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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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.

Requisiti di sistema

    • 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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6 persone su 9 (67%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
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58.0 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 15 novembre 2015
Il gioco all'inizio si presenta come il miglior gioco del mondo, con centinaia di opzioni per personalizzare le auto, un mondo infinito da esplorare, inseguimenti, gare illegali, ma dopo qualche decina di ore di gioco incominciano i problemi e ti penti di quei 9,99 euro che ti hanno rubato.
Questo gioco è veramente uno schifo! In primo luogo se ti arrestano 3 volte con la stessa macchina te la sequestrano e non puoi più averla indietro, dopo che magari ci hai speso tempo e soldi per truccarla, decorarla, potenziarla. E credetemi, essere arrestati è facilissimo. A me hanno sequestrato la bugatti veyron, che è l'auto più costosa di tutto il gioco. Certo puoi ricomprarla, ma ti ci vorranno non so quante altre ore di gioco per riguadagnare quei soldi.
Ma fosse questo l'unico motivo per cui il gioco è brutto! Gli inseguimenti si basano solo ed esclusivamente sulla fortuna, i poliziotti non li puoi seminare perchè il gioco è programmato in modo che ti stiano sempre dietro, attaccati alle chiappe, anche se guidi una bugatti veyron, loro ti saranno sempre alle costole. Puoi solo sperare che facciano un incidente o sbattano contro qualche ostacolo lungo la strada. Ma non è finita qui, dopo un sacco di tentativi per sbarazzartene, ne spawnano a caso altri in ogni direzione, anche se fai le manovre più sorprendenti di questo mondo, anche se ti nascondi bene ne spawneranno sempre in ogni direzione. Devi solo sperare che il gioco non faccia comparire auto della polizia nelle vicinanze, è solo ed eslcusivamente una questione di FORTUNA. Questo fatto rende gli inseguimenti con la polizia estremamente penosi ed allora speri di evitare questo tipo di missioni: peccato però che siano fondamentali per proseguire nel gioco e ce ne siano un'infinità.
Le gare non hanno senso: sono di una facilità demenziale, spesso gli avversari li vedi solo alla partenza e poi li semini per dei chilometri senza un minimo di competizione. Ho fatto giocare un mio amico per la prima volta che toccava questo tipo di giochi ed è arrivato subito primo con un distacco enorme, e non avevo nemmeno comprato i potenziamenti per la macchina!! Con una ford escort puoi anche battere una laborghini e pure seminarla.
Questo fatto fa sì che ci sia uno sbilanciamento estremo nelle missioni: quelle con le gare di auto sono estremamente facili, quelle dove è coinvolta la polizia sono una tortura per i motivi che ho elencato sopra.
Il sistema dei soldi è fatto malissimo: tutto è stato disposto alla perfezione, tante auto da comprare, modificare, decorare, ma i soldi non bastano mai per tutto quello che si può fare. Tutto costa soldi, da un semplice alettone alla vernice per colorare i cerchioni. Un gioco con tantissime potenzialità ma che non possono essere sfruttate perchè non ci sono mai abbastanza soldi, un'autogol clamoroso, il gioco si è tagliato le gambe da solo.
Non continuo perchè ci sono tanti altri difetti ma mi sono stancato di elencarli tutti: un gioco veramente fatto male, uno schifo.
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11.7 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 16 ottobre 2015
Where do I start with this.

Need for Speed Undercover has been bashed, beaten & overall just despised by the entire Need for Speed community, often described as "one of the absolute worst Need for Speed games ever made". But, judging you see that giant blue thumbs up, you obviously can tell that I don't think that way.

Now, those of you who really hate long reviews (because there's gonna be quite a lengthy one ahead), here's a short pros-n'-cons review to not waste your time:

Pros:
+Can run on a toaster
+Great soundtrack
+Huge car selection
+Easy-to-follow story
+Simple controls that are even very playable on a keyboard
+Visuals are passable
+Gameplay is rather fun

Cons:
-Story is inconsistent and highly forgettable
-Visual glitches regarding the sky & the sun (sun flies from one part of the screen to the other while the sky spins in a nauseating fashion)
-Horrible racer & cop AI
-No "Perfect Start" (a prominent feature in Most Wanted, Carbon & World)
-Steam Overlay (unfortunately) does not work with Undercover, due to EA not patching out the old, outdated Steam Overlay DLLs in the game's files

Do I recommend?
If you just want a racing game where you could really care less for story & want one that can run on your toaster computer, then yes, NFS Undercover should fill that niche for you quite nicely & I recommend the game for the price it's asking.

Now then, short review done. Let's get on with the long review!

