Lego City: Undercover Review
Posted: 17 months ago, last updated 4 weeks ago.
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.
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
Lego City Undercover: The Chase Begins
Lego City: Undercover
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Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.
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.
Skill Rating: This game is enjoyed by 10+ year-olds as it's a good match for their ability and maturity. 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.
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