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  • Summary: In LEGO City: Undercover developed by TT Games and published by Nintendo, players assume the identity of Chase McCain, an undercover detective armed with clever disguises. As players run, drive and even fly through the city, they'll use the Wii U GamePad as a map, communicator andIn LEGO City: Undercover developed by TT Games and published by Nintendo, players assume the identity of Chase McCain, an undercover detective armed with clever disguises. As players run, drive and even fly through the city, they'll use the Wii U GamePad as a map, communicator and indispensable crime scanner. This is the first time that the LEGO City play sets have come to life on a gaming platform and it's exclusively on the Wii U console. Expand
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  1. Positive: 21 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. May 12, 2017
    100
    If I had any complaint about Lego City Undercover, it'd be that it doesn't diverge too much (or, possibly, at all) from its original version on the Wii U. As I said up top, though, that means there are only about a dozen or so people who'll actually notice that. For everyone else, for whom this will be an entirely new, go out and grab this game ASAP, because it's well worth your time and money.
  2. Apr 12, 2017
    85
    With such a fun story, great gameplay, and the ability to enjoy with a friend or relative, you’re never short of having a good time.
  3. 80
    LEGO City Undercover is an original, hilarious, and action-packed adventure that provides ample freedom and endless activities. It is apparent, however, that despite its revolutionary features back in 2013, the remastered version shows that many elements need retooling to be on par with current LEGO video games.
  4. Apr 11, 2017
    80
    Fine port for multiple formats of one of the best (but somehow ignored) action adventure games for the Wii U. Charming fun for one or two players.
  5. May 18, 2017
    80
    LEGO City Undercover is a slap-happy LEGO GTA. This 2017 remaster of the 2014 Wii U exclusive now introduces the originally absent co-op play, while also jumping onto the Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Easily my favorite LEGO game in years.
  6. Apr 13, 2017
    75
    This brand new version is undoubtedly the most recommended for everybody who wants to live an open world adventure in a LEGO environment. Playing in handheld mode is fun, but the frame rate problems are so heavy in certain moments.
  7. Apr 6, 2017
    60
    It's easy to see why some would outright dismiss LEGO City Undercover purely on the basis of it being a LEGO game. The formula has gotten a bit too stale over the years, so if you're looking for something fresh in the LEGO universe, Chase McCain's adventure won't satisfy you. But if you're still interested in some brick hunting and cop action - and you can look past some awful load times - then LEGO City Undercover will serve you nicely. Its charm, humour, and open world nature was, for the most part, enough to win us over.

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  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
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  1. Apr 4, 2017
    10
    I had this game for the Wii U and I still have the same feeling about it today this is the best Lego City game ever made it's just funI had this game for the Wii U and I still have the same feeling about it today this is the best Lego City game ever made it's just fun humorous and it's a happy game to play Expand
  2. Apr 17, 2017
    8
    Warner Brothers and Traveller’s Tales bring us another action adventure game in their re-occurring Lego franchises, only this time it is aWarner Brothers and Traveller’s Tales bring us another action adventure game in their re-occurring Lego franchises, only this time it is a title that has been out for a while on the WIIU, but has been brought to us on the Playstation 4, Xbox one, Nintendo Switch and PC. Warner brothers and Traveller’s Tales presents Lego City Undercover.

    Story: Lego City Undercover is an action adventure game where you take on the role of a police officer by the name of Chase Mccain, making his return to Lego City after being away for two years. Upon his return, he learns that the evilest criminal in Lego City (Rex Fury) has escaped from prison and has been infesting the city with crime. So now it is up to Chase Mccain and the Lego City Police to stop all the crime in Lego City, and take down Rex Fury. You begin by just doing work with the Lego City Police, but further down the line you go undercover to work for the cities most notorious crime bosses in order to get closer to take down Rex Fury.

    Gameplay: Lego City UnderCover is an open world, action-adventure game. Think of it as Grand Theft Auto for kids and lego form, with less serious missions and cheesy one-liners and wonderful references to classic spy and cop shows like Starsky and Hutch, Mission Impossible 2 and Shaft. You have your main missions which are a lot of fun to do they are your typical puzzle solving, collecting as seen in previous Lego games, using your cop skills to take down enemy foes with kung fu and other hand to hand combat tactics, as well as free running as you traverse along the rooftops of Lego City. As you progress through the story you will unlock more outfits so you can complete special actions during main missions or are out traveling in Lego City. The main story in Lego City Undercover is one thing but there is more than enough to satisfy you in the side content section, from building super builds like call in points for vehicles, blowing up silver statues, collecting pigs and watering flowers around the city. Its all around a great experience when it comes to the gameplay.

    Conclusion: Lego City Undercover delivers when it comes to quirkiness with its jokes and one-liners, the references to the cop and spy movies is a nice touch for someone my age, because I get them. The gameplay is some of the most fun I have had in a while when it comes to the open world genre I am glad to see it does not take itself to seriously. The only thing that really was not enjoyable about the game was a number of collectibles, I mean you don’t really need 450 gold bricks to collect that is a bit too much. None the less the game is still very much enjoyable.

