NASCAR: Dirt to Daytona PlayStation 2

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

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
    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
    I'm sold - give this game the checkered flag.
  3. Game Informer
    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
    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
    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. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    When it comes down to it, all four car types feel floaty - you never really feel attached to the ground. [Dec 2002, p.164]

Awards & Rankings

#79 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2002
#39 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2002
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 19 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
    This Game Is The Best Game I Have Ever Played In My Intire Life.
  2. DaleN.
    Mar 6, 2003
    Great game! needs more racers though... a lot of truck/cup drivers are not there.
  3. Lilpimp
    Mar 6, 2003
    It's such a getto game man they need more out.