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5.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 67 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 67
  2. Negative: 23 out of 67

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  1. Jan 20, 2014
    0
    I bought this game when it's came out and it sucks! worst control, unstability cam! and too much bugs! this is worst series! even than The run! it's **** WORTHLESS! don't even take this game if it is free! donnot! you have been warned!
  2. Apr 1, 2013
    2
    The game is bad and Black Box should feel bad. There is seriously nothing good to say about this game except for the fact that it has Maggie Q in it. Other then that: the graphics are horrible (considering Burnout Paradise is a year older, they definitely could have done a much better job), the cars drive like and the catch up mechanics in this game are ridiculous. Most of the times theThe game is bad and Black Box should feel bad. There is seriously nothing good to say about this game except for the fact that it has Maggie Q in it. Other then that: the graphics are horrible (considering Burnout Paradise is a year older, they definitely could have done a much better job), the cars drive like and the catch up mechanics in this game are ridiculous. Most of the times the random filler racers are actually harder then the "boss races" which tend to be a walkover mostly. BUT the most annoying part about this game is the engine... it is just so bad I have no words for it: massive FPS drops all over the place and worst of all sometimes you just reach the end of the road and you have to wait 5 seconds for the game to load the rest of the circuit (Yes, I'm dead serious).

    Terrible game, I picked this up for €6. A part of me would say, fine for some easy trophy's but please: do yourself a favor and save yourself the frustration... it's not worth it.
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  3. Nov 6, 2010
    4
    Simply put, NFS Undercover is a broken game, the game was supposed to be an open world racer, yet you choose race events from menus. There are a host of visual and technical problems and the hollywood flavour is awful and absolutely nonsensical to the gameplay. To sum this up, this is perhaps the worst racer I've played on PS3 yet.
  4. 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 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
    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 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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  5. 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 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 theI 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. Expand
  6. 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 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 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. Expand
  7. WayneK.
    Jan 12, 2009
    1
    Over the years the need for speed franchise has been known for its high speed, high thrill game style of buying a pretty average car and modifying the pants off of it until its a miniature super car. That was until the latest version of need for speed arrived. Need for speed undercover. Well to put it simply, imagine bringing home a perfectly good looking girl, funny, good personality, Over the years the need for speed franchise has been known for its high speed, high thrill game style of buying a pretty average car and modifying the pants off of it until its a miniature super car. That was until the latest version of need for speed arrived. Need for speed undercover. Well to put it simply, imagine bringing home a perfectly good looking girl, funny, good personality, and yet when you turn the lights on, she is your nan. YOUR FUCKING NAN!! Let me start you off with a little tale of mine. My good friend Ben Dover recently purchased this calamity of a game and threw it out of the window the very next day! Now to the game! Graphics: pacman stlye Gameplay: I have seen more from a horses arse. Online: Mostly fat Americans douch bags and the occasional jappy chappy. Lasting appeal: Frankly, i get more of a lasting appeal from doing your nan doggy style! To conclude if you have £40 to blow on a game like this, you may as well visit your local brothel. Expand
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
  1. 50
    It's clear that the Need For Speed series is in need of a GPS unit so it can get back on track.
  2. The game modes are not particularly intense, and the vehicles, although very detailed, fail to offer the feeling from the best of the series.
  3. 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.