Note to reader: this may give away some of the games suprises. Just sayin'.
I am sixteen years old and this, to date, is my FAVOURITE game. It is absolutely awesome. In the game all people are cars. It features a massive island with different themed towns that you can visit - from ski mountains to sunny beach lagoons, enchanted lush villages by rivers to urban districts like Vegas - there is even a town constructed on CLOUDS AND RAINBOWS. Golf courses (hitting large golf ball by driving into it), Football (simelar), EVEN ROULETTE (which perhaps isn't the best influence on children) where you can bet money and you drive onto the spinning plate to land on a number, rather than using a ball. There is so much to do in the game. It has interesting plots and environments, and lots of things to find and hunt for. There are exciting upgrades for cars. You can change the type of tires from snow tires to monster truck tires, buy wings and jet turbines for prolonged flights (this + ski jump = win).
This game is really special. Me and my best friend from many years ago passed it back and forth and copied memory card data when Play Station 2 was the leading console. We played it every night for HOURS and it took two months to complete. EVERY SINGLE MINUTE WAS AMAZING.
It's so good, that soon I am actually buying a new Play Station 2 for this game (my old one is broken).
The biggest recommendation I have ever given.