Summary: The Need for Speed series is a tale of 2 franchises really and that is why the widely differing reviews I think. If u are a fan of NFS: Hot Pursuit and other "cops & robbers" racing games, then you will likely not like this game because there isn't a cop in sight. U are racing on tracks and other closed courses & not in city streets with other civilian cars running around u.
Interesting take on sim racing, but NFS:Shift is no Gran Turismo
J. Cummings "Somewhere in PS2 land", Amazon
18 March 2013
Summary: So this game got down to $10, and I said "what the heck". I'm more of an arcade style racer (i.e Blur) but am trying to expand my horizons seeing as the servers will be shut down for that game any day now. The premise of NFS: Shift is to qualify and then win the NFS World Tour. There are 4 "tiers", each of which brings better cars and tougher opponents/competition. You will fall under one of two driving styles, though for me I'm always "precision" (i.e.
Summary: Look for as cheap as I got this, the graphics were amazing for being a 2009 model ps3 game on my 1080p hd Philips tv. Game is fun if you like racing games this is a must have you won't be disappointing trust me. Loved the fact you can change vies as inside the car and of course the classic seeing your own car. I'm not all in the game yet meaning i just started so i have alot to learn about it and do but so far i love it!
Summary: The game has great graphical detail, has a lot of cars to choose and can be customized (but is kinda limited compared to other need for speed games), The gameplay is unique to this game never played something similar, but i really liked it , overall a good game and its worth the price
Summary: If you like N4S games, then you'll like this. In my opinion, better suited for kids. It's not an accurate simulator, but it doesn't advertise to be either. I prefer a predictable physics engine that matches real world experience over figuring out what the software designers want me to do with my controller to mimic movement.
Summary: This game has a lot going for it, tons of cars and upgrades, a DIFFERENT (that's how I call it) physics engine. The wheel support is OK because of a blind spot (at least it has better Force Feedback than some other games), and drives well, A MUST BUY FOR THE MONEY. P.S.
Summary: i had about 6 hours of fun with this game.. i have played this game with and without a steering wheel. it is one of the most realistic driving games ive ever seen but i think thats what kills it for me... i dont want to play a game thats similar to life. i like videogames because the things in videogames you cant do in real life...thats the whole point of games like grand theft auto, and mortal kombat... but then again those games are in a completely different catagory.
Summary: I got this game for free when i ordered Need for Speed Hot Pursuit 3 months early. I also got a $20 video game credit so I was pleased with Amazon.com. This game is very much as good as Gran Turismo 5 though not as deep. The graphics and game play are realistic and challenging. I think it is a good game if you like hard core real race driving games.