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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 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. 60
    The problem with 08 is that it's not all that different from 07. Other than the chance to jump behind the wheel of the Car of Tomorrow or the ability to save races at any point -- which is cool -- there's not a whole lot that's shiny and new about it.
  4. If you already own NASCAR 07, there's really substantially nothing new here. [Nov 2007, p.87]
  5. Mostly just really tedious. [Sept 2007, p.91]
  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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