Just OK - From a true race fan who owns Nascar98, 99, & 2000
22 May 2009
Summary: The addition of Daytona was the compelling reason for me to purchase this. When I first took a practice lap around the track, it was amazing. The graphics looked great. However, once you start racing with other cars, the graphics seem to slow down, and go down in resolution. Seems like this one was rushed out. Lot's of features from previous versions are missing... ie. fine adjustment of your race car, custom instant replay with controls and camera angles, etc.
Summary: After playing games like Knockout Kings 2001, and Madden 2001 I start to question whether EA Sports developed this game or some newbies who threw stuff together. First of all "real time" commentary, forget it. The commentary in the game .... When you go from track to track during the career mode you've got the same stupid commentator saying "So and so really moved in the point standing after last weeks race.", they say this EVERY time.
Summary: I found that this is the same game as for the PS1, with a little better graphics than the first. They have also reduced the amount of control you have when setting up the car as well during pit-stops. Over all this game is not worth the disc it is burned on! My opinion, worse that a flat tire going into turn 1 at 200 miles per hour!!
Summary: I just bought this game. I'd seen the demo for it, and thought it would be great especially after owning SSX and Maden 2001, which was also released by EA. The game is fun, but the graphics are so substandard for the Playstation 2, that I'd have to say they can't be much better than the PS1's graphics. Shame on you EA. If you looking for a good racing game, and graphics are you kick, don't get this game.
Summary: This is the worst racing game I have ever played. 1. The season is very long and you can't improve your car as you go through. 2. Every track is pretty much the same. Sure, one is a little longer than the other, or it's oval is a little sharper, but there really isn't much of a difference. 3. The graphics are horrendous; it looks like this game could work on a regular playstation. 4. All the cars are the same, except for little differences in looks.
Summary: Including drivers that are recently deceased is really tacky. As mentioned by other reviewers the graphical quality deteriorates when you use the rear view mirror or have a lot of cars on the screen. The cars do seem to have a lot of push which was also mentioned by another reviewer. I found the Superspeedways to be generally boring. The Short Tracks on the other hand are actually fun which saved it from being one star.
Summary: Nascar 2001 has the feel of a game that was rushed to market. While all the big names and popular tracks are there, the game exhibits some inexcusable graphical flaws that distract from what could have been a superior game. The car and track models look top notch, that is until there's a lot happening on the screen and the resolution starts dropping. Edges get jaggy and the textures get blurry.