On first impressions you could be forgiven for thinking this is just another ordinary racing game. Believe me, it is certainly not that. You will be put behind the wheel of a whole host of vehicles ranging from a mini to a lotus, racing around two vast cities, Washington D.C and Paris. Single player mode finds you thrashing round the streets against other cars in a race against time, performing certain tasks along the way. However, single player mode can soon run out of excitement. This is when Xbox Live comes into play. Playing against 7 other players online makes this game varied and full of fun. With game modes ranging from Cruise where the players can motor round at their own leasure to Catch the Gold where the race is on to locate the stash and take it back to your base. The gameplay is fast and furious and never lets up. The handling of the cars is smooth although there are a few niggles when driving into obsticles. Do not let this put you off. It is a superb racer with an enormous life span. A must if you have Xbox Live.