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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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Score distribution:
  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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
  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. Dec 23, 2021
    10
    i beat it on wii u and ps4 and I'm going to beat it on Nintendo switch and xbox one BEAT IT ON WII U AND PS4 AND I'M GOING TO BEAT IT ONi beat it on wii u and ps4 and I'm going to beat it on Nintendo switch and xbox one BEAT IT ON WII U AND PS4 AND I'M GOING TO BEAT IT ON NINTENDO SWITCH AND XBOX ONE Expand
  3. 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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  4. Mar 18, 2022
    8
    This game will give you a good core 20 hours of gameplay with many, many more hours to get to a full completions on most activities. It is anThis game will give you a good core 20 hours of gameplay with many, many more hours to get to a full completions on most activities. It is an open world game with plenty of things to do. We did not notice any major bugs on our play through at the start of 2022. My wife and I played through the missions on this game in co-op mode and it provided us many evenings of entertainment.

    The levels on this Lego game were easy to figure out the next step. We did not have to resort to YouTube at any point in the levels to figure out what the next step was, which we had to do in other Lego Games.

    The story is a little weak and not as interesting as other Lego games. We found our selves more interested in just completing the game than what was actually happening in the story.
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  5. Sep 2, 2019
    8
    Play in a free roaming open world Lego game in the style of a 1970's cop show.
    There are lot's of Lego mini-figures to choose from and
    Play in a free roaming open world Lego game in the style of a 1970's cop show.
    There are lot's of Lego mini-figures to choose from and customize.
    I enjoyed role playing, racing in the streets, and doing parkour throughout the game.
    The game has some fun bugs where you can go under the map just like Lego Marvel.
    My only two complaints are that there are no proper firearms and it frequently crashes.
    If it were not for the crashes I would have given it a 10 but it has become a long running problem.
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  6. Jun 16, 2019
    3
    Extremely poor frame rate ruins the games, beware!

    This game looked great until the extremely poor frame rate and jitter ruins the
    Extremely poor frame rate ruins the games, beware!

    This game looked great until the extremely poor frame rate and jitter ruins the experience in free roam.
    This is on Switch but apparently also is experienced by other users on PS4 and Xbox.
    Nintendo credited me the cost, which is he right thing to do. I have notified WB but awaiting follow up.
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