The story behind Need for Speed: Undercover is you're a cop working the corrupt streets of the Tri-City area who goes undercover (get it?) to bring the crime syndicates of the streets to justice. Helping you along in this quest is Agent Chase Linh (Maggie Q), as your FBI liaison, talking to you in a series of live action cutscenes. All the story stuff is live action, actually – the game having been built around a Hollywood style of storytelling. So, flashy visuals, gritty cop story, and tattooed gangsters… like The Wire, only with Need for Speed.
I'm kind of skeptical about blending an action movie with a racing game. I know they keep making those Fast and the Furious films; but they kind of suck, so I don't have an idea of what a good racing/action game would look like. Sort of like those Jesus Christ lizards – you wouldn't know it was one until it walked on water.