5 ParadisePhil8mee | 18/02/2009 | See all Phil8mee's reviews (47)Top 100 Games Reviewer Smash! Crash! Let's see that again...in super slo mo!A simple concept executed to perfection. You have an open world, riddled with conveniently placed ramps, collapsed bridges and derelict railway lines. Equipped with either a high powered car or motorbike you can leap from railway to motorway to walkway and back again.. For extra style. What makes it even more enjoyable is when it all goes wrong. The camera cuts to close up and super slow motion to watch your car crumple in amazing detail. The world is littered with events (every junction), these include straight races, stunt runs and the ubiquitous "road rage". During a race you are encouraged to be aggressive towards your fellow racer (road rage demands it) and when you knock them into a wall the camera cuts away to let you see it in all its slow motion glory. These events are required to advance but you can do them when and where you like, explore the local area first to familiarize yourself with local shortcuts and routes.The multiplayer and online aspects are so simple and easy. If you are using an xbox controller then a simple flick of the d-pad and you are online in one shape or another. There is also an in game browser for news and updates.The game is an absolute joy and a must for anyone who enjoys a good arcade racer. Just one thing missing... A driver. All the cars are empty, while you don't notice when you are driving you certainly do when you are close up and in slow motion. Strangely enough the bike rider disappears when you crash a bike to. I understand that if they had implemented something like flatouts drivers flying through the windscreen it may have seemed controversial, especially if you imagine the result in slow motion. Still, i think there should be the option to switch it on or off.