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Need for Speed Shift

Another installment in the Need for Speed racing game series. This time, the game brings an unexpected twist, for a typically arcade series turns towards realism. The new developer, by the name of Slightly Mad Studios, created new driving physics that focus on simulation rather than arcade gameplay. Similar to 2007's ProStreet, races take place on closed racing circuits. The player can participate in the entire season of races, taking place both on fictional and real circuits. The game offers a wide set of licensed cars, bringing the interior view back to the series. As a result, the experience is intensified and the realism is felt. The visuals were improved as usual, but apart from that, new collision and damages models were implemented and the AI algorithms were improved. Opponents behave more aggressively behind the wheel - they experiment with different methods of passing other drivers.

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PC / Windows
Game Need for Speed Shift (PC) Cover
Need for Speed Shift

Need for Speed Shift | PC

Racing, for automobiles, Need for Speed, multiplayer

Companies responsible for Need for Speed Shift

Slightly Mad Studios | game developer

Electronic Arts Inc. | publisher   Official website

Need for Speed Shift release date for PC:

game language:
English

15 September 2009 | Worldwide

18 September 2009 | Europe

15 September 2009 | USA

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: local network / Internet, size: 1 DVD
Game score 7.8 / 10 calculated out of 5216 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 7.3 / 10 calculated out of 2830 players' votes.  

Microsoft Xbox 360
Game Need for Speed Shift (X360) Cover
Need for Speed Shift

Need for Speed Shift | XBOX 360

Racing, for automobiles, Need for Speed, multiplayer

Companies responsible for Need for Speed Shift

Slightly Mad Studios | game developer

Electronic Arts Inc. | publisher   Official website

Need for Speed Shift release date for XBOX 360:

game language:
English

15 September 2009 | Worldwide

18 September 2009 | Europe PAL

15 September 2009 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: Internet, size: 1 DVD
Game score 7.6 / 10 calculated out of 445 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 6.6 / 10 calculated out of 274 players' votes.  

Sony PlayStation 3
Game Need for Speed Shift (PS3) Cover
Need for Speed Shift

Need for Speed Shift | PS3

Racing, for automobiles, Need for Speed, multiplayer

Companies responsible for Need for Speed Shift

Slightly Mad Studios | game developer

Electronic Arts Inc. | publisher   Official website

Need for Speed Shift release date for PS3:

game language:
English

15 September 2009 | Worldwide

18 September 2009 | Europe PAL

15 September 2009 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: Internet, size: 1 BD
Game score 8.3 / 10 calculated out of 677 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 7.0 / 10 calculated out of 180 players' votes.  

PlayStation Portable
Game Need for Speed Shift (PSP) Cover
Need for Speed Shift

Need for Speed Shift | PSP

Racing, for automobiles, Need for Speed, multiplayer

Companies responsible for Need for Speed Shift

Slightly Mad Studios | game developer

Electronic Arts Inc. | publisher   Official website

Need for Speed Shift release date for PSP:

game language:
English

15 September 2009 | Worldwide

18 September 2009 | Europe

15 September 2009 | USA

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: local network, size: 1 UMD
Game score 7.8 / 10 calculated out of 205 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 6.6 / 10 calculated out of 107 players' votes.  

Apple iOS
Game Need for Speed Shift (iOS) Cover
Need for Speed Shift

Need for Speed Shift | iOS

Need for Speed Shift release date for iOS:

game language:
English

18 December 2009 | Worldwide

Game mode: single player , size:

Android OS
Game Need for Speed Shift (AND) Cover
Need for Speed Shift

Need for Speed Shift | Android

Need for Speed Shift release date for Android:

game language:
English

04 June 2010 | Worldwide

Game mode: single player , size:

Need for Speed Shift for PC / Windows is the next installment in the famous racing series. It was developed by Slightly Mad Studios (GT Legends and GTR 2), Michael Mann (Black Box studio), and Patrick Soderlund (EA Games).

The creators of Shift decided to accurately reproduce the experience of driving extremely fast cars. They developed a very realistic driving model and a spectacular system of collision and destruction. At the same time, a special emphasis was put on balancing the game and providing players with satisfaction even if they prefer the arcade style of driving.

In this installment of the series Need for Speed, however, the driver is the most important with which we can identify thanks to the view from the inside of the car (with a realistic rendition of the cockpit and the camera attached to the helmet). Numerous shocks and cracking of the windshield are just some of the effects to experience. With the FPP camera, the feeling of speed becomes more authentic and easier to imagine.

On the way to victory on 18 tracks - both real (Willow Springs, Laguna Seca) and fictional - there are many opponents. The developers packed enemies with advanced AI algorithms so that they are more active in the fight for the top positions and much more determined when it comes to keeping their position. As a result of these improvements, Shift gained shape allowing it to be compare it with the competitive GRID by Codemasters.

System requirements

Recommended: Core 2 Duo 2.5 GHz, 2 GB RAM, graphic card 512 MB (GeForce 8800 or better), 10 GB HDD, Windows XP SP3/Vista SP1

Need for Speed Shift Team Racing Pack

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