Crash Time 5: Undercover

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Crash Time 5: Undercover

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The final wreck of the Crash Time series, no pun intended.
Genre: Action
Racing
Platforms: Xbox 360
PlayStation 3
Microsoft Windows
Release Date: May 17, 2013
Developer: Synetic
Publisher: DTP Entertainment
Franchise: Alarm für Cobra 11/Crash Time
Previous Game: Crash Time 4: The Syndicate


Crash Time 5 (otherwise known as Alarm für Cobra 11: Undercover) is the sixth installment of Synetic's Alarm für Cobra 11/Crash Time series. It was released in 2013 for Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Why It Sucks

  1. This game removed free-roaming, meaning you can't mess around anymore.
    • It's possible to free-roam using the cheat "wannago" when you're in a race. However, it's not the most elegant way as the opponent cars will still appear, and crossing the line will eventually finish the race.
  2. The city map has been removed, making you stuck on country roads.
  3. Because free-roaming was removed, the circuit racing side missions were integrated into the main story and became obligated to progress through the story, and the circuit racing missions themselves are pretty boring and have little connection to the story.
  4. Some missions can be frustrating, such as the "evidence disposal" missions, in which you have to dump evidence and avoid the police cars picking it up.
  5. A good amount of cars were removed, those ranging from the Semir Police, the Ben Estate Taxi, Liquidator 600 and others. What's even worse is that some cars in past titles didn't even return, such as the Saphir, Tribun and Gianluca, all of which are better cars than the tasteless new supercars in the game.
  6. Some returning cars have worse facelifts, especially the Excellence V12.
  7. The PC version has framerate issues even if you have the highest settings on a decent PC that can run other 2012 games perfectly.
  8. Some vehicles remain unplayable thanks to the removal of free-roaming, those include the Stretch Limo and the BATT.
  9. Terrible voice acting in the English version.
  10. Sometimes, the voices don't match the subtitles. e.g. Ben says "Put your foot down!" when the subtitles say "Pedal to the metal!".
  11. Forgettable soundtrack.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. Improved graphics over the previous game.
  2. The subtitles now have head-shots accompanying them.
  3. Improved car sounds, the Prio Sport now sounds like a real hatchback and the Excellence V12 no longer sounds like a flat-6.

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