Reviews for Shift 2: Unleashed
Good but not greatbritishlad | June 3, 2013 | See all britishlad's reviews »
Shift 2 is a game that really wants to be a Gran Turismo or Forza Motorsport and while those two franchises are the pinnacles of sim-style racing, it is nice to see another developer throw their hat in the ring. And to be honest, Slightly Mad Studios did a good enough job that you will feel like you are playing one of those two other games that's until you get slightly bumped by an AI opponent which sends your car into a tailspin that just wasted 3 laps of perfect driving.
The AI is very aggresive, even on the easiest difficulty. And the punishment for any sort of collision is usually severe. When you combine that with the flighty handling, it can make Shift 2 very frustrating and tedious to play.
Combine the above two problems, with the smaller list of vehicles, unskippable cut-scenes that are extremely cheesy (with dreadful voice acting), terrible music, lack of track variety, & "been there, done that" feel to the career mode, & you have a game that screams 'rental' or buy at a very cheap price.