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In the game 'Need for Speed Undercover' for the PSP you play as an undercover cop who is trying to infiltrate a bunch of street racing smugglers. For much of the game you move through the storyline via lines of mobile phone conversation where you get told what you need to do next. The game is not bad but does use the same structure as all types of street racer games. You begin with dodgy car and as you win races and earn money you upgrade your car and improve it more and more.
One of the good things about the game is that the danger of being chased by the police is re-introduced into the equation as it was taken out of a couple of need for speed games in the series before. This has been designed as an arcade type racing game rather than a simulation so it's not always incredibly realistic. The handling of the car is not always that easy to control.
There are some of the races that are far too easy to complete and complete well. Sometimes you don't even need to brake and just let the walls knock you back into the action on the track. I didn't think the opponents computer cars were incredibly challenging either and don't put up much of a fight to you getting past them in the races. There is some variety however in which types of races you can participate in.
You can take part in Lead races where you have to make sure you stay ahead of your opponents by at least three hundred metres. Then there circuit races, sprint races and point to point races. So there are plenty of options to try out in the game if you want a different challenge.
For me the graphics are not brilliant. They are okay but it's not the best I've ever seen from racing games out there. Overall for me this is not as good as other PSP racing games like Burnout Dominator. If you can pick it up pretty cheap then go for it but otherwise I wouldn't bother and play a different racing game instead.
Need for Speed Undercover is a game by AE for the PSP. The game is the 12 game of the series. The game is based around high speed driving where you have to avoid the police and complete tasks set for you. w
When you start you will have a choise of 2 small slow cars. Once you have picked you will advance to the map screen where you will see 4 boroughs. The map is the biggest AE has done for the game. You will have one area open to race in. Once you have earned enough point this will open up a second area and so on. In each area you will have between 4 and 8 games. The games are: normal race, Elimination, wreckage, drag and a few others.
You will also earn money for each race you win these can be used to tune the car you already have or you can upgrade your car. the best cars in the game are the super fast Audi R8 or Porsche 911.
The cars are very well designed and look like the real thing. Considering this is a hand healed unit i was impressed.
I would recommend this game but if you complete it to fast you will have nothing to play.