User Score
4.7

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 18
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 18
  3. Negative: 10 out of 18
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  1. Andrew
    Jul 10, 2005
    10
    How is it not a sim. You can change everything from sponser to track bar setting to left rear tire pressure. There are 50-60 settings you can change before each race. I dont know how it can be anymore realistic than that. I guess all you haters just want static racing where you can sit down in an arcade and race away.
  2. RacingFAN
    Sep 5, 2005
    8
    It is an awesome sim racing game, the only problem is no good career mode to keep me coming back for more. That and long load times!
  3. RobertG.
    Feb 28, 2005
    8
    Great. This game is the perfect racing game. If it's realism you're looking for that is. the racing gets a bit boring after a while but as I said, If you're looking for a realistic racer, By all means. pick this up.
  4. Dennis
    May 11, 2005
    9
    Put the setting to maximum...realisim is great...must know your mecanic...a booklet is available on the company's site!
Metascore
85

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Offers just about everything a racer could want (with the exception of a comprehensive printed manual) and works hard to satiate the thirsts of both the action/arcade crowd and the generally more demanding devotees of realistic/simulation competition.
  2. 92
    EA has not only closed that gap, but they have exceeded Papyrus' efforts in many significant ways, such as the excellent physics model, featuring "drivable oversteer," third-party extensibility, and just about every option imaginable.
  3. 80
    For the most part, NASCAR SimRacing boasts a fine presentation, although the graphics aren't that cutting-edge, and the cars can look a bit too simple. There's also a silly flaw that hurts the game's authenticity: censorship of beer logos.