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  • Summary: A number of unfortunate gameplay adjustments overshadow the few welcome additions found in this year's release.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. The sounds and graphics are as good as allowed on the PSX platform.
  2. The racing in NASCAR Thunder 2002 is solid, fun and deep. Racing a career almost feels like an RPG when you take on the role of NASCAR's most famous teams and drivers.
  3. Although the game is lacking in the audio department, the game's depth is what makes it special. For die-hard Nascar fans, I would give two thumbs up in buying this title.
  4. Can’t live up to its big brother on the PS2, but don’t let that stop you from playing it, especially if you’re a NASCAR fan. It’s fun, exciting, and very playable, but its hard to keep people who’ve seen the Sistine Chapel to appreciate graffiti.
  5. Steering becomes a problem even in analog. The least little movement of the analog stick jerks the car to the side.
  6. The updated roster, extra tracks, and added thunder card elements are nice endowments, but the overall driving experience is muddled enough to frustrate diehards and casual players alike.
  7. Save your money for a PS2 and a copy of Thunder for that system. It's worth it. [Jan 2002, p.146]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. AndresR.
    Jan 1, 2007
    10
    It's a good game, U spent a lot of my time with it and it's worth, you learn by example even thought the most are ovals, all ovals are different. Moreover the champinoship you can do it other things, get all thunder cards. Collapse
  2. Supdogstightgameboy
    Mar 20, 2002
    10
    This is a really tight game bras.
  3. StephenM.
    Apr 10, 2002
    10
    I think it's the best car racing game ever.
  4. SeanM.
    Apr 6, 2003
    8
    Good game..good graphics...need more track setups...i.e. atlanta...overall decent for nascar fans.
  5. [Anonymous]
    Jan 27, 2002
    2
    It sucks.
  6. RamonA.
    Dec 2, 2002
    1
    The controls suck balls.