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Need for Speed: Shift (Xbox 360)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 276 reviews of Need for Speed: Shift (Xbox 360). The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Xbox 360 Games for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the price and gameplay. The usability and design also get good feedback, whereas there are some critical reviews about the single player gameplay.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Xbox 360 Games the Need for Speed: Shift (Xbox 360) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Justin Calvert (

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit


This fast-paced racer keeps you glued to the TV and on the edge of your seat regardless of which side of the law you're playing on.

Nov, 2010

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 : Chris Wigham (

Need for Speed: SHIFT Xbox 360 Review


EA's Need for Speed series has been predictable in recent years, utilising the underground street racing culture, though ProStreet (released in 2007) did try and take the series in a different direction. It can't have been good enough as a circuit...

But problems aside, Need for Speed: SHIFT does a lot of things right. Assists can help the less capable of drivers, and reaching top speeds really does render the game an absolute thrill ride, making super cars feel like they are actually powered by...

May, 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 : Zoheir Beig (

Need For Speed: SHIFT


Those cynical of EA's annual attempt to make the seemingly long-stagnant Need For Speed series relevant would be well advised to look at the publisher's handling of their FIFA titles over the last few years. A patient process of refinement has seen the...

Where EA go from here will be interesting. Having successfully shed many of the demons that previously haunted the series, the company now has an impressive foundation upon which this still valuable brand – at time of writing SHIFT is top of the UK...

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 : Justin Calvert (

Need for Speed: Shift


In trying to offer something for everyone, this jack-of-all-trades racing game is unlikely to completely satisfy anybody.

Makes a point of rewarding you, regardless of your driving style ; Very good assortment of tracks ; Sense of speed borders on scary at times

Default controls are overly sensitive ; Modest car selection ; Drifting events are prohibitively difficult ; Career mode is very bare-bones ; Online play rewards other drivers for spinning you out

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Simon Miller (

Need For Speed: Shift (Xbox 360) review


Slightly mad... slightly brilliant

One of the most satisfying racing games for some time that has captured the intense nature of the sport incredibly well. With a few tweaks this could be something very special.

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Tom Orry (

Need for Speed Shift


Need for Speed Shift for Xbox 360 Review - Need For Speed: Shift is a brilliant new start for the franchise and has clearly been built by a team that loves racing. Shift comes highly recommended to all racing game fans.

Great sense of speed

Trackside detail isn't great

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Ian (

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Review


A new engine, the developers of Burnout, and new online modes. How does the rebooted Need for Speed franchise work out with Criterion behind the game?

Power-ups ; Hot pursuit mode ; Graphics

Handling is pretty marmite ; Some modes are a bit dull ; No proper story

"Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit" is a fantastic return to form for Need for Speed, but it's not a perfect game. Hot Pursuit mode, autolog, the graphics, and sense of speed are just brilliant, but the most important aspect of all, the handling, is a bit of...

Product Specifications

Product properties

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