I have to admit, this game is a huge step up from nfs prostreet which lacked miserabley in every aspect except racing. This game is like a remake of Nfs Most wanted minus the sargent cross but sheer a-holes. I think I saw hiim, but anyways you got a hot banging girlfriend to hive you the low down and whatever. the xbox know how many times you wanted to jump in the game and do whatever to that hot chick. Don't worry she was not the only one, you had Christina Milan for starters later on in the game. I know I sure enjoyed taking out the street thugs and saving her butt. The games start off easy and progress depending on your skill level. if you are struggling in a race, i would recommend upgrading your car or parts. If that does not work then you might want to try customizing your car from stock settings to get more rubber burning for your buck. The only things messed up is the cops are hard to put out of commission and the rivals are pure nitro head. But watch the heat level and I would as heck recommend you to stay on a highway instead of the city unless you know where the heck you are going and avoid these pricks unless absolutely necessary. I would suggest you practice the routes and vary up your ride depending on the wheelman level of the mission. But other than that, prepare to haul rat booty! And Good Luck!