• 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
Buy On
  1. GamePro
    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. Cheat Code Central
    90
    I'm sold - give this game the checkered flag.
  3. Game Informer
    88
    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. PSM Magazine
    80
    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. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    75
    A huge improvement over last year's "Heat," but still not good enough to quiet EA's "Thunder." [Dec 2002, p.204]

Awards & Rankings

27
79
#79 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2002
41
#41 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2002
User Score
8.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 19
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 19
  3. Negative: 2 out of 19
  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.