Summary: Designs of cars and tracks are excellent. Gameplay is absolutely horrible. You have to play practice on every track to setup your car to compete and still be slow. Too many adjustments to make. Should be able to tell crew cheif tight entry, tight center, tight exit etc and he should adjust it for you just like in the REAL sport. Computer drivers are plain stupid as well it's like they don't have spotters.
Summary: I bought this game because I thought it was going to be a significant change from the last one and it really wasn't. Not really a great game for the casual racer, but I can see a lot of strong points too.
Summary: As other reviewers have said there are problems with this game, but it can be great fun. I have mainly stuck to the single player career mode and some of the tracks provide fantastic racing. Homestead, Richmond and Bristol are particular favourites. However some tracks are virtually unplayable, most notably Dover.
Summary: I'm thinking if they're (Activision) thinking of making another NASCAR game, they need to call it NASCAR Total Control Racing. If you played the 2011 game then I can tell you the only improvements that I've noticed is: -When painting your car you have more sponsor options to choose from. -Online play is smoother now, before it was an absolute nightmare.
Summary: to start off ive have played NASCAR the game 2011 and tried to play it til this came out... Overall this game is just OK... Its miles better than last years but that shows how bad last years was... The graphic i feel are amazing on this game very realistic and sharp, i have zero problem with this... also in career mode they fixed it now so you can actually have multiple seasons driving and improving your cars performance..
Summary: I got this as a gift and being a Nascar fan and a game racing fan, I looked forward to giving this a try as I had yet to find anything that has match the game playability of the Papyrus efforts many years ago. Sadly, a lot of game makers have forgotten playability when it comes to Nascar style race games.