While the game isn't exactly groundbreaking or packed with loads of content, it does basically replicate the style of Burnout while providing some neat diversions in the form of an open-ended, goal-oriented Tony Hawk-style side mode. I love "Joyride" and all of those random objectives, even if Codemasters copy and pasted one entire area from Dirt 3 into Showdown.
If this trend keeps going, the entire Codemasters racing catalog is going to end up free for everyone. I doubt you'll find many people complaining, as the studio has been putting out quality racing titles for quite awhile now. Well, most of them are; Grid 2 can go rot.... read more