    Score 8.5/10
    Good job Warner Brothers and Traveller’s Tales
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    Reviewed by ICE at Gamers of the Round Table.
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  3. Apr 17, 2017
    8
    Lego City Undercover es uno de los mejores títulos que ha parido la franquicia LEGO de Traveller Tales, y lo ha hecho sin escudarse en ningunaLego City Undercover es uno de los mejores títulos que ha parido la franquicia LEGO de Traveller Tales, y lo ha hecho sin escudarse en ninguna franquicia cinematográfica famosa.

    El paso a mundo abierto le ha dado muchísima variedad, aunque sigue sin desprenderse de las mecánicas básicas de los videojuegos de Lego, que ya empiezan a quedarse obsoletas. La mejora en la tasa de frames y la inclusión de cooperativo convierten a este port en la mejor versión del título.

    Un GTA para pequeños y grandes, repleto de personalidad y cosas por hacer. Recomendadísimo.
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  4. Apr 10, 2017
    8
    Lego City Undercover
    Doing too Much
    LEGO City Undercover is an open world grand theft auto True Crime styled Lego game where you play as
    Lego City Undercover
    Doing too Much
    LEGO City Undercover is an open world grand theft auto True Crime styled Lego game where you play as Chase McCain going after an escaped prisoner Rex Fury
    Before I start this review, It’s important to note that I don’t like Lego games
    I’m probably gonna complain about things you love
    But LEGO City Undercover is easily my favorite one to date
    The charm and humor here is the best I’ve seen in a Lego game, which is surprising considering it features a unique cast of characters..
    A few parodies thrown in there…
    But there wasn’t 1 character I met throughout the journey that didn’t make me smile in one way or another…
    I was in love with the first half of this 12 hour campaign…
    You’re driving around the Lego city to each destination, stopping along your way to collect new costumes, or cars from doing time trials if you’d like… destroying and rebuilding during the campaign to complete tasks and find keys…
    And slowly you’re introduced to different undercover identities…
    This is where the games potential starts to shine, but it’s also where the game starts to fall apart…
    There are 15 chapters in total here and the missions in these chapters are mixed between in city with car chases and climbing buildings and then there’s the sections of the game that are inside of buildings…
    And this is where the game comes to a crawl.. Especially later on in the world...
    For starters... this is where you have to deal with the slow and boring combat system of reversing, mashing the o button and throwing handcuffs on enemies..
    It’s a little fun for a while, but gets old pretty fast…
    At first I don’t mind these more puzzle platformer sections of the game...
    They’re a break from the fairly small Lego world...
    This stops that world from getting boring…
    And it extends playtime as you’re switching through the different identities to throw different switches and break different items…
    I’d get to some annoying spots where the game forces you to go collect a ridiculous amount of blocks to complete a super build, which isn’t too bad since there are special blocks usually pretty close and you can use your communicator to see them in the world so you have an idea of where to go..
    But by time you unlock the color gun. .all of it becomes just so overwhelming…
    The game doesn’t reserve 2 different characters for these levels...
    which would’ve been much better
    Instead they want to throw them all in... making you constantly switch through characters to make little progress only to have to switch back to another and another and another
    The fire fighter and the color gun just became obnoxious…
    The fire extinguisher hardly works and the paint sections are just time wasters…
    Where sometimes it isn’t even about changing the color of a switch,, its painting a wall so you can climb it…
    The pacing just becomes awful in the final stretches and it ruins the charm and feel of the game completely…
    The puzzly grind is sort of what Lego games are about..
    so Lego fans rejoice…
    But in general, while this game genuinely surprised me during the first 7 chapters and had me smiling nonstop, I felt it just started wasting my time towards the end just because…
    Don’t let the final bits scare you away though..
    LEGO City Undercover is a great game full of laughs and fun even if like me, you hate Lego games.
    I Give LEGO City Undercover
    an 8/10
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  5. Mar 23, 2018
    6
    Lego City Undercover is a decent game, although not the best as far as the Lego franchise has put out so far. It offers up some familyLego City Undercover is a decent game, although not the best as far as the Lego franchise has put out so far. It offers up some family friendly chuckles, and will keep you occupied for a while. If you're under the age of 10 or a very casual gamer you'll definitely enjoy it. However, it does serve up plenty of annoyance. The vehicle handling is absolute garbage, an open world style game should have free camera control, but this does not, the fighting is way over simplified and leaves you feeling bored. The lack of options to adjust game play is frustrating. Multi-player is aggravating as when one person orders a vehicle it makes the other player freeze, and restarting challenges will make the other players vehicle disappear if they are in one. All unlockable characters (not just disguises) are voiced by Chase, spouting out the same 5 phrases which was disappointing, repetitive, and really just lazy on the part of the developers. After you beat the story there's little to no replay value as its just a drawn out grind to get arbitrary abilities, items, or achievements. On the plus side it is very fun for small children and easy enough for a 5 year old to beat. The paint gun was a terrible idea, and the fireman's water gun is a nightmare to use. If you're a gamer playing this with your kid, prepare to feel frustrated. There are definately better Lego games out there, and if you're looking for something styled like this the Lego superhero games are far better. With only a few classes it gets old fast once you realize you're hunting to unlock characters that have no special talents and all voiced the same. Mindless entertainment? Yes. But this game doesn't stand up against other Lego games. If you're a Lego fan you'll probably enjoy it, otherwise I'd say rent, don't buy. Expand