Xbox's super-slick Project Gotham Racing lets players strap into more than 20 licensed cars and compete on more than 300 circuits in cities around the world. In addition, the game boasts 100-plus individual and wheel-to-wheel challenges, an arcade mode, and a four-person multiplayer option.
You may want to put your seat back--this could be a long drive. In a unique twist, players are rewarded with a ratings system that scores their style, dexterity, and placement. Throw on the flare, boast your driving skills, and prove your daring side and you'll be rewarded.
Unlike Crazy Taxi's reward scheme, Project Gotham Racing is a true-to-life racing simulation (no bounding from rooftops here). The tracks--located in global centres such as London, Tokyo, New York, and San Francisco--are incredibly detailed, adding a thick layer of realism to the course. The cars are just as nicely rendered, each shining with the gloss of a fresh paint job and driving with the appropriate responses for its particular style. Those looking for a game with speed to match the hardware should add this racer to their list of Xbox must-haves.
-Kudos reward system - players are rewarded by a point reward system scoring their stylish and skillful, their willingness to take risk, and ultimate success. Kudos is a measure of the recognition players personally receive for the skill, flair and daring they drive with, and for the accomplishments achieved throughout the game.
-25+ radical and stylish cars from top manufacturers including Ferrari, Porsche, and BMW - a wide range of vehicles offer players a variety of high-performance driving experiences.
-200+ circuits, in four cities (London, Tokyo, San Francisco, New York) - the large number of tracks offer players the best circuit-based racing in four of the world's greatest cities.
-Enhanced multi-player mode - special options provide competitive fun at its best. Not only can the winner be the one who drives the fastest but it could be the one with the most Kudos!
-Four-player split screen allows players to race head to head, shoulder to shoulder.
-Beautiful game environments - the game's highly detailed, mapped out levels allow players to drive along photo-realistic city environments, clearly showcasing the Xbox superior graphics technology.