Summary: I love playing this game. It's so realistic. My first race, I used Dale Earnhardt Jr. About ten laps into the race, there was a huge crash, and I just took over. Finished with a huge lead and the win. I love this game. But there's just one problem: Jeff Gordon's on the cover. I know your supposed to focus on the game itself rather than who or what appears on the cover. I get that. But Jimmie Johnson, or one of the Busch brothers would've done nicely. Dale Jr.
Summary: I am not a big NASCAR fan so it is rare I pick up a game. I played a couple of the releases early on in the Playstation 2 life cycle over at a friends house. This is the first version I have actually purchased since the N64 release of NASCAR 2000 which brings me up to date on this release. I got to try the online and it worked pretty good with little to no lag. Although EA has since or is getting ready to shut the servers down.
Summary: This game is just like NASCAR 08 so if you already have 08 dont bother buying 09 unless you hate Tony Stewart and love Jeff Gordon. THe tracks are just like the real life ones but one of my favorites is the New York track and thats where you drive through Bew York either in Craftsman, Sprint, or Nationwide Series. You only have a limited way to customize your car/truck. One of my favorite races are the Whelen Modified races.
Summary: NASCAR 09 on the PS2 is not the best NASCAR game ever. There are certain features that the PS3 and 360 versions have that could easily be in the PS2 version but they are not. The career mode is not as fun because you can't own your own team. The only thing you can do in career is sign contracts and drive someone else's car.
Summary: I'm overall impressed with Nascar 09. Jeff Gordon is the game's mentor. It's a shame that there aren't any videos of him like on the next-gen versions. Instead, screens of his picture and what he has to say pop up. There are two new driving models: EA Family Play and Pro. Family Play is good for beginners and Pro is good for more experienced players. Either way the game is sorta easy, but it's still fun.
Summary: I find this game not much of challenge but not too easy either. The graphics are incredible and the sounds like the engine roar and the crashes are fun to experience but one main downside is that in career mode you have to start with the NASCAR Whelen Series then on to the Craftsman Trucking Series then you get into a harder series buy the name of The NASCAR Nationwide Series. It has some bigger challenges in it but then finally you reach the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
Summary: One of the easiest games I ever played. In Career mode I started right off in the cup series and won all 36 races. The graphics are exactly the same as 08 and there still is no black flag. Where are the penalties? If it meant making the game fun I would like having to go through pit road for passing under the line, or being parked for rough driving and being too slow. The sound effects are also the exact same thing from 08 Same crew chief same old crash sounds.
Summary: It seems that Nascar 09 for the PS2 was expected to be better then the others. I have to say that they were fooled by the commercials on t.v. It has the same thing as the rest of them do. They need to add the features like differant kinda cars like dodge and toyota. All the cars look like toyotas though. The car of tomorrow or COT looks great actually. Better then 08. The challenge was great, hardcore actually.
Summary: The real deal is this.... The game is a re-hash of the '08 game and nothing really is new including the way the cars drive. Starting out of the box, I ran in the PRO level & immediately won the first 4 races that I have run. If you are a rookie, maybe you'll like this game. The cars are so easy to drive & the new COT does not drive any different from the other cars.
Summary: I don't care what everyone else says I think the game is awesome they repaved the track at Talladega they put Dale, Jr., new car in the game. They the new guys Patrick Carpentia I have no clue how to spell his last name. Also Sam Hornish, Jr., who might have a bright career ahead of him. So for all of the people who said this game sucks u should really learn how to respect the way EA sports runs things with nascar games.