This article is part of our series: The Logitech G27 Racing Wheel for Casual Racing Gamers. Here, we will cover setting up your G27 racing wheel to play Need For Speed: Shift 2 Unleashed (PC).
The 17th game in the series, Shift was developed by Slightly Mad Studios and published for Electronic Arts. Shift 2 expands on the original (a cross between simulation and arcade racing where racing takes place on a track) with 145 cars from 37 manufacturers.
Solid Tip: Looking for G27 drivers or Logitech Profiler software? Get it here.
|Logitech G27 Solid Series Articles|
|1. Casual Gamer vs Simulation Gamer||11. Test Drive Unlimited|
|2. Setting Up Your G27, Made Easy||12. Test Drive Unlimited 2|
|3. Need For Speed: Carbon||13. Burnout Paradise|
|4. Need For Speed: Pro Street||14. Race Driver: GRID|
|5. Need For Speed: Undercover||15. Split Second|
|6. Need For Speed: Shift||16. GTR Evolution|
|7. Need For Speed: Shift 2||17. DiRT 2|
|8. Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit||18. DiRT 3|
|9. Need For Speed: The Run||19. Blur|
|10. Need for Speed: Most Wanted|
Need for Speed: Shift 2 Unleashed has even better wheel support than its predecessor! Shift 2 Unleashed supports a plethora of wheels from Logitech, Thrustmaster, and Fanatec. There are also custom wheel settings for those that aren’t on the preset list. Still no built-in shift LED support, though.
Force feedback is strong and accurate right out of the box- a blessing for us casual racing fans.
The presets come completely labeled with an actual diagram of each wheel. The wheels bindings are already mapped for you, but you can set them yourself if you would prefer.
Shift 2 Steering Wheel Support
Right out of the box, Shift 2 Unleashed has the following control presets to choose from. The wheels also have both a combined pedals preset and a separate pedals preset.
- Logitech G25
- Logitech G27
- Logitech Driving Force
- Logitech Driving Force GT
- Logitech Driving Force Pro
- Logitech MOMO
- Logitech MOMO Force
- Fanatec Porsche 911 Turbo sequential
- Fanatec Porsche 911 Turbo gated
- Thrustmaster Ferrari F430 FF
- Thrustmaster Ferrari GT Experience
- Thrustmaster RGT FF Clutch
- Custom Wheel
- Custom GamePad
- Xbox 360 controller for Windows
Need for Speed: Shift 2 G27 Settings
Out of the 16 games I have reviewed for the Logitech G27, Shift 2 Unleashed is perhaps the easiest to setup.
The game handles all the options so you don’t need to attempt to setup anything in the profiler.
I always add my racing games into the profiler, though for good measure. It is completely optional:
Need for Speed: Shift 2 Game Options
Shift 2’s real flexibility is in the game options on the title screen.
Here you can set your driving aids, key bindings, force feedback and steering settings, and select your presets.
That’s all there is to it! This game practically sets itself up and will work great with just plug and play. Enjoy!