Reviews and Problems with Need for Speed Undercover
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This Racer Has A Broken Speedometer
22 September 2009
Conclusion: Concept: Race around a large world as an undercover cop in order to attract the attention of smugglers
Graphics: The overuse of bloom lighting is not a good choice, and overall the game looks unrefined and suffers from pop-up
Sound: As always, the cop chatter in the game is excellent.
Excerpt: The developers of Need for Speed: Undercover took an interesting route with their video sequences; while most games these days take advantage of the fact that we can make hyper-realistic looking computer graphics and use computer-generated graphics in their video sequences, Need for Speed:...
Conclusion: The name of the game in Undercover is open world driving and lots of it. Snuggling up to an international crime syndicate from the lowest small-time hack to the pinnacle of white collar crime, causing mayhem and winning races gets you noticed and pulling jobs gets you street cred.
Excerpt: Need for Speed has never looked likely to win a game of the year award, but for a long time it's been a fairly dependable series. You could more or less bank on EA delivering a fun arcade racer that didn't take itself too seriously, and because of this it's won a huge number of fans.
Excerpt: Who on earth is this terrible game supposed to be for? The target audience certainly isn't gamers with next-generation systems whose frame of reference will be titles like Burnout Paradise , MotorStorm and the superlative Midnight Club: Los Angeles .
Excerpt: Need for Speed Undercover has players racing through speedways, dodging cops and chasing rivals as they go deep undercover to take down an International crime syndicate. The new game heralds the return of high-intensity police chases and introduces the all-new ‘Heroic Driving Engine’ - a unique...