Summary: Ok, so I got this game on Amazon for a couple of bucks. It comes to myhouse, I pop it in the 360 and once I started playing it, it was horrible! The gameplay and lasting appeal is all there, you got a bunch of licensed cars that you can race with to earn more cars and so on and so forth. The problems with this game is first of all, the frame rate dips sometimes, the graphics make it look like a port from a PS2, and the quality of the engine sounds is poor.
Summary: I prefer the realistic racing games, so I play this on Pro against Very hard AI in Championship and Single Race modes. The AI is faster in those modes while the Career difficulty is much lower no matter what you do. The game looks bad but is functional, the driving feels rewarding and well balanced even with a controller without any assists, the AI is challenging and there is good variety.
Summary: RacePro gives an meaty racing experience and with different levels of racing aids offers easy accessibility. If Forza 3 is steak, Race Pro is hamburger. Racing in Race Pro is super fun but the experience is dulled by the bland graphics not even close to those found in Forza 3. It has very realistic physics models and the cars handle really well but sacrifices in the area of menu presentation and track and off track graphics.
Summary: I normally like games you can just press the accelerator and go, like the original need for speeds. Esp when I'm trying to decompress at the end of the day. I find the ones where you have to constantly slow down or brake for cornering cause me to tense up. But I decided I really wanted a different game, and bought this one cheap.
Summary: I had low expectations for this game (maybe it was the title), but I have been very pleasantly surprised. I am very much in the "sim" camp (vs. "arcade" style racing games, e.g., that horrible pile of junk known as GRID), and was therefore looking for a game that approximates the actual feel of driving at high speed. Race Pro does a good job of that, and allows for a great deal of user-defined tuning to that experience.
Summary: For real drivers this could be a great but the lack of variety over the controllers buttons disappoints. I have a bad shoulder so accelerate must be on the green (x) button and it doesn't allow for this. It could be a great game but its lack of user friendliness disappoints me beyond measure. As a real driver I expected more.
Summary: I purchased this game for it's system link capability. The main problem is that you only get a couple of lousey cars to start with and the rest have to be unlocked. You do get to race on 13 different tracks though. We have a gaming group of 8 people which only meet once a week for a couple of hours. No one wants to spend untold hours to unlock cars for a quick system link game. They could have at least left one or two cars from each class unlocked for this purpose.