GameBoyz writes: "As a fan of the Need For Speed series I have endured both the highs and the lows it has offered. This time around the fat has been trimmed and the focus in Need for Speed: Shift is on delivering an intense, almost gritty racing experience. Shift strikes a good balance between being accessible and moving the game in a more realistic direction. From the presentation to the gameplay, all elements are improved from previous Need For Speed offerings. Shift is most definitely a return to form for the Need For Speed franchise and racing fans should give this game a close look".