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Shift 2 Unleashed (Video Game Review)

| Thursday, March 31, 2011

Shift 2 Unleashed is the newest edition to the Need for Speed series and just like the first Shift this title is more of a racing sim in comparison to Hot Pursuit series. This isn't a title where you can never touch the breaks and expect to win, Shift 2 is for a more disciplined drivers. Granted S2 is not Forza but its the next best titled to hold all car enthusiast over until this winter for the next Forza installment.

At some points in S2 the cars seem to be heavy and the controls seem unresponsive, I understand all cars handle different but not for the vehicles being driven at the time. I really enjoyed driving at night time on S2 it was a really nice feature and seemed very realistic. Driving at top speeds at night time and everything on the screen was a complete blur. The helmet cam is unbelievable especially while drifting corners turning your head looking at the crowd. I must admit playing this title was a lot of fun while rocking my turtle beach headset and using the steering wheel controller. Some of the negatives from Hot Pursuit did carry over into this title but everything that was done correct on Hot Pursuit is on Shift 2.

All in all Shift 2 is a good title, the game physics are very good. If you haven't picked up Need for Speed Hot Pursuit yet and you are looking for a more realistic racer Shift 2 is the title for you. I give Shift 2 4.5 out of 5 fingers to the face.

My racing music for this review was Fat Tapes XI

Fat Joe & Vado - Massacre On Madison
Fiend - Gracious International Jones
Juicy J - Yo Legs
Lil B - Base For Your Face (BASED only version)
Pusha T & 50 Cent - Raid
Action Bronson - Beautiful Music
Action Bronson - Buddy Guy
Action Bronson - Forbidden Fruit
Big K.R.I.T. - American Rapstar
Big K.R.I.T. - Time Machine
Raekwon - Ferry Boat Killaz
Raekwon & Llyod Banks - Last Trip To Scotland
Raekwon & Method Man - From The Hills
The Game - All Doggs Go To Heaven
Tony Yayo - Make Me A Billion
Tony Yayo - Recession


Gambitt said...

The game looks clean. But NFS need to quit trying to do what Gran Turismo has already mastered. They should stick w/ the street-racing and hot pursuits. And that last "Shift" was like a cheap version of Gran Turismo Prelude smh.
I miss the Underground series.