First of all the game is really fun to play, whether online or offline there is always something to do that will keep you entertained.
The second I inserted the disc the title screen appeared shortly followed by a download prompt, a download that was over 900mb in size and if you want to play online this download is mandatory.
Now onto the "Ultimate Box", when I purchase something with such a name I would assume it would contain EVERYTHING possible... but this is far from the truth. It came with about 3 additional features, but the extra cars (Legendary, toys etc.) have to be purchased before they can be used. Maybe a better name would be "The slightly more features than the standard edition Box".
Anyway despite the misleading title I would still recommend this game, its got countless hours of campaign driving mayhem and unlimited hours of online fun... also if you purchase the legendary car pack you can take the Back to the Future Delorean AND Ghostbusters Ecto 1 for a spin, now that's epic!