Update: I was unfortunately not aware of Shamus Young's severe criticism of Fallout 3 available here to link in the original piece and I regret that. It dovetails rather nicely with what I've written and it's much better executed than my piece. I strongly recommend anyone...
From the creators of the critically-acclaimed Need for Speed Underground series, Need for Speed Most Wanted combines the thrill of street racing and tuner customization with the intensity of police pursuits. Need for Speed Most Wanted challenges you to become the most notorious street racer by exploiting a wide-open environment to elude rivals and cops.
Get in the driver’s seat of the most sought-after race cars - "including tuners, exotics, muscle cars, and other sports cars” - and experience high-speed, open-world street racing at its best. Tune your ride, win races, evade cops, become the most wanted.
To become the most wanted racer, players must build up their street cred and Rap Sheet with gripping, white knuckle, head-to-head races with the top drivers on the streets, as well as pull daring, evasive moves to out-run and out-fox the cops that patrol the open road.