Game details

Game:
Shift 2 Unleashed
AKA
Need for Speed: Shift 2 Unleashed
Genre:
Driving
Sub Genre:
Driving Simulator
Release Date (US):
March 29th, 2011
Release Date (UK):
March 25th, 2011
Players:
1-2
Online Players:
2-8
Developers:
Slightly Mad Studios
Publisher:
Electronic Arts
Rating:
E [Everyone]
PSU Rank:
0 of 1166 Games
PSU Rank on PS3:
0 of 0 Games
Additional Information:
Also available on Xbox 360 and PC

About Shift 2 Unleashed

Need For Speed Shift 2 Unleashed builds on the true driving experience that the NFS franchise is renown for 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. In Shift 2 Unleashed, players' hands sweat and ache as they clutch onto the controller, their pulse races from the break-neck speeds experienced through the first-person cockpit view. Shift 2 Unleashed features an all-new rendering engine with a massive graphics overhaul that puts the player in the heart of the racing action. With an innovative helmet camera view simulating the physical experience of driving at 200mph, the thrilling experience of night racing and authentic degradation of tracks and cars, this is tomorrow's sim for today's adrenaline fueled racer. Shift 2 Unleashed also incorporates the next generation of Need for Speed Autolog -- the groundbreaking network that connects friends for epic head-to-head races and compares player stats for the ultimate social racing competition.

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PSU Review Score
8.0
Avg. user review score:
6.8

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Summary

Shift 2 is an outstanding driving game, if not quite the "real racing" experience its slogan so boldly promises.

We like

  • Deep and varied career mode
  • Superb visual presentation, especially the in-cockpit view
  • Excellent implementation of 'Autolog' social network features

We dislike

  • Delayed handling on standard control pads
  • Lackluster audio
  • Heavy aliasing

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Hot off the heels of Polyphony Digital’s Gran Turismo 5, Slightly Mad Studios’ Shift 2 Unleashed seeks to speed by its esteemed competition and claim the top spot on the racing sim podium. The second installment in the Shift series — a more realistic offshoot of Electronic Arts’ Need for Speed franchise — Unleashed offers a number of superb new additions like night racing and ‘Autolog’...

Shift 2 Unleashed News

  • EA details Shift 2 Unleashed: Legends content pack

    Electronic Arts is set to introduce a host of classic cars to Shift 2 Unleashed, which include the likes of Ford Lotus Cortina and the Porsche 911 Carrera. On April 26, 2011, players will be able to download the Legends pack on PlayStation Network. The DLC will also include some classic tracks fr...

  • Shift 2: Unleashed gets launch trailer

    Electronic Arts has unboxed the official Shift 2: Unleashed launch trailer for your consumption. The racer, developed by the chaps at Slightly Mad Studios, hits stores in North America on March 29 followed by a European launch on March 31. Check out the trailer below. ...

  • Shift 2 Unleashed dated

    Electronic Arts has lifted the hood on a U.S. release date for Slightly Mad Studios’ Shift 2 Unleashed, confirming the racer will be cruising onto shelves on March 29. The publisher also pinned down a European and UK launch date for the sequel, with the game launching in those regions on Ma...

  • Shift 2 Unleashed due next spring

    Electronic Arts has announced that Shift 2 Unleashed will be skidding on to store shelves in spring 2011. As expected, Unleashed will be released for PlayStation 3, PC and Xbox 360 platforms, and is currently in the works over at Slightly Mad Studios. In terms of extra features, expect a ne...

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