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Need for Speed: Shift (Xbox 360)

We have collected and analysed 44 expert reviews and 113 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 80/100 and users rate it 74/100. The average review date is 22-06-2009. We have compared these reviews to 93000 reviews from other Xbox 360 Games. The alaScore™ for this product is 90/100 = Excellent. Last update: 10-12-2018.

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Expert review by : Roger Hargreaves (

Games review: Need For Speed World puts the brakes on


A brand new massively multiplayer online racing game that's completely free to play? GameCentral finds the catch in Need For Speed World.

It is free, for the most part, and the game world is relatively large. The fairly subtle power-ups are fun, as are the single player police chases

The driving model is as bland and uninteresting as the visuals. Not enough game modes or race options. The game actively encourages low level cheating

Technically it's a massively multiplayer online racing game, but this is really just a clumsy rehash of some of the series' least interesting sequels.

Aug, 2010

Expert review by : Stevie Smith (

Need for Speed: Shift


Last year, Electronic Arts (EA) smashed preconceptions regarding a reliance on profit whoring and incremental updating by releasing impressive original properties Dead Space and Mirror's Edge while also producing two of gaming's best sports titles in...

am on tier 3. the simulation is very difficult and flawed in many area of the ingame durability. However, it beats its present competitors of DIRT due to them been too acradie. fustrated, yeah but it doesnt stop me trying over and over

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : David McComb (

Need For Speed: Shift (2009)


A disappointing racer that veers clumsily between hardcore simulation and arcade thriller, Need For Speed: Shift already feels creaky alongside many of today's more accomplished digital drivers.

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Richard Chow (

Review: Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit


Is it even safe to go out at night (or day) in Seacrest County? Residents are better off staying in their homes with all the crazy car chases that go down there. In Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, the fictional Seacrest County is full of racers and SCPD...

A successful racing game must have great (and exotic) cars. It's standard protocol. In NFS: HP, you gain access to licensed cars like Subaru, Mitsubishi, Porsche, Jaguar and Lamborghini -- all with eye-popping detail, which is sure to excite car...

There are some questionable design issues that take the game down a notch. During career mode, the game forces you to play modes that are basically just "time trials." I found these incredibly boring and wanted skip through them to play the Cops and...

It's been a great year for racing games with the likes of Blur, Split/Second and now Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit. You'll be in a high octane thrill ride where competition (and crashing) amongst your friends is just too hard to resist.

Nov, 2010

Expert review by : Phil Harris (

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit


Fans of street racing driving games might be forgiven for finding something awfully familiar about Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit's feel. With Criterion now in charge, there is a definite Burnout style bouquet to the game series which has illegal racers...

Nov, 2010

Expert review by : Robert Workman (

Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit Review


It's been a long time since we've seen original product from Criterion Games. Sure, it's provided a swell amount of downloadable content for Burnout Paradise (including an island expansion and several vehicles), but we're talking about a brand new...

While the visuals aren’t running at the same blazing 60 frames per second speed that Burnout Paradise runs at, there’s no question that Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit looks wonderful. The car models are fantastic, especially the higher-end cop cars that...

Nov, 2010

Expert review by : James Pikover (

Need for Speed: Shift


Need For Speed: Shift completely changes NFS gameplay. Does this racing sim compete?

Oct, 2009

Expert review by : JGifford (

Need For Speed: Shift Review [PS3, X360, PC]


My dad is a car guy. He owns a red '67 Dotson, recently sold his blue '66 Malibu, and has spent days in the garage restoring a black '68 Roadrunner. Compared to him, I ride in a totally different style. To my father's perpetual shame, I instead spent...

Multilayered, expansive Career mode ; AI that has personality and style ; Settings for the expert, as well as the uninitiated

Some odd technical issues ; Drift mode can be easily gamed for more points

A simulation approach for the storied franchise results in an entry that can be enjoyable for those the genre has left behind, though there is still something here for the experts.

Oct, 2009

Expert review by : Steven McGehee (

Need For Speed: SHIFT


As a long time Need For Speed fan, I had my concerns when I heard the newest iteration of Need For Speed was going sim, rather than sticking with the familiar arcade racing I had come to know and love from the series. To date my favorite NFS is Most...

Need For Speed comes to the sim side of racing, and the result is a game that is plenty sim enough for most racing fans, but not too hardcore that it makes arcade racers like me bored or frustrated. If you are avid about having hundreds of cars to...

Oct, 2009

Expert review by : Dakota Grabowski (

Need for Speed: Shift - Review


Electronic Arts is at it again. The Need for Speed franchise has seemingly stalled the past few years with titles that weren't up to snuff such as Need for Speed: Pro Street, NFS: Undercover and NFS: Carbon. Lacking revolutionary features and...

There’s also the ability to swap color palettes, change rims, and upgrade the cockpit of their car. While it isn’t as advanced as it was in the past in titles, the customization elements that are presented are more than fine. When push came to shove,...

Oct, 2009

Product Specifications

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Also Available on:PlayStation 3, PC, PlayStation Portable
Developer:Slightly Mad Studios
No. Of Offline Players:1
PEGI Rating:7+