Shift 2 Unleashed is the 17th installment in the famous Need for Speed series. It is also known as Need for Speed Shift 2. This is the direct sequel to the Need for speed shift. On many aspects introduced in Shift 1 expands. In April 2011 game was released globally. From 37 manufacturers over 145 cars available in the game. NFS shift 2 also features 36 plus different tracks. Players compete in many types of races on these tracks. Also, an in-helmet camera, the Autolog, and nighttime features are added to the game.
Shift 2 Unleashed features true-to-life dynamic crash physics, real-world drivers, tracks, and cars. In a variety of motorsports, virtual racers partake as the career progress. However, to guide the player about his career a Formula D and Vaughn Gittin mode also available. In Career mode player is also taught about drifting, so the player progress to the Works and FIA GT3 series. After that, he moves on to the FIA GT1 Championship. In the Muscle series, Gittin also available. In the Retro series, driver Darren McNamara from the Formula D available. But in Drag Racing and time attack Chris Rado drives.
Shift 2 Unleashed provides a helmet camera that moves with the head of the player. As the car jerks and takes, corners the head moves from side to side. Screen edges become blurred as the car approach the higher speeds. If damaged the headlight turned off immediately. More than 140 licensed cars are provided in NFS shift 2. Like Spa-Francorchamps, Suzuka, and Bathurst, there are 40 plus locations from the real-world. However, some fictional circuits like Shanghai and London downtown are also provided in the game.