for Speed: Undercover is an arcade racing game that will provide fans of the series with a fair amount of fun. However, one can't help but notice that the franchise has seen better days. Also, simulation racing enthusiasts simply need not apply, as they'll find the experience quite shallow. In spite of its flaws, Undercover does bring an interesting leveling mechanic and some solid online play to the mix, which keeps the package respectable.
70
PlayStation 3Game Informer Magazine
This disconnect is furthered by the uneven racing. While some thrilling races up the ante with trigger points in the environment that rain down destruction on chasing cops, it’s also hampered by a lack of polish. Environmental pop-up, even for objects as important as oncoming traffic, is common. Despite the bucket full of visual effects, the graphics only make the game jump off your screen in a bad way. Our review build suffered from serious framerate issues, which I hope are ironed out before the game releases. Where EA goes from here is anyone’s guess. Will we see ProStreet or Carbon return? I’m not going to make a prediction, although whatever it is, it better have more acceleration than this game does.
70
PlayStation 3GameDaily
Need For Speed Undercover puts you in the shoes of an undercover operative working to bring down an international smuggling ring. The ability to jump into races without having to drive to specific locations is nice, allowing you to step on the gas without hesitation. There are 18 levels available, along with over-the-top police chases (they get real aggressive) and online racing events. The graphics aren't bad, although the action occasionally chugs slightly. The scripted video sequences are campy, but the beautiful babes (led by Maggie Q) make up for them. With the superior Burnout Paradise still making the rounds, Undercover won't rev everyone's engine. If you liked Most Wanted or the Hot Pursuit games, however, you'll want to climb behind this wheel.
70
PlayStation 3TotalVideoGames (TVG)
Between the excellent Midnight Club LA and the slightly disappointing Burnout Paradise, Need For Speed: Undercover unfavourably finds itself amongst some stiff competition. Although Undercover does provide satisfactory racing action, it fails to add literally anything new to the format and is really beginning to show its age. Hopefully, for the already-confirmed Need For Speed: XIII, EA Black Box will be taking the entire concept back to the drawing board and bringing something a little more fresh to the table.
68
Wii4Players.de
Anders sieht es dagegen auf PS2 und Wii aus: Zwar bekommt ihr hier kein Highlight, aber zumindest die gewohnte Kost der letzten Jahre, die zwar inhaltlich leicht gekürzt wurde, aber zumindest technisch mit einer überwiegend flüssigen Darstellung die "großen" Konsolen weit hinter sich lässt.
68
Xbox 360Gamesmania
Das klappt auch einigermaßen, obwohl Innovationen ausbleiben und alles etwas lieblos wirkt. Dennoch würde ich sicherlich ein paar Stunden mit Undercover verbringen, doch die grausame Performance, die vor allem die PS3 Version betrifft, kostet jeglichen Spielspaß. Auf der Xbox 360 spielt sich NFS zwar flotter und ruckelfreier, dennoch stellt sich auch hier das Gefühl ein, ein aufbereitetes Most Wanted zu spielen. Wer schnelle Rennspiele mag, sollte lieber zu Burnout Paradise oder Midnight Club Los Angeles greifen. Über Undercover sollte man dagegen besser den Mantel des Schweigens legen.
68
PlayStation 3Gamesmania
Das klappt auch einigermaßen, obwohl Innovationen ausbleiben und alles etwas lieblos wirkt. Dennoch würde ich sicherlich ein paar Stunden mit Undercover verbringen, doch die grausame Performance, die vor allem die PS3 Version betrifft, kostet jeglichen Spielspaß. Auf der Xbox 360 spielt sich NFS zwar flotter und ruckelfreier, dennoch stellt sich auch hier das Gefühl ein, ein aufbereitetes Most Wanted zu spielen. Wer schnelle Rennspiele mag, sollte lieber zu Burnout Paradise oder Midnight Club Los Angeles greifen. Über Undercover sollte man dagegen besser den Mantel des Schweigens legen.
