Because of: * Stupid and short story * Overpowered and unbalanced cops, who behave as super-cop tanks with terrible rubberbanding and acceleration from 0 to 250 in seconds, catching up even with the fastest cars in the game. Game difficulty setting has no effect on cops. * No controller remapping. Manual shifting is problem with standard controls. * No wheel support. * Many cars don't even reach their real-world speed (in an arcade game!) and overall incorrect setup and balance for cars. '65 Mustang with upgraded engine has better highspeed handling than a BMW M car etc.. * Tapping gas for drift is extremely unreliable. I'd call it a broken game mechanic. It had a real potential, but as most EA games today, they managed to screw it up.