This is a free-roaming racer. In reality it's not much of a racer at all. You pretty much drive around the island looking for ways to make money and buy more cars. There is no story to speak of. (Does a racer need one?)
The graphics are good, but nothing spectacular. The cars look good enough, and the scenery is nice. There is a decent selection of music to play and the cars sound great.
There really isn't much to the gameplay. Drive your cars and run missions. Most missions are "transport X from spot A to spot B". There are a few different varieties of races, but they should be fairly easy if you have the right car and setup.
I noticed someone earlier said the cars handle like "a boat loaded with furniture." This is true for some of the vehicles. It all depends on the car you select. You really have to pay attention to the car ratings, but those won't always accurately indicate how the car performs. Some cars are just horrible to drive, but the handling isn't always bad. It just depends on the car.
All in all, this is a fun game. It's not a serious racer, so core gamers beware. For anyone else this will be fine. My entire family plays it, so we compare cars and accomplishments. Perfect for casual and family gamers!
yes: I recommend this product