Need for Speed Undercover

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Carla Thornton, Common Sense Media
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Realistic console-style racing game is mostly OK for kids.

Parents say

age 9+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 8+
Based on 1 review

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Ease of Play

Little to no learning curve. Cars constantly accelerate on their own, building speed; just tilt the phone to steer, and tap and hold to screech to a stop. Lift your finger to burn rubber again.


Sideswipes, spinouts, and head-ons have realistic physics and jolting sound effects.


Win races to earn money, which you can spend on a new paint job, more nitro fuel, or other improvements, or just upgrade to a nicer ride.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this thrilling racing adventure involves some iffy characters and cop chases but the language is clean and the game is played completely offline.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byzanedroscher August 10, 2014

Need for speed undercover is undercovered

This game is a racing game that is suitable for kids 10 and up. It contains small violence and unrealistic actions which should not be done in the real world bu... Continue reading
Adult Written byDissy July 8, 2012


A visually stunning racing game set on the dark yet beautiful streets. Just you, your customized motor and your opponents. It's fast paced and intense as y... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written byMOVIE13 August 27, 2010

Is it any good?

Feel the G forces in this extremely well-done racing game. Your car constantly accelerates down city streets and winding highways to a heavy-metal soundtrack as you try to pass the other driver. Put on a "nitro" speed burst upward of 200 mph to win the race and trade your clunker Pontiac Firebird for something more tricked out. The cars are all real, beautifully-detailed models, and the courses highly realistic. Sideswipes, spinouts, and head-ons have great physics and jolting sound effects.

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