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  • Summary: Joining the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, the NASCAR XFINITY Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series are available to race in all game modes.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Sep 19, 2017
    80
    NASCAR Heat 2 offers a lot to do for players. It might feel a bit rushed, but it’s extremely addicting and fun. The racing is a consistent experience and Career Mode features aspects that haven’t been seen before. While it may lack the options of true simulation racers, the admirable A.I. should make up for that. Top that off with some excellent visuals and a coupon for a real race ticket, and Heat 2 continues to trend in the right direction.
  2. Sep 12, 2017
    75
    There’s a lot of variety in NASCAR Heat 2, it’s just more immediately seen in things like the one-off races or online multiplayer...It’s hard to fault Monster Games and 704 though; we’d been asking for all this stuff for years. But it makes me feel like I’m sitting down to a nine-course meal more than a buffet.
  3. Sep 16, 2017
    73
    From a pure fun factor, NASCAR Heat 2 delivers. Driving is a blast, even though it's not all that realistic. Some will embrace the more arcade feel and others will scoff at the more simplistic racing concepts. However, no one should dismiss the depth that has been added to the modes and the massive leap the franchise has taken in just one year. The future could be bright for this series.
  4. Sep 12, 2017
    70
    All of this represents good progress for the franchise, but while NASCAR Heat 2 adds racing series, rivalries, and other features, it misses an opportunity to make them meaningful and expand the actual scope and excitement of the game.
  5. Nov 13, 2017
    60
    In the end, NASCAR Heat 2 offers up plenty of racing for fans to enjoy. The driving is tight, and it feels genuinely good to win. However, when it comes right down to it, I suspect my problem with the game may actually be a problem with NASCAR itself — all of the excitement and exhilaration is buried beneath race after boring race, lap after boring lap.
  6. Oct 9, 2017
    60
    Despite adding a bit extra to this year’s career mode, there are some technical issues that plague the experience. Shame really, because NASCAR Heat 2 can be quite fun at times.
  7. Sep 26, 2017
    25
    NASCAR Heat 2 is a huge disappointment and massive collapse of the promise given by the decent predecessor, NASCAR Heat Evolution. The game’s controls are loose and worse than ever, and the problems of the first, including some patently stupid glitches and exploits, are still fully present. The game looks fine, but it does not play well at all, and represents what may be a sign that NASCAR just won’t ever translate well to the video game world.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 8
  2. Negative: 5 out of 8
  1. Sep 12, 2017
    8
    Good game, i would like to see a mini map for the tracks that have different turns. I would like to have pitstop control and for us to pressGood game, i would like to see a mini map for the tracks that have different turns. I would like to have pitstop control and for us to press buttons when fueling or changing tires . Expand
  2. Sep 13, 2017
    7
    I've played NH2 for roughly 4 hours and have thoroughly enjoyed it so far. I have experimented with virtually all the various game modes andI've played NH2 for roughly 4 hours and have thoroughly enjoyed it so far. I have experimented with virtually all the various game modes and each one has left me coming back for more. Visually the game leaves a lot to be desired with dated graphics and decent damage model. Game play is fun, fluid and challenging with the aggressive AI. My BIGGEST complaint so far is the lack of a mini-map...how can a racing game in 2017 NOT include this? Overall I am impressed with how well 704 Games listened to fans, I didn't play NASCAR Heat Evolution so I really can't say firsthand how much the game has improved, but from what friends have told me and things I've read/watched the game is heading in the right direction. I think any reasonable person understood that the 2016 version was the building block and I look forward to what this series can become down the road. Expand
  3. Sep 12, 2017
    7
    First off this iteration is a step forward over its predecessor. However, there are some things that are lacking that just take away from theFirst off this iteration is a step forward over its predecessor. However, there are some things that are lacking that just take away from the overall feel, and immersion, that I think 704 Games should be going for. Firstly, I heard from several Youtubers that the "Hot Seat" offers were completely random, but I received offers for the exact same races that every Youtuber I watched received. Secondly, after you secure a full-time ride beginning in your first full season, it's not your name, but the previous (real-life) driver's name that appears on your car/truck. For offline (mainly career) modes there should be a place in the Create a Driver section to input your first and last name which shows up on the leaderboards and the last name is also mapped to show up on your vehicle. I feel this greatly take away from the immersive experience that would be easily possible to create. Also during my first couple of hours playing the game, during offline career play, I notices several frame rate crashes whilst in the race. There should be no "lag" in an offline race. I also hope that they patch in some additional options into the currently bland Create a Car (Paint Booth) area. Good game, but could be so much better. Expand
  4. Jun 13, 2019
    1
    A very poor game in my opinion, the graphics are terrible, the performance is terrible, the AI are a joke and constantly try to spin youA very poor game in my opinion, the graphics are terrible, the performance is terrible, the AI are a joke and constantly try to spin you out... Even the real videos shown before some races is very poor quality. The OSD is terrible, you have to manually put everything on.. basically no assist settings. What an awful game this is, a very lazy effort. Expand
  5. Feb 2, 2018
    0
    This game is worse and more frustrating than a bad game because some aspects are very good and others are complete **** The stability controlThis game is worse and more frustrating than a bad game because some aspects are very good and others are complete **** The stability control is retarded, I've seen better draw distances in ps1 games. What the **** is so hard about making a NASCAR game that isn't worth zero dollars. DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Expand
  6. Feb 2, 2018
    0
    Piece of **** game don't waste your hard earned money. it's not hard to make a good nascar game. EA did it why the **** can't anybody elsePiece of **** game don't waste your hard earned money. it's not hard to make a good nascar game. EA did it why the **** can't anybody else with the technology of two more ****ing deacdes!!!! Expand
  7. Feb 1, 2018
    0
    Literally the worst game I've ever played. If it was just a flat out piece of **** I would have given it a 4, but these cucks perfected justLiterally the worst game I've ever played. If it was just a flat out piece of **** I would have given it a 4, but these cucks perfected just enough of the game that it actually made the **** thing exponentially more frustrating and ****ty because the physics are great compared to any NASCAR game on the last 2 generation consoles. But physics are useless when gameplay is straight up retarded. The challenges are bull**** and boring. **** THIS GAME NOT WORTH A PENNY!!!!! Expand

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