Need for Speed Undercover is the 12th game in the Need for Speed series and was released on the 18th of November, 2008. The game features players doing illegal street races within the Tri-City Area, with a plot that focuses on the main player operating as an undercover police officer to investigate links between a notorious criminal, stolen cars, and street racers.
The game includes a larger selection of licensed real-world cars and an RPG-styled system in its main mode. It features a ‘career mode’ in which players can take on the role of an undercover police officer looking to fish out a syndicate operating within the underground street racing world.
In ‘Need for Speed Undercover,’ you are an undercover cop ‘going deep’ with the Tri-State criminal underworld, gaining their respect and trust by driving carefully and competently. To achieve this, you are required to go through a series of jobs as well as race challenges and periodically face-off with stern-faced individuals. ‘Need for Speed Undercover contains nearly all the ingredients for an enjoyable and exciting open-world street-racing game. It offers different modes, such as sprints and face-offs, solo check-point based affairs, and standard Circuit races.
The game has a sleek interface, excellent GPS event-selection, and fast travel to races. The soundtrack is quite decent, and it has a ‘four-aside-team-based’ Cops and Robbers mode, which is a whole lot of fun as it involves one side picking up stolen money while other players try to chase them, swapping sides, for the next round.
Need for Speed Undercover will have you chasing rivals a dodging cops by racing through speedways all in a bid to take down an international syndicate. The game introduces the all-new ‘Heroic Driving Engine’- a unique technology that generates incredible high-performance moves at 180miles per hour during intense highway battles. These high-stakes and high-speed face-offs will push players to their elastic limit as they struggle to fight off cops and opponents while speeding through traffic at 180 miles per hour. The game has an intelligent new A.I mechanic that delivers a realistic and high energy action driving experience. Furthermore, Need for Speed Undercover features more intelligent and aggressive cops whose sole aim is to take down the player by any means possible quickly. It features real-world damage, realistic driving physics, and signature car customization. Due to popular demand, you can now touch or tilt in order to steer.
With an unbelievable range of cars and customizations, the game includes some of the fastest licensed cars, such as Lexus ISF, BMW M6, and Audi R8. Around every corner is fresh race as you clash with local crew and cops. Drive and customize some of the most exciting cars, race the way that you want. Use Mods to enhance your car and get ahead of other racers in style. Experience the action with breathtaking graphics and intense full-car damage. You can earn speed points to unlock new cars and make a name for yourself in the ruthless world of underground street racing and escape from the cops while facing foes in intense street, drag and drift races.
With the ‘lap knockout’ feature, players compete across a circuit, with the last player at the end of a particular lap being knocked out and the winner being the last man standing. The ‘timed circuit’ feature makes it possible for players to compete across a circuit over a predetermined length of laps and time, with the player in first place at the end of winning the game.
Need for Speed Undercover makes it possible for you to upgrade cars, switch cars, and change car color/look. The graphics are excellent, and the controls are very easy to use. The game has a massive highway system and an open world of Gulf Coast Tri-Cities area, with three unique cities connected by an extensive highway system. With the ‘Heroic Driving Engine,’ you can pull off awesome moves for the ultimate driving edge. To play Need for Speed Undercover, you will need a minimum CPU equivalent to an Intel Pentium 4 3.00GHz. It can run on the PC system with Microsoft Windows, Windows XP (SP2), Windows Vista, and upwards.
In ‘Need for Speed Undercover,’ you are instructed to pose as a new street racer and join in on every major illegal street race alongside attaining infamy with the TCPBD, so as to secure entry into the syndicate. Your rivals will do everything possible to stop you from reaching your goal, but there can only be one winner. So, accelerate into traffic and thrust yourself into another level of adrenaline-fuelled driving and drifting.