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GF Rating
5.2

1858 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
4

Weak

2 thumbs down

posted by jmmalone23 (JOHNSON CITY, TN) Apr 11, 2011

Member since Apr 2011

2 out of 3 gamers (67%) found this review helpful

All the features that make a good racing game must have been copyrighted, because nfs shift 2 has no good features. The graphics are ok but thats the best thing. It kinda seems like your driving a car that weighs as much as a semi or something. I didnt really play it all that much im not big into racing games anyways so i sent it back after like an hour of playing it. So it may get better but I seriously doubt it.

I would recomend renting this game first before buying, because chances are your not going to like it too.

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

tried to clone gt5....didn't succeed

posted by chuck74 (SAN DIEGO, CA) Apr 1, 2011

Top Reviewer

Member since Dec 2009

7 out of 12 gamers (58%) found this review helpful

Overview
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It seemed to me like they were trying to clone GT5. They just didn't succeed in being as good. I found the steering to be very hard. On the straight away it still seemed like the car was constantly pulling. I'm not much of a racing simulator fan....but I did play GT5 and thought it was better.

Pros
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1) nice graphics

Cons
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1) poor controls

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

I wanted this, but now I'm glad I rented it!

posted by vahdyx (WESTMINSTER, CO) Apr 6, 2011

Member since Sep 2005

5 out of 9 gamers (56%) found this review helpful

I have Gran Turismo 5 and I was a bit disappointed my real life car wasn't in the game. (Turbocharged Cobalt) Now before you hate on my car just know that it's fast and there's no reason why it should be hated on. I beat Evo's and STI's on regular basis. Anyway that wasn't a deal breaker for me. I love the handling, control and realism of the game.

So when EA made the statement that Shift 2 was gonna be the most realistic racing game to date, I believed them. Then I found out the supercharged cobalt was in the game (even though significantly slower than the turbocharged cobalt) I was pretty excited. I got the email probably a day before I ran out and bought it.

So now that I have it in my PS3 and I'm ready to play, Right away during the tutorial I notice I don't like it. Sound, controls and graphics weren't great. I buy the Cobalt and notice the steering is lame, Graphics aren't nearly as good as I want them to be and the sound bad. I kept getting this weird clunk type noise. I keep playing and buy a Evo X and same noises, same bad controls, and I'm sick of the tracks.

I just didn't enjoy the game.

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