This is the game that got me started. Racing combined with shooting. What could be better? There is a plot and it makes sense, but you can ignore it and get throught the missions just fine. Its gone multiplatform by now but it's the same for all.
Anyway the car that you drive is a very special car. It has three modes-jetboat, motorcycle, and regular car-and when your normal car-mode armor is beat up, you can discard it and race off in your faster motorcycle mode. You fight nondescript gangster-like cars while racing towards an objective, and unfotunately one of them always is not to harm civialians, and thats hard whenyou got 3 black cars behind you shooting at you. Luckily you can lose them in an oil slick, or dispatch them with rockets and machine gun fire. Pretty much all the missions are the same, as this type of game doesn't allow for much variety. But the Xbox Version, by Far is the best.