Game Time: 'Shift 2 Unleashed: Need for Speed' and 'WWE All Stars'
"Shift 2 Unleashed: Need for Speed"
EA Games has always managed to offer the most realistic gaming experiences possible, thanks to its keen attention to detail and constant need to make gamers gasp with delight. This has been seen time and time again in the most unlikely of places: the racing genre. The "Need for Speed" series has spent the past 16 years thrilling race fans with its numerous tracks, high-performance cars and white-knuckle-inducing velocity, and that trend continues with its latest, "Shift 2 Unleashed: Need for Speed."
As with most racing titles, there's not much to explain here. Pick a car, pick a track, and drive as fast as you can without crashing. Sure, "Shift 2 Unleashed" offers a laundry list of real-world vehicles such as the 1967 Shelby GT500 and the Dodge Charger, and cool places to race including Miami and London, but the best part about this game is how good it looks. Where most racing titles will shock you with just how realistic they look, "Shift 2 Unleashed" will make you feel as though you're sitting in the car thanks to the all-new and completely innovative Helmet Cam.
With the type of immersion offered by EA Games, coupled with its constant need to include each and every detail of racing, "Shift 2 Unleashed" will not only occupy hours of your life but make you question whether you're in your living room or a Lamborghini.
Media Link: NASCAR racing airs Sunday, April 3, on Fox.
WWE All Stars PS3, PS2, Wii, PSP/$29.99-$59.99/Available Now
"WWE All Stars" takes the wrestling legends of yesteryear and puts them in the squared circle alongside modern-day marvels as they compete to see who's the best. In THQ's latest wrestling title, you'll be able to take control of such superstars as John Cena, Andre the Giant, Triple H, Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat, The Rock and "Macho Man" Randy Savage. Each athlete will have his own signature moves, famous finishers, and a bevy of high-flying, teeth-shattering attacks worthy of WWE. If you've ever wondered which generation had the better wrestlers, try the game's Fantasy Warfare mode. From here you will choose either the WWE Legends or WWE Superstars and pit one team against the other to see which one will come out on top.
With its colorful art style, over-the-top moves and vast roster, "WWE All Stars" is a little less simulation and a lot more fun.
Media Link: "WWE Monday Night RAW" airs Monday, April 4, on USA Network.