If you’re a fan of the Need for Speed franchise then it might interest you to know that Need for Speed Undercover is currently going for just £9.95 on 7dayshop. According to price comparison this is £5 cheaper than the next best price of £14.95 from mymemory.
However, according to IGN, who completely ripped the game apart and described it as an all round failure, Need for Speed Underground might not be the wisest addition to your Xbox 360 collection. IGN argue that the game has no hope of competing with the likes out Midnight Club: Los Angeles and Burnout Paradise. In a damning review, they state that this is in part due to ‘its complete misuse of the open world format’ in which players are not encouraged to explore the environment in the slightest.
Matters are made worse by the fact that the open world format becomes closed during races. There are no lanes of traffic to deal with or any alternative routes to discover. On top of this the game is visually quite poor and the world simply doesn’t feel alive due to a lack of other vehicles on the road and little attention to detail.
However IGN do praise it for good sound effects and the game's great sensation of speed when you fly through the city in the likes of a McLaren F1. But these good points are unable to redeem what is, overall, a fairly poor driving simulator. However it is worth bearing in mind that Midnight Club and Burnout are substantially more expensive than Need for Speed and even though the game won't be winning any awards, for under £10, you could probably do a lot worse.
Thanks to dontdothatagain on Hotukdeals.