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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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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daltonwilliams548
( 27.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
it's a really good pc game i like it but u met not or u do like but i really love this game i played since i was little and some people out their mit haved play it in life and trust me it's a good game
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full controlllll
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 29
nooooooooooooooo
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RoadBlock
( 8.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 28
Great game one of the best need for speed games I have played:)
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THE HAT
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 26
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Tim Drake
( 17.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 19
Love NFS games
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GALLOWS771
( 3.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 17
Dont get this ♥♥♥♥. just downloaded it and it crashes right away
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TurtleBoi
( 16.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 16
In 6 easy steps I can show you what the steering and cornering is like in this game

1: Get very drunk. This will account for the extreme motion blur within NFS Undercover
2: Find or construct a table fit fit for a banquet
3: Get 1kg of cheese - the sliced pieces. Lay these out on the table leaving no spaces
4: Get 1L of Mountain Dew and pour this all over your beloved cheese
5: Now jump up onto the table
6: Start surfing across the table (whilst dabbing furiously if you generally use manual controls - this represents gearbox in game)

Enjoy !
Always practice safe driving
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BlizzardBeast42
( 66.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 16
This game rocks. Never seen anytthing better than this.
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Blaze
( 3.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 14
TFW the cops are more agressive and harded to evade than NFS 2015
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Diamondew
( 18.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 12
The physics and the racer/cop AI makes me want to kill myself.
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ryza (✿◠‿◠)✌
( 7.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 10
in my foreign car with the trunk by the engine so when i back up im frontin on you ♥♥♥♥♥s
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[SoM]Lor4nd
( 35.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 8
AweSoMe car game!
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Horror Horse
( 87.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 4
This game is awesome I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this game to people who are fans of racing games or who love Need For Speed like me or for people who have not heard, seen, or played racing games I would also recommend this game to them aswell so yes deffenetly I would recommend this game ; )
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dickgennissen
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 3
Too much recommendations for this game.
For 9 euro's not a very bad game, but not worthy of the NFS name.
Not very great graphics, gameplay or AI. Bad acting and worse story.

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dolan dump
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: March 31
nid 4 spit underground 2.5 revoov


Is it a typical tuner NFS?
Yeah, it is. Nice range of cars, more or less affordable cars, and the same tuning system straight outta ProStreet.


How does it drive?
Weird, just weird. You can tell it is pretty much ProStreet with open world, but they gave the handling cancer. I mean ProStreet´s handling was like driving Trucks on ice, but this one drives like Trucks on rails. I would rather take ProStreet.


Steering wheel support?
Kinda. You can use a Wheel if you really want, at least I did with my Thrustmaster RGT Clutch.
But it doesn´t make any difference, since you can´t really steer the car very accurate. My Steering Wheel has 270 degree turning radius and the car already fully turnt at half the way.


Graphics?
Most Wanted with better models. That weird yellow overlay you see on the screenshots up there are worse in game.


Story?
The cutscenes had Heather Fox, but still I don´t give one m8

The End?
Yes. Weird game, Weird looks, weird everything. If you liked Underground 1, you might like this. If you prefer all other tuner NFS (except the latest one), then just stick with them, this game ain´t really worth it.

pls liek und subscrub ♥♥♥.
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RipperG (灬^ ω ^灬)
( 15.3 hrs on record )
Posted: March 28
----DONT BUY IT IF YOU WANT TO PLAY MULTI ONLY----
i will be using nfs most wanted 2005 and nfs carbon as reference to review undercover (a lot) and thanks to my friend i played it again and this time i finished it .
-so first of all if you already played nfs mw 2005 or carbon you'll understand how this game work very fast , the plot is not the best in the world but kinda entertaining , you play as undercover cop trying to take down car thieves and smugglers ,plot twist here and there ( real actors just like in MW 2005 and carbon) you can get 15h if you play only the main compagne.
-big well detailed city to play and explore but it feels so lifeless , you just drive with no purpose except the races .
-graphicly is much better then MW and carbon cause they didnt port this one from the ps2 version like they did with carbon (8 years and still looking good ) and dont try the hd texture pack on the steam version it wont work
-voice acting is really good just like in the previous nfs games , perfect sound effect , but shity soundtracks ( the worst soundtrack in a nfs game yet )
-gameplay is smouth and 2 new type race, Highway Battle (my fav) and stealing cars .but sadly no steam fetures like steam chat in game and screenshot .
-the multiplayer was dead 5 years ago (EA shut down the servers since 2011) so if you want to buy this game just for the multi dont do it )
i recommend this game to gamers that want some nostalgia cause it feels just like MW2005 but with updates
7/10
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Medelijden
( 14.3 hrs on record )
Posted: March 23
Best swaying car similation, would crash into any AI car again, 10/10,
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-
( 21.9 hrs on record )
Posted: March 18
nice graphic
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Putey
( 16.2 hrs on record )
Posted: March 17
For the year that this game came out, I guess you could say that it was okay. The car customization is pretty cool, but that's about it. The map doesn't really change, and after about 5 hours you've seen all the game has to offer. Missions, Cutscenes, basically everything. The story isn't even very good, the cutscenes are like 9 seconds long and look like they was done in one take with like 2K available cash for the scenes. Wouldn't but this game unless it was on sale for like 2$.
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szysi3k
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: March 16
Does not work. Error here, error there.... 10/10 can't go past the "creating new profile" screen.
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Recommended
66.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 16
This game rocks. Never seen anytthing better than this.
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7.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 10
in my foreign car with the trunk by the engine so when i back up im frontin on you ♥♥♥♥♥s
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Recommended
16.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 16
In 6 easy steps I can show you what the steering and cornering is like in this game