68
WindowsGamesmania
Nach dem Langweiler Pro Street kehrt Undercover zurück in die Bereiche, die NFS in den letzten Jahren ausgezeichnet haben. Das klappt auch einigermaßen, obwohl Innovationen ausbleiben und alles etwas lieblos wirkt. Dennoch würde ich sicherlich ein paar Stunden mit Undercover verbringen, doch die grausame Performance, die vor allem die PS3 Version betrifft, kostet jeglichen Spielspaß. Auf der Xbox 360 spielt sich NFS zwar flotter und ruckelfreier, dennoch stellt sich auch hier das Gefühl ein, ein aufbereitetes Most Wanted zu spielen. Wer schnelle Rennspiele mag, sollte lieber zu Burnout Paradise oder Midnight Club Los Angeles greifen. Über Undercover sollte man dagegen besser den Mantel des Schweigens legen.
68
PlayStation 3GameZone
Come on, it’s Need for Speed and that means a tried-and-true racing formula. While the story is a bit far-fetched, it really is no different than some previous titles in the NFS franchise. It would be nice to see the series break out and take a few chances, but what is here – from the open world to the car customization options – should provide for some entertainment for NFS fans.
67
Xbox 360Xbox360Achievements
Undercover is definitely a step in the right direction and if it wasn't for the horrible design issues (buggy GPS, frame rate issues and dodgy AI), the game would be scoring closer to the 80's. It's ultimately these design issues that spoil what is a solid racer. Chances are, if you can look past these issues, you'll actually really enjoy the title, I did ... but I have the patience of a Saint.
67
WindowsPC Gameplay (Benelux)
Undercover is een opsteker na Pro Street, maar kan door tal van gebreken niet tippen aan Most Wanted.
67
Xbox 360GameTrailers
Need for Speed Undercover lacks challenge, struggles technically, and practically requires sunglasses to play. The framework for a stronger game is present, but the final product simply doesn't come close to competing with games like Midnight Club: LA or Burnout Paradise. Don't blow your cover, or your extra cash, by picking this one up.
67
WiiGameTrailers
Need for Speed Undercover lacks challenge, struggles technically, and practically requires sunglasses to play. The framework for a stronger game is present, but the final product simply doesn't come close to competing with games like Midnight Club: LA or Burnout Paradise. Don't blow your cover, or your extra cash, by picking this one up.
67
PlayStation 3GameTrailers
Need for Speed Undercover lacks challenge, struggles technically, and practically requires sunglasses to play. The framework for a stronger game is present, but the final product simply doesn't come close to competing with games like Midnight Club: LA or Burnout Paradise. Don't blow your cover, or your extra cash, by picking this one up.
66
PlayStation 24Players.de
Anders sieht es dagegen auf PS2 und Wii aus: Zwar bekommt ihr hier kein Highlight, aber zumindest die gewohnte Kost der letzten Jahre, die zwar inhaltlich leicht gekürzt wurde, aber zumindest technisch mit einer überwiegend flüssigen Darstellung die "großen" Konsolen weit hinter sich lässt.
65
WindowsPC Player (Denmark)
En frustrerende oplevelse. Teknikken er i orden, og flere af idéerne rigtigt gode, men alligevel mangler der bare et eller andet. Et fornuftigt racerspil, der bare burde have været meget, meget bedre.
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WiiJeuxvideo.com
Sur Wii, Need For Speed Undercover fait l'effort de proposer une multitude de configurations de commandes pour gommer les imperfections d'un gameplay qui n'est autre que du réchauffé, donc sans grande saveur. D'un niveau semblable à Carbon, ce nouvel opus a le mérite de ne pas oublier les amateurs de multijoueur, avant la possibilité de s'affronter à 4 en écran splitté.
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PlayStation 2Jeuxvideo.com
Comme sur Wii, Need For Speed Undercover PS2 échappe aux soucis techniques constatés sur machines nouvelle génération. S'il est loin du top niveau, le jeu possède quelques qualités qui méritent qu'on s'y attarde, ne serait-ce que pour goûter à une poignée de courses-poursuites ou duels sur autoroutes. Les fans invétérés de Most Wanted lui trouveront pourtant suffisamment de charme pour succomber, en attendant que la franchise parvienne à se renouveler.
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WindowsGamesVault
Jeśli jednak ktoś jest głodny nowych doznań, powinien rozważyć, czy wydać pieniądze na Undercover, czy jednak sięgnąć po pudełeczko z Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box (obie gry są w tej samej cenie), będącego notabene jedną z najlepszych arcade’owych ścigałek wszech czasów.
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Xbox 360Gameplayer
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. Can somebody please green-light Hot Pursuit 3? Surely the open-world horse has been well-and-truly flogged?
