Bought my kid an xbox a couple of months ago, figured I'd go and get this cheap driving game, and maybe if I picked up some skills, I''d eventually fork out the $$$ for Forza 4 that just came out.
Guess what - I love this game! The graphics are excellent, and the skill required to drive any of the cars and actually win takes time and practice to develop, just like real racing. You can't just pick up your controller and treat it like a wireless collection of on/off switches. I'm hooked on this game, and I will finish it before moving on to Forza 3 and 4. I just can't believe how well this old game plays.
If you're looking for a game that makes you look like a great driver after a few minutes of practice, pass this one by. It's way too hard for you. But if you're an middle-aged has-been amateur racer like me who has actually gone through learning how to drive, set up, and upgrade cars in real life, you gotta try this. The $2.99 is painless. The many nights of sleep deprivation this game has caused me... well, that's a different story.
yes: I recommend this product