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'''SHIFT 2 Unleashed''', also known as '''Need For Speed: SHIFT 2 Unleashed''' is the 17th instalment in the long-running [[Need for Speed|Need For Speed]] series of racing games, developed by Slightly Mad Studios and published by [[Electronic Arts]]. It is the direct sequel to 2009's [[Need for Speed SHIFT|Need For Speed: SHIFT]] and expands on the gameplay and features of the original.
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Some of the new features include night-time racing, a new helmet camera and the Autolog, which was first introduced in [[Need for Speed Hot Pursuit 2010]]. A new elite handling model aimed at sim-racing enthusiasts is also available, while the physics engine and overall handling of the cars was improved, especially for racing wheels. In addition to this, SHIFT 2 Unleashed will also feature some of the cars and tracks of the 2010 FIA GT1 World Championship and 2010 FIA GT3 European Championship, among other racing content. The final game features 151 cars and 44 different tracks (DLC included).
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[[Image:Shift2cover.jpg|thumb|200px|SHIFT 2 Unleashed cover art]]
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'''SHIFT 2: Unleashed''', also known as '''Need For Speed: SHIFT 2 Unleashed''', is the 17<small>th</small> instalment in the long-running [[Need for Speed|Need For Speed]] series of racing games, developed by Slightly Mad Studios and published by Electronic Arts. It is the direct sequel to 2009's [[Need for Speed SHIFT|Need For Speed: SHIFT]] and expands on the gameplay and features of the original.
  
The game shipped in two editions, the normal one and a '''Limited Edition''', which comes with three additional cars: the Alfa Romeo Guilietta QV, Lamborghini Murciélago LP640 and Nissan Silvia spec.R Aero (S15). It also comes with 40 additional events, which include Old vs. New matchups, Manufacturer Battles and Single Manufacturer races.
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Some of the new features include night-time racing, a new helmet camera and Autolog, which was first introduced in [[Need for Speed Hot Pursuit 2010|Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit]]. A new elite handling model aimed at sim-racing enthusiasts is also available, while the physics engine and overall handling of the cars was improved to make it closer to PC racing simulators. There was also improvements made to the controls so the use of a racing wheel is recommended. In addition to this, SHIFT 2 Unleashed also features some of the cars and tracks of the 2010 FIA GT1 World Championship and the 2010 FIA GT3 European Championship, among other racing content. The final game features 125 cars and 36 different tracks. Two DLC packs (downloadable content) added more cars and tracks, for a grand total of 151 cars and 44 tracks.
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The game shipped in two editions, the normal one and a '''Limited Edition''', which comes with 40 additional events (Old vs. New matchups, Manufacturer Battles and Single Manufacturer races), and three additional cars: the Alfa Romeo Guilietta QV, the Lamborghini Murciélago LP 640 and the Nissan Silvia spec.R Aero (S15).
  
  
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<blockquote>This March, get ready to push your driving skills to their ultimate nerve-wracking limits as SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED puts you behind the wheel of the only truly realistic and immersive racing game on the market. Intensely authentic physics and true-to-life degradation of cars and tracks, plus an eye-watering sense of speed combine with the all-new helmet camera to let you feel every scrape and impact in your all-out fight to the finish line. Your Driver's Battle doesn't end at the checkered flag though, as SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED features the advanced Autolog system that takes the action to a new level by letting you dynamically share and compare career stats, driver profiles, pictures, videos, and personal bests with your friends in real-time.</blockquote>
 
<blockquote>This March, get ready to push your driving skills to their ultimate nerve-wracking limits as SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED puts you behind the wheel of the only truly realistic and immersive racing game on the market. Intensely authentic physics and true-to-life degradation of cars and tracks, plus an eye-watering sense of speed combine with the all-new helmet camera to let you feel every scrape and impact in your all-out fight to the finish line. Your Driver's Battle doesn't end at the checkered flag though, as SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED features the advanced Autolog system that takes the action to a new level by letting you dynamically share and compare career stats, driver profiles, pictures, videos, and personal bests with your friends in real-time.</blockquote>
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[[Image:shift_2_gameplay.jpg|thumb|300px|SHIFT 2 Unleashed: in-game screenshot]]
  
  
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*'''Developer:''' Slightly Mad Studios
 
*'''Developer:''' Slightly Mad Studios
 
*'''Publisher:''' Electronic Arts
 
*'''Publisher:''' Electronic Arts
*'''Release dates:''' March 29th 2011 (North America) and March 31st 2011 (Europe)
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*'''Release dates:''' 29<small>th</small> March 2011 (North America) and 31<small>st</small> March 2011 (Europe)
*'''Available on:''' PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
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*'''Available on:''' PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 (adapted version also available on iOS)
*'''Official site:''' http://www.needforspeed.com/shift2unleashed
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*'''Game engine:''' Madness Engine
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*'''Official website:''' http://www.needforspeed.com/shift2unleashed
  
