Ok, so this games gotten quite a bad rap and iv heard people even say its a cheap version of a need for speed game...well, id like to dust off its trampled reputation somewhat. first of yes , its not realistic, id love to see the car that could hairpin turn at 150+mph,BUT it does look very cool seeing your favorite car wliding rounds corners at lightspeed.
In all honesty realistic games bore the life out of me, if i want to drive realisticly i "realisticly" get into my "car" and drive.. if i get a game i want crazy sliding speeding fun.. that still takes skill to be able to pull off.
Its the same old story for the cars, you've got a couple of ones you'd be ashamed to race in *cough* VW Beetle *cough* , the muscle cars slide rouns the track like someones greased up you, your car, and the whole track,and the super cars go zoom zoom, nothing special but if the usual formula is not broken dnt try to fix it right?
The mods add some fun into the game with being able to mod ur car even down to the steering wheel type. Theres some nice decals too, that can make your car look awesome.
And the music list in the game is quite good, mostly kinda dance music but theres a sneaky Queens of the stone age track too.
All in all, this game is hella fun, if u like ur realism go for forza if you like hearing your tires scream in protest as u nail that corner with a crazy fast drift get this, i guarentee for the price,ITS WORTH GETTING! it will keep u amused for a long time (even if u end up bald from tearing your hair out from failing the challenges =P )
Hopefully this has helped shine a few peoples idea of this game, as i feel it does what it sets out to do, make a fun game!