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  • Summary: Gameplay modes include Race, Challenges, Season, Chase, Online, and Career. In Career, customize your own NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver. From the high banks of Talladega to the tight turns in Martinsville, each of the 23 licensed NASCAR tracks have been recreated in conjunction with trackGameplay modes include Race, Challenges, Season, Chase, Online, and Career. In Career, customize your own NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver. From the high banks of Talladega to the tight turns in Martinsville, each of the 23 licensed NASCAR tracks have been recreated in conjunction with track owners. NASCAR Heat Evolution offers 43 different drivers from the most popular race teams including Stewart-Haas Racing, Joe Gibbs Racing, Hendrick Motorsports, Team Penske, Chip Ganassi, and others. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Sep 22, 2016
    75
    "Give ’em a wreck at the finish and they’ll bring a friend," as Richard Lee Petty of Level Cross, North Carolina, observed 30 years ago, in one of the truest things ever said about any sport. That white-knuckle last lap, even racing for 24th place, is NASCAR’s distinguishing product, and NASCAR Heat Evolution brings it to every race.
  2. Sep 30, 2016
    70
    A fantastic game in practice, but has a terrible presentation elsewhere. At the end of the day, this makes NASCAR Heat Evolution a disappointing title rather than a full-fledged trip into victory lane. With some amazing features available, but near impossible to enjoy, NASCAR Heat Evolution is a game that will only please hardcore NASCAR or racing game fans.
  3. 70
    NASCAR Fire Evolution winds up being a very enjoyable blitz through the often scoffed world of saloon car racing. Whilst it does keep things simple and rarely strays into a simulation, I’m kept engrossed with a solid driving engine and enough modes to keep casual and die-hard fans satisfied.
  4. Sep 19, 2016
    60
    With its 40-car grids creating exciting racing, NASCAR Heat Evolution is surprisingly fun, but is unlikely to appeal to anyone but fans of the sport.
  5. Sep 25, 2016
    58
    The entertaining racing delivers a good foundation for the series, but there’s just not enough depth in this package to consider this a complete experience.
  6. Sep 14, 2016
    56
    Nascar Heat Evolution is a devolution for the series, and even when playing friends online, I can't imagine how you'd have fun with this game for more than a few hours - if you even make it that long.
  7. 45
    A thoroughly disappointing release. It’s pretty bad when PlayStation 2 games were more fully featured and fun to play than a new release in 2016.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 12
  2. Negative: 8 out of 12
  1. Apr 21, 2017
    9
    It's a great game until the 2017 update. Now it's not really authentic. Other than that it's okay. Way better than previous games made. NoIt's a great game until the 2017 update. Now it's not really authentic. Other than that it's okay. Way better than previous games made. No mods or cheats, but some glitches are present. Expand
  2. Mar 9, 2017
    8
    Most of these reviews seem to give this game a bad reputation. The racing is genuinely fun and competitive, especially with the adaptive AI,Most of these reviews seem to give this game a bad reputation. The racing is genuinely fun and competitive, especially with the adaptive AI, and all 23 of the tracks have their own unique character, making modes such as Championship a great way to learn and understand the tracks. While the physics are not perfect, they are great for an arcade style racer, and even Normal mode provides a great experience for the racer, without the punishing side effects of Simulation mode. Speaking of which, Simulation mode can be absolutely mind-numbing due to the sensitivity of the cars, especially at Restrictor Plate tracks. But if your aim is to have fun and enjoy the racing of NASCAR on Next Gen consoles, this game is perfect, especially at $29.99 on today's market. Tack on the ample DLC and variety of game modes, and you will have fun for hours going from track to track and driver to driver. Expand
  3. Sep 20, 2016
    6
    This review is based on half a season in career mode on normal setting. OK while this game certainly will not satisfy the hardcore sim racersThis review is based on half a season in career mode on normal setting. OK while this game certainly will not satisfy the hardcore sim racers like Project Cars does, it is fun to play. The learning curve is easy but that does not mean it is easy to win a race. The setup adjustments in career mode are pretty thin (tape, wedge and tire pressure) but the default setups are pretty flawless and it is very forgiving on mistakes, too much so in my book, only way to get DNF would be smash into a crashed car or smack a wall very hard.

