Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
Buy On
  1. [Its] combination of great racing, beautiful graphics, and fun multiplayer make it one of the best racing simulations on the market.
  2. 90
    Deserves attention because of its captivating feel and deep features.
  3. This is a game that is aimed directly at sprint car racing fans. As such, the developmental focus was clearly on the gameplay, seemingly at the expense of the audio and visual aspects of the game.
  4. 94
    Not only the best PS2 dirt racer to ever turn a wheel, it's also the finest game of its type on any platform -- console or PC.
  5. 73
    It's a strange, narrowly focused kind of racing that's enjoyable, but you've got to be completely dedicated to like this kind of sim experience.
  6. A very solid effort from developer Ratbag, falling short of greatness due to the fact that it just seems too bland and simple.
  7. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    80
    The part that really pulled me into Sprint Cars, though, is the very cool Career mode...It's a solid little game. [Apr 2002, p.107]
  8. By far the best racing game I’ve ever played on a console.
  9. The racing is very detailed but without being a hardcore fan it can come off a bit too repetitive.
  10. Good, but is targeted at a very, very specific type of gamer, and you could be left wanting more if you don’t fall into that niche.

Awards & Rankings

User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. SdgbZ.
    Jan 29, 2007
    10
    A top game. heaps to do especially wen u master the hard mode. and full realistic modes. highly recommend to play and give it a good hard go.
  2. ChristopherA.
    Nov 8, 2005
    9
    This game, from a sprintcar fanatic, is great. It is true that the audio needed some work, but other than that its a good game. The only part This game, from a sprintcar fanatic, is great. It is true that the audio needed some work, but other than that its a good game. The only part I disagreed with emencely, was the fact that if your aiming at sprintcar fanatics like myself, why put the few imaginary arcade tracks on the game at the expense of a more expansive array of real tracks, that could be used to expand the career mode options and the amount of tracks available to race on. However saying that its still a great game. Full Review »
  3. ChrisF.
    Dec 31, 2003
    9
    Very realistic. A bit of a niche game but much appreciated by sprint car fans. Career mode is unique and a great challenge. Drawbacks are Very realistic. A bit of a niche game but much appreciated by sprint car fans. Career mode is unique and a great challenge. Drawbacks are small number of tracks (should include pavement) and weak audio. Must have for fans of open wheel racing. Full Review »