Need for Speed: Shift (PC, 2009)
About this product
|Need for Speed: Shift represents both a literal and figurative changing of gears for EA's popular acing series, as primary development duties have been transferred from EA Black Box to Slightly Mad Studios, and the gameplay moves from arcade-style action to physics-based simulation. Everything in Shift is designed to convey a sense of realism, from the cockpit view and disorienting effects of crashes, to the more than 70 licensed vehicles and 15 real-world courses. A 3D heads-up display mimics the movements of a driver's head, while depth-of-field effects blur the screen to simulate speed, inertia, and G-forces.|
The "Career" mode finds players participating in traditional circuits, sprints, time trials, drifting events, and model-specific races. Finishing on the podium or completing specific in-race tasks earns players stars that help unlock more events. Each event contributes information to a "Driver Profile" system that records the way players behave on the track, branding them as either precision drivers or aggressive drivers, and keeps track of how "good" players are with a "Driver Level" ranking. Gamers can take their driver level all the way up to 50, unlocking new vehicles, accessories, and garage slots at ever step. Need for Speed: Shift supports both local and online multiplayer racing.
|Game||Need for Speed: Shift|
|ESRB Descriptor||Mild Violence|
|Control Elements||Keyboard, Mouse|
|Game Special Features|
|Game Series||Need for Speed Series|
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- gregandrews303Nov 5, 2012by
Another great game from EA, the NFS experience keeps getting better. Lots of tracks and lots of challenges, still trying to get the hang of the drift comps though...
- t3beatzSep 8, 2011by
NFS Shift! Awesome game, no doubt one of the best racing sims for PC.
Great game, great graphics! Best with a steering wheel with gas and break pedals. If you don't have this one, get it!
- jurkraMar 2, 2011by
need for speed Hot pursuit.
great game i had some pirat copy that i could not play online so i decided to buy original copy it warks fine game is great only thing i would say is not as i have expected there is not many online players so sometimes i yhave to wait for long time untill someone joins my game and i can actualy play against real player. But when it happens it is great much better than racing computer.
- johnny107070Sep 13, 2010by
The game is the most realistic racing game i've seen since F1 Grand Prix came out on the N64, overall a great buy.
- maupacorJul 6, 2010by
I don`t know this game, but my friends said that is exciting. i can`t play now, because my computer needs a up grade.