Need for Speed Shift Review
- Stunning graphics and gameplay.
- Multiple difficulty modes for hardcore and casual fans.
- Only local play, no online multiplayer.
- DLC would have made sense for a product this solid.
Need for Speed Shift will literally surprise you with its combination of major console style graphics and blisteringly fast and fun gameplay.
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It's hard to put some prejudices behind and while racing games are generally fun, they also lack a lot of energy and feel like they're entirely interchangeable. Thankfully the cure to this lethargy is simple as Need for Speed Shift isn't just fast and furious, it's so good you'll be smiling in 60 seconds.
One of the first solid features of the game revolves around your chosen difficulty settings. Depending on your selection features like auto-braking, steering assist, auto transmission and even a graphical racing line (with brake indicators) on the track are available. Steering is tilt controlled and can be adjusted to a sensitivity that suits you for drifting lazily around corners.
The graphics have to be seen to be believed. Loading times are blisteringly fast compared to rival games seen on the Sony Playstation 2. Tracks are deceptively simple in their design, but slick texturing and composition add a lot of depth while you're blasting to first place. With 20 cars to choose from and upgrade, there's a lot to enjoy while achievements, driver skill levels and points based on your driving style let you play the game your way. And if you must, you can even customize cars to your visual liking.
From the slick interface to the beautifully smooth graphics, Shift is a class act that follows through on gameplay 100%. Casual gamers will get a kick out the easy mode, while hardcore fans can appreciate the tight racing sim features and varied game modes. Definitely a must play.
DescriptionTHE LEGEND RETURNS! By popular demand, one of the most visceral and aggressive sim-racing games ever made for iPhone & iPod touch is back on the App Store!
FAST LOOK AT THE FEATURES:
• Drive 20 awesome cars, including the BMW M3 GT2, Lamborghini Gallardo & Pagani Zonda
• Race friends across 6 multiplayer modes
• Burn up 18 unique tracks in stunning international locations (Chicago, London & Tokyo)
• Jump into Quick Race or dominate the circuit in Career Mode
• Select 3 Difficulty Settings (Rookie, Pro or Veteran)
Your racing environments pop with the intensely sharp graphic quality made for the Retina display.
TAKE A REAL RACER’S POINT OF VIEW
Get the hyper-real POV of the in-car cockpit, as well as the brutal perspective of the first-person crash dynamic.
CHOOSE MUSCLE OR PERFORMANCE, OR BOTH
Grab the wheels of the fastest, hottest, and most powerful cars in the world… the Audi R8 4.2 FSI Quattro…..Porsche Cayman S….or Subaru Impreza WRX STI… it’s a car lover’s fantasy at your fingertips.
UPGRADE, CUSTOMIZE, AND COMPETE
Fine tune performance with Top Speed, Acceleration, Tires, Suspension and Nitrous upgrades. Also add custom details like spoilers, rims, specialized paint jobs, and body kits.
HOW YOU DRIVE IS WHO YOU ARE
Track your evolution as a racer with DRIVER PROFILE. Aggressive or precise? What kind of driver are you? Grab wheel and find out.
CHECK OUT SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED
Need more speed? Race through more events, cars, and leaderboards in our scorching sequel – SHIFT 2 Unleashed!
What's New in Version 1.2.74*** NOW MADE TO MAXIMIZE THE RETINA DISPLAY – You demanded it, and we delivered! ***
Download the NEW UPDATE now for the best Need For Speed™ Shift experience yet!
In response to your feedback, improvements, additions, and optimizations include:
• Retina Display support for iPhone® 4 and iPod touch® (4th generation) – Now enjoy more awesome visual impact with superior graphic quality designed for the Retina Display
• Fast App Switching capability – Get in and out of games faster than ever
As always, thanks for playing. And now get ready for a racing experience like you’ve never seen before!