This is the best Need for Speed game, especially on the PS3. The PlayStation 2 version was only OK. But the PlayStation 3 version is almost perfect. The graphics are excellent. In the upper left corner, you see your rival as you race him or her. They react when you pass them, they pass you, you hit them, or when you either win or lose. Kenji and Angie are especially fun to watch this with. This makes it fun to race them, even when you lose the race (they gloat when they beat you). Although I still dislike the concept of the canyon duels, I have fun watching the rivals. Aside from that, there is actually traffic on the streets as you race on the PS3 version while the PS2 had clear streets. There are more cutscenes that the PS2 version omitted. Also on this version, your rivals talk to you through an open car window and the computer animation looks exactly like the actual actors that plays that character. On the PS2, they still talk to you through a rolled-up tinted window. Altogether, this is an awesome game. Need for Speed fans should definately try this one. You will not be disappointed!