It may not be realistic as some games but much better than others i have played given a much higher score. I like how it keeps you moving, and steadily becomes a bit more challenging, making it more interesting, also being able to upgrade your car and unlock better cars is great.
This is a good game to hire for a night or two, good for a bit of fun not too serious.
You can pick up the controls and be right into the game at once. There is plenty of crashing, but without being frustrating, or getting you too absorbed in it. I would recommend Cruis'n to anyone who doesn't want too much from a game, just a bit of fun. There are plenty of cars to choose from once you unlock them and same going with the tracks, great great great great fun.