Full of crashes and I'm not talking about the cars
12 January 2013
Summary: This is one of the best gameplay NFS ever. Unfortunately, I cannot say the same for the program itself. This game crashes and hangs more than any gameplay time you will ever have. If you want to finish this game, stay away from the PC version. It's an exercise in frustration and disappointment. Note that even their patch does not fix the issues. My PC Specs are: 3Ghz Core 2 Extreme Quadcore, WinXP Second Edition, 8 GB memory and of course a GeForce GTX 560.
PC Version I like, could see how the console version might frustrate
14 July 2011
Summary: The first thing I noticed was some really poor car performance from vehicles that should not handle the way they did. After a few Google searches I was able to find a mod community that had addressed the issues EA would not. Not a strict sim, but that isn't what I was looking for. I'm not playing with any special hardware other than a Logitech controller. In short, if you're willing to put a little time into applying a few mods its really great.
Summary: ***EDIT*** I finally played it with my gamepad, totally frustrated all the way through. . So I finally decided to try to finish NFS Shift... . Well I must say the Graphics are really nice!! . It's NOT a SIM, not even close to a SIM! . It's an Arcade game, no doubt about that. Car crashes galore and you might as well get tough and learn to bump others off the track, because the AI cars will take you out!
Need for Speed Shift. Best racing video game I've played now.
Marcos Scaianschi, Amazon
23 June 2011
Summary: Excellent game. Need for Speed Shift. I must say it is some time I wasn't purchasing or playing a video game, so I do not have enough material to compare with this one. Probably the last racing game I've played was some Need for Speed on 2001 or 2002. But this game is a top-notch. I have a good racing wheel though, the Ferrari Thrustmaster GT which makes the experience even better. This game is full with realism. Graphics are A+.
Summary: This is a fun to play racing simulation and if you use a wheel and pedals probably good for exercising hand/eye coordination. It is fairly realistic and one can fine tune the suspension and such to improve drive performance. The game is built around earning points and stars which enable you to upgrade or buy new cars. This is really for the birds and it does not work on the version I have.
Summary: I didn't buy this game thinking I was going to get an iRacing.com experience. I understand that if you want real world racing and a simulator, it'll cost you more than this game by far. I was surprised by the graphics and detailed experience starting you out with a few short races before the competition really heats up. I had no problem getting stars and winning races but the head to head was easy to beat if you know how and hard if you don't.
Summary: this game is ok. Sorry I can't say its a great addition to the need for speed family but it is fun to play, it does kinda remind me of a few other games that downplay the performance of the american cars.
Summary: I've long been a fan of the Need for Speed series since they started all the way back in the '90's. It's been really cool watching their games progress and mature as the years went by. Shift is akin to the franchise graduating high school. They have finally put all the pieces together. Awesome tracks, a great car list, realistic handling, and just enough customization to get your fix without going overboard.