Xbox Live's Deal of the Week gets you gaming on the cheap. Every Wednesday a new game goes on sale and the discount stays in effect until the new Deal is released.
This week's Deal is Need for Speed™ Undercover by Electronic Arts. Following another racing game that was released last week, this iteration of the popular gaming franchise has seen a discount to a matching price. Unfortunately while the price is better than usual, the game isn't. In fact, Need for Speed was a launch title for Windows Phone 7 and hasn't been updated since it was released on October 10, 2010. That's nearly two years ago, not to mention that EA didn't even bother updating the game to support Mango fast app switching. The game has been well-received by gamers, garnering a 4-star average rating out of 1300+ user reviews, but honestly you'd probably be better off waiting for the next Need for Speed to come to Windows Phone (whenever that will be).
Here's the official description of the game:
REAL CARS! REAL FAST! DESIGNED JUST FOR WINDOWS PHONE 7. Enabled for Xbox LIVE®, earn achievements and track leaderboards as you power 20 of the world’s hottest high-performance cars through 24 undercover missions and 8 challenging modes of hot-pursuit action!
XBOX LIVE ENABLED! SEE WHO’S THE REAL DEAL Use your existing Xbox LIVE Gamertag or create a new one via the Windows Phone 7 main menu to track achievements and access leaderboards for this Need for Speed Undercover game.
• TRACK UP TO 10 ACHIEVEMENTS – Acquire cars, unlock tracks, snag a bounty over $1,000, and more. Reach milestones, complete goals, and get up to 200 Gamerscore points!
• ACCESS DOZENS OF WEEKLY, MONTHLY, AND LIFETIME LEADERBOARDS – See where your driving skills rank you against friends and racers around the world. See who’s got the fastest times, the best style scores, and the biggest accumulation of bounty.
• SHOWCASE YOUR AVATAR – Proudly display your Xbox LIVE avatar next to your high scores.
FACE CHALLENGING RACE MODES AND MISSIONS
Race through Head-to-Head action, Highway Battle, and Cop Takeout. Go undercover in 24 covert missions at the wheels of some of the most awesome automobiles imaginable.
IMMERSE YOURSELF IN EYE-POPPING RACING ENVIRONMENTS The maxed out 800x480 resolution for Windows Phone 7 will put your senses into overdrive. Push yourself to the limit as you burn through exhilarating cityscapes, snaking countrysides, and gritty seaside docks. Sweeping camera angles and gnarly impact-crash sound effects heighten the adrenaline-fueled intensity.
TRICK OUT YOUR RIDE Customize your vehicle with aftermarket spoilers, multiple wheel options, cool body kits, and paint schemes. Earn performance upgrades and kick in extras like Boost, Speed, Acceleration, and Handling.
Need for Speed™ Undercover has dropped from $4.99 to $2.99 for the rest of the week. The standard free trial is also available.
Click on the tile or Web Marketplace link below to get the game; or scan the QR code to the right by using Bing Vision on your Windows Phone.
|Need for Speed Undercover|
by Electronic Arts