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Need For Speed Undercover: Reviewed (360, PS3)
7 September 2013
Excerpt: One of the biggest racing franchises to ever grace our consoles is back and hopefully back with a vengeance. Need For Speed Undercover, developed by Blackbox, has taken the circuit racing out of the series and gone back to its roots as a sandbox racer to try and conquer all.
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.
Summary: Need for Speed goes back to its roots with Undercover after last year’s ProStreet experiment failed pretty miserably. Undercover brings back the police chases, open world city, and arcade-style gameplay that made previous titles in the series, and in particular Most Wanted, hits.
Excerpt: Racing games have never been my forte; however they remain a genre I have enjoyed since my early days of gaming. Grand Prix for the Atari 2600 is where it all started and more recently I have become hooked on games such Forza 2 for the Xbox 360 and Motorstorm for the PS3.
Conclusion: The first score is a 70 percent that is a C- and is one point above a D+. However if the forthcoming patch delivers rock solid frame rates than I am willing to bump the score up to a 90. It is that big of a deal when you are talking about a racing game.
Summary: EA Black Box's Need for Speed Undercover is an intense action racing title taking the franchise back to its roots and re-introduces breakneck cop chases, the world's hottest cars and spectacular highway battles.
Summary: Despite its flaws,
still manages to be an enjoyable game. More importantly, it shows promise for future games in the franchise. If EA can manage to iron out the bugs, get rid of the bad and solidify the good then maybe in a few more games we can finally see a rock solid NFS game.
Excerpt: I have been a fan of the Need for Speed series for many years. In fact, seeing the Need for Speed Undercover box on my desk made me reminiscent of the days when I would play Need for Speed Porsche 2000.