  
 
==Game info==
 
==Game info==
  
*[[SHIFT 2 Unleashed Car List|Car list]]
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*[[SHIFT 2 Unleashed Car List|Car List]]
*[[SHIFT 2 Unleashed Track List|Track list]]
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*[[SHIFT 2 Unleashed Track List|Track List]]
*[[SHIFT 2 Unleashed Racing Disciplines|Racing Disciplines]]
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*[[SHIFT 2 Unleashed DLC|Downloadable Content (DLC)]]
 
*[[SHIFT 2 Unleashed DLC|Downloadable Content (DLC)]]
 
*[[SHIFT 2 Unleashed Xbox 360 Achievements|Achievements / Trophies]]
 
*[[SHIFT 2 Unleashed Xbox 360 Achievements|Achievements / Trophies]]
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*'''Required:''' Internet connection
 
*'''Required:''' Internet connection
*'''Operative system:''' Windows XP SP3 / Windows Vista SP2 / Windows 7
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*'''Operative system:''' Windows XP Service Pack 3 / Windows Vista Service Pack 2 / Windows 7
*'''Processor:''' Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz / AMD X2 64 2.4 GHz
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*'''Processor:''' Intel Core 2 Duo @2.0 GHz / AMD X2 64 @2.4 GHz
*'''Memory:''' 2.0 GB
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*'''RAM memory:''' 2.0 GB
*'''Video Card:''' DirectX 9.0c Compatible 3D-accelerated 512 MB video card with Shader Model 3.0 or higher
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*'''Video card:''' DirectX 9.0c Compatible 3D-accelerated 512 MB video card with Shader Model 3.0 or higher
*'''Sound Card:''' DirectX 9.0c compatible
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*'''Supported chipsets:''' ATI HD3 Series or greater; NVIDIA GeForce 8 Series or higher or greater
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*'''Sound card:''' DirectX 9.0c compatible
 
*'''DirectX:''' Version 9.0c
 
*'''DirectX:''' Version 9.0c
*'''Hard Drive:''' 7 GB
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*'''Hard drive:''' 7 GB
*'''DVD Drive:''' 8x speed
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*'''DVD drive:''' 8x speed
*'''Online Multiplayer:''' 512 Kbps or faster; 2-12 Players
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*'''Online multiplayer:''' 512 Kbps or faster; 2-12 Players
 
*'''Input:''' Keyboard, Mouse, Supported Game Controllers
 
*'''Input:''' Keyboard, Mouse, Supported Game Controllers
 
*'''Optional:''' USB Steering Wheel / Dual Analogue Gamepad
 
*'''Optional:''' USB Steering Wheel / Dual Analogue Gamepad
*'''Supported chipsets:''' ATI HD3 Series or greater; NVIDIA GeForce 8 Series or higher or greater
 
  
  
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==Supported steering wheels==
 
==Supported steering wheels==
 
  
 
'''PC'''
 
'''PC'''
  
*Logitech G27 Racing Wheel – full support for all buttons and rev lights
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*Fanatec Porsche 911 Turbo S
*Logitech G25 Racing Wheel
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*Logitech Driving Force GT
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*Logitech Formula Force EX
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*Logitech Driving Force
 
*Logitech Driving Force
 
*Logitech Driving Force EX
 
*Logitech Driving Force EX
*Logitech Driving Force RX
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*Logitech Driving Force GT
 
*Logitech Driving Force Pro
 
*Logitech Driving Force Pro
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*Logitech Driving Force RX
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*Logitech Formula Force EX
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*Logitech G25 Racing Wheel
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*Logitech G27 Racing Wheel (full support for all buttons and rev lights)
 
*Logitech MOMO Force
 
*Logitech MOMO Force
 
*Logitech MOMO Racing
 
*Logitech MOMO Racing
*Thrustmaster RGT FFB Pro Clutch
 
*Thrustmaster Ferrari GT Experience
 
 
*Thrustmaster Ferrari 430
 
*Thrustmaster Ferrari 430
*Fanatec Porsche 911 Turbo S
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*Thrustmaster Ferrari GT Experience
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*Thrustmaster RGT FFB Pro Clutch
  
  
 
'''PlayStation 3'''
 
'''PlayStation 3'''
  
*Nascar Racing Wheel
 
 
*Logitech Driving Force
 
*Logitech Driving Force
 
*Logitech Driving Force EX
 
*Logitech Driving Force EX
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*Logitech Driving Force GT (full support for all buttons and dial)
 
*Logitech Driving Force Pro
 
*Logitech Driving Force Pro
 
*Logitech G25 Racing Wheel
 
*Logitech G25 Racing Wheel
*Logitech G27 Racing Wheel full support for all buttons and rev lights
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*Logitech G27 Racing Wheel (full support for all buttons and rev lights)
*Logitech Driving Force GT – full support for all buttons and dial
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*Nascar Racing Wheel
 
