Need for Speed: Undercover is the 12th installment of the popular racing video game series Need for Speed, developed by EA Black Box and published by Electronic Arts.Many race modes of previous installments are returning such as "Sprint" and "Circuit". Many multiplayer modes are also featured in side quests littered around the city in single player but there are no "Drift" events as there were in some other NFS games
The game's story mode sets the player in the story as a police officer going undercover into the criminal underground of Tri-City, a fictional city where the game is set. Players take on dangerous jobs and compete in races in order to infiltrate and take down a ruthless international crime smuggling syndicate of street racers and car thieves. The player's only contact to the police is federal handler Chase Linh, played by Maggie Q. Another named police officer is Lt. Jack M. Keller played by Paul Pape.A video shows the player evading capture from the Tri-City Police Department (TCPD). The player was aided by detective Chase Linh. As well, seven criminal characters named Carmen Mendez played by singer and actress Christina Milian, Chau Wu, Gregory "G-Mac" MacDonald (a former undercover police officer from the TCPD who's gone native, played by actor David Rees Snell, of the television series "The Shield"), Rose Largo played by actress Heather Fox, Hector Maio played by actor Kurt Caceres (of the television series "Prison Break)", Brad "Nickel" Rogers played by actor Lawrence B. Adisa , and Zack Maio played by actor Joshua Alba (brother of actress Jessica Alba) have been introduced. There are three other characters to note: Jonathon Cross is listed as an acquaintance to "G-Mac", yet not much is known about him at this time; and Isabel "Izzy" Diaz, one of the "Blacklist" members in Most Wanted, and Caleb Reece, the main antagonist in Underground 2, are listed as acquaintances to Hector Maio.
System requirements (Minimum system requirements):
Windows XP or Vista with latest service pack installedIntel Pentium 4 (or equivalent) CPU running at 2.8GHz or higher (3.0GHz if running Windows Vista)1GB RAMGeforce 6500, Radeon 9500 or better DirectX compliant video card with Pixel shader 2.0 or above (AGP and PCIe only) using a supported chipsetDirectX compatible sound card8X or faster DVD Drive5.5 GB of HD space required to install gameTo play online a network card is required for broadband connectivity