There is only one racing game better than this...Split/Second. The graphics could be the best of any game. It uses real brand cars (Ferrari, Chevy, Fiat) and also has prototype cars. It can teach younger kids about different parts of cars. You also have to do well in races to get credits to buy new cars, themes, or decals. The crashes are relatively realistic, but you can change settings so that there are no crashes. So far, I haven't encountered anything inappropriate online.