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Need for Speed: SHIFT Demo

The Downloads section on the Need for Speed Website now offers the playable demo for the Windows editions of Need for Speed: SHIFT, offering a test drive of EA's racing sequel. The demo includes two tracks and five cars, and the download is mirrored on AtomicGamer, eXp Download, FanGaming, FileFront, Gamer's Hell, The Patches Scrolls, and Tiscali Games. Here's the deal:

Need for Speed SHIFT delivers the true driver’s experience with a stunning cockpit view, deep career mode and amazing car roster. You will be thrust into the loud, intense, and athletic experience of racing a car from the driver's perspective through the combination of perception based G-forces, the hyper reality of the cockpit view, and the all-new brutally disorienting crash dynamic. Prove your skill on two tracks – London River and the world famous Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps using one of 4 unlocked cars. Collect enough stars while you race to unlock the ultimate in performance, the Pagani Zonda F.

3. Re: NFS: SHIFT Demo Sep 18, 2009, 11:30 SBlat
That was unexpectedly fast! And it sounds like they're working on a patch for the full game too, judging by the improvements that are apparently in this demo (mouse control in the menus, etc.). Though I suppose that's also proof that they did have to do something of a rushjob at the end to meet their deadlines.

I look forward to trying this out later today. It's sounding from reviews and comments like it didn't turn out to be the hardcore-sim-but-with-great-graphics the devs (but not the EA producers) promised, not at all, but is the closest thing we PC gamers can get to the career games like GT and Forza. I wouldn't mind a good "casual sim", I wouldn't even mind an old "bounce off the walls to corner" NFS game, but I just don't like the games that make too many compromises on both the fun and realistic aspects at the same time, since that doesn't leave much to enjoy. But nearly every commenter on this game who mentions GRID says this game doesn't have handling anywhere near as uncomfortably weird, even if it does have quirks, so that's encouraging.

Still, I'm glad to have a chance to try the demo before deciding whether to purchase or not.
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