Amazing game, dont let people telling you it crashes put you off, it doesnt at all on my rig, runs solidly at 60fps on an ati HD5750 with a phenom quad core and 4gb ram, if this means nothing to you, you probably should'nt be buying games on the PC. The game is rock solid old school arcade fun, no messing for hours in menus, just action (after a few intro cutscenes, then never again). The sense of speed is unreal especially as a racer using a turbo! (you'll find out what I mean). playing as cops or racers is equally satisfying and gives a real sense of achievement. The online side of things so far has been sublime, very short loading times, stable and fair and by a long way the best way to play. Hot pursuit mode actually gives me a rush (something a game hasn't done in some time). There are a few graphical niggles such as no AA and lacking some weather effects but I am sure it'll be patched at some point, this does NOT affect the game though, which is in my opinion an instant classic.