NASCAR 07 Xbox

Metascore
72

Mixed or average reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 26
  2. Negative: 1 out of 26
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  1. Gameplay additions this year feature just a few new components – driver ratings, the Adrenaline Meter, adjustable car handling – and they really turn out to be tweaks instead of innovations.
  2. Minus the graphics, NASCAR '07 is just as solid as it's predecessors. The skill points are nice, as are the driver attributes. And a new story mode is always good.
  3. The game offers enough deep gameplay to keep racing enthusiasts happy, but the problem is it's generally the exact same experience that was offered a year ago.
  4. If I were a NASCAR fan, I'd be happy with the advancements and give this one a go.
  5. A genre-specific racing sim that immerses you in the world of round-track racing, NASCAR '07 does not disappoint.
  6. Official Xbox Magazine
    80
    For a fair price of $40, the high caliber of NASCAR 07's tune-up keeps the good times rolling--and turning left, of course. [Oct. 2006, p.82]
  7. Game Informer
    78
    The one thing that makes this game worth it to NASCAR rubes like you and me is that the new speed blur makes side-by-side racing pretty damn cool. [Oct. 2006, p.94]
  8. 75
    In its own way, NASCAR 07 also replicates the sport community of NASCAR extremely well. As for racing, it's still not that fast of a game, although the controls have tightened up, and though it sounds silly, out of car mano-a- mano driver fisticuffs would have added that spark this year's game seems to be missing.
  9. 75
    Far too [few] improvements drag down what is otherwise an entertaining game.
  10. It gives you an opportunity to Fight To the Top of the NASCAR tier, but focuses more on driving mechanics, real-time damage and wear, handling, and momentum than ever before, all of which work in its favor.
  11. GamePro
    80
    Every year the NASCAR series seems to emphasize a different aspect of the sport. But this year, the focus is back where it belongs: on the driving and on-track competition. [Nov. 2006, p.102]

Awards & Rankings

#53 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2006
User Score
7.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. MikeB.
    Nov 13, 2007
    0
    There is NOTHING good about this game at all. It's 2006 with a different dude on the cover. NR03 is still THE BEST Nascar game EVER There is NOTHING good about this game at all. It's 2006 with a different dude on the cover. NR03 is still THE BEST Nascar game EVER Made. and 08 is a little better and well I'm talking about it from me it gets a 4/10. We NEED a REAL Company back making Nascar games who KNOW what they are doing and CARE about it. People complain about Carl not being in the game it's cause he doesn't want to be in a game that sucks so much. Jr, Harvick, Hamlin to name a few STILL today (like me and millions of other people) play NR03 cause it's THE BEST Game EVER made. Full Review »
  2. Andyman
    Sep 9, 2006
    10
    Best console NASCAR game yet (and I've played them all). EA has made many small refinements, virtually all of which are great. It's Best console NASCAR game yet (and I've played them all). EA has made many small refinements, virtually all of which are great. It's nice to see that they've toned down the importance of Team Control (it's just not useful and not realistic at all) while leaving it in for those that like it, and the customizable level of speed blur is a really nice touch. Being able to jump straight into a Busch or Cup Series ride at the start is also a welcome addition... no more slogging through the lower series! 9.6 out of 10. Full Review »