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Need For Speed SHIFT 2: Unleashed




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"A potentially great game completely ruined by one design fault."
2 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

This game has stunning visuals, a nice arsenal of vehicles to choose from, a great addition of the helmet cam making it seem even more realistic. But all of this is shot in the foot because of how light the car feels. If you even tap an opponent you get sent flying, a slight brush against a wall can have you spinning out of control, and just completely kills all realism. When im driving a 1.8 ton veyron and go into the side of a 1.1 ton maclaren F1 i shouldnt find myself flipping over it and throwing the entire race to some dramatic crash when the maclaren drives off at top speed like nothing happens… Yes in a real life race you avoid crashing into people, but when you are dealing with AI its already different to a real race.

10 out of 12 people found this review helpful.
"Good quality,serious racing game."
5 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

Cars handle well – Good graphics.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
"Great if you like something a little different from the usual"
5 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

Shift 2: Unleashed steers away from its Need for Speed roots, but don't let that dissuade you. The fast paced, roaring races and aggressive gameplay is a wonderfully fresh adaptation for the franchise. Somewhere between a sim, and a strange physics-based racing game from Steam is where I'd put it. The only thing that could affect your purchase is the helmet cam view. It's not bad by any means, and adds a layer of immersion unparalleled, but is just . . different.


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.

  • Next Level of Immersion - Experience visceral first-person racing like never before. The all-new helmet cam recreates realistic driver head movements that deliver an unparalleled sensation of speed: lean and tilt into the apex of corners, feel the impact of every scrape, bump, and crash, experience true in-cockpit vibrations, and more.
  • True Realistic Racing - Shift 2 Unleashed redefines the racing simulator genre by bringing the atmosphere of race day to life. From authentic car and crash physics to terrifying night racing to the battle-scarred look and feel of both cars and tracks, Shift 2 Unleashed leaves no detail behind in delivering the most authentic racing game experience yet. Featuring the FIA GT1 World Championship and GT3 European Championship plus real-world drivers, tracks, and cars, this is truly tomorrow's sim for today’s adrenaline-fueled racer.
  • Amazing Career Depth and Variety - Earn unlocks and participate in multiple racing disciplines on the way to becoming the FIA GT1 World Champion. Featuring everything from new Endurance races to muscle and retro cars, Shift 2 Unleashed gives you the flexibility to choose the path that fits your individual racing style. Fight for position, dominate opponents, and annihilate track times every time out-the battle doesn't end at the finish line, it extends throughout your entire racing career.
  • The Autolog Social Network - Connects friends, share stats, video and images both while you are playing and via your web browser.
  • Customize for Show or Customize to Win - Unleash your creativity to turn some of the world's most elite high-performance vehicles into fire-breathing weapons. Customize the engine, the body, the suspension, and much, much more, then put your ultimate racing machine to the test in any mode. Whether your goal is to race a 1000-horsepower Econobox or a tricked-out GTR, you have nearly limitless options to reign supreme on the track where every second counts.
  • Multiplayer Race Support - Enjoy 12-player race support online.

System Requirements:

Minimum System Requirements
Operating System: Windows XP SP3/Vista SP2/ win 7
CPU: Intel Core™2 Duo 2.0 GHz / AMD X2 64 2.4GHz Processor
Memory: 2.0 GB RAM
HDD – 7 GB free space
Graphics Card – DirectX 9.0c Compatible 3D-accelerated 512 MB video card with Shader Model 3.0 or higher
DVD Drive – 8 SPEED
Sound Card – DirectX 9.0c compatible
DirectX – Version 9.0c
Online Multiplayer – 512 Kbps or faster; 2-12 Players
Input – Keyboard, Mouse, Supported Game Controllers
Optional – USB Steering Wheel / Dual Analogue Gamepad
*Supported chipsets: ATI HD3 Series or greater; NVIDIA GeForce 8 Series or higher or greater
Officially Supported Steering Wheels:
Logitech G27 Racing Wheel – full support for all buttons and rev lights
Logitech G25 Racing Wheel
Logitech Driving Force GT
Logitech Formula Force EX
Logitech Driving Force
Logitech Driving Force EX
Logitech Driving Force RX
Logitech Driving Force Pro
Logitech MOMO Force
Logitech MOMO Racing
Thrustmaster RGT FFB Pro Clutch
Thrustmaster Ferrari GT Experience
Thrustmaster Ferrari 430
Fanatec Porsche 911 Turbo S
Release date NZ
March 31st, 2011
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