This is by far the best racing game out there. One second you are trailing a rally car going at high speed across a desert and out of both your of your blindspot a racing truck will cut into both of your racing lines and knock the rally car into a rocky wall, you watch in amazment as the rally car is torn to pieces as it smashes in to the walls surface before tumbing bonnet over tail as more piecies continue to fall of in every direction... look to the side as you overtake and see the rest of the crash spectacle, then look behind you and there a chance you see another vehicle that was trailing all of you hurtle into the destroyed rally car ensuring even more destruction. This game is total carnage and the upbeat country music provided by the likes of Primal Scream suits the high-adrenaline action to a tee. Yup, Primal Scream... doing upbeat country music, its a freakingly awesome match up. The other music genre's are fantastic as well!
The vehicles look out of the world, the AI is ultra intelligent and it doesn't really matter if you are a great racer or in need of practice. The PS3 ensures the pack stays around you giving an immense spectable of aggressive racing. Its enough to keep you entertained for many many many hours.
Those that don't like it do not know how to play it, you have to look infront, to the sides and behind you to see the scale of what is unfolding in the race. Bikes, Quads, Buggies, Rally Cars, Racing Trucks, Mudpluggers and Lorry's are chasing you... hounding you... crashing all around you as the do everything possible to stop you and each other.
Using the multi-directional view through the mud section on the Grizzy race track feels like watching a Jason Bourne car chase, except you are actually in it.
There seems to be some sort of random generator in the game as the AI takes different routes from the last time in a bid to keep up with you, the routes that you and they can take is really impressive. On some tracks you can be alone for 30 seconds on a certain route by yourself, next thing all of you are bottlenecked into a section of track that is the only option to go before splitting off, but generally you are either always followed or you find yourself catching up with a vehicle that just so happened to choose the same route as you! The game and its race tracks is so amzingly designed that this is the first racing game spectators will love to watch and not care about not actually playing it themselves. Always go for the in-car view and experience every bump in the road from the from shaky rocks to ramps.
Gran Tourismo move over, this series is the new daddy of racers! People, get ready to make your very own race movie on the go and Enter The Storm!!!!!
Oh, and don't eyeball the bigger vehicles. If they give you the cut-throat gesture, or the V sign etc from behind thier shattered windows they are going to put you in your place!!!!