IGN: Need for Speed Undercover Review

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.

Presentation - 6.0
Graphics - 5.0
Sound - 8.0
Gameplay - 5.0
Lasting Appeal - 6.0
Overall -

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TheColbertinator3470d ago

Looks like this series is officially taking a nosedive

SonyOwnsNextYear3470d ago

and to think, i actually thought EA actually was trying after dead space

Sarcasm3470d ago

Actually it took a fat nose dive with Pro street.

One of my worst game buying mistakes.

Looks like the series is officially STAYING under.

Alvadr3470d ago

Yep, I can remember the original NFS games, every one was a classic. Now they are just dragging the franchise through the mud thinking that anything that says Need for speed on will sell.

mercyless93470d ago

Criterion Games should develope the next NFS game as they do a great job and their games are not ported. I love NFS and i cant see it go down like this.

BattleAxe3469d ago

@ 1.4

Actually, the PS3 was the lead platform for Burnout Paradise(Criterion) and it was ported to the 360.

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hotrider123470d ago (Edited 3470d ago )

now, this is the 3rd review I read and all I read is poor scores and bad reviews. IGN GIVE IT A 5/10 GAMEPRO GIVE IT 2.5/10 GAMEPLAY GIVE IT 6.5/10 ONLY THING THAT WILL SAVE NFS IS HOPEFULLY IN 2009 EA WILL MAKE HOTPURSUIT 3 OR HIGH STAKES 2 ENOUGH OF OPEN WORLD CRAP. EA should really take it back to it's rooots


hay3470d ago

Gamepro gave it 2.5/5 actually.

St03470d ago

Agreed 500% hotrider12, openworld sucks for NFS games. GTA's the only game that suits openworld imo

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