Shift 2 Unleashed Hands-on Preview: In the Cockpit

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.

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Barry_Burton_842699d ago

Great preview, looks and sounds like a solid racing game. Should give GT5 a run for its money!

karl2699d ago

not quite as many? like one tenth actually

but i do have a lot of faith in this game.. seems like its really immersive compared to gt5 and other racing games..