What can I say, Rockstar, creators of the famous GTA series, have kicked some more competitions butt. If you loved the GTA series, this game is much more than an add-on, extension, or continuation. If you have no driving skills and do not like racing games with FAST ,REALLY FAST, vehicles, than do not buy this game. If you think you will finish this game in one night....FORGET THAT. If you have no game pad or steering wheel, you will throw the game out in 5 minutes. I had to go out the next day and buy another game pad since I busted my first trying to keep up with the other racers.
The only DOWNSIDE is the motorcycles views are crazy. If you like high speed bikes, over 340km/h, this game will have your eyes sore in ten minutes. The camera does move way too weirdly on the bikes and is really hard to see what is going on.
I have finished only 70% in a period of 20 hours. Yes it is hard, yes it is fast, but this game will be replayed many times. Jumps, nitro, lights, and AI really keep the heart racing...
Graphics are fab, sounds are cool, vehicles are plentiful and well varied, game play is tough, system requirements are heavy. I love this game, WELL DONE ROCKSTAR!!! NO PATCHES NEEDED.