Metascore
52

Mixed or average reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 7
  2. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. 57
    Watering down an already-diluted franchise isn’t going to inspire loyal fans of the series. Weak handling, dumb opponents and basic structure combine to make a very forgettable Need For Speed installment.
  2. 55
    There's nothing exciting or notable about Need for Speed Undercover on the PSP whatsoever. The formula is essentially that of an old list-based racer with zero substance or style, faulty controls and piss-poor AI. There's no draw here whatsoever.
  3. Quite possibly one of the weakest entries in the Need for Speed franchise, Undercover for the PSP is an unexciting racing game with very little to offer longtime fans of the series.
  4. The engine sounds are good and the music is even better, but due to the lack of voiceovers and ambient music, the game is filled with lots of uncomfortable dead air.
  5. Barge-like handing and joyless backgrounds. Pass. [Jan 2009, p.104]
  6. There are a wealth of better options available - pick up "Burnout" or "Wipeout Pure", instead. [Issue#174, p.83]
  7. The worst PSP version of Need for Speed to date, Need for Speed Undercover feels like a muddled attempt to revive the spirit of past glories.
User Score
6.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 34 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 6
  2. Negative: 4 out of 6
  1. Oct 7, 2011
    5
    Now this counts for the PSP version okay? I'm not sure if the non-portable is not good, but here's what I thought of it. BAD. It's really slow, graphics suck, (though it is PSP, it's even worse) awful handling, etc. It's not nearly as good as the other NFS games. But it is ok and at least it kills time, that's what portable game are for. Full Review »
  2. MaxW.
    Jan 4, 2009
    0
    Horrible. NFS Carbon was the last playable game in this series, and you'd think that after the failure of the last NFS Whatever-it-was-called-because-it-wasn't-worth-remembering that they'd seek redemption. Instead they continued down the wrong path with Undercover, a mess of a game with speeds that evoke 8-bit memories along with graphics not too far from that mark either. Full Review »
  3. ZackW.
    Dec 1, 2008
    2
    This game on PSP is suck a lousy piece of crap! especially compaired to midnight club LA remix which i just completed. Other then Maggie Q, there is absolutely nothing worth me spending another minute driving those cardboard pieces of crap across ugly empty roads. I m so going back to my mifnight club man! Full Review »