I bought PGR4 without having played any of the previous titles in the series and have found it to be a great buy, and for as little as around £20 now, complete bargain. For anyone who is a racing enthusiast or just a regular gamer, pgr4 will offer a load of competative fun. The gaphics are excelent in my opinion and the gameplay intense. Has a good range of weather conditions, loads of cars and bikes ( on which you can do pretty cool stuff, although takes some getting used to ) and a wide variety of tracks from different cities around the world. The online play is good with a number of different game categories avaliable like cat and mouse, street race, eliminator etc. There are also now tournaments on xbox live such as the global cup and daily races which are good for the competative racers as they generally feature 500+ players from all around the world. The online community is good also, with the pgrnations site giving you all your stats and leaderboards comparing different countires and showing tournament winners, as well as a forum and in game photos from pgr on demand that anyone can upload which is a great new feature in the game. On the whole a great game highly recommended, however you probably need to be a committed racer to get the maximum shelf life out of this game as some people may see it to get a tad repetative in the gotham career single player mode in particular. But in general an enjoyable game at an amazing price!