Between mainstays like Forza and Need For Speed (and with Codemasters' fantastic niche entries to fill out the genre with skill), there's really almost never any reason to consider picking up a tie-in racer (no, kart racers don't count).

Fast & Furious Showdown, on the other hand, is the dirt-encrusted finger in a fresh bullet wound kind of tie-in, replete with barely functional physics, cars with no sense of speed, a distinct lack of setpiecs (and an even more telling utter absence of anyone involved from the film series), all in a visual package that would make you feel insulted to pay $5 for it on a digital download service (it wasn't $5). Paul Walker deserves a better memory than this – at least the films' goofy action legacy is intact.