Shift 2: Unleashed

Game review by Brett Molina, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Realistic racing sim with jarring crashes.

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 4 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 14+


It's Need For Speed's answer to GT5. Avoid the barriers unless you want a good bashing.

This title has:

Great messages
Too much violence
Too much consumerism
age 11+

Lot more difficult than last time, still fun.

Shift 2 Unleashed, isn't violent but it is one of the most difficult racing games I've played, if you play it properly, not play it safe. By play it safe, I mean play on easy with all the assists on. It is very hard to crash doing that, By play it properly, I mean on Medium-Hard with no assists, and no clue when to brake. This game isn't mature, it's got a lot of crashing but no blood shown, no people dying. Just a very smashed up car. So it's good for over 11+ if you are going to play it properly, or with a few assists.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex

Game Details

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