In this tense battle, unfortunately, only one contender can come out alive. The Christmas sales are really hotting-up now and no-one can really be sure who will win, CMR3 or WRC 2 Extreme. On playing and thoroughly enjoying both, the only thing that comes out clearly is that nothing is clear-cut between the two. On the one hand you have CMR3 which has incredible visuals combined with a very addictive experience for the true fan, and on the other you have WRC 2 Extreme which is accessible and technically more accurate if not a little flawed in the visual department. I really do think that the jury is out on this one. For my final opinion get back to me after Christmas when I'll have played both a little longer, and if you can't wait that long then get both and decide for yourself.