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PlayStation 3IGN Australia
Need For Speed Undercover is a difficult game to completely write off – for the most part, at least on 360, it plays fine. The cities are bland and generally uninteresting, but the cars look good and they handle well. That's normally half the battle. If you haven't played a NFS title in the past four years or so, Undercover might be a good place to get back on board. We can't really accuse it of not at least trying to resurrect the concepts that made NFS of yesteryear a firm fan favourite – fast cars, tenacious cops, open road. Unfortunately it did it all this by completely copying Most Wanted, and when you can probably buy that for two fifths of frack all these days, asking for another 100 clams for Undercover is a shade insulting.
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PlayStation 3GameSpot
If you're one of the many people who loved Need for Speed Most Wanted, flaws and all, you'll find a lot to like in Undercover. It's not very original and there's no excuse for the often painfully slow frame rate, but there's no denying that it's just good fun to run from the cops and wreak havoc on a city in the process.
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Xbox 3603D Juegos
Need for Speed Undercover supone una importante decepción dentro de la recta final del 2008. Lejos de capturar el espíritu de Most Wanted, el título de Black Box fracasa al proponer una campaña excesivamente sencilla y una conducción modelo “autos de choque”. Si eres uno de los muchos fans de la saga reconocerás en él parte de su identidad y momentos entretenidos, aunque ni muy originales ni tan brillantes como se esperaban.
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PlayStation 33D Juegos
Need for Speed Undercover supone una importante decepción dentro de la recta final del 2008. Lejos de capturar el espíritu de Most Wanted, el título de Black Box fracasa al proponer una campaña excesivamente sencilla y una conducción modelo “autos de choque”. Si eres uno de los muchos fans de la saga reconocerás en él parte de su identidad y momentos entretenidos, aunque ni muy originales ni tan brillantes como se esperaban.
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PlayStation 3Peliplaneetta.net
Need For Speed: Undercover on sarjan pohjanoteeraus. Teknisten ongelmien takaa paljastuu edellisvuosien pelien ideoista nopeasti kokoon kyhätty vuosipäivitys, joka ei onnistu tuomaan yhtään tuoretta ideaa sarjan tuttuun kaavaan. Onkin lähes säälittävää todeta, että esimerkiksi kolmen vuoden takainen Most Wanted pesee Undercoverilla lattiaa kaikilla osa-alueilla, sarjan kultaisten vuosien peleistä puhumattakaan. Harmittavinta on kuitenkin se, että sarjan brändi ja aggressiivinen mainonta takaavat, että peli löytyy takuuvarmasti aika monesta pukinkontista tänäkin jouluna, sanoivatpa arvostelut mitä hyvänsä.
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WiiJeux Vidéo Network
En dehors d’une réalisation remise au goût du « jour », ce NFS Undercover n’apporte rien de plus qu’une certaine pointe de déception et d’ennui.
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Xbox 360Cheat Happens
Need For Speed Undercover was a hefty project, and it seems like the developers tried to take on too much at once. Fans of the series should find much to like here, but major gameplay, presentation and functionality issues will turn targeted casual gamers and newcomers to the series away in a hurry. If you don't have a soft spot for the Need For Speed series, you'd do best to stick to games like Burnout: Paradise, Midnight Club or even GTA IV, who accomplish everything Undercover attempts to and more.
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Xbox 360Play.tm
It's a sparse game, and after you've sunk about ten hours into it you'll feel suitably empty, too. It's not rewarding, satisfying or endearing. Need for Speed Undercover has the potential for fun, but it simply hasn't been realised in this year's foray. I can only hope that EA's next effort is better.
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Xbox 360Thunderbolt Games
Need For Speed: Undercover is a disappointing title. It doesn’t build on the series in any way, basically sticking to Most Wanted’s fundamentals, whilst adding more technical issues. It has its moments, and the cop chases are a unique feature of the series that should attract the fans; but at the moment there are other racers that do things better, especially when it comes to taking advantage of the open-world setting and using it in a dynamic way to fulfil the games potential.
