This game is pretty well dismissed by racing gamers: it doesn't have the panache of the Forza Motorsports series, or the hipness of Dirt; what it does have is a pretty realistic simulation of Baja racing. It isn't easy. It isn't edge of your seat excitement. It hasn't got a thumping techno soundtrack or the demure enunciation of Forza or colossal wrecks or ... you get the picture, right? Playing this game is like actually DRIVING in Baja! You have to maintain concentration or you will go right over. You have to actually scan ahead to look at the surface (wet slows you down, sand is hard to steer in). The competition is tough. But if you prevail and bear with it, your skills will improve and you will feel like you actually accomplished something difficult. So it isn't for everyone, and sure enough, not everyone likes it. But if you like real racing sims with none of the fluff, this is a great and very re-playable game. And the freeform driving is a quick way to waste a couple hours without actually having to drive to Mexico.
yes: I recommend this product