LEGO City: Undercover has received its first review. Game Informer handed out an 8.5 / 10 score in its April 2013 issue.
Reviewer Jeff Cork was impressed with Undercover’s storyline, GamePad usage – except for the instances in which players must rotate the controller for 360-degree scanning – and hub elements. Cork wrote that developer TT Fusion “has absolutely nailed the best part of sandbox games.”
However, Cork felt that the game could have done a better job with its world so that players could be more motivated to participate in additional missions. Other than citizens involved with Undercover’s critical path, you won’t come across strangers on the streets in need of help.
Cork wrapped up by noting that LEGO City: Undercover “isn’t perfect, but I can’t think of another Wii U game that I’d recommend more. … It’s the most interesting and highly polished game in TT Games’ large repertoire, and it fills an important game gap.”