Need for Speed Shift Special Edition (PS3 & 360) for £14.99 instore @ Gamestation

Need for Speed Shift Special Edition (PS3 & 360) for £14.99 instore @ Gamestation

Found 9th Aug 2010
I popped into Gamestation today to buy Need For Speed Shift on the PS3. I picked up a copy off the shelf and it was priced at £14.99. I took it to the counter. The bloke went to get the disc from the draw and came back over with the special edition and said "we've got this one for the same price, you might as well have that". So yeah, the special edition is the same price as the normal edition. This is currently the cheapest you can buy the special edition.

Summary -

Exclusive Collector's Edition includes:

* Unlockable BMW M3 GT2
* Unlockable Super Series Race
* Poster
* Special Packaging

Need for Speed Shift is an all-new racing simulation that combines the true driver’s experience with real-world physics, pixel-perfect car models, and a wide range of authentic race tracks. Need for Speed Shift takes players in a different direction to create a simulation experience that replicates the true feeling of driving high-end performance cars. Players are thrust into the loud, visceral, intense, athletic experience of racing a car on the edge of control from the driver’s perspective through the combination of perception based G-forces, the hyper reality of the cockpit view, and the brutal experience of a first person crash dynamic. Need for Speed Shift features an accurate, accessible physics-based driving model that allows you to feel every impact, every change of track surface and every last bit of grip as you push yourself to the edge.

Need for Speed Shift is being developed by Slightly Mad Studios in collaboration with Black Box and senior vice president Patrick Soderlund at EA Games Europe. Slightly Mad Studios includes developers and designers that worked on the critically acclaimed games GT Legends and GTR 2.

Need for Speed Shift Features:

* True Driver’s Experience – A variety of visual cues delivers the true driver’s experience including a three-dimensional HUD that mimics driver head movement, inertia and G-forces. The depth of field also adjusts based on the speed of the car; so when the car is travelling at high speeds the perspective will shift to the distance putting the car/cockpit out of focus.
* Enhanced AI – A sophisticated AI system will mean that your races are more exciting than ever before. AI opponents will react and perform based on the player’s aggression and overall driving skill thus creating race experiences for all skill sets.
* Dynamic Crash Effect - When the player hits a static object or opponent car, the player will feel like they are 'taking damage'. A combination of visual and audio effects will leave the player disorientated and briefly disrupt the race.
* Total Customisation – Need for Speed SHIFT features a comprehensive customization option that lets the player tailor every aspect of the cars performance and styling. Go under the hood to upgrade and tune your vehicle to increase its performance. The visual customization system allows players to personalize both the exterior and trick out the interior to reflect their individual style and preferences.
* Photo Real Cars and Tracks – Nearly 70 licensed cars are available including the Pagani Zonda F, Audi RS4, and Porsche 911 GT3 RSR. There is also over 15 real-world locations like Willow Springs and Laguna Seca as well as fictional circuits like downtown London and Tokyo


Is it any good?

Original Poster

In my opinion, it's absolutely brilliant. Amazing audio and visuals. It's very realistic with some of the best physics I've seen in a game. Well worth investing in.

New version coming out in Nov so this will be MEGA cheap soon.

Original Poster

Yeah that's correct. The next installment in the Need For Speed franchise will be Hot Pursuit. But it will be a lot more arcadey than this. So if you're looking for a realistic Need For Speed game, then this is your best bet.
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