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Need For Speed Shift 2 Unleashed

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Overall 9
9.0

Shift 2 Unleashed review

GamesRadar
24 June 2012
  • Pros: Sim racing that actually feels fast, Being able to select from a variety of events, Fully customizable cars
  • Cons: Anti-aggressive physics can brutally punish mistakes, No rewind feature, Bad off track graphics
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Overall 9
8.5

Need for Speed: Shift 2 Unleashed

Destructoid
8 June 2011
  • Summary: I love racing games enough that I'll enjoy just about any title you stick in front of my face. That said, those games that put forth a good representation of realistic professional racing are usually my preference. Arcade-y racers are always fun, but my heart guides me to ones where I have to think about the weight of a car as I brake, or where a track's racing lines mean more than the car's racing stripes.
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Shift 2: Unleashed Review

VideoGamer.com
5 June 2011
  • 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. Because in terms of making you believe that you're sat there in the driver's seat, fingers curled around the steering wheel as the car screams around a track at 150mph, Shift 2 has no equal.
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Overall 8
7.5

Shift 2: Unleashed

Evergeek
13 May 2011
  • Excerpt: The long-running (-out-of-steam) Need for Speed racing game series from EA has enjoyed a serious overhaul and emerged as good, solid, head-wobbling fun in Shift 2: Unleashed.
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Overall 8
8.0

Need for Speed: Shift 2 Unleashed

Strategy Informer
11 May 2011
  • Conclusion: All of the above add to a fully-featured and fairly slick iteration on Slightly Mad’s initial attempt at the sim-arcade racing genre, but you get the feeling it’s still lacking a suitable hook to call its own. Forza handles better out of the box (and even after tweaking in truth), GT5 caters for its anorak-wearing Audi brigade with aplomb, and the likes of Hot Pursuit blaze an arcade trail that Shift 2 doesn’t even attempt to gun for.
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Overall 6
6.0

Shift 2: Unleashed Review

GamerNode
23 April 2011
  • Excerpt: When I sat down to write the review for Shift 2: Unleashed , I couldn’t think of what I wanted to write. Nothing I put down really was able to convey what I wanted to say. So, I figured there was only one recourse: AUDIO REVIEW TIME!!!!!! Just like other ones I’ve done, the transcription will be below the file.
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Overall 8
8.3

PS3/X360 Review - 'Shift 2: Unleashed'

WorthPlaying
22 April 2011
  • Summary: Shift 2 Unleashed builds on the true driver experience by introducing the driver's battle, an even more authentic and primal feeling of power and speed which elevates the fundamental competitive race into a struggle for supremacy against other drivers and even the track itself.
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Overall 8
8.4

Expert Review

Game Over Online
18 April 2011
  • Excerpt: The team at Slightly Mad Studios has done a pretty good job of addressing some of the first game’s problems - but not a perfect one. The massive pre-race load times have been reduced to about 20-30 seconds on the 360 version, and thankfully, unlike the PS3 version, there is no mandatory data install. However, cars still take at least a second to lead, which makes cycling through them to buy new vehicles a time-consuming chore.
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Overall 8
8.0

Shift 2 Unleashed Review

PlayStation Universe
11 April 2011
  • Summary: Shift 2 is an outstanding driving game, if not quite the "real racing" experience its slogan so boldly promises.
  • Pros: Deep and varied career mode, Superb visual presentation, especially the in-cockpit view, Excellent implementation of 'Autolog' social network features
  • Cons: Delayed handling on standard control pads, Lackluster audio, Heavy aliasing
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Overall 9
8.7
Value for money 9
8.5
Gameplay 9
8.5
Graphics 9
8.5
Sound 9
8.5
Funfactor 9
9.0

Need for Speed Shift 2: Unleashed

ME Gamers
9 April 2011
  • Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is Latest Videos Shift 2: Unleashed – Trailer, release date announced The lack of “Need for Speed” in the name of this game shows how far this it deviates from the original series. Starting off as a street racer with and arcade feel, now the game tries to make a name as a racing sim; facing stiff competition from heavyweights like Gran Turismo and Forza.
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