• Publisher: Atari
  • Release Date: Nov 11, 2002
Metascore
84

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. 100
    Compared to D2D, "Thunder's" cars don't handle as smoothly and its Career mode is heavy on complexity and short on fun. [Dec 2002, p.194]
  2. I'm sold - give this game the checkered flag.
  3. The Caraeer mode's progression of cars (including the Craftsman Truck series) is a brilliant idea that provides a lifetime of racing. [Nov 2002, p.128]
  4. 83
    Perhaps the most detailed, heavily modifiable NASCAR game on the market.
  5. A sound NASCAR simulation with one of the most robust career modes of any driving game to date.
  6. Substance over style is the philosophy behind this game. [Holiday 2002, p.54]
  7. 80
    The thrill of careening around turns surrounded by dozens of competitors? Check. A great simulation of the long road to victory? Check. Spectacularly destructive wipeouts? Check, just no fire.
  8. A huge improvement over last year's "Heat," but still not good enough to quiet EA's "Thunder." [Dec 2002, p.204]
  9. In the end yours truly would rather park his limited NASCAR interest in Tiburon’s garage than Monster Games'.
  10. When it comes down to it, all four car types feel floaty - you never really feel attached to the ground. [Dec 2002, p.164]
User Score
9.2

Universal acclaim- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. MikeT.
    Jun 11, 2003
    10
    This Game Is The Best Game I Have Ever Played In My Intire Life.
  2. DaleN.
    Mar 6, 2003
    10
    Great game! needs more racers though... a lot of truck/cup drivers are not there.
  3. Lilpimp
    Mar 6, 2003
    10
    It's such a getto game man they need more out.