Race Driver: GRID
With a nice collection of cars and challenging racetracks across the U.S., Europe and Japan, getting sucked into GRID's high-speed world is easy. However, one bump can send your car spinning out of control and out of the race. You'll also have to watch how much damage your car takes, since it changes how it drives. GRID breaks up races into a variety of different events, including a Destruction Derby and a "24 Hours of Le Mans" endurance race that equates to 24 minutes of continuous racing. Fortunately, the Flashback feature gives players a limited number of tokens to rewind and replay critical moments and avoid accidents. Although the game is challenging, it's not so tough that winning seems completely out of reach for novice drivers, which makes this racing game worth having. Just remember that although the PC version supports keyboard controls, GRID makes it worthwhile to get a game pad.