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  • Summary: Take on the role of Chase McCain, an undercover detective armed with clever disguises. Your mission is to stifle the dastardly Rex Fury and end his crime wave in LEGO City. As players run, drive and fly through the city, they’ll use the Wii U GamePad controller as a new law enforcementTake on the role of Chase McCain, an undercover detective armed with clever disguises. Your mission is to stifle the dastardly Rex Fury and end his crime wave in LEGO City. As players run, drive and fly through the city, they’ll use the Wii U GamePad controller as a new law enforcement gadget. [Nintendo] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 52 out of 66
  2. Negative: 0 out of 66
  1. Mar 20, 2013
    100
    This is another rare game that’s far too good to be trapped on a Nintendo system.
  2. Mar 13, 2013
    90
    Lego City Undercover nails the best aspects of open world games in its own way, and with the inclusion of Lego building mechanics, it feels enough like its own thing rather than a sanitized version of an existing thing.
  3. Mar 15, 2013
    90
    Simply put, LEGO City Undercover is a blast to play. It's funny, challenging, and features tons of extra content that'll keep you busy for hours. Sure, it's got a few minor quibbles here and there but it's hard to dwell on them when everything else is so enjoyable.
  4. Mar 17, 2013
    80
    Ultimately, there are more reasons to praise and play LCU than not, especially for Wii U owners looking for something new and exclusive that doesn't involve a Nintendo icon.
  5. Mar 29, 2013
    80
    A hugely enjoyable open-world adventure which shouldn't fail to raise a smile. It would be criminal to ignore it.
  6. Mar 22, 2013
    77
    For the first time since Bionicle Heroes Traveller’s Tales didn’t have to stick to an external license, but could let their fantasy run wild in an open world. The result is a little shallow in terms of mechanics, but makes up for it with bucket loads of humor in the tradition of the early Zucker/Abrahams spoofs.
  7. Mar 13, 2013
    50
    But for parents and adults, Undercover is a less inviting prospect, even with its satirical undertone. It’s a plastic facsimile of GTA – a game that was hardly humourless to begin with, and one that has already spawned a genre’s worth of more sophisticated rivals and clones.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 60 out of 66
  2. Negative: 2 out of 66
  1. Mar 18, 2013
    10
    This is simply a new beginning for open-world games. Its not only the most innovative wii u game so far, its also the best lego game ever.This is simply a new beginning for open-world games. Its not only the most innovative wii u game so far, its also the best lego game ever. What we have here is an instant classic. It features a memorably funny story with impressive voice acting. The graphics are great considering that this lego game is an open-world experience. The wii u gamepad truly feels like a tool that enhances the experience. If this game actually does end up on the 360 and ps3, it probably won't have the unique features of the gamepad. The point is....GO BUY IT! Expand
  2. Oct 6, 2019
    10
    Really good game. It has an amazing world, fantastic gameplay and it's a load of fun.
  3. Apr 10, 2013
    10
    This game is really amazing. It's got so much content and never gets boring. The story line is awesome, it's got great humor. You gotta buyThis game is really amazing. It's got so much content and never gets boring. The story line is awesome, it's got great humor. You gotta buy this if you own a Wii U, its definitely the best game out there at the moment. Expand
  4. Oct 19, 2013
    9
    The first Lego sandbox game and boy is it good. Great voice acting, Great use of the game pad, Great music and tons of replay-ability. I'd sayThe first Lego sandbox game and boy is it good. Great voice acting, Great use of the game pad, Great music and tons of replay-ability. I'd say that the only thing bad about it is long loading times but other than that it's a definite must buy. Expand
  5. Sep 16, 2013
    9
    If you like the concept of GTA, but don't want to be a "scum-bag" character, this game offers a great alternative. Don't assume that this isIf you like the concept of GTA, but don't want to be a "scum-bag" character, this game offers a great alternative. Don't assume that this is a "kiddie" game. Yes, it is a clean lego theme, but the writing is best appreciated by someone who grew up watching cop shows and action movies of the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. There are tons of references to popular TV shows and movies from that era and the writing is as good as any that TT games has had.

    Even after you complete the main story, it is actually very entertaining to go back and get every gold brick, red brick, costume, and vehicle unlockable that you couldn't get when your character abilities were more limited earlier in the game.

    Yes, the screen loading times are very long but you just need to accept it and get over it. Think of it as a commercial break (like when watching sports) that allows you to go get drink or go to the bathroom and then you are ready for more great Chase McCain action. My only real gripe is that it does not support local multiplayer. If it had that as well, I would give it a 10.
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  6. Feb 26, 2020
    9
    The first ever Nintendo exclusive lego game surprises all of us with its uniqueness. You take part as a police man undercover, and ur missionThe first ever Nintendo exclusive lego game surprises all of us with its uniqueness. You take part as a police man undercover, and ur mission is so to find the criminal behind a lot of things. It’s an original story and not movie based. The story is really awesome and humorous, so is the levels they are all but unique and fun to revisit. The hub area is huge sadly it might look to realistic but it at least has a lot of lego like structures. However sadly you can only play as the main character, he changes outfits because he is undercover of course. But it’s sad none the less. At least the vehicle roster is awesome. Overall this game shares so much new and old and combines them to allow them to become a whole new lego experience. (4/5 Amazing Should Totally Give It A Try) Expand
  7. Jul 30, 2019
    0
    This game fails to understand what makes GTA so refreshing. This game builds an open world, but then fills it with invisible walls. TheThis 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.

    I fail to find a redeeming aspect of this game.
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