I have many PC racing games and enjoy sim's the most (compared to arcade racers). As far as NFS series, I liked Hot Pursuit 2 the best and would say to my knowledge that is most like GT3. Just wondered if anyone else knew of others.
I played a lot of racing games on PC, and still nothing really compares to Grand Turismo.
I am currently playing NFSU2 and its not bad. It's better than its predecessor but the whole ricer thing sometimes gets on my nerves (why would I want my car (which is suppose to go fast) have hydraulic suspension to make it jump). The actual racing is quite enjoyable (altough the AI sucks) but it gets quite repetitive. I'm at about 60% of the game and getting bored.
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I liked the NFSU2 demo. I too greatly dislike Ricers though, and therefore the game isn't a total hit for me. I'd rather have new Vipers, Vettes, Mustangs, 911's, 360's, as well as some good old American (late 60's/early 70's) V8 Muscle to race with. The best part of "Fast and Furious" movie was the GTO. (although I wish they had one do a real wheelstand and not a hydrolic exageration)
Anyway, I like games that drive realisitic (sims over arcades), and want a huge garage of real cars to choose from (loved Sports Car GT and all the cars available, also GTR2002) But I must admit that NFSHP2 offered me a ton of fun gaming for it's $10 bargain bin price(although I ended up buying 6 copies for LAN gaming dispite how totally ticked off I was that the game checks for CD-keys in a LAN game). It's a more friendly game for noobs at a LAN party also.
Although not my first choice in racers, I still would like something similar to GT4 for the PC, with endless officially licensed cars.