The first thing that really strikes you about the game is that its been well and truly Americanised. That isn’t as bad a thing as it perhaps sounds. The presentation is bold and punchy (the sound of pressing the Start button alone felt like I’d been kicked in the stomach), and the graphics are a feast. The sun setting behind the Golden Gate bridge looks fantastic, as do the car models as they slowly peel apart from all those “accidental” knocks. The game mode offered up is a hot-rodding/destruction derby hybrid, and delivers short bouts of overblown fun amicably. Slamming into the side of your opponent yields a satisfying crunch and some nice particle effects, as well as a “Brutal T-Bone” graphic smacking the screen in a way reminiscent of levelling up in Call of Duty.You can read the full preview here and do not forget to view our game profile.