For today only, Need for Speed enthusiasts can pick up a copy of Shift for £14.99 from Game. This is a decent price which comes in a good few quid cheaper than the next best deal of £17.89 from Sendit.
For those who got tired by the Need for Speed franchise’s focus on shallow open-world formats and cheesy story-lines, Simply Mad’s decision to revert the series back to its track racer roots will seem like a real step forward. Rather than offering up another street-racer to be utterly trounced by the likes of Burnout, Shift developers have created a title which focuses entirely on the experience of driving. And it’s certainly paid off, because Shift has to be one of the slickest and best presented driving games I’ve ever laid eyes on.
The engine sound, sense of speed and brilliant first person cockpit view all culminate in a virtual driving experience which is thrilling, vivid and a even a touch nauseating. About the only draw back for me was with regard to the car dealership which was slightly limited in terms of the number of vehicles available. The point system is also slightly pointless as you’re rewarded for pretty much anything you do, from smooth slip streaming to smashing headlong into the opposition. But despite this, Simply Mad deserve credit. Shift looks great, sounds great, and is quite simply a hell of a lot of fun to play.
Thanks to Rhys135 from Hotukdeals.