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Shift 2: Unleashed (PS3)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the single player gameplay. The graphics also gets good reviews, whereas many are negative about the multi player mode and AI.

design, graphics, single player

usability, reliability, AI, multi player

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other PlayStation 3 Games (PS3) the Shift 2: Unleashed (PS3) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Shift 2: Unleashed (PlayStation 3)

 

Shift 2: Unleashed is a highly challenging and exciting racing game which improves greatly on its predecessor. New features, such as the first-person helmet cam and the reworked graphics engine, make the driving seat a more thrilling place to be than...

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Shift 2 Unleashed

 

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...

Like the original, Shift 2 is a flawed sim but still manages to become greater than the sum of its parts. The wonky handling and annoying load times haven't been completely eliminated, while the new reduced methods of earning XP make getting through...

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SHIFT 2 Unleashed

 

Overall Shift 2 is an excellent racing game that really tries to throw you behind the wheel of a professional driver. With great graphics minus a few debris issues and impressive car mechanics, Shift 2 will challenge the best of drivers during the...

Autolog = Awesome feature; A good solid racer; Lengthly career mode

Drifting is really frustrating until mastered; Online driving is infuriating at times; A few bugs here and there

The audio is also very similar. The engine noise differs between each car and is very impressive although it does mean you’ll need to turn the volume down when playing at night to avoid waking up the rest of the house. There’s a very limited soundtrack...

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Shift 2: Unleashed

 

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.

Off the starting line, EA's new Shift 2: Unleashed stands out as a beautiful looking game. The cars, gorgeous of course, and the scenery, exquisite. You'd expect no less in this umpteenth iteration of the Need for Speed franchise on the gloriously high...

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Shift 2: Unleashed Review

 

A contender, but still not ready for the podium.

Excellent physics, vast array of technically-inclined tuning options, realistic damage, plenty of cars and tracks, and the integration of Autolog

A.I. can be suspiciously immune to crashes, poorly organized menus and long loading times, distracting visuals with tons of light-shimmer at edges

Brian Rowe is Sr. Editor at GameShark and also manages our YouTube Channel and Twitter and Facebook pages.

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Shift 2 Unleashed Review for the PS3

 

Is there a racer in you?

Captures the feel of a fast car; In-helmet view elevates your heartrate; Autolog and XP keep racers coming back

AI racers are dicks

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Shift 2: Unleashed

 

Shift 2 Unleashed is a rip roaring, adrenaline fuelled, beast of a title. The Need For Speed series has always focused on raw speed but, until now, the games have been promoted as simulation games. Shift 2 Unleashed simply goes for broke, this is...

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Shift 2: Unleashed Review

 

Two years ago, we got our hands on Need for Speed's take on "simulation" racing. It was a decent go for its first try. Now, we finally get the sequel to the arcade/simulation...

Fantastic visuals ; Helmet camera is amazing ; Extensive customization ; Autolog keeps player going ; Racing just feels right

Drifting is still hit or miss ; Career mode flies by

Two years ago, we got our hands on Need for Speed’s take on “simulation” racing. It was a decent go for its first try. Now, we finally get the sequel to the arcade/simulation hybrid in the form of Shift 2: Unleashed.

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Shift 2: Unleashed

 

An immersive driving game rewards patience.

With more than 140 vehicles, most with tongue-twisting monikers like “Lamborghini Murcielago LP640,” Shift 2 should satisfy the car fetishists in the audience. Unfortunately, Career mode, as in the original, still feels less like a career and more like...

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Shift 2: Unleashed Review

 

Shift 2 may not offer full-on simulation features, but it boasts roller-coaster thrills and a deep sense of immersion in the hectic world of racing.

Immersive first-person experience in helmet cam ; Big graphical improvements ; AutoLog creates lots of competition with friends ; Fast-paced Career mode

Handling can be extremely unpredictable ; GT3 & GT1 championships are not entirely authentic

The competitive online mode contains a selection of traditional race types. The new race type is Catchup, where one player is given a head start in a slow car while the rest of the field chases him or her down in more powerful supercars. If one of the...

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