About the Product
- A combination player tier and achievements system that ensures that drivers are matched against those of similar experience on the track and that rewards for victories match the win.
- All-new 'Need for Speed' release that combines the true driver's experience with real-world physics, pixel-perfect car models, and a wide range of authentic racetracks.
- Developed by the world's best racing game talent and real race drivers, including: the team behind critically acclaimed 'GT Legends' and 'GTR2' games and VP of EA Games and race car driver Patrick Soderlund.
- A wealth of highly tunable cars available in an equally diverse range of events including: quick race, standard races, manufacturer races, time trial, online options and more.
- The all-new driver profile system that assigns a unique persona based on a player's driving skill and style: aggressive or precise. This system also affects career progression, unlockables and online matchmaking.
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I raced with Shift for a couple of weeks after installing it on my system before writing a review. This gave me time to earn some unlocks. It also gave me time to experience MORE of what Shift is all about.
The previous releases in the Need For Speed (NFS) series were all surreal arcade-style racing games. The physics were not that realistic. NFS:Shift however, leans heavily toward simulation.
Shift is career driven. You start at the bottom and fight/race your way to the top. As you do, you earn money and points that unlock more vehicles, tracks and upgrades for vehicles that you own.
You create a name for your profile when Shift starts up. Any progress made in your racing career will be saved under that name.
During a race, you earn points both in AGRESSION and PRECISION driving.
An aggressive driver is likely to block other drivers from passing them on the track or cause other drivers to spin out of control. Such behavior is risky and may cause the aggressive driver to spin out and lose valuable time as well.
The Racing Line
By default, there are green arrows on the race track. These arrows form what is called, the Racing Line. The Racing Line shows the shortest route around the track.Read more ›
The first thing that you realize is that NFS-SHIFT is not just eye-candy (although I have rarely seen better looking cars on a PC): it is more of a simulation game than previous installments of the series. Metal gets bend, windshields get cracked, performance gets affected and crashes will leave you dazed.
I especially enjoyed the in-cockpit perspective (every model with its accurate interior and the helmet-mounted camera tilting back when accelerating and dipping when braking). Having said that I have to make clear that SHIFT is NOT strictly a driving-simulation game. A number of assists take care of whatever you cannot (or do not want) to handle. You can tweak them or let the initial test-lap to determine the optimal level of difficulty for you. All in all, this game is true to its arcade pedigree but is also makes more than an honest effort to accommodate simulation gamers.
There are 5 tiers of events with each tier consisting of a series of events (races, time trials, head to head, drifts, endurance and eliminator). Each event awards a number of stars, cash and points towards your overall driver rank. Precision, aggression and drafting get rewarded. As points get accumulated, new cars and items get unlocked.
The competition will adapt to your level of competence so any amount of experience with racing is welcome. On the minus side, this may be one of the shortest NFS carriers ever (hence the star withheld).
When it comes to the DRM front, it is a bad-news/good-news situation. The bad news is that, yes, this game comes bundled with SecuROM 7.xx.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Like all need for speed games Porche unleashed was my favorite ,like the racing and buying new cars and upgrading them,it was just a fun game for me especially with a wheel and... Read morePublished 3 months ago by elmorejohn46
Great simulation. Car physics are realistic. T
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Great simulation The car physics are very realistic. Read more
Could not get this to work on a PC. Label was in French... WTF. Avoid.Published 18 months ago by MFA