User Score
4.8

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 11
  2. Negative: 5 out of 11

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  1. Nov 27, 2012
    9
    A drastic improvement over last year (NTG11), from the physics, to the handling, to the newly improved career mode. It's clear Eutechnyx has listened to the fans. As with any game release, there are a few issues, but Eutechnyx as been working with the community since day 1 to find the issues and prepare a patch. Even without said patch, the game is far more enjoyable than NTG11 was with Patch #3.

    Most importantly, the "Champion" difficulty is actually hard. AI will race multiple lines and be aggressive. They will bumpdraft you properly. And in the end, you will be challenged to place well (or win) on Champion difficulty. Couldn't have really asked for more.
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  2. Nov 19, 2012
    0
    This game is way, way, way better than the last incarnation. That said, sadly, I'm giving it a ZERO out of ten - because it's just shockingly poor. The graphics are ok - physics, handling, sound and everything else about this game are dreadful. What were the developers thinking of? Dreadful game. In summary: BAD. VERY, VERY BAD.
  3. Aug 24, 2013
    6
    it's an ok game, but there are much better games out there. the graphics and music are great, but that's about it. the physics are good, but not great. the AI is not very good, the Career mode is far inferior to earlier games like Nascar Thunder 2003. Nascar The Game 2011 was noted for it's horrible online play, and this game did improve, but it's still poor. all in all, this game could've been way better. Expand
  4. Nov 16, 2013
    6
    Is anybody out there have problems with Nascar Inside the line game freeze in the 2 player(split screen mode??? I'm on my 3rd game disk from Activision and still having the same problems, all 3 disks do the same thing on a friends ps3 also, can't believe we both have something wrong with our ps3 units, very upsetting to me and Activision and Sony, would appreciate on help you can give me.
Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 4 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Jul 26, 2013
    79
    Driving physics are as intuitive as they are challenging. Opponents do a good job of advancing through thick traffic, although they do tend to cause unfortunate accidents.
  2. Although last year's NASCAR The Game 2011 was a credible effort, Inside Line is the first NASCAR racing game in years that feels like someone cared. [Holiday 2012, p.72]
  3. 70
    Even on the easy setting, the game is very unforgiving and style and technique trump power and speed. This is a fairly true simulator that should end up trackside in a fancy setup with a rumble seat and steering wheel. Driving with a controller is very touchy and a decent wheel would be the choice way to play.