Metascore
71

Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. 80
    It just feels real, and what more can you truly ask of a game like this?
  2. The modes available in IndyCar Series are all pretty shallow, which not only detracts from the overall experience, but also significantly reduces its replay value.
  3. The Masterclass is cool, not so much for its challenges, but more for what it teaches you about your car. [Aug 2003, p.99]
  4. 70
    Offers a lot more to fans of the sport than anyone else, but the overall variety in the game still leaves something to be desired. If you're really into this kind of subject matter, add about 15 points to my score.
  5. Racing fans are going to eat it up hook, line, and sinker. [Sept 2003, p.82]
  6. If you’re looking at IndyCar Series as an alternative to EA’s F1 games or simply as a detailed simulator then don’t. You’ll be exceedingly bored, frustrated and dizzy before you’ve even finished a race. If you like driving in circles, then buy yourself a Scalextric kit.
  7. Codemasters was hoping to pull off a serious racing simulation here, but it feels like they feel a bit short in the depth of the game.
  8. If you value treat gameplay and major challenge over eye candy, Series may be the racer you're looking for. [Aug 2003, p.89]
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Racingfan
    Aug 31, 2003
    9
    Codemasters are the magic guys behind all automobile sims concerned. chances are, if you are reading this you love racing and indy cars, watchCodemasters are the magic guys behind all automobile sims concerned. chances are, if you are reading this you love racing and indy cars, watch the indy500 and know about the names of the drivers. even if you dont, this game is sure to get you hooked. if you love indy, this game is for you. the graphics are pretty good, not great but you get lots of cars on the track and its furiously fast. the crashes could have been a lot better, and this is my biggest gripe about the game...main reason i gave a 9 and not a 10. i want my indycar to smash into pieces with tires flying and fuel squirting left and right...oh well. overall its deep, very sim. arcade fans skip this one. you can adjust everything on your car. eddie cheever gives a master class course. this game has it all. great package. go buy it and thank me for it. : ) Full Review »
  2. Gamerdude
    Jul 19, 2003
    10
    here's the thing. people who love indy will enjoy anything from an indy500 coffee mug to a amblem key chain. no need to get all splinter here's the thing. people who love indy will enjoy anything from an indy500 coffee mug to a amblem key chain. no need to get all splinter cell here...i am speaking ofcourse about the graphics. if you love what indy means and actually watch the indy races without skipping the channel, this game is golden. if not, spend your money on food instead. when i had an amiga back in the days, there was an indy500 game that was amazingly fun, it look like shit but it was realistic and made you wanna dress up like a driver and scare your parents. this is like that as well. hey by the way, if a programmer is reading this...for god sakes make an apollo 11 game...where you go land on the moon and explore and stuff. and try to come back to earth and whatnot. later brothers... Full Review »
  3. ChristopherW.
    Jun 28, 2003
    10
    Tom kelley of kelley racing is a good friend of mine and i am also an open wheel nut so i love it!!!! i just wish you could use the wheelTom kelley of kelley racing is a good friend of mine and i am also an open wheel nut so i love it!!!! i just wish you could use the wheel controller. each track truly is different especially in the setup of your car. Full Review »