This sober, unforgiving racing simulator features street rods, from Mazdas to Ferraris. If you mess up in other racing games, cars slow down so you can catch up. But here, you have to race as perfectly as you would in real life. If you blow a turn or two in a three-minute race, you are toast.
The steering is impressively intuitive. You control the direction of the car by pressing your thumb against the left joystick, and you control speed by thumbing the right joystick. Downside: The few tracks get repetitive in no time.
All the best action is online or in multiplayer. That's where you get to drive against real people, and the feel of the game completely changes as their cars zigzag and knock you around.