E3 06: Test Drive Unlimited

The game then combines free racing with preset missions as you work your way up, earning money and buying ever more impressive cars, expensive homes and all the bling you can swing. Free races pop up spontaneously as you tool around the island. While passing other cars, you can challenge the driver, and the game halts for a moment while you work out the distance, route and amount of money to wager.

Mission-based races involve things like delivering people, cars or “goods” from here to there, and although vehicles don't take realistic damage in the game (we had some fun taking a Lamborghini off-roading, which probably should have torn out the entire undercarriage), nevertheless, too many accidents during missions can result in failure.