When I first got my Xbox 360 with Forza Motorsport 3, I found Forza was just a little too boring and realistic for me. Dirt 3 is in between a simulator and an arcade style racer. It keeps a realistic perspective like Forza or Gran Turismo, but a more fun vibe of driving maniacally past your opponents such as Need For Speed or Burnout. Before you think I'm telling you it IS like Need4Speed, let me clarify that THIS IS A RALLY RACER. Rally racing is SUPPOSED to be a lot more intense than professional racing you would see in the simulator games, and a much better idea seeing that it's a video game. You will be driving through dirt roads in forests, deserts, snowy vistas and many other incredibly FUN tracks that give this game a unique feel of having what every other racing game gives you; packed into ONE. I give this a 9.5 outta 10. GREAT GAME, Now go do sum doughnuts.