Summary: In spite of the bad reviews I still bought this game thinking the controls can't be THAT bad...I was wrong. I'm using the mono force wheel and pedals and trying to steer is a nightmare...almost impossible to even track a straight line...the car flies from one side to the other with minute steering corrections. Turning off steering assist in the settings helps but only minimally. Frustratingly unplayable...I gave up.
Summary: I chose to give this game the lowest possible rating because I had high hopes for it, being such a big fan of the NFS series for years now, but I feel like the disappointing experience I've just had with this game will change how I feel about buying/playing another NFS title in the future. The main reason for my dislike, is the trending term made popular by EA's Shift 2, known across the World Wide Web as 'input lag'.
Summary: Does not work on dell Inspiron E6420 Windows 7 i5 laptop, Intel 4 core i5 SSD nVidia Desktop , AMD Desktop, etc. No wonder kids bootleg games. Poor customer support, etc. Wasted hours on getting this to work on two current Dell i3 and i5 laptops, one Intel i5 Desktop and one 6 core AMD Desktop. Garbage.
Summary: I installed Need for Speed Shift 2 on a PC with a 4-core AMD PhenomII processor and Win 7, and the game did not run at all. After the so-called Installation, the shortcut on the desktop and the items in the Start menu did nothing at all. After I uninstalled the game in Control Panel and tried to re-install it, the AutoRun program brought up a screen which included a Play button, but no Install button.
Summary: This will be the last penny I EVER spend on an ea racing game.... The engine sounds are antiquated, like the old coleco and Atari games. The sound loop must be 10 - 20 years old. I was using my keyboard while waiting for my Logitech G27 steering wheel. the car would loose traction at 15-20 MPH around turns, while my opponents flew by me. I WISH I COULD GET A REFUND!