*Thrustmaster F430 FFB
 
*Thrustmaster F430 FFB
 
*Thrustmaster RGT FFB Clutch
 
*Thrustmaster RGT FFB Clutch
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'''Xbox 360'''
 
'''Xbox 360'''
  
*Microsoft Force Feedback Wheel
 
 
*Fanatec Porsche 911 Turbo
 
*Fanatec Porsche 911 Turbo
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*Microsoft Force Feedback Wheel
  
  
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SHIFT 2 Unleashed cover art

SHIFT 2: Unleashed, also known as Need For Speed: SHIFT 2 Unleashed, is the 17th instalment in the long-running Need For Speed series of racing games, developed by Slightly Mad Studios and published by Electronic Arts. It is the direct sequel to 2009's Need For Speed: SHIFT and expands on the gameplay and features of the original.

Some of the new features include night-time racing, a new helmet camera and Autolog, which was first introduced in Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit. A new elite handling model aimed at sim-racing enthusiasts is also available, while the physics engine and overall handling of the cars was improved to make it closer to PC racing simulators. There was also improvements made to the controls so the use of a racing wheel is recommended. In addition to this, SHIFT 2 Unleashed also features some of the cars and tracks of the 2010 FIA GT1 World Championship and the 2010 FIA GT3 European Championship, among other racing content. The final game features 125 cars and 36 different tracks. Two DLC packs (downloadable content) added more cars and tracks, for a grand total of 151 cars and 44 tracks.

The game shipped in two editions, the normal one and a Limited Edition, which comes with 40 additional events (Old vs. New matchups, Manufacturer Battles and Single Manufacturer races), and three additional cars: the Alfa Romeo Guilietta QV, the Lamborghini Murciélago LP 640 and the Nissan Silvia spec.R Aero (S15).


The official word:

This March, get ready to push your driving skills to their ultimate nerve-wracking limits as SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED puts you behind the wheel of the only truly realistic and immersive racing game on the market. Intensely authentic physics and true-to-life degradation of cars and tracks, plus an eye-watering sense of speed combine with the all-new helmet camera to let you feel every scrape and impact in your all-out fight to the finish line. Your Driver's Battle doesn't end at the checkered flag though, as SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED features the advanced Autolog system that takes the action to a new level by letting you dynamically share and compare career stats, driver profiles, pictures, videos, and personal bests with your friends in real-time.
SHIFT 2 Unleashed: in-game screenshot


Contents

[edit] Summary

  • Developer: Slightly Mad Studios
  • Publisher: Electronic Arts
  • Release dates: 29th March 2011 (North America) and 31st March 2011 (Europe)
  • Available on: PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 (adapted version also available on iOS)
  • Game engine: Madness Engine
  • Official website: http://www.needforspeed.com/shift2unleashed


[edit] Game info


[edit] Minimum system requirements

  • Required: Internet connection
  • Operative system: Windows XP Service Pack 3 / Windows Vista Service Pack 2 / Windows 7
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo @2.0 GHz / AMD X2 64 @2.4 GHz
  • RAM memory: 2.0 GB
  • Video card: DirectX 9.0c Compatible 3D-accelerated 512 MB video card with Shader Model 3.0 or higher
  • Supported chipsets: ATI HD3 Series or greater; NVIDIA GeForce 8 Series or higher or greater
  • Sound card: DirectX 9.0c compatible
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Hard drive: 7 GB
  • DVD drive: 8x speed
  • Online multiplayer: 512 Kbps or faster; 2-12 Players
  • Input: Keyboard, Mouse, Supported Game Controllers
  • Optional: USB Steering Wheel / Dual Analogue Gamepad


Laptop versions of these chipsets may work but are not supported. Updates to your video and sound card drivers may be required.


[edit] Supported steering wheels

PC

  • Fanatec Porsche 911 Turbo S
  • Logitech Driving Force
  • Logitech Driving Force EX
  • Logitech Driving Force GT
  • Logitech Driving Force Pro
  • Logitech Driving Force RX
  • Logitech Formula Force EX
  • Logitech G25 Racing Wheel
  • Logitech G27 Racing Wheel (full support for all buttons and rev lights)
  • Logitech MOMO Force
  • Logitech MOMO Racing
  • Thrustmaster Ferrari 430
  • Thrustmaster Ferrari GT Experience
  • Thrustmaster RGT FFB Pro Clutch


PlayStation 3

  • Logitech Driving Force
  • Logitech Driving Force EX
  • Logitech Driving Force GT (full support for all buttons and dial)
  • Logitech Driving Force Pro
  • Logitech G25 Racing Wheel
  • Logitech G27 Racing Wheel (full support for all buttons and rev lights)
  • Nascar Racing Wheel
  • Thrustmaster F430 FFB
  • Thrustmaster RGT FFB Clutch


Xbox 360

  • Fanatec Porsche 911 Turbo
  • Microsoft Force Feedback Wheel

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