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Need for Speed: Shift
7.7 out of 10

Need for Speed: Shift

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Need for Speed Shift Review

VideoGamer.com
7 March 2010
  • Excerpt: When EA announced that it would be giving its Need for Speed games more development time to ensure the series would become known for quality, the racing community clapped politely, but weren't hysterical.
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Overall 9
9.0

Need for Speed: SHIFT

Playstation Illustrated
7 March 2010
  • Excerpt: Need for Speed: SHIFT is the latest installment of the long-running Need for Speed series and has the level of graphics one would expect of such a mature series. The environments look great and the cars look stunning; especially the Chrome finish paints.
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Overall 9
8.5

Expert Review

Game Informer
13 February 2010
  • Summary: The Need for Speed franchise has had its wheels stuck in the mud as of late. With Shift, EA abandons the arcade racing of the series in favor of a solid racing sim in the vein of Forza that offers a lot of content, from fast cars to great track variety.
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Overall 9
8.5
Gameplay 1
0.9
Graphics 1
0.8
Sound 1
0.9
Versatility 1
0.9
Funfactor 1
0.9

Need for Speed Shift (PS3) Review

411mania.com
10 February 2010
  • Summary: There is no doubt that Need for Speed Shift has room to improve. The drift racing mode needs to be fixed, there are quite a few frame rate issues and other bugs that need to be addressed and the sequel really needs more tracks.
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Overall 9
9.0

Need for Speed: Shift

Strategy Informer
8 February 2010
  • Conclusion: Need For Speed Shift does exactly what it is made for: giving any driver the experience they want in a racing game. Want to just race some cars in various tiers on easy? Great. What to turn off assistance and live on the dangerous side? Have fun.
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Need for Speed Shift Review

UGO
22 January 2010
  • Excerpt: For years, the Need for Speed franchise reigned as the king of driving games. Installments like Hot Pursuit 1 and 2 , Underground 1 and 2 , and Most Wanted helped the series become a multi-platform dynasty.
  • Pros: a more "European" racer is your cup of tea and, even if it's done you wrong, you're read to give NFS another chance.
  • Cons: racing is just a bunch of guys going in circles, cars are for transporation and "Top Gear" is where you keep your mountain bike.
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Overall 8
8.0

Need for Speed SHIFT review (PS3)

HonestGamers
10 November 2009
  • Excerpt: It’s no secret that the Need for Speed series has been driving all over the place. NFS Underground NFS Hot Pursuit NFS Carbon and NFS ProStreet were drastically different from each other, encompassing gameplay types as varied as police chases and dragster street races.
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Overall 8
8.0

Need For Speed: Shift (PS3)

EL33TONLINE
19 October 2009
  • Excerpt: When EA announced the direction for their next Need For Speed racing game, I’ll admit I was a little concerned with their aim to focus on the ‘racing experience’ and tilt the overall theme of the game towards more of a simulation approach, while still retaining the ‘jump in and race’ arcade feeling...
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Overall 8
8.0

Need For Speed: Shift

Gamer Limit
7 October 2009
  • Conclusion: Shift certainly isn’t perfect nor is it as realistically accurate as it wants to be. What it does do, however, is make you almost feel the g-forces of racing and encapsulates that adrenaline rush like no other game of its genre – this alone makes it essential for racing fans.
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PS3 Review: Need For Speed Shift

Video Games Reloaded
29 September 2009
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