I usually take a cautious route with racing games. I don't entirely hate the genre, infact Mario Kart is one of my favorite racing series. But the more simulation-style racing games like Gran Turismo rubbed me the wrong way. I thought Project Gotham Racing 4 was going to be a similar story, but I was shocked.
Granted PGR4 has a lot in common with games like Gran Turismo or Forza, but it does add some stuff I really like. Such as the kudos points which give you little extras for doing tricks or certain events. There's also difficulty modes for every gamer, many cars to drive, and even motorcycles.
Even though I'm not a huge fan of the genre, I grew quite found of PGR4. It's one of the better racing games I've played in quite some time. I just wished I liked the genre or cars in general a bit more.
Score: 8 out of 10