Engine noises and sound effects are decent enough, but the lack of a soundtrack beyond the main menu is a problem. The only way to remedy that is with a Spotify premium account, enabling you to pipe whatever music you like into the game.
For sheer automotive mayhem, there's still nothing that touches Burnout. Dangerous Driving comes close, but more than a decade on from the last Burnout game (Paradise), we expected better. It all moves at a lovely 60fps lick, though, save for the rare instance of minor lag.
Handling doesn't feel nearly as tight as it should. Instead, it's a little bit floaty, a little bit twitchy; it doesn't seem quite right. Hitting a drift just right can be satisfying, but performing takedowns isn't as rewarding as it should be.
A nice suite of modes with online leaderboards make Dangerous Driving feel like a complete single-player experience, but most races outstay their welcome. Cars feel a little bit indistinct and the overall presentation is fairly bare bones. There's no multiplayer mode either; at least not yet.
Awarded for scoring gold medals in every race, driving for hundreds of miles in every car (and 1,000 miles in one), and for performing various feats during events. A good, balanced achievement list.