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  • Summary: Get behind the wheel of the world's tightest, sleekest stock cars and get ready for an intense ride. NASCAR Thunder 2003 elevates the series to another level with deeper modes, new tracks, and a greater sense of speed. Experience life in the fast lane through 20 seasons of Career mode, in which you must compete for top sponsors, the best crewmembers, and the latest racing technology. All 23 Winston Cup tracks and the Daytona Beach road course can be raced with 14 tracks featuring both day and night racing. NASCAR Thunder 2003 brings the speed and precision of NASCAR to your fingertips. Collapse
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  1. Positive: 11 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Stunning to look at and a joy to play. The racing dynamics are excellent, and everything is in place for the best racing experience to date on the GameCube.
  2. It's amazing to think that a guy like me, the type who used to hate NASCAR with a corrupt passion, has actually found love in a game like this.
  3. I suggest you heartily plow into the game's wealth of career options, lose yourself in the Lighting Challenges, and laugh all the way to victory lane. [Oct 2002, p.87]
  4. 88
    Getting 43 cars running on-screen at once is no easy task, but the graphics engine used for the GameCube version of NASCAR Thunder 2003 pulls it off without breaking a sweat.
  5. 85
    The user-friendly controls and interface along with an absolutely splendid presentation really helped draw me in.
  6. It's fast fun. [Nov 2002, p.222]
  7. Packed with nuances that, for aspiring fans and drivers must really float their Skoal. Drafting, line selection, pitting...this is a great simulation covering 20 seasons. Not for me. [Oct 2002, p.84]

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  1. Nov 9, 2011
    7
    I liked the racing. It is just the right difficulty and physics are perfect. I like the season option and the ability to create your own cars. There is quite a bit to do and it does not get boring easily. Expand

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