It is, as Elton John once warbled about cartoon lions, a circle of life kinda thing. The first Fast and the Furious movie brought the underground subculture of import car modification into the mainstream, and it didn't take long for the impact to trickle down to our little gamesy paddock. Established racing titles suddenly went all hip and urban, as if they'd always had a neon green rear spoiler in the garage but had only now realised what to do with it. Yes, Need for Speed - we're looking at you.
As the circle of life turns a little bit further, and having influenced a whole genre, The Fast and the Furious finally gets turned into a videogame itself. Somewhat predictably, the result feels several years too late.
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