Summary: I had to write a review entirely because the spotlight review was written by someone who hadn't 'got' this game or taken the time to explore the settings. Actually, I see reviews all the time claim this game is an 'arcade' rally game, indicating that perhaps the game lacks depth, maybe has unrealistic physics, or even simple fake graphics. All of these points are wrong. Completely false.
Summary: I'm not a big gamer. I've had my XBOX for over a year and it's mostly collected dust. I love driving simulation games and I think rally is the most fun of the various forms of driving so I picked up RalliSport Challenge 2 based on a day and a half long online search for a good rally game. All of the reviews said that RSC2 had the best combination of realism, fun and graphics. They were right! The physics model is incredible and the damage is very realistic.
Summary: The detail and realism in Rallisport Challenge 2 is amazing. From rain and mud on your windshield to the wheelspin and suspension on each racecar, no detail is left to chance. Numerous race courses, race formats, and realistic tuning options mean you will never run out of fun. Hands down, this is the best racing game I have seen on Xbox.