Chase or Be Chased. You never thought it would turn out like this—an all-out chase where you're the hunted. And the hunter. Now you must get behind the wheel and risk everything to infiltrate a ruthless international crime syndicate and take them down.
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Mixed (67 reviews) - 62% of the 67 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mostly Positive (1,590 reviews) - 70% of the 1,590 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 18, 2008

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Chase or Be Chased.
You never thought it would turn out like this—an all-out chase where you're the hunted. And the hunter. Now you must get behind the wheel and risk everything to infiltrate a ruthless international crime syndicate and take them down. The man you're after is a maniac behind the wheel, and he's driving like his life depends on escape, which maybe it does. He's the one with all the answers you need, you will track him down. Needless to say, that fleet of police cruisers in your rearview mirror won't make things any easier. It will take all of your experience—and every ounce of skill—to outrun the law, take down the enemy, and unlock the truth that puts an end to this chase once and for all.

  • Go Deep Undercover - Race into an action-packed story of pursuit and betrayal. Take on jobs and compete in races to prove yourself as you infiltrate and take down an international crime syndicate.
  • Highway Battle - Fight off the cops and others as you take down your prey in high-speed, high stake multi-car chases. New and vastly improved AI mechanics mean more aggressive and intelligent cops focused on taking you out fast and by any means necessary.
  • Own the Open World - Tear across the massive highway system and discover the open world of the Gulf Coast Tri-Cities area, with three unique cities connected by an extensive highway system.
  • Heroic Driving Engine - An all-new game engine lets you pull off amazing moves for the ultimate driving edge.

System Requirements

    • 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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Mixed (67 reviews)
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Shaun
( 15.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Aside from crashes they never bothered top fix, there's a lot of other things going wrong here. From unskippable cinematics of the most abbrassive to watch bad storyline in gaming to the jumpy physics. Although it was still better than most of the series.
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[FaZe]XxX_SwagLord69_XxX
( 6.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
I find it very fun and enjoyable. My opinion is somewhat blinded by nostalgia though. Anywho, if its on sale you should certainly buy it.
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Gloriouskickass
( 10.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
If you want a fun game to chill or to mess around with the police and have fun this game is for you. Also it is very cheap right now so if you are going to buy it, buy it now.
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Narft
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Oh boy oh boy EA, what a bloody mess you've made...

They've taken NFSMW'05 (the good one, obviously) stripped away the decent storyline, taken away the graphics and just deleted the physics and slapped on the title of a game...

HIstory should've told you succes is found with good games, not these piles of ♥♥♥♥♥...
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REPONJA123
( 13.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Best need for speed ever!!!
Awsome car tuning and upraging
I love it!!!!!!
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Zephyr
( 4.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
I really thought i'd like this game, since it came after prostreet, but i was more than wrong. The police are WAY too over-powered, and i can't steer for sh*t. I would like a refund please.
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Hipporeno
( 8.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Let me get the elephant out of the room first, this game is what I would consider a "REBOOT." When a franchise is stale, it tries to relive the successes of yester-year (EX. Most Wanted (2005)) and sometimes it works, unfortunately for Undercover, the sales at launch say it was too late. Carbon had at least a 7 million unit sales DECREASE! Then ProStreet lost another 4 million unit sales at launch! Before you click away, this is NOT the same as bad, just for Undercover, it was a day late and a dollar short.

Gameplay:

The game tries to mesh ProStreet's engine, with Most Wanted's narrative format. This was an... INTERESTING result. We got control that was MILES better than ProStreet's, but still wasn't as great as Most Wanted (2005)'s. There are new modes such as highway battles and outruns. These do add some variety, but don't really feel, (to me), warranted. The car selection is the best of the series. We got your typical street cars like your RX-8's and Camaro's, but then you got LFA's and Pagani's, holy ****,. that is awesome!

Graphics:

This is to me, the game's key strength. The shaders look real, and the textures look superb. The car modeling and damage are so fun to see your hood fly right off your car and fly away to no man's land.

Music:

Eww, I know most people bash on this, but to me this seems like a sign of how the times can change over the course of 4-8 years. Where'd did the good jams go?

