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  • Summary: Do you have what it takes to be a top NASCAR driver? In NASCAR 2005: Chase for the Cup, you can become a superstar owner or driver and decide where, how, and what to drive. During races you can even rattle rivals with the all-new Intimidator button. Push them too far and you might find yourself in a postrace confrontation. Develop essential racing skills, increase fan support, and compete in four racing series to become the driver that top NASCAR teams are looking for. Expand
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  1. There are a ton of new options that have been added in too, from intimidating to sharing the draft, friendships and rivalries, and overall the game seems much more realistic than any previous version.
  2. This game is a big step up in visuals compared to the Thunder series of old, which gives even more hope for future titles to come.
  3. 90
    It's a game for the masses, to be sure, but it offers more than enough the way of career, offline, and online depth to warrant a purchase for the enthusiast fan, for the diehard "Thunder" lover, and most importantly, for the person who passed up previous console efforts simply because they were not up to par.
  4. There are some potholes - the graphics get choppy at times, and the retail-car challenges seem tacked on - but the sheer variety is something that even non-NASCAR fans will find addictive. [Oct 2004, p.98]
  5. The game delivers on everything possible, which should make for some happy Southern boys. All of your favorite racers are in tow, but working through your own career really plays out better than expected.
  6. 80
    There’s a real sensation of extreme speed, and even with a large number of cars on-screen, there’s only rarely a hint of stuttering or slowdown.
  7. 80
    Instead of going with a standard driver, we created a homicidal redneck with the Create-a-Driver option. Well, all we really did was rebuild Dale Jarrett with his old mustache. He just didn't look right without it.

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  1. WillaimC
    Jul 25, 2009
    7
    Great graphics, lots of options (cars, drivers) almost every track you can think of. But, I found the cars too difficult to drive. I just goti tired of trying to have fun and sold it on Ebay. But, I still give it a 7 because it does have all the options, graphics, and reality you could hope for, as long as you are willing to work hard. Expand