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.
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.
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.
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!!!!!!
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.
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...
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.