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  • Summary: Take the wheel and drive your way to the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series championship. As the new rookie driver on the circuit, develop your racing skills to gain licenses and contracts from hungry owners and unlock legendary top performing cars from NASCAR's biggest stars. Gain new experiences during every race then modify your car's handling with over 40 tuning options to truly master every track. Share your setups with NASCAR's gaming community, then challenge the field in live races with up to 16 players online. Experience tomorrow's racing today in NASCAR 08. [Electronic Arts] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 29
  2. Negative: 3 out of 29
  1. For the NASCAR fans looking for the chance to pursue The Chase on their Xbox 360, stock car racing doesn't get any better than NASCAR 08.
  2. Tweaks are needed in the AI to better replicate competitors' actions and racing lines, and I'd like to see some long-overdue additions (like user-controlled pit stops), but this game has got the feel of a stock car down pretty good – especially with about a billion ways to setup your car. It's a mix of the new and familiar that shakes out to be a pretty fast restart.
  3. NASCAR 08 is not a bad game, but you'll probably feel like it has potential to be a lot more.
  4. While NASCAR 08 may be a fine game for the most part, it's the repetitive workload required to get into the meat of The Chase mode that'll drive people away quickly, if not the loose steering controls that require adjustment to get a good grip on the in-race gameplay.
  5. In many ways, NASCAR 08 is what it should be: a technical, challenging sim that only stock car racing enthusiasts can appreciate. But oppositely, the title's lack of single-player depth won't satiate the hardcore fan seeking customizable features, meta-gaming, and other intricacies that make the sport so different from other racing traditions.
  6. If you're looking for nice graphics in a realistic racing environment on a next-generation platform, then perhaps this is right for you, but if you're looking for an exciting career mode, crazy pileups, or the ability to manage a team, then an older NASCAR title is what the doctor ordered.
  7. An unplayable mess lacking all the polish we expect from EA. Stay well clear. [Oct 2007, p.85]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 21
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 21
  3. Negative: 12 out of 21
  1. Jul 2, 2013
    7
    This game isn't bad at any terms but, it isn't GREAT either. I think they could have made a couple of improvements. All though im not super big of a racing game fan but something like forza or something may be a bit better. But overall it's an OK game. Expand
  2. Jan 30, 2013
    1
    Oh my God! This is absolutely the worse racing game I have ever played, and one of the worst games I have ever played! Horrible controls, no replay value, boring, dull graphics, I can continue to keep bashing this piece of crap game, but I don't want to fill up this box full of problems. I expected this game to be like a arcade style game with a mini story almost. What I got was totally different! Nothing is good about it! Everything that is bad in a video game is all in this game. Congrats EA! Thanks for taking my hard earned money you money grubbing a-holes! My final verdict is my FIRST 1/10. What keeps this game from going to a 0 is simply when I put the disc in the Xbox tray, it works! Expand

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