User Score
3.6

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 25 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 25
  2. Negative: 16 out of 25

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  1. Nov 6, 2012
    10
    Eutechnyx has absolutely nothing to do with what regions the game is playable in, it is up to the Publisher (which in this case is Activision) for not publishing a PAL game and also in this case the console maker (Microsoft) for choosing to use Archaic Technology (region blocking) to force you the player to only play the games they want you to play in your region. Eutechnyx made a PAL version of this game as well as last years game (really the only difference is frame/refresh rate IIRC) and submitted it to Activision right alongside the NTSC version however for the 2nd year in a row Activision has chosen not to release it. There is nothing Eutechnyx can do about that, and they are not responsible for that in the least bit. Send your displeasure towards Activision & Microsoft for the choices they made because ultimately they are the ones responsible for those with PAL XBox 360s not being able to play the game. Expand
  2. Nov 6, 2012
    10
    If you are in North American, it is quite a sweet little taste of NASCAR heaven This is a decent NASCAR game, maybe not the best, but still very good. My only real complaint is that with enough damage my car should be totaled and I have yet to have such a thing occur.

    That being said all the real world drivers and real tracks and sponsors are in this game. Most of your time will go
    into Career mode, where you try to earn better sponsorships for more money for upgrades and for miscellaneous junk to have around your garage.

    I have yet to try out the multiplayer.

    I would say if you're a NASCAR fan it is definately worth checking out.

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  3. Nov 9, 2012
    10
    I am giving this game a 10, simply because it does not deserve the rating it currently has. I understand that the region thing must be frustrating to some, but they should not be giving it 0 for that reason. However, this game is not perfect, but it is definitely a step in the right direction from last year. Hopefully, Eutechnyx can continue this trend for future NASCAR games, and get the region thing sorted out. Expand
  4. Dec 1, 2013
    0
    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. Collapse
Metascore
72

Mixed or average reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Dec 7, 2012
    75
    As it stands, I can definitely recommend Inside Line to NASCAR fans looking for their fix, but casual racing fans may find it overly technical and lacking in polish compared to other racing games on the market.
  2. 70
    You'll just need some patience and a love of the sport to value it properly.
  3. 74
    NASCAR fans should eat this one up but it might be a little too much for the casual racer. If you are up for a challenge and are willing to spend the time to dig deep into what the Career mode has to offer, Inside Line is an enjoyable experience.