Driving Physics and insane slow motion damage replays where you can watch the car disintegrate during a crash is absolutely spectacular in GRID. The game's roots are in the Toca and Pro race driver series, GRID has slick menus and DIRT style racing experience on the road. The game has a total of 43 cars from muscle to import tuners and many others. The game also features an interesting replay feature, allowing players to rewind time by up to 10 seconds as many times as you want depending on the difficulty level. The cars handle extremely well, and the game also looks gorgeous.
#3. Burnout: Paradise
Burnout Paradise is a big step in the right direction by Criterion games. The open city becomes a bit tedious for restarting races, since, you have to drive back all the way to the start of the race, but at the same time, open world allows players to choose their own path to the finish line. The old crash mode is replaced by showtime in Burnout Paradise, which ends up in 400-600 car pileups and is pretty cool to say the least. Taking out opponents and the smooth frame rate makes it a game that deserves your time. More than 80 cars are in the offering in Burnout: Paradise.
#2. Dirt 2
Dirt 2, an off-road racer that offers amazing and challenging races in real world environments is simply the best off road racer available on the Xbox 360. Presentation elements in the game are slick, and the same can be said about car damage, reflection and track detail. Being a Codemasters' game, it takes its cues from GRID with the 10 second rewind feature. Online multiplayer which allows players to race against up to 7 other people is just as exciting as the single player mode. The only complaint with Dirt 2 is that it lacks split-screen multiplayer.