Summary: This is a classic! The racing is fun and begs to be replayed in the early levels. But as you progress, the AI gets almost insanely difficult. The cars take unrealistic amounts of damage, but every dent & sheared quarter panel is smoothly reproduced. Then there are the mini-games!
Summary: Not sure what all of the bad reviews are about, but i have been into console racing games since the Atari 2600 30 years ago, and in my opinion this is the best racing game ever on any console and i have many of them (up to the PS2 and original Xbox) can't speak for the current gen systems.
Summary: This game is fun but not for a long period of time. I like that you get points for crashing into things and that you can go off the road more than normal racing games. I think it is a good game and fun to play for short periods of time. Would not pay full price for it.