Shift 2: Unleashed


"A violent and immersive racer that recreates the driving experience like no other game on the market. In doing so it builds well on the first Shift's foundations, benefitting from Slightly Mad Studios' more refined touch and the inclusion of Autolog, but its handling is still too loose and its steps forward too small for it to truly beat Gran Turismo and Forza – although it does enough to ensure that it's pulled ever closer." -

"A rewarding experience. Sure, it doesn't have 1,000 cars made up of more polygons than the moon or a vinyl editor Michelangelo would have deemed 'adequate,' but it's still a complete package." -

The critically acclaimed SHIFT franchise returns to the track with SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED. The most immersive racing video game experience to date brings the true driver’s experience to life with all the intensity and exhilaration of being behind the wheel and competing in the Driver’s Battle. SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED delivers all the violence, energy and excitement of race day in a groundbreaking authentic racing experience.

SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED pushes authentic racing to the next gear with an all-new rendering engine and graphics overhaul, innovative helmet camera, night racing, and authentic degradation of tracks and cars.

SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED takes the innovative rivalry-generating Autolog technology pioneered by Need for Speed Hot Pursuit and connects friends, and competitors, together in head-to-head races and player statistic match-ups to add new layers of depth and detail to the intricate customization and tuning of the simulation series.

Need for Speed SHIFT was developed by Slightly Mad Studios which includes developers and designers that worked on the critically acclaimed games GT Legends and GTR 2.


  • 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.

  • Change the Game with Autolog - Autolog is a revolutionary system that connects friends and changes the gameplay experience by allowing you to share virtually every aspect of your racing career. Compare Driver Profiles and career status, share and comment on pictures and videos, send challenges, and pull news feeds directly from and Autolog recommendations amp up the social competition of real-world racing by delivering challenges based on friend activity, creating a dynamic, competitive, fun new way to play both online and offline.

  • True Realistic Racing - SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED redefines the racing simulator genre by bringing the atmosphere of race day to life.. 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.

  • 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. Photo Real Cars and Tracks – Over 120 licensed cars are available including the Nissan GT-R GT1, McLaren MP4-12C, and GUMPERT Apollo. There is also over 35 real-world locations like Bathurst, Spa de Francochamps and Suzuka as well as fictional circuits like downtown London and Shanghai.

Customer reviews


They managed to top Shift 1 . Even more fun

fishey334 | March 5, 2014 | See all fishey334's reviews »

I played the first shift and I loved it and I love this even more and more so due to having bought the DLC. There is a great variety of classes and cars. One of the things I liked with this is that the the drive train of the car actually effecting physical handling. I tended to dive the FWD cars just about and I fount it annoying that you had to drive stock RWD which couldn't go around corners let alone in straight lines to save its life. And the 4WD cars were great fun as you always seemed to be in a small battle with the car in order to send it where you want. Of all the cars the Muscle and Retro cars were the BEST and SUPER as they exerted so much power it would seem all you have to to is point and accelerate provided it would turn. The retro cars wre mind blowing how such an old car could be so freakin powerful and yet handle so amazingly; with the retro merc I would rarely lift off the gas though around corners I would be on two wheels for the most part.

Great buy no questions asked


Better than Shift; great racing game!

jeyko | July 3, 2012 | See all jeyko's reviews »

Shift is back, with a pocket of new tricks. It is rare to find innovation in racing games, but the "helmet camera" allows you to play as the driver, not the car. As in the first Shift, the cars sound like roaring beasts. This really gives a good feel to the driving, and gives the sensation of a real car. The colors of the cars and environments look amazing. When you are using the "helmet camera", it turns to the corners as soon as you approach them. The game is really immersive. Unleashed revolutionizes everything Shift brought before. Shift 2: Unleashed builds on Shift's foundation, adding a handful of new features. It's a solid entry to the Need For Speed franchise.