Bring the true driver’s experience to life with all the intensity and exhilaration of being behind the wheel!
User reviews: Mixed (912 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 29, 2011
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Includes 5 items: Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box, Need for Speed Undercover, Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit, Need for Speed: Shift, Shift 2 Unleashed

 

About This Game



The critically acclaimed SHIFT franchise returns to the track with SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED. The most immersive racing video game experience to date brings the true driver’s experience to life with all the intensity and exhilaration of being behind the wheel and competing in the Driver’s Battle.

SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED delivers all the violence, energy and excitement of race day in a groundbreaking authentic racing experience.

Key Features:

  • Next Level of Immersion - Experience visceral first-person racing like never before. The all-new helmet cam recreates realistic driver head movements that deliver an unparalleled sensation of speed: lean and tilt into the apex of corners, feel the impact of every scrape, bump, and crash, experience true in-cockpit vibrations, and more.
  • Change the Game with Autolog - Autolog is a revolutionary system that connects friends and changes the gameplay experience by allowing you to share virtually every aspect of your racing career. Compare Driver Profiles and career status, share and comment on pictures and videos, send challenges, and pull news feeds directly from NFS.com and Speedhunters.com. Autolog recommendations amp up the social competition of real-world racing by delivering challenges based on friend activity, creating a dynamic, competitive, fun new way to play both online and offline.
  • True Realistic Racing - SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED redefines the racing simulator genre by bringing the atmosphere of race day to life.. Featuring the FIA GT1 World Championship and GT3 European Championship plus real-world drivers, tracks, and cars, this is truly tomorrow’s sim for today’s adrenaline-fueled racer.
  • Amazing Career Depth and Variety - Earn unlocks and participate in multiple racing disciplines on the way to becoming the FIA GT1 World Champion. Featuring everything from new Endurance races to muscle and retro cars, SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED gives you the flexibility to choose the path that fits your individual racing style.
  • Customize for Show or Customize to Win! - Unleash your creativity to turn some of the world’s most elite high-performance vehicles into fire-breathing weapons. Customize the engine, the body, the suspension, and much, much more, then put your ultimate racing machine to the test in any mode. Whether your goal is to race a 1000-horsepower Econobox or a tricked-out GTR, you have nearly limitless options to reign supreme on the track where every second counts.
  • Photo Real Cars and Tracks – Over 120 licensed cars are available including the Nissan GT-R GT1, McLaren MP4-12C, and GUMPERT Apollo. There is also over 35 real-world locations like Bathurst, Spa de Francochamps and Suzuka as well as fictional circuits like downtown London and Shanghai.
Helpful customer reviews
4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
I can't say enough good things about Shift 2 for the PC. It's literally one of the choppiest games with some of the worst aliasing I've ever seen on the consoles. I considered it one of the worst games I owned when I bought the PS3 version but the power of the PC made this game a completely different experience. 60fps instead of 30 with the ability to remove all of the hideous aliasing that exists on the console version turns this into one of the more exciting race games to date. It's not pure sim but it is very sim like and works incedibly with a good wheel. Graphics are just a tad dated but the locales, feeling of speed and handling make it really great. 9 out of 10 on PC (1 out of 10 on consoles).
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 15
I will edit this when I played more
Looks good, feel good
I really enjoy to play this a lot more with my G27 Racing Wheel

Good:
Full Racing Wheel support
Multiple camera modes
ok graphics
Bad:
-You can not skip videos
-You need to restart the game again after the video settings
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
20.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
It may not be the best game ever, but if you don't have a good enough PC to run Project Cars, this may be a decent alternative. There are quite many cars from various time periods, a wide selection of tracks, and the career mode has a decent length. The drifting in this game is quite challenging, but also very satisfying once you get a hang of it.
In my opinion it plays well with the X360 controller.
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16 of 30 people (53%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
28.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 6
Well, great.

I had this game on the PS3 and I wanted to play it on PC. So I bought it.

Now it crashes on the start of every race.

It took me more than two hours to get the point where it crashes every race.

Spent hours looking for fixes. None of them worked.

Requested a refund.

Steam: Nope! "You've played more than two hours."

Me: But it took me more than two hours to reach the point where it crashes.

Steam: Nope! You've played more than two hours.

Me: I know I've played more than two hours. As I explained, I can't progress past 25% on the career mode because the game crashes at the start of every race. Check your own message boards and customer reviews. This is a common problem.

Steam: Nope! You've played more than two hours.

Screw you, Steam. Never buying a game from you again.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 14
Really liked this game when I played it on console with friends, I still really enjoy it. Has a really good feel to it, just feels so awesome!

Some issues with having this work though! After completion of the first inital career you will probably find that then trying to load any tracks in quick race or level 2 or higher in career your game will just crash.

I've researched quite a lot about it and some people reinstall phyx and drivers and it works, others tone down graphics and that worked but for me I had to block the access to SHIFTU2.exe in my firewall. Was the only way I could finally get it to stop crashing! Bummer if you're considering this for online, but I heard there are a bunch of issues with that also but there is a patch fix for it. Google is your best friend.

Hope this helps someone. Good game, I reccomend to buy but bit risky if you can't get it to work! Not worth £20 though is only £6 on amazon, get in sale all good :)
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