Need For Speed SHIFT Earns High Marks

Posted by at 9:23 am on September 17, 2009

Electronic Arts has announced that Need for Speed SHIFT has earned top scores at dozens of critical gaming outlets, positioning it for a spectacular launch. With a perfect 100 from and, and 90+ scores from, Official Xbox Magazine, PlayStation: The Official Magazine, Team, Game, and more, Need for Speed SHIFT is the highest rated Need for Speed game in years. Need for Speed SHIFT has proven that EA’s decentralized development strategy has delivered critical success. The storied franchise returns today with an authentic race experience that offers a unique cockpit view and thunderous engines racing at break-neck speeds. On launch date -“ September 15 -“ the game clocked a critical average of 87 on the PlayStation 3 and 86 on Xbox 360; a 28 point leap on the PlayStation 3 and 22 point jump on Xbox 360 over last year’s game.

“SHIFT marks a stunning comeback for the Need for Speed franchise,” said Senior Vice President of Marketing Jeff Karp. “I don’t remember when the game has ever looked better. The double-digit improvement in critics’ scores reflects the game’s tremendous innovation and places Need for Speed as the best racing game of 2009.”

Need for Speed SHIFT is designed to redefine the racing genre by combining real world physics with perception based G-forces. The game introduces a first-person crash dynamic meant to creates an unparalleled immersive experience. The signature cockpit view delivers a true driver’s experience. Need for Speed SHIFT further personalizes the experience through the all-new driver profile — a unique persona based on the driving skill and style of each player. Need for Speed SHIFT is the most realistic and intensive authentic racing game ever.

Need for Speed SHIFT is available for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC, PSP and iPhone. More information can be found at or follow them on Twitter at NeedforSpeed.

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