This game is the best Need for Speed so far because it is a racing simulator. All the other NFS games were getting old with the same concept of running away from the police. This game is very realistic and has a wide selection of cars such as Lamborghinis and Bugatis.
Also, the campeign isn't the kind of campeign you beat in one day and send the game back. There is practically an entire campeign before the campeign! You never run out of things to do or events to race. There are many upgrades you can put into your car and lots of ways to cutomise it.
Overall, this game is a great improvement to the NFS series and I would highly recommend this game to anyone into realistic curcuit racing.
Need For Speed: Shift is presented with crisp graphics and intense visual effects that convey a sense of speed and grit, unlike Forza Motorsport 3. While Forza is a bit more realistic and presents a larger gallery of cars to choose from, it is quite simply no where near as fun to play online or by yourself. Cars are somewhat customizable, although the return of preset body kits and limited livery options have hampered this feature somewhat. But to counter this, players can turn off some or all driving assists allowing for a very good feel of the track as your camera shakes back and forth with every rise and fall in the road. The only real thing that displeased me about Shift was the lack of a split-screen option, so playing with your friends on your 72' HDTV is out of the question unless you do so over live.
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I was a bit skeptical at first because 1: I've never really been a fan of racing games (especially NFS) and 2: The past NFS games weren't/didn't look that great. But I decided to give this one a try after seeing the commercial, and I was pretty impressed. The graphics are awesome, the controls are perfect...well almost perfect. No real story except getting the the grand finale race, but who cares! You're racing. There are a bunch of different mode types, the online is pretty cool, and the cars are cool. All in all, it's challenging, it's fun, and it will motivate you to get better. Great job!