This is the great thing about PF:EJ. One second you'll be speeding after an enemy convoy, jumping from vehicle to vehicle as you desperately try and take the boss down before he reaches his base, the next you'll be picked up by a mate in a chopper and asked to provide covering fire with a sniper rifle. Us game hacks say things like "thrill a minute" and "adrenaline pumping" probably too much, but in this case it's absolutely justified.
What am I most impressed by? How solid the driving is. The way cars feel to drive, the sense of speed and urgency, the sound they make, the great graphics. Whether it's the sirens wailing on your Pursuit Force car or a Mad Max-style drag complete with dead goon flopping about a turret fixed to the back - it all feels just right. Add to this the lens flare, no pop-up, the impressively varied scenery and wonderfully detailed and varied vehicles and you've got something that feels like one of the best racers around. If I can liken it to anything, it's like giving the cars from Burnout a lick of action paint.
PF: EJ is also a better Fantastic Four game than any of the dire movie-licensed games pumped out since the films release. The story, while overrun with cliché, hammy dialogue and predictable plot, is a perfect fit for the game. The main single-player campaign, which will take you at least five hours of solid play to work your way through, features some eye-catching characters. From the ridiculously throaty Pursuit Force chief, complete with classic "I don't pay you to die" quotes when you, erm, die, to the tough-talking token rude boy who specializes in close-quarters combat, everything in the game makes sense. It's silly, yes, but it's silly fun.
And when you're done with the single-player campaign you can turn your headlights towards the four-player wireless multiplayer mode or try to unlock the added content by replaying story mode cases in the Bounty Mode and earning stars. You can then spend these stars in the shop, buying movies, cheats and tonnes of other cars and bad guys from the game's five gangs.
Pursuit Force: Extreme Justice is one of the best PSP games I've played. It's not trying to be an epic action shooter, nor is it a simple arcade racer. It's a mish-mash of all of these things, and more. Get into gear, and get this game.