Shift 2: Unleashed has a bold slogan. “This is real racing” it boasts, as if to imply that recent racers like Gran Turismo 5 and Forza 3 are nothing more than meager knock-offs. Developed by Britain’s Slightly Mad Studios, Shift 2 Unleashed contains 145 cars from 36 manufacturers — not quite as many as its direct competitors, but still a hefty amount of horsepower. Based on my time with the game, it’s clear that Shift 2 does a superb job at placing players in the cockpit. Shift 2 isn't actually real racing, but that’s easy to forget while blazing around a bend at 100 miles per hour.