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Lego City: Undercover Review

Posted: 21 months ago, last updated 11 days ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Lego City Undercover offers an open world to explore. While most Lego games have an open-world element in at least some areas, this one keeps play open throughout so that children can enjoy exploring at their own pace.

It has the usual tongue in cheek approach to storytelling. Here though, rather than famous movie franchises, it's the police drama that the game is sending up for comedic value. It also pokes fun at games like Grand Theft Auto, without straying into questionable territory. As such it is a family-friendly alternative to that kind of police-crime experience.

This was originally launched on Wii U and has been ported and upgraded on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The Nintendo 3DS version is a slightly cut down experience but still offers an impressive open-world Lego game that you can play on the go.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Release Date: 04/04/2017

Price: 66% off

Platforms: 3DS and 2DS, PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Adventure, Fighting, Narrative, Open World and Shooting

Developer: TT Games (@TTGames)

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 16 hours and 22 hours to complete.
 
Players: You can play with 2 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online. On PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch you can do this with two players.

CostsCosts

Lego City: Undercover usually costs £15.99 to £49.99. 

Lego City Undercover: The Chase Begins

Switch Store 2DS|3DS £15.99

Lego City: Undercover

 
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game was rated PEGI 7 for non-realistic violence in a child-friendly setting or context. It is not suitable for persons under 7 years of age.

In the US, ESRB state: Players use an assortment of "cartoony" firearms (over-sized lasers/blasters, and pistols) to stun enemies or douse them in colour; players can also grab or throw enemies to the ground in hand-to-hand combat. In some driving sequences, players can slam into fleeing vehicles, causing them to break apart into Lego pieces. A handful of sequences depict slapstick-style and bathroom humour: characters emitting flatulence; bird droppings falling on a character's head; a character getting kicked in the crotch.

Skill Rating

10+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. This skews a little older than other Lego games with the city theme. You need to do a bit more running around from mission to mission, and the lack of super-hero, Harry Potter or Star Wars incentive to progress means that players need to have more robust inquisitiveness.

AccessibilityAccessibility

We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Lego City: Undercover Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@TTGames) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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