Shane McGlaun writes: "The game offers an open world that players can drive through in any direction they want. The story mode puts the player in the shoes of an undercover cop looking to infiltrate a gang of street racers that are into international smuggling. As you expect you start the game with a not so cool car, but it doesn't take long to win a new and nicer ride after you start to work your way into the racing gang by winning events.
As you race more events, you can unlock better cars. Need for Speed Undercover has 55 licensed vehicles including the Porsche 911 GT2, Audi R8 and more. Cars can be upgraded with individual components or with upgrade kits as more events are won and more money is made."