Metascore
85

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. 100
    If you were looking for the ultimate NASCAR game, you’ve found it.
  2. One of the best NASCAR games I've ever played. With a full 43-car field displayed, the atmosphere of NASCAR racing is front and centre, drawing you in from the get go.
  3. It's like watching a race on TV -- the graphics, even on a standard television, are picture perfect. I don't think I've ever seen pavement in a video game that looked so real before. The color and texturing is unprecedented.
  4. 90
    Edges out "NASCAR Heat" as this season’s top stock-car racer. Slick A.I. and a great Career mode make this game addictively playable.
  5. Speaking as a true Winston Cup fan, I can't say enough nice things about this game. [Dec 2002, p.169]
  6. With graphics and frame rate no longer an issue, this time around, gamers will no doubt appreciate the depth of gameplay that the game has to offer.
User Score
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 22 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 18
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 18
  3. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. R.Olson
    Jun 3, 2005
    10
    Im addicted probably the best racing game out there next to 04' and 05'
  2. RyanM.
    Feb 13, 2003
    10
    One of the best racing games I've ever played. The graphics are great, but you may have trouble in the beginning getting all the details straight. I first played this game over my friends house, and I loved it so much I went out and bought it the next day. A must buy! Great addictive racing game. Full Review »
  3. ToriW.
    Jul 16, 2002
    10
    This game is awesome if you know what your doing, but if not you really hate it!