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Need for Speed: Shift (PS3)

Need for Speed: Shift (PS3)
alaScore 89

305 reviews

Aug, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 305 reviews of Need for Speed: Shift (PS3). The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other PlayStation 3 Games (PS3) for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other PlayStation 3 Games (PS3) the Need for Speed: Shift (PS3) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Brian Ekberg (

Need for Speed Shift: Exclusive Hands-On With Ferrari DLC


EA is bringing the Prancing Pony to Shift, and we've got an exclusive hands-on look.

Feb, 2010

Expert review by : James Pikover (

Need for Speed: Shift


Need For Speed: Shift completely changes NFS gameplay. Does this racing sim compete?

Oct, 2009

Expert review by : JGifford (

Need For Speed: Shift Review [PS3, X360, PC]


My dad is a car guy. He owns a red '67 Dotson, recently sold his blue '66 Malibu, and has spent days in the garage restoring a black '68 Roadrunner. Compared to him, I ride in a totally different style. To my father's perpetual shame, I instead spent...

Multilayered, expansive Career mode ; AI that has personality and style ; Settings for the expert, as well as the uninitiated

Some odd technical issues ; Drift mode can be easily gamed for more points

A simulation approach for the storied franchise results in an entry that can be enjoyable for those the genre has left behind, though there is still something here for the experts.

Oct, 2009

Expert review by : Armando Rodriguez (

Need for Speed Shift (PS3) Review


Need for Speed Shift is the game ProStreet should have been: a fun simulation racer that offers tons of replay value and a deep career mode.

Oct, 2009

Expert review by : Martin Bigg (

Need For Speed: Shift


There's no denying that, at 15 years of age, Need for Speed is becoming elderly. In its day, it was an early pioneer of racing games to feature licensed cars, and arguably one of the best, but in recent years we have seen the franchise decline into a...

Shift certainly isn?t perfect nor is it as realistically accurate as it wants to be. What it does do, however, is make you almost feel the g-forces of racing and encapsulates that adrenaline rush like no other game of its genre ? this alone makes it...

Oct, 2009

Expert review by : Danielle Riendeau (

Need for Speed SHIFT Review


The reinvention of the Need For Speed franchise.

Intense, thrilling sense of speed, accessible, satisfying racing action

Minor hiccups

Shift isn�t perfect (there are occasional hiccups in the action and the drift mode isn�t exactly stellar), but it is incredibly fun and the sheer thrill of the speed is intense enough to shake off minor complaints. What EA has done here is reinvent...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Brian Peterson (

Need for Speed SHIFT


Time to take notice, the Need for Speed series is back!

Lastly, to keep you from feeling that the game just becomes monotonous if you are just racing the same tracks over and over again, you can expect over 50 racing events in many different locales from the USA, Europe and Japan. Each track style being...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Joe Sinicki (

Need for Speed: Shift


Racing games are a tricky bunch. Get too arcade-ish and purists start to complain, but get too sim-heavy and you risk alienating a huge group of casual gamers. Need for Speed: Shift attempts to find a happy medium between these two worlds, and while it...

There's a place for fun, goofy cheats, but the trainer for Need for Speed: Shift is one of the most useful and practical I've used yet.

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Mark Briggs (

Need For Speed Shift Review


The past few games in the Need For Speed franchise haven't impressed fans and critics alike, and EA is looking to make up for it with NFS Shift. This time, it's a rather competent racing developer that's “behind the wheel”, so to say; they were the...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Jesse_Costantino (

Need for Speed: Shift Review for the PS3


The racer that swings both ways.

Excellent arcade/sim balance; Best cockpit view in the genre; Customizable controls, AI, and assists

Doofy damage modeling; Lack of online collision penalties; No local multiplayer

Sep, 2009