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Xbox 360Blend Games
I appreciate that Need for Speed: Undercover is attempting to create a game that stretches beyond racing with an action story narrative, police chases, and miles of road to explore. The thing is, why does a racing game need to be something other than a racing game? You wouldn't miss most of the stuff that would have been cut out had this game taken place entirely on race tracks across the country with no accompanying storyline. The driving is the core of the game and it's decent - but what should be done with all the other stuff? Keep it in for the next game and hope to improve it? Or dump the frills and focus on making the racing fundamentals as strong as possible? EA has to decide which way they want to steer this series.
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Xbox 360UOL Jogos
Embora tenha momentos de diversão, "Need for Speed Undercover" é um dos episódios mais fracos da franquia. Os pontos negativos vão de simples equívocos (como a utilidade da exploração de um mapa aberto) até a instabilidade da taxa de quadros, que deixa o game, em alguns momentos, impraticável. Para quem gosta de corridas, é melhor procurar em outras freguesias - ou na própria Electronic Arts, que é dona do excelente "Burnout Paradise". Se você quer conhecer "Need for Speed", a solução é voltar no tempo e ficar com "Most Wanted", de 2005, um dos pontos altos da série.
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WindowsUOL Jogos
Embora tenha momentos de diversão, "Need for Speed Undercover" é um dos episódios mais fracos da franquia. Os pontos negativos vão de simples equívocos (como a utilidade da exploração de um mapa aberto) até a instabilidade da taxa de quadros, que deixa o game, em alguns momentos, impraticável. Para quem gosta de corridas, é melhor procurar em outras freguesias - ou na própria Electronic Arts, que é dona do excelente "Burnout Paradise". Se você quer conhecer "Need for Speed", a solução é voltar no tempo e ficar com "Most Wanted", de 2005, um dos pontos altos da série.
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PlayStation 3JustPressPlay
After the dismal NFS: Pro Street this is more of a return to form, but this form isn’t in the best of shape, it’s practically fat and ridden with cellulite. EA and the now defunct Black Box studios needs to figure what made Underground and Most Wanted entertaining experiences. When stacked up against the competition of Midnight Club: Los Angeles (which is only hampered by its obscene amount of traffic and invincible cheating A.I. that smashes you onto oncoming traffic) it just can’t compete. The car customization is better, the cars are more varied and it’s presented much better. While Undercover doesn’t drop the ball completely in entertainment, but it does fumble said ball more times than an epileptic quarterback with leprosy.
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PlayStation 3DarkZero
However, even though it is a step in the right direction, the game still lacks appeal in a number of other areas. In its current form, regardless of all its innate flash and colour, it is quite a few notches away from being a must buy. So when all is said and done, NFS: Undercover it best described as a steeping stone for the series, one that offers hope that EA can achieve better things in the future.
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Xbox 360DarkZero
However, even though it is a step in the right direction, the game still lacks appeal in a number of other areas. In its current form, regardless of all its innate flash and colour, it is quite a few notches away from being a must buy. So when all is said and done, NFS: Undercover it best described as a steeping stone for the series, one that offers hope that EA can achieve better things in the future.
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Xbox 360Digital Spy
All in all, Need For Speed: Undercover falls somewhere in the middle of the racing game genre (and the Need For Speed series for that matter). It's not the best racer out there and it's not the worst. If you are aching for some arcade racing thrills this year, titles such as Burnout Paradise or Midnight Club: Los Angeles are the way to go. Perhaps with the inevitable thirteenth instalment Black Box will get it right, but if it continues to radically overhaul the mechanics instead of fine tuning the good bits and scrapping the bad then Need For Speed will carry on dividing fans and critics for years to come.
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Xbox 360Jeuxvideo.com
La série s'est enterrée les pieds avec ProStreet et continue de creuser avec Undercover. Le jeu est loin d'être une daube infâme et possède quelques qualités qui méritent qu'on s'y attarde, ne serait-ce que pour goûter à une poignée de courses-poursuites ou duels sur autoroutes. Mais dans cet état de finition, difficile de conseiller ce nouveau Need For Speed, peu inspiré. Les fans invétérés de Most Wanted lui trouveront pourtant suffisamment de charme pour succomber, en attendant que la franchise parvienne à se renouveler.
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Xbox 360G4 TV: X-Play
Need for Speed: Undercover is a game that both satisfies and disappoints on a regular basis. While the chases provide top-notch thrills and spills, you can’t help but feel like you’ve just done it too many times to really care anymore. There are plenty of events and races to complete, and the story keeps you from having to cruise around the bland city by pushing you from objective to objective, both of which should keep casual players happy. As for the online multiplayer, it’s light on options and gets old fast. However, as a sheer vehicle for quick and enjoyable vehicular thrills, Undercover is a decent title that only just fills that need for speed.
