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  • Summary: Your favorite drivers in their current cars racing at your favorite tracks. PLUS Beat the Heat Challenges where you can take on 36 actual race-day situations designed by NASCAR® drivers. You can also compete one-on-one against your favorite driver in Race the Pro and try to beat theirYour favorite drivers in their current cars racing at your favorite tracks. PLUS Beat the Heat Challenges where you can take on 36 actual race-day situations designed by NASCAR® drivers. You can also compete one-on-one against your favorite driver in Race the Pro and try to beat their best lap times. Expand
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. The 43-car field in the Xbox version compared to 25-car field in the PS2 version is by far what makes the Xbox game better.
  2. If I had to choose just one, I'd go with NASCAR Thunder. It may not be as realistic, but overall it's more fun to play...However, the unstableness of NASCAR Heat's vehicles heightens the intensity of the experience to levels NASCAR Thunder cannot reach.
  3. One of the most engaging and entertaining racers I've had to privelige to play.
  4. 78
    Will all racing fans enjoy this? Definitely not. But those of you with a hunger for the sport will have fun with this title, despite a few technical setbacks.
  5. The link feature is great, but the online play is wonderful. It’s a shame there isn’t a server to allow people from all over the world to play against one another.
  6. It's the same old song with a new background tune.
  7. Nascar heads should check this out immediately, others should stay far away. [Jan 2002, p.94]

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