Im not going to review the game much here other than say its a little arcade like compared to previous colin mcrae titles but good fun when used with a force feedback steering wheel and the graphics on high-ultra settings are lush. I want to share a tip with you all on how to get this game to run better. My pc spec is:
amd 64 x2 4200+
If you reference my pc against the recommended specs u can imagine i was very dissapointed to find the game would hardly run smooth on low graphics settings. I was expecting to have them on high and some on ultra. There is a bug in this game that means it will run slow on any system with a stand alone sound card. What you need is a sound blaster x-fi card, u can get one for around £30. Purchasing one of these will improve your frame rate by about 15fps no joke!
If u dont want to fork out on a new soundcard then i have another solution for you. Try disabling your soundcard and launching the game. You should notice a massive improvment in fps (run fraps to test this). Now exit the game and enable your soundcard. Start the game again and if ur as lucky as me and a few others u will get a 5-8 fps increase. Be sure to run the sound on lowest settings to.
I hope this helps some of you who have been dissapointed and had problems like me. Enjoy! :)