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Shift 2: Unleashed: Early Review Round-Up Shows Impressive Scores

The much-awaited Shift 2: Unleashed game may not have made it into European, UK or Australian stores yet, but it has been released in the United States. That of course means that we’re starting to see the very first reviews dribbling in and by the looks of things, the game is going to be a huge hit.

We thought we’d take a quick look at a few of the early reviews, just to see what the critics had to say about Slightly Mad Studios’ racing game. Unfortunately I only managed to read through three reviews, but all three appeared to show some pretty impressive scores for the Shift 2: Unleashed game.

For example, Martin Robinson over at gave the game an overall score of 8.5/10. Martin seemed quite impressed with the new ‘Helmet Cam’ feature, describing it as a first person perspective that not only puts players in the driver’s seat, but also provides them with a genuine driver’s eye view.

However, the one thing Martin says he is disappointed with is the lack of a rewind feature. Meanwhile, Craig Lager over at gave the game a rather impressive score of 9/10. Craig described the game as a highly polished and unapologetic racing game that pushes you to be a better racer.

9/10 was also the score that Jamin Smith over at gave the Shift 2: Unleashed game. Jamin also praised the game’s Helmet Cam feature, stating that it delivers the most true-to-life experience that Shift 2: Unleashed or any other racing game has to offer.

Jamin said that although the game has great Autolog integration, an impressive range of cars and gorgeous cockpit views, its downside is the lack of a rewind feature. You can read more of the reviews via the links provided above. What are your first impressions of the game if you’ve managed to play it?

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Written by Tina Chubb

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