This is a good game for beginners. The storyline that comes with the single player is average. It takes an age to build your way through the career mode and you need a lot of attention. The online play on xbox live is shocking. Example being when you crash your car you slide sideways and any other online competitor that comes near you will be caught up with you in a crash even if they are passing on the far side of the road! The xbox communicator is also useless for this game because when you say something into your mic it takes about 3 seconds to be said to the other users. So you might shout at someone for cutting you up on a corner but by the time they hear you they don't understand what your on about! Toca needed to stick to what it did best and not spread into different areas like trucks. Could have been a lot better!