The Story & The Characters:
I'm not gonna bother with a brief synopsis of the story, since that's what the store page basically tells you. But what I will give will be my thoughts on the story. So. I think the story in Undercover is garbage. It's very sloppily put together. Some characters come & go without a proper explanation, some characters are given NO INTRODUCTION and just sort of...appear, other characters for some reason or another just swap roles mid-story, eh, you get the point. I get that it's to be expected that a racing game will have a terrible story, but back when this game was announced & being promoted like the next best thing, it tried to take itself seriously, with all the trailers & promotional videos. So, yes, the story is trash, introduces characters & gets rid of characters periodically & tries to take itself way too seriously, which is why I don't like it & find it very forgettable. It shouldn't take you more than 10 hours to beat the entire story, I, for one, beat the single player campaign in around 8 hours & now am doing my second runthrough on the Steam version of this game, just for the sake of adding in more gameplay hours.

The Visuals & Audio:
Before I move on to the meat of the review, being the gameplay, I wanna briefly go over the game's visuals. They look...passable. Now, I've had the pleasure of experiencing this game both in 1080p Ultra Settings & 360p Very Low Settings, and generally - I am impressed with the framerate. The game (for the most part) is very consistent with the framerate on newer hardware & back when my good PC was still alive & played this game for the 8 hours it took to complete the single player campaign, the framerate was crazy-stable at 60 FPS, with sometimes dropping below when there were too many cops at once, which is understandable. As for the visuals themselves, everything in the game world, including the road you drive on & the water beyond the shores looks "alright" at best. Yes, Black Box has done MUCH better in terms of visuals in Carbon & even Most Wanted, but I don't think the game looks ugly by any means, but certainly doesn't live up to the 2008 year it came out on. And the audio? The car sounds are remarkably pleasant to listen to, giving off the feeling that the car you drive FEELS like an actual car and not a freaking go-kart. The soundtrack is picked rather well & there are a handful of songs I don't like, sure, I like most of the soundtrack.

The Gameplay:
And now, we move on to the meat of the review - the gameplay. Need for Speed Undercover's gameplay tries to emulate the critically-acclaimed gameplay of Most Wanted & Carbon while trying to introduce enough new things to stand on its own. First of all - the controls are great. Every car feels very responsive & turning even with the slowest of muscle cars while using a keyboard, not a controller or wheel, felt super reliable & the car showed no signs of delayed turns or any kind of ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t some racing games usually have, which is great, as great control is what makes the game great. There are, however, a few things I really don't like about the gameplay. Gone from Most Wanted & Carbon are perfect starts, which require to get your speedometer stick on a certain part of the actual speedometer when it changes color to give your car a bit of a necessary boost when you start, unless you want to drag on for about 30 seconds, trying to catch up to your opponents. Thankfully though, Undercover's AI is built around the lack of perfect start, so it's not like they'll speed up instantly, no, they'll generally start out at pretty much the same pace as you do. NFS Undercover has a multitude of game modes, with a few brand new game modes, never-before-seen in any previous Need for Speed game, or even any sub-sequent games - Jobs & Highway Battles. Briefly about the other game modes - they're standard fare what you'd find in other Need for Speed games - you got Circuit, Sprint, Checkpoint, Outrun (making a return from Underground 2) & Police Events. About those "exclusive" game modes, as it were. First - Jobs. Jobs are essentially your character stealing a car & then driving said car to a drop-off point, meanwhile cops are after your ♥♥♥ and your goal is to escape the cops & get to the drop off point. This game mode doesn't have a time limit of any sorts, so you can breathe in relief, however - some jobs do have damage meters, which are rather easy to deplete. Highway Battles are sort of glorified high-speed canyon events from Need for Speed Carbon, just with ♥♥♥♥-tons of traffic & only 1 stage. The goal in Highway Battle is to get ahead of your opponent & lead by 300 m (or 1000 ft if you're using the Imperial system) whilist trying to not wreck your car with the insane amounts of traffic around you. These 2 exclusive game modes are generally executed very well, with the opponent AI sometimes being crafty enough to try and block your path by purposefully pushing traffic cars into you & they take advantage of every opportunity to overtake you and make your day horrible, should you ♥♥♥♥ up midway in the race. Making a return from Need for Speed ProStreet is domination, but this time - instead of completing an entire area to "dominate", dominations are handed out if you can manage to beat the developer time for each race in the game, not counting Jobs. Early game, beating the developer "domination" time is quite easy, but later down the road - it gets more & more difficult. For Customization - if you've played ProStreet & seen that game's insanely expansive customization system, then Undercover will bring nothing new and you can jump straight in. But for the new guys? I'll throw it out there right now - customizing your car (other than its performance) does nothing and won't give you any benefits like in ProStreet. They're just there if you want your car to look nicer, but be warned - if you will ever decide to play online (which will happen only if you have someone who plays this game after 7 years), your vinyls that you apply to your car will not be shown. Why? Who the hell knows, but they disabled it. I haven't spent much time in the customization menu myself, so I really can't comment on anything here.

Final Verdict & Score:
Due to the Steam Review Character limit, the rest of this review is in screenshot format.
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22 persone su 30 (73%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
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2.5 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 3 ottobre 2015
It's like Fast & Furious, but without Paul Walk(er).
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8 persone su 8 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
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5.7 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 5 febbraio
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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7 persone su 7 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
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2.3 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 24 agosto 2015
Is a good Racing game making chases through the open world is more fun :D
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