Lego City Undercover Review

PlayStation Xbox One

Is Lego City Undercover a chip off the old Block? Time to see how it stacks up.

Story

Chase McCain, a police officer who’s been tasked with going undercover to hunt down the notorious and recently escaped criminal Rex Fury and putting an end to his city-wide crime wave.

The story isn’t a blockbuster but it does have its one liners. It also has cameos from other movies such as The Matrix, Starsky & Hutch and Shaw Shank Redemption.

The story is not as engaging as previous Lego games as they have movie tie-ins that we know and love. I commend TT Games for having the courage to expand outside of their comfort zone with original content and story lines.

Graphics

The story is set in Lego City. Its build just as the Lego City sets you find in your local toy shops. The game is extremely detailed. I know because I built some of the Lego cars and buildings you will see in the game.

Lego City Undercover, from a graphics standpoint, is what you would expect. If you played other Lego games such as Star Wars, Avengers, and Pirates Of the Caribbean, Lego City will visually be no different.

Game Play

I usually enjoy playing Lego games. In fact, I own them all. With that being said, this may be the most boring Lego game I have played to date. Sure, the story is decent, and visually, its everything you would expect, but it’s just too easy.

It’s so easy, the characters themselves give away the puzzle if it feels that you may be moving too slowly. I reviewed Lego Star Wars a while back and felt that was also too easy, however, Lego City Undercover seems to be even more easier.

I understand that it’s a kid friendly game, but what use is it if it doesn’t challenge the player to use their brain. Games are meant to be challenging. Any game that doesn’t present a challenge is just wasted time.

After completing the story mode, I started to play the game in free play to grab all the items and bricks but again, it was just too easy. So easy, that I found my self drifting off to sleep.

Lego City Undercover reminds me of kids receiving a participation trophy just for showing up to the game.

Summary

If you’re into Lego games, you may like Lego City Undercover. It doesn’t have a tie-in movie like Avengers and Hobbit, however its core concept is still the same. Just keep in mind that its way too easy and there are no brain cells needed to complete it.

If curious about playing this game, I recommend renting it or at the very least, waiting until it goes on sale for $19.99. Dropping $60 bucks on this game is highway robbery.

Good

  • Everything you would expect from a Lego game
  • Fun to play
  • Nice new build options and combat features
  • Good Graphics

Bad

  • Camera Angle issues
  • Slow Build process at times
  • Fast Travel needs improvement
  • Puzzles too easy to solve
6.5

Fair