Project Gotham Racing (PGR) is a racing game, the first in its series, developed by Bizarre Creations and published by Microsoft Game Studios for the Xbox gaming console, and released on 9th November 2001 in North America, and 14th March 2002 in Europe. The first title in the franchise, Project Gotham Racing, is an Xbox launch title that quickly became the second best-selling game for the console after Halo: Combat Evolved. PGR is a spiritual successor to the Dreamcast game Metropolis Street Racer. PGR is as of July 12, 2010 compatible with the Xbox 360 through a downloadable update.
The entire game is sectioned up into three major modes: Kudos, Quick and Arcade races, each of which tests your general driving skills, your racing skills, and your technique skills respectively. Each mode is split up into race sets, and you can choose the order of each race, and beat them at your leisure.
Part of the reason the game is structured this way is because the game is about technique, not simple wins. So you can unlock cars by getting first place in a set of races, by beating a certain car in a one-on-one race, or by getting a certain total number of Kudos. Even in races, the Kudos are always the factor in winning, not simply a place number.
You can points by sustained slides (without hitting any walls), for getting on two wheels, for catching air, overtaking another car, and of course combos based on doing any of them in quick succession.