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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.


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V2.fi Dec 12, 2008 80 out of 100 80
1UP Nov 18, 2008 B 75
Jeux Vidéo Network May 18, 2009 14 out of 20 70
TotalVideoGames (TVG) Nov 19, 2008 7 out of 10 70
GameZone Nov 18, 2008 6.8 out of 10 68
Gamesmania.de Dec 05, 2008 68 out of 100 68
3D Juegos Nov 21, 2008 6.3 out of 10 63
Peliplaneetta.net Dec 05, 2008 62 out of 100 62
Jeuxvideo.com Nov 20, 2008 11 out of 20 55
GamePro (US) Nov 17, 2008 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50


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