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Need For Speed Undercover

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Need For Speed Undercover is a racing game and the twelfth installment in the twenty-four-title long series of the same name.

Gameplay

Almost every Need For Speed game features the same gameplay features, and Undercover is no different. There is an open world which is permitted to discover at any time in contrary with, for instance, Most Wanted, where the environment was zoned, and the locations opened as the story progressed.
The car collisions system has become more realistic compared to the previous parts of the game, but damage remained cosmetic only with no impact on performance. However, the car may be destroyed in Highway Battle — one of the game mods.
The title features some RPG elements — wheelman points, which grants the player access to bonus levels and car parts.
The police in the game are traced by the bar at the top of the screen varying between Busted and Evade modes. The capturing of the player results in the checkpoint restart.

Plot

The game's title suggests the protagonist role in the story — he is an undercover police agent given a task to infiltrate the group of street-racers to expose them to arrest. The background behind the races is taking down the criminal gangs and cliques. During the narrative player is faced with some dilemmas demanding a hard choice of him on which side to take.

System requirements for PC

  • Supported OS: Microsoft Windows® Windows XP (SP2), Windows Vista
  • Processor: Intel Pentium® 4 or equivalent, 3.0 GHz or faster
  • Memory: 5XP: 512 MB RAM / Vista: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 128 MB or more, NVIDIA GeForce (6600 or better); ATI Radeon (9500 or better); Intel G45 Express Chipset
  • Drivers: DirectX® 9.0c (included) and latest video drivers
  • Hard Drive: 6.0 GB free space
  • Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
  • INTERNET CONNECTION, ONLINE AUTHENTICATION AND ACCEPTANCE OF END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT REQUIRED TO PLAY. TO ACCESS ONLINE FEATURES, YOU MUST REGISTER ONLINE. ONLY ONE REGISTRATION IS AVAILABLE PER GAME. EA ONLINE TERMS & CONDITIONS AND FEATURE UPDATES CAN BE FOUND AT WWW.EA.COM. YOU MUST BE 13+ TO REGISTER WITH EA ONLINE. EA MAY RETIRE ONLINE FEATURES AFTER 30 DAYS NOTICE POSTED ON WWW.EA.COM.
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Need For Speed Undercover Trailer
Aug 21, 2008
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NFS Undercover intense police chase
Jun 25, 2010
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NFS Undercover - THE END (Final Battle and Movies)
Nov 23, 2008
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Need For Speed: Undercover - Final Storyline Part & Credits - Showdown (PC)
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Need for Speed: Undercover PC Gameplay HD
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Need For Speed Undercover Customization/Tuning Car
Nov 19, 2008
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Platinum Trophy
Platinum Trophy
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Notorious
Finish 119 Multiplayer Races in any position
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Completionist
Dominate 100% of Career by beating all the track records.
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Among the Best
Won 25 Ranked Multiplayer events
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North River Expressway
Dominate the North River Expressway event
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Need For Speed Undercover reviews and comments

Translated by
Microsoft from Deutsch
I played the Game through and have to say it has made fun, but will only buy it in the sale as it is good but not great.
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Microsoft from Deutsch
Other NFS are much better. Controlls, Graphics are that cool. Music and Storyline is ok. But for me it wasnt funny so i deleted it after 20-30% ingame progress because i got bored of it. Most lame NFS all time and i played since NFS1 demo back in the 90's
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Microsoft from Deutsch
So I can say that the Game is just mega Awesome, finally a Game where I can say "Old but Gold." The Game offers varied Races. To do this, trading Is great. I also really like the Graphics of that time. This Game is mega fun For me and I can only recommend it further.
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Microsoft from Deutsch
An NFS that sent me to the good old NFS Most Wanted (that was my favorite NFS not Underground 2.) Times remembered. A free-to-drive world, tunebare Cars. An average Story, lots of Racetracks and lots of Fun! I really had my Fun with this Game and was really reminded of the good old Days. Those who liked NFSMW at the time will like THIS Game!
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Microsoft from Deutsch
A good Part of the Need for Speed Series! Not the best, but not the worst either. Rather in Midfield. I've played the Game four times now and I have to say you can play it again and again. Unfortunately, the Game looks nowhere near like it looks like it does from the Screenshots and In terms of Handling, I've already experienced better things at Need For Speed! By and large I can recommend this Game!
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Microsoft from Deutsch
Serious Bugs in Windows 10 The Game doesn't seem bad if you can judge the one Minute it runs on Windows 10 and then crash for no reason whatsoever, either in the Cutscenes or exactly at the first Roadblock. Also, there don't seem to be any working Solutions for Windows 10 Users to be found on the Web ... For all other Operating Systems, I can't speak here, but of course everyone can test the Game for themselves and return it via support within the allotted times should the Same Errors occur.
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Microsoft from Deutsch
Need for Speed Undercover is one of the worse NFS Parts on the PC. Unfortunately, the Graphics Settings are not saved and must be reset every time you restart, in addition, the Game is plagued with Crashes. The Control itself is also a major Criticism of this Game, since the Key assignment Cannot be changed by Keyboard or Controller, a Frustration moment arises so quickly. In the Campaign You can port from Story race to Story race, in addition, exploring Tri-City is not Fun as there are hardly any Side Activities in the monotonous City. Since much more of a Frustration Factor comes up in this Game I advise against buying this Game, and refer to the other NFS-Divide the Graphic and Playful offer more than NFS Undercover.
If you want to try this game on PC now - install graphic mods that will fix lighting in the game.
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