Excerpt: My advice? Don't bother with any of the exterior cameras when playing Shift 2: Unleashed. Just don't. Play it as you'd drive a real car; perched behind the windscreen, head dancing to the contours of the track. Be the driver, not the car.
Summary: There's no need to shift expectations here
Pros: Intense driving action the leans towards the simulation end of the spectrum; plenty of driving assists for those who want a more arcade like experience; first-person cockpit mode puts you right in the thick of the action; loads of cars and events to try out; autolog function increases online value.
Cons: Collisions with AI traffic feel cheap and unrealistic; a few minor control issues; EA store attempts to grab money from you at every turn.
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Excerpt: I don't know if you've noticed, but the car simulation genre is starting to get a little crowded. PC gamers have been playing the hardest of the hardcore games like iRacing and Live for Speed for years, and the console crowd has been catching up with stellar releases like Forza Motorsport 3 and the...
Excerpt: I am in favour of the RPG-ification of all things. I want points for successfully waking up in the morning, points for getting my legs through the right holes in my trousers, points for not falling over and voiding my bowels on the way to work.
Excerpt: Need for Speed - Shift 2: Unleashed Publisher: EA Platform: PC , PS3, Xbox 360 UK Price (as reviewed): £27.99 (inc VAT) US Price (as reviewed): $47.99 (ex tax) Shift 2 doesn’t care about how you feel. Spun out on the last corner? Not cornering quite right? Smashed into the car in front?