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Xbox 360videogamer.com
We had extremely high hopes for Need for Speed Undercover, not to be a ground breaking game, but something that was highly polished and a great deal of fun. After EA's recent run of quality, it came as quite a shock that Undercover simply doesn't feel ready. The in-game performance is frankly terrible and one of the main event types is deeply flawed. We can't deny that there's still fun to be had here, especially in the highway battles (and with some of the dialogue), but we simply can't recommend a game that performs so poorly that it's at times unplayable.
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Xbox 360PTGamers
Undercover pode ser considerado uma sequela espiritual de Most Wanted, mas não tem o mesmo impacto, tampouco o seu interesse. Depois de muitas horas a jogar este novo título de condução ficamos com a ideia de algo mal cozinhado. Os modos de jogo não são intensos, chegam a ser aborrecidos, e os bólides, apesar de extremamente bem detalhados não oferecem aquela sensação de condução que já obtivemos em capítulos anteriores. Veja-se o trabalho notável da Criterion em Burnout Paradise e compare-se com este Undercover. A nova política da EA para a série Need For Speed, mantendo um lançamento anual, é entregar o trabalho a dois estúdios, cada um com dois anos para trabalhar num jogo (como acontece em Call of Duty). Mas se este for o primeiro dessa política, as coisas não começaram muito bem... Midnight Club: Los Angeles, nas consolas, é a referência dos jogos de condução árcade com vertente tuning, baseados num ambiente urbano.
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Xbox 360GameSpy
As much fun as squaring off against The Man is, though, this attempt at returning to NFS' glory days just isn't enough. You can't go home again. While Undercover looks in its rearview mirror at what worked before, Burnout Paradise and Midnight Club: LA have put the pedal to the medal and raced forward into the future of the genre. Undercover may push the nostalgia button for the NFS faithful. But substandard presentation and a host of nagging technical issues cause it to sputter across the line for a distant third-place finish.
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WindowsG4 TV: X-Play
Need for Speed: Undercover is a game that both satisfies and disappoints on a regular basis. While the chases provide top-notch thrills and spills, you can’t help but feel like you’ve just done it too many times to really care anymore. There are plenty of events and races to complete, and the story keeps you from having to cruise around the bland city by pushing you from objective to objective, both of which should keep casual players happy. As for the online multiplayer, it’s light on options and gets old fast. However, as a sheer vehicle for quick and enjoyable vehicular thrills, Undercover is a decent title that only just fills that need for speed.
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WindowsPTGamers
Undercover pode ser considerado uma sequela espiritual de Most Wanted, mas não tem o mesmo impacto, tampouco o seu interesse. Depois de muitas horas a jogar este novo título de condução ficamos com a ideia de algo mal cozinhado. Os modos de jogo não são intensos, chegam a ser aborrecidos, e os bólides, apesar de extremamente bem detalhados não oferecem aquela sensação de condução que já obtivemos em capítulos anteriores. Veja-se o trabalho notável da Criterion em Burnout Paradise e compare-se com este Undercover. A nova política da EA para a série Need For Speed, mantendo um lançamento anual, é entregar o trabalho a dois estúdios, cada um com dois anos para trabalhar num jogo (como acontece em Call of Duty). Mas se este for o primeiro dessa política, as coisas não começaram muito bem... Midnight Club: Los Angeles, nas consolas, é a referência dos jogos de condução árcade com vertente tuning, baseados num ambiente urbano.
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PlayStation 3PTGamers
Undercover pode ser considerado uma sequela espiritual de Most Wanted, mas não tem o mesmo impacto, tampouco o seu interesse. Depois de muitas horas a jogar este novo título de condução ficamos com a ideia de algo mal cozinhado. Os modos de jogo não são intensos, chegam a ser aborrecidos, e os bólides, apesar de extremamente bem detalhados não oferecem aquela sensação de condução que já obtivemos em capítulos anteriores. Veja-se o trabalho notável da Criterion em Burnout Paradise e compare-se com este Undercover. A nova política da EA para a série Need For Speed, mantendo um lançamento anual, é entregar o trabalho a dois estúdios, cada um com dois anos para trabalhar num jogo (como acontece em Call of Duty). Mas se este for o primeiro dessa política, as coisas não começaram muito bem... Midnight Club: Los Angeles, nas consolas, é a referência dos jogos de condução árcade com vertente tuning, baseados num ambiente urbano.
