Need for Speed: Shift

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By Good Gear Guide on 80

Need for Speed is a spectacular racing series known for its high octane thrills. With the series’ latest release of SHIFT, the popular franchise doesn’t look to be slowing down any time soon....

By BrightHub on 60

After playing Shift for many hours, it strikes me as odd that this game is a product of Electronic Arts. It feels like a game made with a limited budget by a small but, talented outfit. It can be a fun game, and at rare moments where everything...

By Gaming Age on 85

It's no real secret that the Need for Speed series has been lacking that certain "something" that made the series so successful. Since the demise of the Underground series, it has been as if the series took a wrong turn at Albuquerque. After last...

By New Game Network on 79

Need for Speed: Shift is the 13th instalment of the long-running racing video game franchise Need for Speed published by Electronic Arts. It was announced in January 2009 as part of a three-game announcement that includes Need for Speed: Nitro and...

By PC Advisor on 80

Need for Speed: SHIFT does a great job of continuing to reward you for your performance and because of that, SHIFT is an engaging and addictive sim racer. It sets a great foundation for future iterations but hopefully, the sequel wont suddenly throw...

By AtomicGamer on 80

The Need for Speed games started out on the PC, and after a grueling yearly cycle for the last five-plus years and sales starting to dwindle, EA decided it was time to change up one of their longest-running franchises. Theyve split everything up...

By Games Radar on 90

No doubt about it, drafting in British developers Slightly Mad Studios has revitalised the series and turned it into a serious contender. Of course, it helps that Need for Speed SHIFT has clearly used last year’s king of the road,...

By VideoGamer on 80

Incockpit camera is superb, Great sense of speed, Trackside detail isn't great, Precision and Aggression don't...

By itreviews.com on

The Need For Speed series has moved away from cop chases down grimy urban subways and back onto the race tracks to rediscover your driving skills. There's more realism in the cockpit but there's a clear arcade bias to keep you on the track as...

International Review By GamerLobby on 88

Thomas Als wir in der Redaktion hörten, dass Need for Speed etwas Neues macht dachten wir Redakteure alle dasselbe: Nicht schon wieder. Aber wir wurden eines besseren belehrt, denn mit Need for Speed Shift hat EA einen waren Erfolgshit auf den...

International Review By GamingCore on 85

Die letzten Teile der Need for Speed-Serie waren eher enttäuschend. Nach den beiden guten Need for Speed Underground-Teilen boten die nachfolgenden NfS-Spiele nicht ganz so viel Abwechslung. Die Serie schien in dem Underground-Stil...

International Review By GamingXP on 83

Meines Erachtens liegt hier das Beste „Need for Speed“ der letzten Jahre vor mir. Das erste Mal, dass die Cockpit-Ansicht genug Stimmung erzeugt, um nicht sofort durch die freie Sicht ersetzt zu werden. Schon im ersten Rennen zog mich dieses...

International Review By WinForAll on 87

Mit dem aktuellen Teil der Need For Speed Serie betritt EA völlig neuen Boden. Vom Altbekannten blieb nur sehr wenig übrig, und gar vom Hobbyrennen blieb sogar nichts mehr übrig, stattdessen geht es um professionelle Rennen auf diversen...

International Review By GameCaptain on 84

Im Gegensatz zum verhunztem seinerzeit, ist der Neustart der Reihe mit diesmal geglückt. Ganz besonders das intensive Rennerlebnis aus der Cockpitperspektive mit den Tunnelblickeffekten hat es mir angetan. Dazu der Motorensound der aktuell...