I bought the original and was very disappointed, however after downloading the demos of pacific rift i decided to give it a go and was very pleased with my purchase. Finally its a racing game that can be played with up to four players split screen which for me is great and something i have been looking for, for a while! There arent too many tracks on this i think roughly 8-10 but they are so long and varied you can kind of forgive it. As for vehicles you have the same range as before, big rigs, buggy, bikes, atvs etc and with the addition of monster trucks now. Which is sweet. Each vehicle handles differently and they all obvioulsy have their advantages and disadvantages which you will come to learn once racing on the tracks. The career mode has plenty of races to do and a lot of them a tricky, but there is nothing like the adrenaline when you clinch victory from the jaws of defeat, which really happens a lot! The game also has trophies for it and this just adds to the longevity of this title which i think is a real winner. It has good tunes on it, colourful visuals and addictive gameplay, plus it just feels a bit more special than your run-of-the-mill racing game. I only have one slight problem with it though and that is i cant get the online to work just yet.... Says (dns) error but that may be their server or something so i wont mark them down, overall if your looking for a game to play with your mates for a fe3w laughs or if your after a varied racing game i would suggest buy this its great fun!