By far the most fun racing game on the market right now, and the learning curve is non-existent. Best of all, my wife cranks up the speakers and tries to beat my best time, and my daughter always wants a turn.
As unbelievable as it may sound, NFS III is every bit as good as "Gran Turismo"! The racing is just as good, even without the excellent "Gran Turismo" mode. I would even give NFS III the edge on graphics
The two things that really impressed me about NFSIII are the sheer size of the tracks. They are HUGE. You wont have time to get bored with the scenery in this game. It changes FAST. The other detail I was impressed with was the feeling of Speed.