What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that SHIFT 2: Unleashed involves illegal street racing on public roads, and bumping against other cars to cut them off or run them off the road. There are disclaimers about staying away from street racing in real life, though, and other than the optional contact the racing itself is nearly indistinguishable from something like a NASCAR race. Still, the game may encourage less concern for reckless driving and behavior in some children, and parents may want to tell them that real driving isn't like this.
Is it any good?
SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED is a great racing game, with well-designed tracks and a fast pace that will keep you on the edge of your seat. A variety of control options make it easy enough for a novice to pick up and play, but advanced drivers can turn on manual gear shifting and turn off assistance options for a much larger challenge.