Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 40 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 40
  2. Negative: 5 out of 40
Buy On
  1. This port of Most Wanted that was a port of Carbon, which in itself wasn't good in the first place, is unforgivable from a team as financially stable as EA. Heck, Burnout Paradise, while not a great "Burnout-style" game, was a fantastic racing game, so how about counting your losses and just releasing one racing title and put all your money and focus on it.
  2. 40
    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.
  3. Need for Speed Undercover is a big step backwards for the series. It's almost as if the franchise has the same disease as FIFA had a couple of years ago. EA promises a lot new features but in the end there just isn't enough to justify a new game. Thankfully the FIFA-syndrom offers perspective, because after a few mishaps the franchise has produced an instant classic. That's why we keep hope for a worthy Need for Speed game in the near future.
  4. Edge Magazine
    30
    Technologically something of an embarrassment and devoid of any vitality or personality, Undercover seems a sharp downturn for one of EA’s traditional bastions of seasonal sales. [Christmas 2008, p.101]
  5. Unfinished, underdeveloped racing efforts like Need for Speed: Undercover leave the acrid taste of stale engine oil and greasy do-rags in my mouth. Luckily, it’s nothing that a little time spent with Grid or PGR4 can’t wash away. Undercover attempts to return the series to its former glory, but it’s obviously lost that loving feeling.
User Score
5.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 73 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 14
  2. Negative: 7 out of 14
  1. SnakeDoctorRaidenDoctor
    Sep 7, 2009
    0
    I have bought every FUCKING nfs title since underground came out.There is only one thing to say.IT SUCKS!Seriously.Don't you haveI have bought every FUCKING nfs title since underground came out.There is only one thing to say.IT SUCKS!Seriously.Don't you have anything else to do with your time.Thank god I borrowed it from a friend of mine(John you suck!) and didn't have to pay 60 FUCKING euros for this piece of shit.Where is the nfs experience from Most Wanted!?Where are the beautiful graphics.And I say the framerate sucks.It is like you play online with tons and tons of lag!Seriously stay away from it.STAY AWAY FROM THIS FUCKING GAME!Or...you could buy it and then burn it,hit it with a hammer and through it to the neighbours yard.I'm sure he wont like that. Full Review »
  2. timmeho
    Mar 13, 2009
    3
    I'm so happy i rented this game, i played for 20 minutes, the frame rate was that bad it gave me a headache the cars looked shit drove I'm so happy i rented this game, i played for 20 minutes, the frame rate was that bad it gave me a headache the cars looked shit drove like shit, the city also looked shit i almost thought it was the ps2 version the graphics where that bad. i honestly cant understand how they can release this game with such a poor frame rate, The game play and story also where no better i would not even recomend renting. i didn't have time to "give the game a chance" because i have so many other much better games need for speed has gone down hill since nfs: most wanted, which despite some graphical flaws was quiet fun, nfs carbon was a disaster nfs pro street was different but got boring very quick and now nfs undercover, thats strike three no more nfs games for me. Full Review »
  3. Sep 3, 2010
    3
    This is the only game in my collection that I did not finish due to bugs in the software. The game itself is not that bad at all, it is atThis is the only game in my collection that I did not finish due to bugs in the software. The game itself is not that bad at all, it is at times rather enjoyable. But the rather enjoyable is overshadowed by the many many bugs and gameflaws. The things that occur frequently: * Wen returning from menu to game the game crashes and the console has to be restarted
    * every minute or so the frame rate drops and it "hangs" for a second. Very convenient while stearing at high speed.
    * Halfway a song the music suddenly stops for a few seconds and continues * NPC cars drive through barriers and buildings
    * You drive suddenly into a void of nothingness, the car starts to blink and it returns you to someplace on the track ... Do NOT touch this if you are looking for a serious game.
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