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  • Summary: Take the wheel and drive your way to the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series championship. As the new rookie driver on the circuit, develop your racing skills to gain licenses and contracts from hungry owners and unlock legendary top performing cars from NASCAR's biggest stars. Gain new experiencesTake the wheel and drive your way to the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series championship. As the new rookie driver on the circuit, develop your racing skills to gain licenses and contracts from hungry owners and unlock legendary top performing cars from NASCAR's biggest stars. Gain new experiences during every race then modify your car's handling with over 40 tuning options to truly master every track. Share your setups with NASCAR's gaming community, then challenge the field in live races with up to 16 players online. Experience tomorrow's racing today in NASCAR 08. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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  1. A rewarding endeavour for those who share a passion for this type of sport, though in all honesty will feel considerably flat to those who prefer to spend their time doing more than taking a hard left.
  2. 65
    Questionable gameplay decisions, quirky AI, and lacklustre online play really dog NASCAR 08 from being up there with the premier racing titles on the 360, but with some improvement - like some of EA’s other franchises have had since starting next-gen - then it too might find itself one day in the winner’s circle on pit-lane.
  3. If you already own NASCAR 07, there's really substantially nothing new here. [Nov 2007, p.87]
  4. Mostly just really tedious. [Sept 2007, p.91]
  5. NASCAR 08 isn't a bad game; in fact, it's fun once you get the hang of it. Its biggest problem is that it's not noticeably better than last year's game and there aren't any compelling new features. If you own any NASCAR game from the past few years, you might as well stick with that one.
  6. 55
    With the PlayStation 3 nearing its one-year anniversary, it's not entirely surprising that the PS2 versions are starting to feel a little tired compared to their hi-def brothers, but it's exacerbated even more here by the fact that NASCAR's underlying experience is so incredibly average.
  7. Without any decent multiplayer or online support, it's boring, tedious, and wholly without merit.

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  1. Ronn
    Dec 1, 2007
    9
    This is a great game if you really understand the sport, to the layman it may look the same as '07 but the small tweaks and changes EA This is a great game if you really understand the sport, to the layman it may look the same as '07 but the small tweaks and changes EA has made, help bring this years version of the game even closer to the real thing. Expand
  2. JoshM.
    Jul 31, 2007
    5
    PS2 version isnt as good as x box. I know we cant have the gaphics but you could have at least put the same car set up options. xbox has a PS2 version isnt as good as x box. I know we cant have the gaphics but you could have at least put the same car set up options. xbox has a ton more things to tweak. also the "earn your stripes" blows compared to the x box. Expand