Is this game really a ten? No by all means not. But it is not fair to this game to rate it a one neither. I am trying to balance the scales. In all fairness it desrves at least a 7 in my opinion. Put the thought away that this is a simulation game fellows, you will be sorely dissapointed. This game is for those guys who enjoy the arcadic realm. This is the game you play when you could care less about the intense graphic design of a freakin' blade of grass or a boulder. EXCUSE me if the artistic back drop does not appeal to your senses. I thought you wanted to play this game for the thrill of the race. That being said, if you like sliding in the dirt, soaring over terra firma, and kicking up dust then you will get some satisfaction from this game. No it is not "DIRT" but nor are they trying to be. So stop making the mistake of comparing. If "Metal Storm" and "Fuel" are anything to your likeing then this is right up your alley. Play it for what it is and I am sure you will agree that it can be entertaining. For the "FORZA" fans or any of you who like to modify, modify, and modify again, well this may not be your cup of tea. This game has its audience, and it is for those who can enjoy an arcade game now and then. If you try it and end up liking it well consider yourself the lucky few, then check out "Baja Edge of Control" if you have not already, I think it might be a step up but that is just my opinion. It is a definite rent before you buy for sure. The controls are very easy to learn and the boost button when used in the right measure can make for an exciting race. The sounds are not as well tuned like "Grid" and neither are the explosions, but that is not what this game is about. So just keep that in mind and don't cheat yourself out of what might be a cheap thrill because someone else who demands perfection in their gaming is disgruntled.