This must be your first Grand Theft Auto you have ever played...... First things first, the game's name Grand Theft Auto implies that you steal cars.... Why would driving not be a big part of the game with a title like that? you want some shooting challenge like everyone is saying switch to free aim. or test it out at the gun range. The whole world against you? not really.... yes cars turn in front of you and things get in the way occasionally... Tell you what... go to the nearest city to you with a pop. of 1 million and drive pedal to the floor from one end to the other with complete disregard for the rules and see if you can make all green lights and unsuspecting bystanders just stay out of your way? As for the deaths this is the first of the series where one or two shots (not to the head) resulted in a kill. personally i feel this is more realistic. If i got shot i probably would not be trying to return fire but rather try and save my life. just my thoughts on the matter i hope it grows on you.