1: Get very drunk. This will account for the extreme motion blur within NFS Undercover
2: Find or construct a table fit fit for a banquet
3: Get 1kg of cheese - the sliced pieces. Lay these out on the table leaving no spaces
4: Get 1L of Mountain Dew and pour this all over your beloved cheese
5: Now jump up onto the table
6: Start surfing across the table (whilst dabbing furiously if you generally use manual controls - this represents gearbox in game)

Enjoy !
Always practice safe driving
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
18.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 12
The physics and the racer/cop AI makes me want to kill myself.
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13 of 13 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
10.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 5
It does what any good arcade racing game does best. Amazing picture perfect graphics which take very little power to run, has free roam and a ton of awesome cars to choose from. The story mode is just what you need it to be,crazy chases, wrecks or just good old racing with long tracks spanning miles on end. The physics aren't as realistic but this is an arcade game, a great one at that.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
511.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 1
This is by far my favorite game to play on steam! I have no issues and I have put 510 hours into this game! Amazing!
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Recommended
15.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 28
----DONT BUY IT IF YOU WANT TO PLAY MULTI ONLY----
i will be using nfs most wanted 2005 and nfs carbon as reference to review undercover (a lot) and thanks to my friend i played it again and this time i finished it .
-so first of all if you already played nfs mw 2005 or carbon you'll understand how this game work very fast , the plot is not the best in the world but kinda entertaining , you play as undercover cop trying to take down car thieves and smugglers ,plot twist here and there ( real actors just like in MW 2005 and carbon) you can get 15h if you play only the main compagne.
-big well detailed city to play and explore but it feels so lifeless , you just drive with no purpose except the races .
-graphicly is much better then MW and carbon cause they didnt port this one from the ps2 version like they did with carbon (8 years and still looking good ) and dont try the hd texture pack on the steam version it wont work
-voice acting is really good just like in the previous nfs games , perfect sound effect , but shity soundtracks ( the worst soundtrack in a nfs game yet )
-gameplay is smouth and 2 new type race, Highway Battle (my fav) and stealing cars .but sadly no steam fetures like steam chat in game and screenshot .
-the multiplayer was dead 5 years ago (EA shut down the servers since 2011) so if you want to buy this game just for the multi dont do it )
i recommend this game to gamers that want some nostalgia cause it feels just like MW2005 but with updates
7/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
41.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 13
amazin brooooooo
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
22.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 7
Honestly, just finish the game offline and refund it
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 23
Best swaying car similation, would crash into any AI car again, 10/10,
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3 people found this review funny
Recommended
20.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 13
*Plays this game*

-Be an undercover cop who pretending to become street racer

-Still gets chased by police


10/10
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2015
alright arcade racer. nothing comes close to how awesome need for speed games were backin the day though.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
15.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 14, 2015
There's a good bit of variety and a fair story to go along withe driving, even if it is a bit short. You can choose to drive from race to race, which I find one of the best aspects of these games.

Graphics are smooth and, because of its age, it will probably work on even cheap modern hardware.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 18
Need For Speed Undercover. Intended to be a true successor to Most Wanted (The 2005 version...not Burnout Paradise 2), this game has received its fair share of hate and throughout all of these years, i never understood why to be perfectly honest. After the less then stellar Pro Street, i was extremely hyped for this game at the time and when i played it, initially i thought it was an absolute blast and lived up to Most Wanted in every way.

