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  • Summary: Race Against Jeff Gordon, Kevin Harvick, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Dale Jarrett, and more in the 2002 Season! Get behind the wheel of a 750 horsepower stock car and battle for the championship on real-life tracks. Get under the hood to fine-tune your car or just jump in and race against the best in Arcade Mode. Feel car vibrations, hear the roar of the engines, and sweat it out racing fender to fender at 180 miles per hour. [Sierra] Collapse
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  1. Positive: 14 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Where Gran Turismo is probably a little more graphically rich (mostly because of all the diverse locations), it's the actual racing experience that makes NASCAR 2002 Season a better game. Each race has its own story.
  2. If it is your desire to experience a complete, polished and awesome racecar simulator, or if you want to enjoy a simulation of a real life racing series and you want the best, you must own NASCAR Racing 2002 Season.
  3. I know that I'll be racing N02 online for quite some time, and it's the new crown jewel of online racing sims.
  4. You need great driving skills to hold your position. Excellent racing experience altogether.
  5. If you have a moderately fast computer and decent video card, you should be able to really enjoy Nascar Racing 2002 Season.
  6. NASCAR 2002 is not the quantum leap ahead some might have expected, nor is it free of flaws, yet it is another winning installment of what clearly can be considered the standard-bearer of all racing simulations.
  7. A definite must for racing fans who don't have the similar "NASCAR 4" and for hardcore gamers who want the latest tracks and don't care about the price tag.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 10
  2. Negative: 5 out of 10
  1. SvenI.
    Apr 16, 2002
    10
    This is the best racing game I've ever played, and trust me, I've played nearly all the racing games!!!
  2. Convict
    May 12, 2002
    10
    I have to say, just because a game doesn't work on someone's set up is no reason to give it a poor score.. I have a amd xp 1700+. ati 128 mg ddr and gigabyte board, no problems running the game, never had any. Graphics are great, and the game has an easy interface.. Before I would give it a bad review, I think I would check my drivers 1st, having a nice system doesn't mean it will run everything perfect. Expand
  3. HenkeW.
    Apr 23, 2002
    9
    I'm really a formula 1 fan, but i must say this title is probably one of the best racing-simulators ever created. I just hope GP4 will be just as fun. Expand
  4. DonT.
    Apr 14, 2002
    0
    I cant even get the game to start, it crashes windows xp every time it starts. I have a athalon 1800+ processor with nothing else running and 25 gigs left on my 80 gig HD, along with G-Force ti500 64meg vid card, so it isn't an issue with my comp, but Sierra doesnt have an explanation for this. Everyone I have talked to about this has had the same problem, anyone have an answer??? Expand
  5. AlastairM.
    Nov 2, 2002
    0
    Doesn't work with Windows XP. No patch from Sierra. Crap.
  6. BradH.
    Apr 12, 2003
    0
    I have an emachines 800MHz with 128MB SyncDram and a Radeon 7500 64MB Video card. Computer locks up each time I try to start the game. Sierra tech dept. not much help. Expand
  7. Attitude
    Mar 12, 2003
    0
    I have an ASUS board, 1800+ AMD, 512DDR, 128DDR Geforce 4, and an Audigy to boot... The game won't even start! No help from Sierra... If AMD is crap, why is the TRUE gaming world switching to it? Expand

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