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.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (566 reviews)
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
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Helpful customer reviews
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
32.5 hrs on record
i sux at this
Posted: September 25
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Best Need for Speed game since Underground 2!!! :D
Posted: October 6
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19.4 hrs on record
This game brings a lot of new racing types which are different from old school where players just race. You have now new and exciting race types that I liked. The visuals are also good and car handling is ok. NFS Most Wanted was much better in car handling and visuals, but this game is not like that. Its just a one time playable, but nice experience game. Storyline is ok. You kind of will predict the ending. Maggie Q was hot. ;)
Posted: September 26
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19.3 hrs on record
One of the most underrated series of nfs.
It has lot of cutscenes, and nice storyline to follow on.
Only two problem makes this game underrated than it has to be.
First problem is the ridiculous difficulty on some races such as I need to beat SLR Mclaren with EVO. But it is not that big because you can get pinkslips as you clear other missions and easily collect money and buy a better car.
The biggest problem is physics which breaks the game and makes player difficult or sometimes almost impossible to control the car.
But overall great game with big open world, Which is the last nfs with STORY, COPS, TUNE UPS, and FREEDRIVE.
See what happened to NFS these days. They are just burnout series with supercars. No more storyline, unique tune ups, and thrills which really suck.

간만에 해보는데 뽀샤시한 그래픽, 스토리라인이 좋음
최고의 혹평을 받았던 게임인데 거기서 알수 있듯 굉장한 개적화와 썩은 물리엔진을 보여준다
썩은 물리엔진이 혈압을 오르게하지만 기본적으로 뽀샤시한 느낌과 오픈월드가 좋아서 할만은 하다.
Posted: October 8
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12.5 hrs on record
Craziest driving with sexiest cars.
Posted: October 16
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17.8 hrs on record
I thought this pc version of NFS Undercover is the same as PS2 NFS Undercover.
But it is not the same. I'm quite dissapointed though.
Well, it is quite a good game for me. Thumbs Up (Y)
Posted: October 7
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40.4 hrs on record
great driving game, fast cars and great road response from the vehicles. A fun driving experience, heart punding rush at times....
Posted: September 28
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4.9 hrs on record
Recycled gameplay.
Recycled graphics.
Recycled features.
Poor story...

And even after all of this, I would have STILL recommended it because it has decent replay value, and I enjoy playing Need for Speed games, even ones as bad as this.
But not only is this game sub-par, it barely even works properly.
The graphics stutter, the traffic ocasionally wigs out, the pursuit breakers sometimes don't work at all

and on top of it all, autosculpt flat-out does not work...
So the game's entire customization aspect is not even present...

So, bottom line, no. This is not worth it, even at a discount.
Posted: September 28
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13.5 hrs on record
Storyline was dumb and predictable. "Missions" were stupid, obnoxious and tedious. Not the best from this franchise.
Posted: October 5
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21 of 23 people (91%) found this review helpful
15.0 hrs on record
Most underated racing game of the past generation. Solid mechanics, great driving feel, kinda on the unglier side, but still super fun. Not as good as Most Wanted 05, but that game isn't even on Steam so this is as close as you can get.
Posted: July 31
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
9.2 hrs on record
this is still one of my all time favorite racing games and after turning everything up to High in the graphics it looks SO much better than i remember it from playing on XBox 360.
Posted: July 22
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
30.7 hrs on record
Despite the obvious issues with the game, such as sun glaring into tunnels through the walls and into your eyes, the skyboxes randomly spinning around you, and heavy police SUVs easily outrunning a Veyron, it is a fun game.

It's fun, but a bit too easy at times. Almost depressingly easy. So easy, you'd want to keep a lower-leveled car around just to give yourself a challenge.

No, seriously. Except for one time some dude in a Dodge Viper challenged me to a 1-on-1 race, I still outran him in a 1969 Camaro. Sure, it took me 20+ tries, but I did it.

And finally, children: Don't be afraid to alt+F4 the game if you're about to get arrested and you know you wouldn't be able to afford the impound retrieval costs. It's easier to spend a minute loading the game back up than it is getting enough money to get another car.
Posted: August 26
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
170.2 hrs on record
This game I played many times over very fun!
Posted: June 29
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
I love NFS.
Posted: July 22
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
14.0 hrs on record
you can go pretty fast so its good
Posted: July 7
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
need for speed for life man
Posted: July 3
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
13.1 hrs on record
Good single player game, multiplayer sucks ♥♥♥, origin is lame and finding and playing with friends in nigh on impossible, I give it a bad review just for this spent 3~ hours messing with firewall settings and router setting and still can't play with my mates,

i sign in ok to EA nations (origin) but i can't create or join any games.

If you want a single player driving game it's OK

but don't expect any help from EA or origin as i tried to contact origin for help via on-line help desk and gave up after 2~ hours wait.

Love NEED FOR SPEED but the support and on-line stuff is run by blind and stupid people.
Posted: August 30
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
very fun i could play it all day
Posted: July 24
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
24.2 hrs on record
A lot of fun to play SP on, but i'm a bit disappointed they took out the freedrive feature. There's a bug that lets you leave the track and freeroam for about 30 minutes, so we usually do that.

A fun SP game to pick up, but the MP kinda sucks.
Posted: April 30
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
22.1 hrs on record
Wait, wasn't there a storyline? Oh, right! "Storyline"! Haha!
Posted: August 4
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