But again, that was in 2008. How does the game hold up to today's standards?

Well. Suprisingly well id say. Its not even close to how good i thought it was back in the day (Bare in mind, this was back when i loved racing games and i was a Total NFS fanboy) but its still a pretty exciting racer and the hate it received wasnt exactly what it deserved. It truly was the last TRUE Need For Speed, before the series would become Burnout (Hot Pursuit was basically Takedown, MW2012 is Paradise 2, as stated). That being said, lets get a few things out of the way. If your expecting a truly engaging story with memorable characters, unexpected plot twists and perfect pacing with pitch perfect acting...then just stop, like seriously. The story is completely disjointed and random. Stuff happens for no reason and characters come and go without any rhyme or reason. And the cutscenes...my god...the dialogue is without a doubt completely unbearable. Most Wanted and Carbon were cheesy, but in a way that gave it style. Here, it just feels forced...that or these people cant write or act at all. A particular character, Rose, is without a doubt the worst. Her dialogue is just the worst ive heard in awhile. Suffice to say, im sad that the story failed. The idea of being deep undercover of some kind of crime syndicate always intrigued me and EA couldve really did something here.

Anywho, enough of the story. The racing and cop chases are where this game strive off of and i feel that while its not at the heights of Most Wanted, its still good enough that you can see yourself having allot of fun with this game. The sense of speed is crazy, and the car handling is less torpedo like and allows you to casually cut corners like a pro, which goes really far into making you feel like a real bad ♥♥♥! The courses are layered out with plenty of ways to overcome other racers and you always feel like you have a chance even if the race isnt going good. Then the police chases, which is one of my personal favorite mission types, are just pure intensity, particularly when your Wheelman level goes up and the odds against you get higher and higher. Also, i love the small touch of being able to press a single button to hop into another race on the spot. It allows you to simply hop into a match without surfing into map screens and i for one love the small touch. The game is extremely easy to run too. Throwing it on max settings shouldnt be too difficult and 60FPS isnt going to be far from reach either.

This might be a preference thing, but the keyboard controls are Meh at best. You can totally work with it, as i found it atleast playable...but if you have a 360 Remote laying about, or any other form of Gamepad, id highly reccomend using it. The game feels much more slick this way and it really pays off.

Now for the things i didnt like. The AI is inconsistent to say the least. In races, expect to always see the opponents lag MILES behind you. Even towards the end of the game, this happens pretty often. Im under the assumption that you could EASILY beat this game with the starter vehicle, which is kindda sad. Then theres the "Master Races" which is the perfect showcaser of why the series frequent use of Rubber Banding is a joke. You literally have to ensure you make NO mistakes...yet even when your doing perfect, someone will be glued to your ♥♥♥ like a Magnet and side swipe you when your close to victory. You can try to rear end them but they stay glued to the road as you plumet to the side of the road in shame. At these moments, i really wish we had the progression of Need For Speed Most Wanted, where the game got more and more difficult as you made your way down the blacklist. Hell, even Carbon with its Rubbery AI had a feeling of progession. As for the cop chases...they have issues too. Dont get me wrong, they are still fun, but the Police are just too forgiving. Cops often stand back, allowing you to easily out run them, and even in the higher intervals, they give you space to escape being boxed in. Also for whatever reason, they eventually call off all their units after awhile, abruptly ending a chase. The only thing that really gets you off guard is the Spike Strips, but thats only because you never even really see them.

In the end, the game is definetly flawed. But id say its worth it. Especially now that its cheap and easily attainable through Steam. The racing is fun, and the chases can be a blast. The awful story and Inconsistent difficulty drag it down but nowhere near to the levels of a bad game. Its a solid racer and if your looking for something to play, look no further. PERSONALLY though, if you still have a Playstation 2 or a Nintendo Wii (Or a Wii U even), id reccomend hunting down a copy of Need For Speed Undercover on one of those consoles. It may not be the prettiest versions, but the AI is much better and consistent, the cars feel and handle better, the cop chases are a challenge and it just overall just feels more like a Most Wanted sequel then this version does.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 2, 2015
Brings back memories... Very good game keep it moveing :D
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2015
Fix physics
But the game is very good
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
21.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 2
Very entertaining old style Need For Speed with modern graphics and gameplay facilities
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
18.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 13
Amazing game. Love it so much. The graphics are bad but it was made in 2008. Gotta give it credit for being great~
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
61.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2015
One of the best game from NFS series, from my point of view.
Iis in Top3 NFS games, after NFS Most Wanted 2005 (no.1) and NFS The Run (no.2).
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful