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80

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8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 315 Ratings

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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: 51 out of 57
  2. Negative: 2 out of 57
  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. Dec 13, 2015
    10
    bought this game used, played it for 1h a day for 18 days and finished it. i have to say, maybe 2h of that was loading screens, but it's worthbought this game used, played it for 1h a day for 18 days and finished it. i have to say, maybe 2h of that was loading screens, but it's worth suffering for a great game like this, one that would not be possible on any other hardware. you play as a cop, and in the game your character has a tablet with a map, some other stuf and, most brilliantly, a friggin' world scanner. as in, you're sitting on your couch in front of the tv, and the game tells you you have to scan your surroundings in search of something, so you hold up the gamepad between your eyes and the tv, and now that gives you x-ray vision of what is on tv. MOREOVER, if now you stand up and turn around, or look up, even though there's no tv image there, the illusion is not broken: the gamepad continues to give you x-ray vision of what would be there if your tv were a sphere that you stand inside of -- or, rather, if you were actually a person in lego city. so kudos. this developer took the wii u concept and ran with it brilliantly. Expand
  3. May 13, 2013
    10
    A masterpiece for children, and very enjoyable for adults also, if they can adjust to a game which prioritizes the sheer joy of explorationA masterpiece for children, and very enjoyable for adults also, if they can adjust to a game which prioritizes the sheer joy of exploration (lots and lots of collectibles) and relatively easy challenges over frustrating the player with difficult tasks. A metascore of 80 is possibly correct if you are an older, experienced player and is buying this for yourself it is very easy, even if collecting everything will take a long time. If you, however, rate this title with children in mind, it easily deserves 90-100. My children (5 and 7) have played this nonstop for many weeks, and love it. As a parent, the simple controls, easy tasks and low violence means that they can play it unsupervised and enjoy it. I would reccomend every parent with a Wii U to buy this. Expand
  4. Dec 13, 2014
    9
    With nice graphics, enjoyable gameplay, smart writing, likable characters, and now implemented for the first time in a LEGO game, an openWith nice graphics, enjoyable gameplay, smart writing, likable characters, and now implemented for the first time in a LEGO game, an open world (and an enjoyable one at that), this game has got to be one of, if not the best LEGO game to date. Expand
  5. May 30, 2013
    9
    Es un juego de mundo abierto, inicias con pocas habilidades y conforme avanzas consigues más que te permiten explorar la misma ciudad pero aEs un juego de mundo abierto, inicias con pocas habilidades y conforme avanzas consigues más que te permiten explorar la misma ciudad pero a sitios que antes no podías, esto otorga rejugabilidad y variedad por los trajes que debes conseguir. Es un juego muy divertido, con el humor típico de Lego. Uso adecuado del Gamepad, vistoso gráficamente, un juego extremadamente recomendable si te gustan los juegos de mundo abierto, sino son tanto lo tuyo revísalo, aunque debes jugarlo un buen rato para disfrutarlo y reírte con su humor. Expand
  6. Mar 25, 2013
    8
    This game is by far the best Lego game yet. Ive played some of the other games in the franchise and they were really entertaining but LegoThis game is by far the best Lego game yet. Ive played some of the other games in the franchise and they were really entertaining but Lego City Undercover beats them all. Lego City is pretty much a family friendly version of GTA but honestly I like Lego City way better. This is definitely the best game available for Wii U right now. If you own a Wii U then you should definitely get this game. 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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