This has to be my most favorite racing game that came out for 360, yes I prefer it over Forza. The graphics and car selections are perfect. The controls feel natural and sliding around corners is fun. I only wish they could make a new one but supposedly they lost the right to the name or something to that effect. Definitely still worth picking up and playing a few races here or there.
The motorcycles can spoil this game if used too much so "Beware Motorcycles are Everywhere". The challenging tracks help balance out some of the arcade feel to car handling. The weather effects are a really nice visual piece to the game. The online modes are plenty and so is the DLC. This game is pretty good but racing fans will love it, the rest of us will just like it.
I don't agree with the people that say this game is just like PGR3. It handles more like PGR2, and the graphics have been improved. Also, you get weather effects like rain, snow, and fog, which are awesome and add an additional element of difficulty and depth. If you don't have a PGR game yet, this is the one to get.