The game of my childhood. I turned on my PS2 almost everyday just to play this game. Hell, even my 7th birthday invites had the cover of the game, and my parents were like: "Wtf?". And thats how much i love it.
There is plenty of great racing and wrecking action, but the loose controls and last-gen graphics will probably keep this game from achieving the stardom it could have if they designers had gone the extra mile.
With a little work, a much better career mode, some hammering on the controls, and definitely the addition of custom cars and upgrades, this game would bring this series back to life with a stellar pulse.