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  • Summary: NASCAR heat 5, the official video game of the world's most popular stockcar racing Series, puts you behind the wheel of these incredible racing machines and challenges you to become the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series champion. Features all the official teams, drivers and cars from the three NASCARNASCAR heat 5, the official video game of the world's most popular stockcar racing Series, puts you behind the wheel of these incredible racing machines and challenges you to become the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series champion. Features all the official teams, drivers and cars from the three NASCAR national series as well as the Xtreme dirt Tour, racing on 38 Authentic tracks. All official 2020 NASCAR tracks, teams, cars, drivers and schedule from four racing Series - the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR XFINITY series, NASCAR gander rv & outdoors Truck series and fan-favorite, the extreme dirt Tour. Split screen multiplayer allows you to race against your friends on the same screen. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Jul 28, 2020
    80
    NASCAR Heat 5 improves on the previous and successful episode adding new features and modes coupled with very well balanced difficulty modes. It's still got lot to improve in the presentation area and in the multiplayer modes too similar to the ones in previous game, but while waiting for the next-gen jump this remains a very good NASCAR experience.
  2. Jul 21, 2020
    77
    I think that the biggest thing that will hurt this game is the versions that came before it. I’m not sure people will spend the money on the latest edition if they’re still having fun on the last few entries. The career mode is worth the jump I think, and the more people that do will ultimately find themselves filling up multiplayer lobbies too. While the base price of the game is $49.99, ten dollars cheaper than most triple A titles, it should be an easy buy if you haven’t played a NASCAR Heat title before. But if you’re still having fun with any of the previous iterations you may choose to wait for a sale.
  3. Jul 12, 2020
    70
    That familiarity with what's lacking is repeated throughout NASCAR Heat 5 in both good and bad ways. Sure, it's a yearly update and to expect too much would be foolish, but this game really feels like NASCAR Heat 4. In a good way, nothing got worse and long-term fans will be able to jump right in and have an enjoyable time. On the other hand...could this have just been a DLC for NASCAR Heat 4?
  4. Sep 28, 2020
    70
    NASCAR aficionados will likely love getting more action where they can, especially with the cancellation of events due to the pandemic at this time, but those that like a more varied racer might want to look elsewhere. If you want to dip your toes in the NASCAR water though, and find out why it’s more than just turning left, HEAT 5 could well be a good shout.
  5. Aug 17, 2020
    67
    If you’ve played NASCAR Heat 4, you’ll know exactly what to expect from the latest sequel. I mean that almost literally, as the main complaints from the community is that it’s essentially the same game with the 2020 season liveries and driver updates. If you already own last year’s outing, there’s not much reason to upgrade unless you’re a die-hard fan, but if you’re new to the series or skipped a few of the last ones, NASCAR Heat 5 is a great starting point, even for amateurs to the sport.
  6. Jul 27, 2020
    65
    The evolution of the NASCAR saga has taken a step forward with this Heat 5.
  7. Jul 19, 2020
    60
    It’s a bit of a tough one this. I can't penalise the game for being a recreation of what is. But I do think that NASCAR as a whole will appeal to some, but not others. What I can penalise it for is not making very good sense in the race screens, for its lack of proper tuning to try and make my car faster, for the way nothing is explained very well, and for generally not being above average in terms of being a racer.

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  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Apr 3, 2021
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Juego del año, buenísimo, muy buenos carros namás me faltó el checo perez Expand
  2. Mar 10, 2021
    8
    honesty pretty fun i really liked how hard it can get sometimes, but i wish there were more classic drivers than just Jeff Gorgon
  3. Jul 28, 2020
    7
    Nascar Heat : A powerful Microsoft exclusive game came out and it's Nascar Heat 5. First of all I would like to say that this game can competeNascar Heat : A powerful Microsoft exclusive game came out and it's Nascar Heat 5. First of all I would like to say that this game can compete and can be compared against any other car race game on the market easily. Simple user interface makes things easier for players. You can jump in a career mode or multiplayer races anytime you want. Good thing about career mode is you can start a full career mode which has longer story line with you starting from the bottom or you can just skip some part of it and start from the main career mode. Yet when it comes to game play there's a lot to handle here by the dev team. Thousands of players are complaining from the same issues such as glitches and poor performance in some consoles the vast majority of the racetracks in NASCAR Heat 5 are comprised of ovals and you’ll barely have to do more than anything else other than slightly turning the analog stick to the left. Let's hope they show some love to this game and fix the issues for everyone as much as possible with the next generation Xbox Series X just a couple moths away. Expand
  4. Aug 29, 2020
    6
    Just played NH5! It’s not all terrible but just a copy and paste sequel of NH4 with just a few additional features! There are some things IJust played NH5! It’s not all terrible but just a copy and paste sequel of NH4 with just a few additional features! There are some things I actually like! I haven’t tried the Testing feature yet but, I’m looking forward to doing that at some point! In career mode, I’ve noticed in the Truck Series Expand