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  • Summary: NASCAR 2005: Chase for the Cup challenges you to battle through a groundbreaking new story mode to achieve NASCAR stardom. Start from humble beginnings by earning NASCAR Busch, Craftsman Truck and Featherlite Modified series rides before grabbing million-dollar purses in the NEXTEL Cup Series. Develop your racing skills and intimidate your rivals on the track with all-new controls. Off the track, force the action with post-race confrontations, and settle disputes by racing America?s top production cars through city streets. Fans react to the drama, idolizing both NASCAR heroes and villains, while owners and sponsors recognize talent and reward success. It's up to you to show 'em what you've got. [Electronic Arts] Collapse
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  1. Positive: 19 out of 19
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 19
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  1. "Burnout 3" may beckon for the sheer thrills, but Chase is one of the best sports racing games ever released. [Oct 2004, p.108]
  2. This game is a big step up in visuals compared to the Thunder series of old, which gives even more hope for future titles to come.
  3. With the improved online play, expansion of the popular lightning challenges, and inclusion of Chase for the Cup, NASCAR 2005 has enough horsepower to last you all year. [Oct 2004, p.102]
  4. Intense racing with hair-trigger controls and the option to adjust them to your personal setting. The game also allows you to play online with other racers in a full field of cars in each of the four NASCAR series.
  5. You have the nasty frame rate issue that can’t seem to be shaken. Honestly, the same company that made this is responsible for the Need For Speed Underground series, and we still can’t fix this problem for a game with lower-end graphics and less programming technicalities?
  6. 80
    There’s a real sensation of extreme speed, and even with a large number of cars on-screen, there’s only rarely a hint of stuttering or slowdown.
  7. Delivers enough of everything (improved graphics, deep managerial options in Career mode, more vehicles/racing series, cleaner audio, etc.) to keep fans of the sport happily steering their favorite NASCAR racers to the left for another year.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Jun 15, 2014
    9
    This is a very fun racing game, with lots to do. It includes a great career mode and a simple and easy to use paint job creation feature that allows you to make cool looking cars. Definitely a fun game for Nascar fans everywhere! Expand

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