As for sound, this game goes above and beyond the call of duty. Some of the songs, though really just short loops, are very good sounding - and are more complicated than they really would have needed to be for this game (that's a GOOD thing...). Additionally, the soundscaping in the game is excellent - the city has a beat all it's own. (I actually found this out by playing the game through some Altec Lansing model 251 'Desktop Theatre' 5.1 speakers I'm reviewing. The subtle sounds were really brought out, and you could hear the rock from the clubs and the cars going by. Excellently submersive environment for a simulation game!