NASCAR Thunder 2004 PC

Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
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  1. PC Gamer
    87
    Not quite as amazing as Papyrus' "NASCAR 2003," but it's definitely on the lead lap. [Dec 2003, p.100]
  2. 85
    It's definitely better in almost every way than it was last year, but there are still AI issues to work out, the need to support large fields online, including AI drivers where desired, better force feedback and a re-vamped audio. All that said, the actual driving is getting quite good and believable.
  3. 85
    It may not unseat "NASCAR Racing 2003 Season" as this year's premier PC NASCAR sim, but the NASCAR Thunder series is now right on the leader's tail.
  4. A deep and enjoyable racing experience. The amount of tracks, the different drivers, and the Season/Career mode should please all racing fans.
  5. It's fun and impressive, but neither the drama nor the realism will convert anyone who isn't already planning on naming their first-born "Dale."
  6. A competent game that looks like it's only going to get better as time goes on.
  7. Computer Games Magazine
    70
    It never breaks away from the level of great to become and excellent game worthy of high praise, but also never falls to the level of mediocrity. [Jan 2004, p.72]
  8. A definite improvement upon its predecessors and is loaded with playworthy features. The efforts to reach a wider audience are laudable; however, with the new features still in need of work, hardcore drivers should look elsewhere.
  9. Fanatics will tweak tire pressure, suspension, and build dynasties, alliances, and sponsorships; rookies can learn the nuances of drafting, passing, and holding position on dozens of real-world tracks.
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Nov 23, 2015
    10
    The game is just amazing. I love play this game. For me this game is amazing ! Nothing more to comment because this game is amazing ! I rateThe game is just amazing. I love play this game. For me this game is amazing ! Nothing more to comment because this game is amazing ! I rate this 10/10 Full Review »
  2. Aug 24, 2013
    10
    To say the least, this is one of the best Nascar games out there. many things are improved over the last game, and this may be the greatestTo say the least, this is one of the best Nascar games out there. many things are improved over the last game, and this may be the greatest Nascar game of all time. Full Review »
  3. AlastairM.
    Oct 1, 2004
    4
    I was a big fan of the 2003 papyrus franchise but this game was a huge dissapointment. Good thing I only paid $10 for it. The career mode is I was a big fan of the 2003 papyrus franchise but this game was a huge dissapointment. Good thing I only paid $10 for it. The career mode is a good attempt that can be developed, but I bought the game for onlien play and to be honest its nearly unplayable, frequently lose connection and becomes choppy (I have a 1.5mb connection, stable ISP). Circuits with more than 4 or 5 human racers become unplayable. I'll be sticking to TOCA race driver or colin mcrae in future. Full Review »