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PlayStation 3videogamer.com
We had extremely high hopes for Need for Speed Undercover, not to be a ground breaking game, but something that was highly polished and a great deal of fun. After EA's recent run of quality, it came as quite a shock that Undercover simply doesn't feel ready. The in-game performance is frankly terrible and one of the main event types is deeply flawed. We can't deny that there's still fun to be had here, especially in the highway battles (and with some of the dialogue), but we simply can't recommend a game that performs so poorly that it's at times unplayable.
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PlayStation 3G4 TV: X-Play
Need for Speed: Undercover is a game that both satisfies and disappoints on a regular basis. While the chases provide top-notch thrills and spills, you can’t help but feel like you’ve just done it too many times to really care anymore. There are plenty of events and races to complete, and the story keeps you from having to cruise around the bland city by pushing you from objective to objective, both of which should keep casual players happy. As for the online multiplayer, it’s light on options and gets old fast. However, as a sheer vehicle for quick and enjoyable vehicular thrills, Undercover is a decent title that only just fills that need for speed.
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WindowsClick!
Niedopracowana, nieprzemyślana, a przede wszystkim niedokończona gra, która powinna jeszcze przez kilka miesięcy pozostawać w produkcji. Spory zawód dla wszystkich fanów serii Need for Speed i jej bodaj najgorsza odsłona w historii. Unikać za wszelką cenę - nie tylko za 130 złotych. Miejmy nadzieję, że za rok uda się uratować ten cykl...
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PlayStation 3PlayFrance
Loin de la magie de la série Underground, ce retour aux sources fait du surplace avec ses épreuves faciles et calibrées, et sa réalisation générale limite indigne d'une PlayStation 3. Le manque de fluidité nuit au seul plaisir des poursuites nerveuses contre la police. On attendait plus d'ambition et de vraies nouveautés, on repassera l'année prochaine.
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WindowsAbsolute Games (AG.ru)
По игровым меркам Undercover зависла где-то на середине оценочной шкалы. Но в рамках легендарной серии это, конечно, провал века.
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PlayStation 3Jeuxvideo.com
La série s'est enterrée les pieds avec ProStreet et continue de creuser avec Undercover. Le jeu est loin d'être une daube infâme et possède quelques qualités qui méritent qu'on s'y attarde, ne serait-ce que pour goûter à une poignée de courses-poursuites ou duels sur autoroutes. Mais dans cet état de finition, difficile de conseiller ce nouveau Need For Speed, peu inspiré. Les fans invétérés de Most Wanted lui trouveront pourtant suffisamment de charme pour succomber, en attendant que la franchise parvienne à se renouveler.
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WiiWorth Playing
If the rest of the game weren't so poor, the mechanics of control, especially but not limited to the Logitech Speed Force Wireless, could be called the beginnings of a solid experience. There may be nothing upon which to build here, and the EA team is better off going back to the drawing board, but maybe they are just suffering from the ups and downs of rebuilding this heroic franchise. I hope so because in the next outing for NFS, it's going to be hard to take any excuses seriously.
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Xbox 360ActionTrip
Now, the game does bring back a bit of the old NFS spark thanks to the inclusion of cops and certain events. You are also able to play online against other players in a rather cool and entertaining team-based Cops and Robbers mode. Regardless, EA rushed this one out the door and they did a lousy job of hiding it. Consequently, the market gets a mundane, technically flawed racing game deprived of any appealing facets. Lessening the challenge is another setback, guaranteed to ward off those who appreciated older NFS games (well, those that came before Pro Street anyway).
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WindowsJeuxvideo.com
La série s'est enterrée les pieds avec ProStreet et continue de creuser avec Undercover. Le jeu est loin d'être une daube infâme et possède quelques qualités qui méritent qu'on s'y attarde, ne serait-ce que pour goûter à une poignée de courses-poursuites ou duels sur autoroutes. Mais dans cet état de finition, difficile de conseiller ce nouveau Need For Speed, peu inspiré. Les fans invétérés de Most Wanted lui trouveront pourtant suffisamment de charme pour succomber, en attendant que la franchise parvienne à se renouveler. Attention à cette version PC bourrée de bugs graphiques, sujette à quelques soucis de configuration de pad et de navigation dans les menus...