Verdict:

Yes, this game has some issues, plenty. But most are not game breaking and this game gets too much hate despite no one knowing how tight this game's development was. EA Black Box/EA Canada was split in 2007. one team made ProStreet, the other made Undercover. Knowing what they accomplsihed with only half the team makes me want to give this game 4.5 stars, but I can't. It tries to be Most Wanted 2.0, but fails in terms of gameplay design and music choices. I can only give this a 5/10, which is not a bad score, in fact, five is a middle ground. It's the most subjective score I can give it.

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zedhw977k
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
1st car, stock Nissan 240sx, can do a 90° tight corner at 140kmh...
That tells you a lot about the physics...
No comment...
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Vladimir Obama | Pvpro.com
( 13.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
GAME IS GREAT BUT BUT STEAM VERSION SUCKSSSSSS YOU CAN PLAY MULTIPLAYER WITH YOUR FRIENDS BUT YOU CANT FIND OTHER PLAYERS TO PLAY NICE STEAM VERY NICE 5/10
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Biased Sherman
( 22.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
It was cheap.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
33 of 35 people (94%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
63.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 1
Think of this game as the younger, try-hard brother of NFS: Most Wanted (2005).

It's like MW, but this time...
- Cops don't go airborne when you hit a roadblock
- It has oversteer and understeer. And everywhere-steer.
- The heat system no longer makes sense
- Crashing into traffic still counts as a "near miss" (lol)
- You can't get cars out of impound
- It's got bad music
- Physics are somewhat buggy when you do manage to get airborne
- Multiplayer servers are completely shut down

... however...
+ Feels like it's directed by Michael Bay
+ Cool graphics!
+ Visible damage
+ Well-paced story
+ Not just racing; attempt to "take down" (bust) racer criminals
+ Extensive list of "modern" cars (more or less)
+ Minimal menu-stuffing-around

Cool game you can knock off in a short amount of time. Doesn't quite retain the feel of the edgy Most Wanted vibe, but it has its replay value. 7/10
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 8
Not the best NFS game, still a good one
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
This game is good but i just got in a pursut for apparently speeding at 20 - 30 mph on a 30mph limit?!
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
32.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
This is a good arcade game.

Unfortunately it's also very easy to beat.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 10
I wish there was a "Maybe" option when it comes to recommending games, because it would be very useful right now.

Short Version:
If you've played Most Wanted (the 2005 one, not the utterly ♥♥♥♥ remake) like me; you'll probably not enjoy this game that much.

If you haven't played MW; You'll most likely enjoy the game.

More In-Depth:

Story: Honestly, not really gonna care about story, since this a NFS game. Nobody has really cared about the story in racing games. So let's just skip to the most important part.

Gameplay: Basically, this where the comparisons to MW come from. The controls are nice to drive, even with a keyboard, but compared to MW, it feels wonky almost. Especially the Speedbreaker, in MW, SB is very smooth when used and glides in and out. In UC though, it feels like the whole game just stops instantly with no flow. One thing this game DOES have over MW is the drifting. Drifting feels very fluid and nice to pull off. When it comes to speed, you feel fast, but, of course, compared to MW, it feels sluggish.

UI: Ok, this is the first complaint with the game that isn't because of MW. The UI with a keyboard is just an ♥♥♥ to use. It feels very awkward and frustrating to try and flick through the menus.

Cars: Another(and probably the last) thing UC has over MW is the cars. UC comes with an assload of cars with this kind of racing game. Ranging from muscle cars to exotics to tuners, this game has almost it all.

Again I'll say it once and I'll say it again, If you've played MW, stay away, if not, go ahead, it's only $10.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
I find it very fun and enjoyable. My opinion is somewhat blinded by nostalgia though. Anywho, if its on sale you should certainly buy it.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
If you want a fun game to chill or to mess around with the police and have fun this game is for you. Also it is very cheap right now so if you are going to buy it, buy it now.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
Very good graphics and gameplay, Also controller support works very nice!
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7 of 14 people (50%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 1
Steam version is unpatched. Buy on origin instead.
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