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GTA Meets LEGO in LEGO City Undercover, And it’s Fantastic [Review]

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We go deep under-blocky-cover with Traveller’s Tales’ ambitiously open-world adventure game.

Originally releasing as a Wii U exclusive in 2013, Lego City Undercover made for one of the console’s best third-party titles, and while it was a big win for Nintendo gamers, it’s great news that the open-world adventure game is now available on Xbox One, PS4, Switch and PC. And that’s because the same charm, sharp design, and unique humour has gone into these ports, which make for the best versions of the game.

Along with what made the original great, Undercover has seen a bit of a visual upgrade – and it looks good. For those unfamiliar, the game is somewhat of a marriage between the open-world scope of Grand Theft Auto, but with the intuitive and light-hearted approach of Traveller’s Tales’ other Lego titles. It’s funny, easy to play, and surprisingly deep for those looking to scratch every surface the game has to offer.

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The story won’t win any awards for originality, but it’s a tongue-in-cheek tale of crime and adventure that pokes fun at other triple-A games, movies, and is jam-packed of pop-culture references. In typical TT fashion, the characters are all likeable, and enjoying their slapstick comedy and bizarre situations they find themselves in doesn’t wear out its welcome.

Of course, the real joy of Lego City Undercover is found in its open-world, whereby players are free to explore the titular metropolis in all its brick-built glory. Playing as blocky Lego cop, Chase McCain, is incredibly enjoyable, and cruising around Lego City, solving crimes, chasing down bad guys, and being distracted by the wealth of side-quests is a familiar yet polarising experience from the likes of the crime-centric GTA series.

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Around every corner lies a new structure to either build, climb or break for studs, and variety of the environments ensures this gameplay loop sustains itself throughout its duration. Even better, the newly added local co-op mode allows allows a buddy to jump in with you to enjoy the block-tastic shenanigans.

Lego City Undercover is the perfect game for those looking for something easy-going, but that has a little edge of challenge to it. Anyone who’s played the previous Lego games will be right at home with Undercover, and any of those who missed it first time around on the Wii U will want to give it a look.

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