Need For Speed Shift – PC
Fortunately, while the graphics and sound are problematic, pretty much everything else in the game works just fine. You’ll face 24 separate events, with seven different types of races, including straight circuits, drift runs, elimination rounds, and head-to-head face-offs. Between races, you can use your winnings to purchase new cars and upgrades like nitro boosts and better aerodynamics.
One crucial component of each race is earning style points, which you pick up by drifting (precision points) or ramming opponents (aggression points). You can earn more stars in each race by showing off, but it’s possible to beat the game without relying on them. You have to earn a lot of style points to get extra stars, so this side challenge is for expert racers only.
Need for Speed Shift handles well, too. The game has responsive touch controls and a fun drifting “bar” onscreen that you have to center as you powerslide around turns. The game even lets you slipstream behind cars for a speed boost.