Having played most NFS titles from Black Box and many before, this title builds on the best. The challenge is very much there to the frustration of any player. The new retry mode is a life saver allowing you to save at way points during the race. This is needed because depending on the difficulty driving a mere six feet off course can make you restart that section of the race. With up to ten attempts before retrying the level it is both fun and frustrating at the same time. I beat the game over the course of about five nights playing about 2 hours per night. I played through at normal half way and then had to switch to easy. I can easily say this is one of the best NFS titles yet, with Most Wanted and or Hot Pursuit above this.