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WiiNintendo Life
When compared to other racing games available in the highly competitive genre, Need For Speed: Undercover is way off the pace. The Wii version has a lack-luster presentation with tired graphics that really doesn't do the console justice. Whilst the controls, sound and handling are good its ultimately let down by the numerous other problems, most notably the traffic appearing out of thin air.
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WiiGemakei (formerly Zentendo)
Need For Speed Undercover on the Wii is unexciting and full to the rim with bugs and lazy programming. After looking at the box art, a player would expect a thrill packed, high-speed buzz. Instead, they are met with a flawed game with little to prove that it is an adrenaline-pumping title. It is both a waste of time and money to play this game.
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PlayStation 3UOL Jogos
Embora tenha momentos de diversão, "Need for Speed Undercover" é um dos episódios mais fracos da franquia. Os pontos negativos vão de simples equívocos (como a utilidade da exploração de um mapa aberto) até a instabilidade da taxa de quadros, que deixa o game, em alguns momentos, impraticável. Para quem gosta de corridas, é melhor procurar em outras freguesias - ou na própria Electronic Arts, que é dona do excelente "Burnout Paradise". Se você quer conhecer "Need for Speed", a solução é voltar no tempo e ficar com "Most Wanted", de 2005, um dos pontos altos da série.
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Xbox 360Eurogamer.net (UK)
Despite overwhelming condemnation from the wider world then, Undercover is eventually a reasonably decent game. It's just a shame it takes so long to get there, when a simple difficulty level could have jumped the tedium.
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Xbox 360GamePro (US)
Friends don't let friends play 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 worst installment of the series in recent memory. It's the video game equivalent of test driving a brand new Lamborghini only to have the engine overheat and the tires go flat as soon as you get on the freeway. Too bad the gaming equivalent of AAA doesn't exist; that way, if you're unlucky enough to buy this game, you could get a little roadside assistance.
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Xbox 360IGN
Need for Speed Undercover is a poor game with a ton of problems, both technically and in terms of design. The open world design is completely lost as you can't actually drive to any event, many races are closed off which means no cross traffic, and it's incredibly easy. The presentation could have been good but winds up feeling totally contrived and confusing at times. The game could, and should, have been leaps and bounds better than it is. As it stands, though, there's absolutely no reason to pick this up over the likes of Burnout Paradise or Midnight Club: Los Angeles, both of which demolish it in every way possible.
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WindowsIGN
Need for Speed Undercover is a poor game with a ton of problems, both technically and in terms of design. The open world design is completely lost as you can't actually drive to any event, many races are closed off which means no cross traffic, and it's incredibly easy. The presentation could have been good but winds up feeling totally contrived and confusing at times. The game could, and should, have been leaps and bounds better than it is.
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PlayStation 3GameSpy
As much fun as squaring off against The Man is, though, this attempt at returning to NFS' glory days just isn't enough. You can't go home again. While Undercover looks in its rearview mirror at what worked before, Burnout Paradise and Midnight Club: LA have put the pedal to the medal and raced forward into the future of the genre. Undercover may push the nostalgia button for the NFS faithful. But substandard presentation and a host of nagging technical issues cause it to sputter across the line for a distant third-place finish.
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PlayStation 3GamePro (US)
Friends don't let friends play 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 worst installment of the series in recent memory. It's the video game equivalent of test driving a brand new Lamborghini only to have the engine overheat and the tires go flat as soon as you get on the freeway. Too bad the gaming equivalent of AAA doesn't exist; that way, if you're unlucky enough to buy this game, you could get a little roadside assistance.
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WiiIGN
Need for Speed Undercover is not a good game by any stretch of the definition. It has numerous technical problems, including cars that don't appear until you get close to them and a poor enough overall visual quality that it can be hard to make out the track. The open world setting is misused as many races are closed off, and the driving mechanics on the whole are uninspired.
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PlayStation 2IGN
Need for Speed Undercover is not a good game by any stretch of the definition. It has numerous technical problems, including cars that don't appear until you get close to them and a poor enough overall visual quality that it can be hard to make out the track. The open world setting is misused as many races are closed off, and the driving mechanics on the whole are uninspired.
