Paul Hutchinson, Daily Mail writes: "The waiting is over. It's been five years in the making; five years during which fans of the greatest driving simulator that has ever been have had to put up with lightweight street-racing efforts to fill the gap in the market place.
Five years of strategic planning by Polyphony to launch the PS3's flagship racing game. It's not quite '30 years of hurt' but in gaming terms it's pretty close. It's time for the competition to be put in its place."