Toca Race driver is a glorified carerer sim with a lot to offer over basically every racer on the planet. Starting out as Ryan McKane you must work your way up on 3 levels. The ToCA Tour, German DTM, Australian V8 Supercars are all represented along with a few none real championships.
Toca Race Driver has a massive lifespan which will make you come back for more. The huge selection of tracks will allow a range of options, even the die hard touring car fans will be more than happy. The graphics are superb. The Handeling of the cars are realistic and offer a unique challenge between the cars. Trying to power a V8 Super car is tough because its RWD you seem to lsoe the back end and have to learn how to control, the 4WD's are easier and are used in the first stages.This is what makes the game different, the handeling of the cars differs on every car and is not uniform (like most racing games). There are a few minor niggles though
I dislike the ability to keep trying at stage one in the career so i can win every championship, once you meet the criteria you automatically move up.
The PS2 version has the old Hockenheim, the power beast where you need a fast car to succeed, where as the XBox version offers the new Hockenheim which is a different experience and personally i dislike the new track.
I also dislike the fact that there are only 4-5 real competitions (DTM, V8 supercars, ToCA Tour) i reckon with a few more official championships (FIA GT, Le Mans series, IRL single seater etc) the game could be that extra bit spectacular.
The niggles are minor and the game is fantastic in every way. Without a doubt the best racer on the PS2 or the XBox and an amazing real racer. Lets hope F1 Career Challenge is as good