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WiiCheat Code Central
As racing games go, Need for Speed Undercover is a weak offering. The Wii controls offer nothing particularly interesting (though it's worth noting that the game is compatible with the Wii wheel accessory and Logitech Speed Force Wheel) and even four-player multiplayer does little to relieve the game's significant problems. If you're looking for a great open-world racing game, Burnout Paradise or the recently released Midnight Club L.A. are far better choices. Unfortunately, neither is available on the Wii. Even long-time Need for Speed fans are best served by passing on Undercover.
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Xbox 360Gaming Age
In the end, EA really needs to take a year off and build a better racing game. This port of Most Wanted that was a port of Carbon, which in itself wasn't good in the first place, is unforgivable from a team as financially stable as EA. Heck, Burnout Paradise, while not a great "Burnout-style" game, was a fantastic racing game, so how about counting your losses and just releasing one racing title and put all your money and focus on it. You will make yourself, your fans, and many gamers very happy. As for this incarnation of Need for Speed, you can just blame it on engine failure.
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PlayStation 3GameCell UK
If you’ve been read all of the preceding words then you can probably tell that I found Need For Speed: Undercover to be a hugely disappointing title. It fail sin so many departments and ticks one box as far as I can see. If you desperately need to drive a pixilated Bugatti Veyron then this is possibly your only option at the moment. This does nothing to advance or enhance the NFS franchise in any way, and visually is quite bad enough to put someone off NFS games for good.
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WindowsVgames

איך הגענו למצב הזה? זו כבר השנה השלישית שסדרת ניד פור ספיד, פעם אחת מסדרות המרוצים האהובות ביותר, מתדרדרת בעקביות- ובאנדרקאבר היא קובעת שיא שלילי חדש. אין במשחק שום דבר מהנה, וגם מה שמהנה הרוס במידה כזו או אחרת. אם לומר את האמת, רציתי לכבות את המשחק כבר אחרי המירוץ הראשון. אבל הייתי חייב להמשיך כדי לכתוב עליו ביקורת מקיפה - וכדי למצוא עוד דברים רעים להגיד עליו. אם אתם רוצים משחק מרוצים - יש הרבה אופציות אחרות, טובות בהרבה.

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Xbox 360Video Games Daily
On the whole, Need for Speed Undercover is way below par and very disappointing. The potential was here for something special, but unfortunately it fails in every regard. If you don't own NFS Most Wanted you're probably much better off going for that title and saving the rest of your money for something much more deserving.
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Xbox 360Boomtown
Need for Speed: Undercover is not the worst racer available for your console, but it's a huge letdown for a franchise that is yearning for its reinstatement at the top. EA really should have done so much better. Why not just use the Burnout Paradise engine, create a new city, slap in the NFS gameplay and call it...Most Wanted Hot Pursuit Porsche Unleashed? I'd buy it. In fact I'd buy two copies out of unadulterated joy.
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PlayStation 3IGN
Need for Speed Undercover is a poor game with a ton of problems, both technically and in terms of design. The open world design is completely lost as you can't actually drive to any event, many races are closed off which means no cross traffic, and it's incredibly easy. The presentation could have been good but winds up feeling totally contrived and confusing at times. The game could, and should, have been leaps and bounds better than it is. As it stands, though, there's absolutely no reason to pick this up over the likes of Burnout Paradise or Midnight Club: Los Angeles, both of which demolish it in every way possible.
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Xbox 360Game Revolution
Unfinished, underdeveloped racing efforts like Need for Speed: Undercover leave the acrid taste of stale engine oil and greasy do-rags in my mouth. Luckily, it’s nothing that a little time spent with Grid or PGR4 can’t wash away. Undercover attempts to return the series to its former glory, but it’s obviously lost that loving feeling. And it’s most certainly gone, gone, gone.
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PlayStation 3Game Revolution
Unfinished, underdeveloped racing efforts like Need for Speed: Undercover leave the acrid taste of stale engine oil and greasy do-rags in my mouth. Luckily, it’s nothing that a little time spent with Grid or PGR4 can’t wash away. Undercover attempts to return the series to its former glory, but it’s obviously lost that loving feeling. And it’s most certainly gone, gone, gone.