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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: 15 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Apr 11, 2017
    90
    An often-forgotten gem of the Wii U library gets a new lease of life on its successor, and it marks a perfect stopgap between the majesty of Breath of the Wild and the carnage of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe later this month. Minor framerate issues and higher price tag aside, LEGO City Undercover ranks as one of the very best LEGO games and an ideal portable companion.
  2. Apr 14, 2017
    82
    Lego City Undercover for Switch doesn’t offer any new content from the Wii U version, but if you never played the Wii U version, than this is an easy choice for Switch owners.
  3. Apr 7, 2017
    80
    Despite its lack of originality, LEGO City Undercover is a fun and light-hearted LEGO game which you can't help but smile at.
  4. 80
    From the hundreds of trinkets to the passersby's stupid comments, LEGO City has me smitten. I’ve finished the story and gathered a handful of collectibles, but LEGO City Undercover will stay in my Switch for a good long while.
  5. Apr 11, 2017
    78
    If you like LEGO games you can discover now one of the most original entries, but it feels like a missed opportunity to fix its performance issues and add more relevant content, particularly as a full-price release.
  6. Apr 25, 2017
    76
    LEGO City Undercover is an action-packed platformer filled to the brim with secrets and charm. Whilst the series as a whole has evolved - negating how impressive this was back in 2013 - you'll still find plenty to enjoy on its own merit.
  7. Jun 1, 2017
    58
    Lego City Undercover is a solid offering from Warner Bros. and TT Games. It doesn’t offer an experience all that different from previous Lego titles, but the jump to the Switch hardware does make it a step up from many other Wii U and 3DS Lego offerings. The game does suffer from some technical warts, but for those that never made the trip to Lego City, this is certainly the best way to experience it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 51
  2. Negative: 9 out of 51
  1. Apr 5, 2017
    10
    I have this game for the Wii U and I went and bought it for the switch again and I just wanted to say that this is hands-down the best LegoI have this game for the Wii U and I went and bought it for the switch again and I just wanted to say that this is hands-down the best Lego game you can get it's so fun and enjoyable to play the humor and it's just a happy game to play or anybody who likes any of the other Lego games I don't see any reason why you would not like this game Expand
  2. Oct 1, 2017
    9
    Absolutely crammed full of Lego universe humour and a fantastic showing of what the Switch is capable in terms of giving us a 1080p/30fps openAbsolutely crammed full of Lego universe humour and a fantastic showing of what the Switch is capable in terms of giving us a 1080p/30fps open world game in the veins of GTA but without the M+ rating.

    The only minor gripe I have with this game is that the eshop version is coming in at around €50 here but the physical card can be bought for €30-35 it's just a shame to have to pay an additional €20 for the convenience of not having to swap out game cards to play this if the digital versions cost was in line with the RRP it seems to be following right now.

    Really great game though, if you're looking for another open world that isn't Hyrule then this is well work checking out.
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  3. Mar 3, 2018
    8
    I really enjoyed my time playing Lego City Undercover. It feels like GTA and the Lego video game franchise had a baby. There is an open worldI really enjoyed my time playing Lego City Undercover. It feels like GTA and the Lego video game franchise had a baby. There is an open world to explore, and the landscape is loaded with collectibles. It's slightly different than other Lego games in that you only play as one character, but that character has many different disguises, each with it's own set of abilities. Also, since you are a police officer, you have a few gadgets to use to help you solve crimes and catch the bad guys. From a scanner that lets you ID criminals, to a grappling hook that helps you scale tall buildings, there are some really fun mechanics in this game. In addition to the new mechanics, the old Lego standby of smashing legos and rebuilding them into something useful has returned. There is something cathartic about smashing things to pieces and collecting the legos that fly all over the place! Since it's an open world, they needed to give us ways to get around, and it's a great feeling hopping in a car and exploring the city. If you would rather not drive, you can always hail a taxi to get to your destination. The Lego humor is here, and I found myself smiling frequently during my time with this game. I was impressed at how they managed to include overt jokes for children, with subtle references and jokes aimed at adults as well. Before buying this game, I had read some reviews that complained about performance, but I haven't noticed any large hiccups as of yet, and I have played quite a bit. It it supposed to be worst during co-op play, but I haven't had a chance to play co-op so I can't comment on that. The other complaint I read about was the load times. Yes, there are loading screens that appear, but they aren't terribly long. They mostly tend to occur when you enter one of the story missions. This is because many of the missions take place in separate instances designed specifically for that mission. When I was tackling the missions that take place in the open world city, I did not see a load screen beforehand. All in all, Lego City Undercover is a great addition to the Switch library, and if you are a fan of the series, you will have a blast playing it. At the current price, you really can't go wrong! Expand
  4. May 4, 2021
    8
    Great game and very fun! You arrest robbers and act just like a police officer. I also like how the game has a story line. I have been playingGreat game and very fun! You arrest robbers and act just like a police officer. I also like how the game has a story line. I have been playing this game probably around 2013 and still enjoy it to this day. Expand
  5. Aug 30, 2017
    7
    Not a bad game, nice history and graphics, a lot of secondary missions... but have serious bugs that erase your current progress, and i haveNot a bad game, nice history and graphics, a lot of secondary missions... but have serious bugs that erase your current progress, and i have had to save state every time because of them. Expand
  6. Oct 3, 2018
    0
    Absolutely abysmal game. This game fails to understand what makes GTA so refreshing. This game builds an open world, but then fills it withAbsolutely abysmal game. This game fails to understand what makes GTA so refreshing. This game builds an open world, but then fills it with invisible walls. The gameplay falls into a loop: Drive, puzzle, quick-time event, boss, drive, etc. The driving is dull, puzzles are repetitive, and bosses are simply pointless and dull. There is very little detail, and after 15 hours in the game, you haven't even touched 90% of a map, and there's no reason to explore this area. The unused areas are uninteresting unless you enjoy watching cars driving and people moving. Insane pop-ins and pop-outs, a button-bashing combat system, and overused humor. Expand

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