Good graphics, pretty good simulation physics, fun map/quest game plot, very good variety of vehicles.
chesterchestnut wrote this review on .
There is a lot of potential to spend quite a bit of time in this game. Only after significant gameplay did the driving around the streets to get someplace new become repetitive. The "google earth" like map and GPS is enjoyable, and the option to warp to places is key. The variety of racing events and types is good, and forces you to build up a car collection to compete in the various class/vehicle specific events. I like the money system and that you have to work a bit to get enough to buy good cars - unlike PGR3 where you could pretty much buy any car with the winnings after a few races. The only stupid quest aspect in this game is the clothing store coupons - I have no idea why this is in the game. I wish there were more dedicated road tracks in the game, as dealing with traffic gets a little old after a while and I would like to just drive some wide open laps in the high-powered cars that are available. I also wish the tuning upgrades enabled more custom settings of the vehicle setup to suit someones' particular driving style. That they are making available new cars every month via Live is a great feature of this game, although I don't like that some cars are limited in quantity and thus cannot be gotten by the general user base. The in car view is excellent, although you'll probably have to move the camera position up and forward to see the road better. Overall the garage mode, being able to open the doors and windows (and how the latter affects the in car sound of the road is great), and the look around feature all add up to really give you a feel like you are truly Test Driving the worlds greatest automobiles. The menu and options are good, and I liked being able to de-tune the steering sensitivity slightly. Good load times also. No major sprite or graphics issues. Although the lack of damage is pretty weak. In general - a very immersive, and fun game, that will last for a number of hours before you get that "you've done this before" feeling.