Excerpt: After nearly 15 years of arcade-style action, the Need For Speed series has finally made its sim-centric debut with NFS: Shift. Longtime fans of the series fearing a steep learning curve can rest easy because the developers have struck a nice balance between the hardcore sim stylings of Gran Turismo...
Excerpt: One and a half years ago, Need For Speed: Shift gave that series some much-needed variety with a sim-styled take on racing. It was a pretty good racer that took a little bit of something from every major racing series, in a good way, and rewarded players in pretty much countless ways to constantly...
Conclusion: The game as a whole isn't to challenging but can become pretty boring fairly quick. With this been the 5th in the need for speed series and your excepting something similar to the last one "Need for speed Undercover" you will prbably feel a tad disappointed.
Excerpt: People who know the game world a bit know that the Need for Speed series hasn’t only been immensely popular but also in its long existence got quite a number of makeovers. From Porsche Unleashed to Underground, over Most Wanted and Undercover to a still to be released free-to-play webgame.
Conclusion: For single player this game will certainly keep me busy for a long time to come. Online play... I cannot judge at this moment. I played two online races, one ent fine but the other was a lot of crashing because people used other cars as break-assist.
Summary: " Shift 2 Unleashed " is a really inconsistent game that troubles me. Some races I want to give the game a 10; it can be a resounding triumph that simulates what being in an actual race would be like.
Excerpt: drops the Need for Speed name, aggressive vs. precision points and collecting stars in favor of a more unified and sim-oriented experience. What remains is an exhilarating in-car experience surrounded by pretty basic options and features.
Excerpt: After a successful first run out, evolution II of the more serious side of the Need for Speed franchise is in its final stages of preparation. We give it a test spin in preparation for its March roll-out.