    That bein said, while the cars are easy to DRIVE it is not easy to win. Like I said I'm race in race 18 on normal mode and my best finish so far is 9th but I'm 25th in points...they just don't give you enough horsepower to compete with the big boys til you build your team up by acquiring garage improvements, which is how it should be,

    Like I said if you are into tinkering with setups and playing engineer geek then stick with project cars....but remember Project cars doesn't have all the Nascar stars.....OR even OVALS for that matter! Altho the bare bones menus and setups are way to thin for my tastes, its worth the $60 because its fun, even tho arcadey. Hopefully next year they will spice it up with more setup options,AI sliders, and stats menu.
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  4. Sep 25, 2016
    1
    The NHE game is bad. The graphics are not worthy of a PS4, but rather a PS2. There are a lot of aliasing and night races are the worst, carsThe NHE game is bad. The graphics are not worthy of a PS4, but rather a PS2. There are a lot of aliasing and night races are the worst, cars are poorly done, not reflections of light, shadows badly made... it's ugly.
    Then, there are 3 cameras while all other games offer 5. Of the 3, only one is really nice: the cockpit view does no sensation of speed and has framerate issues. With the Chase view, we see that the back of the car, should raise the camera as on Forza, Project cars...
    The physics of the game is average: 2 modes of play: Normal and Simulation. In normal mode, it is too arcade and can't make adjustments. I don't see why the developers did it. In simulation mode, with a controller, it's unplayable, the car slips at the slightest touch.
    Finally the content is very light, not of Xfinity and Trucks series. No replay of accidents, the cautions do not work entirely (one car in the way is not enough), the sounds are old.
    We see that the game was sloppy, done quickly without taking into account of the player. DLC Forza is higher quality. DMR missed his game and not a little. A big disappointment
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  5. Nov 12, 2020
    1
    NHE is one of the worst racing games ever made. Thankfully, the games have improved over the years, but the first attempt was truly awful. ItNHE is one of the worst racing games ever made. Thankfully, the games have improved over the years, but the first attempt was truly awful. It is nearly unplayable, due to poor gameplay mechanics. The visuals and audio are poor, and career mode is hollow. Stay far away. Expand
  6. Mar 13, 2017
    1
    This game is very disappointing. I'm not too concerned with the graphics although they certainly could be better. Nascar 2004 and Dirt toThis game is very disappointing. I'm not too concerned with the graphics although they certainly could be better. Nascar 2004 and Dirt to Daytona both had better physics than this game does. Both games also were much more enjoyable. Nascar: Dirt to Daytona is a game i still play to this very day and wish you could bring that same concept to the PS4 with modernized graphics and up to date cars. Being able to start in a hobby stock and build your way up through the ranks was awesome. You could even use real life short tracks to improve the game. If this game is supposed to satisfy real Nascar and racing fans than this is crap. Even for the casual fan this isn't a good game and should have been made as a modernized version of either nascar 2004 or Dirt to Daytona. This game isn't something id recommend to anybody unless serious improvements are made. Expand
  7. Sep 26, 2016
    0
    It's a bad game. Graphics are very very poors (i haven't never seen that on PS4, the worst graphics in this console). It's almost unplayableIt's a bad game. Graphics are very very poors (i haven't never seen that on PS4, the worst graphics in this console). It's almost unplayable with a controller in Simulation Mode. No Truck Series, No Xfinity Series, No wreck's replay, cameras are bad (no sens of speed in cockpit view, No roof cam...), a lot of aliasing, Nights race are ugly, Sound terrible, Framerate issues....
    It's a PS2 game, it's a catastroph.
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