NowGamer: "Before seeing Shift 2: Unleashed for the first time we wondered aloud with colleagues about what exactly Slightly Mad Studios could do with the game. It would make it look better, sure. It could improve some things under the hood that we wouldn’t notice in a million years, of course. It could make the helmet cam better – ‘ha ha’, we laughed. So obviously the most apparent change we saw when the game was presented to us was the helmet cam, which has become more than just a bit of pretty visual work. We stopped laughing in our witty, sarcastic manner at that point."