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56

Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 9
  2. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  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. 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.
  5. Without any decent multiplayer or online support, it's boring, tedious, and wholly without merit.
  6. If you already own NASCAR 07, there's really substantially nothing new here. [Nov 2007, p.87]
  7. 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.
  8. 48
    While there is no denying NASCAR 2008 does a perfectly competent job at recreating the sport, it's not a good enough racer when compared to the genre as a whole to tempt anyone but the most devoted of NASCAR fans.
  9. Mostly just really tedious. [Sept 2007, p.91]

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