Need for Speed Undercover is a poor game with a ton of problems, both technically and in terms of layout, presentation, originality, and 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 crossing traffic, and it's painfully easy. The presentation could have been good but winds up feeling totally stupid and confusing at times. The game could, and should, have been a whole lot 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. A true embarrasment to the Need for Speed series.