"Back in it's hay day, The Need For Speed: Series, really was in a class all it's own. It was all about exotic cars and putting the pedal to the medal in the open road. Throughout it's history the game never took the actual racing too seriously, from a technical standpoint at least. Over the years the aging franchise has seen many different iterations, changes, and reboots if you will. The latest reboot in the franchise is by far the best as it brings you back to the essence of racing without all of the filler of the Underground, Most Wanted, and Carbon versions before it. Need For Speed: Shift, I would consider it to be EA's official coming out party as it's intentions it would seem is to face-off against the industry's more serious racers like Gran Turismo and Forza Motorsport Respectively. It may not have as many cars as those two racing powerhouses, but in my opinion it's definitely much more fun.."