NASCAR Heat PlayStation

Mixed or average reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. It manages to bring about a TV Style presentation that has been missing from other NASCAR games as well as a variety of fun modes. NASCAR fans should certainly check his sleeper hit out.
  2. 80
    It might not completely appeal to the extreme hardcore sim or arcade fan, but it has a lot to offer for people that like nice mixture of both.
  3. The bottom line is that NASCAR fans will be pleased, and others won't be completely bored out of their skulls.
  4. Isn't quite the all-encompassing racing simulation that Electronic Arts' "NASCAR 2001" is, but features like the beat the heat mode make the game worthwhile for any NASCAR fan.
  5. A significantly underwhelming racing title that is outpaced by EA's superior NASCAR 2001 in almost every respect.
User Score

No user score yet- Awaiting 2 more ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. TonyA.
    May 27, 2002
    The only salvaging features of this game are the beat the heat and race the pro mode. Car setup can hardly be finely tweaked, and the physics is terrible. AI cars are able to perform maneuvers that are impossible, player cars flip over at low speeds for no good, and damage is cosmetic only, it doesn't slow the car. In all accidents, the player car is turned backwards regardless of how slight the collison while AI cars may be turned around and then go forward again, but they aren't required to make a turn -- the graphic is just inverted -- and the car is back up to race speed instantaneously, while player cars realistically must work back up to speed. Some of the challenges are programed poorly. There are about 3 or 4 which I have found don't offer a realistic chance at earning gold, the top prize, and one of these doesn't offer a realistic chance of earning the silver prize. It does however, let you unrealistically earn the bronze. This game is plain awful on PSOne. My advice, rent it first (if you can find it) then decide if you want to buy it. Full Review »
  2. NickJ.
    Jul 30, 2001
    It is a great game except the graphics suck, but for people who don't need good graphics and want a good simulation, this is the game to have.