IndyCar Series PlayStation 2

Metascore
69

Mixed or average reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 20
  2. Negative: 2 out of 20
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  1. What ultimately makes IndyCar Series good instead of great is it’s inability to really target an audience.
  2. The effort required to make any progress is so frustating that you'll undoubtedly start to wonder what you're doing playing an IndyCar racer when there are plenty of decent Formula 1 games out there already.
  3. Game Informer
    70
    Graphically, this game is an ugly stepchild, but it does have a great sense of speed. [June 2003, p.105]
  4. The award for best/only recent IndyCar sim that manages to be strangely absorbing while faithfully reproducing the sport, albeit in an aesthetically displeasing way, goes to... IndyCar Series!
  5. Fundamental flaws unjustly hamper the gameplay, and the lack of support for many USB wheels is nothing short of devastating.
  6. IndyCar Series does a remarkable job of simulating just about every aspect of the IndyCar season and the world famous Indianapolis 500 right up to the point where you get behind the wheel.
  7. 67
    I can really only recommend this game to those who appreciate and enjoy all the nitty-gritty of the Indy racing sport. If you are one of those people, add about 15 points to my score.
  8. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    60
    The tension isn't there when it comes to working on race tactics. [Aug 2003, p.99]
  9. From gameplay modes to bonus stuff and graphics, “IndyCar Series” is to the PS2 what “Flag 2 Flag” was to Dreamcast: a forgettable racing appetizer.
  10. Not that I'm a masochist, but crashes are a reality in racing, lets give the player a reason NOT to crash instead of getting away with poor decisions.
  11. The modes available in IndyCar Series are all pretty shallow, which not only detracts from the overall experience, but also significantly reduces its replay value.
User Score
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User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. FernandoC.
    Jun 8, 2003
    10
    I feel that this game is very good in the graphic pictures, and in the way you feel that you are in control if the car you actually feel that I feel that this game is very good in the graphic pictures, and in the way you feel that you are in control if the car you actually feel that you are there in the car. Full Review »