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  • Summary: NASCAR 06: Total Team Control lets you go beyond the simple racing experience and play a part in a racing team. You'll communicate with and take control of other team members during a race as well as communicate with your pit crew. Customize a driver and build a team, and then take your drivers through 22 real Nextel series tracks and 14 fantasy ones. Use the game's voice recognition feature to give verbal commands to your crew chief. In addition to single-player, NASCAR 06 features online multiplayer modes for up to four players. Expand
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  1. Positive: 19 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. NASCAR 06: Total Team Control isn't able to surpass the overall greatness of last year's game but with all the new additions this is one is downright enjoyable and a step in the right direction for the series.
  2. A must-buy for both the NASCAR Nation and "casual" car-racing gamers alike.
  3. If the team concept and voice command features appeal to you, you know what you must do. If not, stick to NASCAR 2005.
  4. Electronic Arts is keying on the sport's blocking, defensive strategy, and teamwork with NASCAR 06-the closest to "Madden" car racing can get.
  5. EA rejuvenates the genre with the brilliant execution of team play via voice recognition, and rounding it off with a solid Xbox Live support.
  6. While this year's model shows improvement, it could still be better. The graphics are a bit ragged and online play is still limited to four players in a race. But, as NASCAR gaming goes, it doesn't get any better.
  7. 60
    The visuals are in need of an upgrade. It could be that EA is just phoning the graphics in until the next-gen systems arrive, and that's a shame. EA Trax is just as annoying as ever. Please stop it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. JamesH.
    Apr 27, 2006
    10
    This Is a great, and wonderful game. Im a die-hard nascar fan, so any thing that will let me enjoy the one thing that i love...Its a 10 for me!
  2. MichaelH.
    Aug 15, 2005
    10
    Revolutionary!
  3. [Anonymous]
    Sep 5, 2005
    7
    I'm a sim racing fan, and I just have to say this game is disappointing. I love nascar sim racing, but this game is way too arcady. The total team control is great for me, because I usually race long races, but if you just like to race shorter races, there is no use for it, making no difference from last year's version. Expand
  4. BlueFalcon
    Sep 2, 2005
    5
    Team control is not a feature I would have asked for in my precious nascar series. Either are most of the additions here - they are truly gratuitous. There's a new mode called 'fight for the cup' in place of career and it's ridiculous. They start you out w/ an underperforming car and some overperforming opposition. The result is several hrs of humble pie while you work your way up. I'm all for working your way up the ranks and having some tough opposition, but it's not cool when you can't even come close to sticking w/ the pack even when having perfect laps. Other modes have a more balanced difficulty, but fight for the cup is the most important mode and somewhat ruined. Last years version is the better game. Expand
  5. Flip
    Sep 13, 2005
    5
    !I felt let down after realizing I'll be playing nascar thunder 2004 (a game I've bought twice sense the release two years ago. I bought 2005 the day it came out. I sold to my little brother the next day. I'm a die-hard nascar NEXTELcup fan i like busch and truck racing but I think the quality of nascar 2004 was much better with just the nextel cup not to mention a decent in car view witch is in 2006 this year but lacks a bit in the graphics. I'm from alabama and I go to talladega twice a year and God willing someone fome EA sports will see this, there aint nothing like drafting and the pack at talladega on sunday that may sound corny to some but common sense fella's when you go the race take in on what see on sunday and make a game. /PS with a good wide in car view!! Expand
  6. JeffA.
    Sep 21, 2005
    3
    With the all new voice recognition you can turn the rearview mirron on, hud on, ask you pit crew who the leader is, ask for fuel at your next pit stop, etc. The problem is that all this is happening when you are not speaking into your communicator. The voice recognition does not work properly. The graphics are worse than previous versions. The shine of the cars metal has been replaced by jaggies, and swapping cars during a race is the most unrealistic feature that EA could have added. I traded the game for NASCAR Thunder 2004 (luckily found it new) which is a pure racing game. Quite simply, EA ruined this years version. This game is not even worth renting. Collapse
  7. PaulS.
    Sep 22, 2005
    1
    The biggest wreck isn't on the track in NASCAR 06 Total Team Control, it's what EA did to this once great series. The graphics are lousy, unless you like jaggies. The voice recognition does not work, and swapping cars is the most absurd feature that EA could have added to the series. And to totally ruin the game, the cars steering is way too over-sensitive. If you like pure racing then get NASCAR Thunder 2004. If online is important then get last years version but avoid this dismal failure at all costs. I gave the game a score of 1 because the cockpit view is back this year. That is the only aspect of the game that EA got right this year. BY the way EA, next year give us the option to turn the silly cartoon bubble off that appears over other cars. Expand