Gaming Union: "As a full package, Need For Speed: Shift delivers on just about all fronts. Great visuals, an excellent driving model, and a seamless multiplayer experience to keep the game in the disk drive longer. The only people who may shy away from this title are those looking for a pure arcade style racer, others however will find a great new experience that's knocking on the door of the Gran Turismos and Forzas of the modern day. It's good to know that Need For Speed games can still be fun when done right, and Need For Speed: Shift is a shining example. For the right crowd, this may be one of the best Need For Speed titles ever made."