Summary: This is the only racing game I admit so far. It depends largely on driving skills, and gives a great feeling and experience to the player especially with the gaming steering wheel. GTR 2 has been made with a rare dedication and proficiency. For that and by considering everything else I didn't mention. GTR 2 shouldn't be rated less than 10.
Summary: Best PC Racing Game of All Time at the Moment. Great content and features with added great game play and modes that include a racing school and a long list of championships to compete. The driving has all levels of difficulty to accommadate all users with all types of controller hardware. Scalable weather and time acceleration in 24hr scales.
Summary: Play it with a Wheel of course. My favorite game of all times. Played it 2500h+ between 2006-2009. Has some shortcomings but Simbin never did better so far. RACE07 and subsequents addons where not as good.
Summary: This is one of the best Simulations out there and it was probably The Best One back in 2005, without a doubt. Just remember that it is a simulator. If you want a fun arcade style game, then look elsewhere. If you want an increasingly hard simulator, then this works. You will need a racing wheel, pedals and shifter to work this game properly. A game pad or joystick does not work well and you loose all the realism.
Summary: First off, this is a racing simulator not a game. If you want a video game action, there are probably better choices out there. But, if you want to experience racing, then this is one of the best if not THE best racing sim out there. You get a bunch of tracks and cars to start out with that you can expand with the hundreds if not thousands of new ones on the internet.
Conclusion: This is a fantastic game at ANY price and at this price, it's a steal. If you like your racing games more simulation than arcade, this is for you. I drive a meaty car in real life and this game is as real as it gets. Using a racing wheel such as the G25, the only thing missing is the G-forces on your body!