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Lego City: Undercover Review

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Posted: 14 months ago, last updated 10 weeks 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

Rating: PEGI 7+

Release Date: 04/04/2017

Price: 66% off

Platforms: Nintendo 2DS|3DS, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

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

Developer: @TTGames

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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

2DS|3DS £15.99

Lego City: Undercover

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

Age RatingsAge Ratings

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.

Rated EVERYONE 10+ by ESRB with cartoon violence and crude humour. 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.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Accessibility for this game is as follows:
System Settings

Nintendo Switch has some built-in features, including a lockable zoom, that can be used on all games. Windows has extensive accessibility features. Some, like colour correction, work with games. Lots of accessibility software can be used with PC games, from voice recognition to input device emulators. PlayStation 4 has a range of accessibility settings. Some are system only, some work in games (invert colours and button mapping). Xbox One has a system features, the excellent co-pilot share controls mode and adaptive controller support for all games... read more about system accessibility settings.



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