Summary: My son became a fan of Nascar when he was little. He has the original PC version (which is called "Nascar Heat"), but he decided to get this version of the game because it's interesting. The tracks are fun to race on and the vehicles are cool. It has a good amount of realism.
Summary: This game is great! What can I say! I mean the graphics are the best I've ever seen on a nascar game. Sound is okay not over the top but not bad. Gameplay is fun and addictive, and the car is easy to control.
This game is solid, and fantastic for the NASCAR Fan.
15 June 2002
Summary: Okay, I can't stand looking at the 3-star rating anymore based on just 2 reveiws, 1 of which is a guy who never even played this. Despite the mediocre posting to this point, this game is solid, and will provide you with more than enough enjoyment to offset the $50 price-tag.
Summary: Ok, wow..., oh my god I hate Nascar but when I saw a little ad for this game I decieded to pick it up, and now I don't hate nascar anymore, this is the best game of all racing games, maybe of all games out there, the only who can beat it will be HEAT for XBOX.
Summary: one of the most relistic and fun racing games ever made,,the graphics were outstanding, the sound was real/like being at the tracks(you need to have surround sound to appreciate the great sound)..i give the producers a 5-star/thumbs-up rateing..the best on the market...!! i loved the replays.
Summary: nascar heat 2002 is awesome. first of all it has the heat challenges, which are great. it has great camera views, just like tv. on yellow flags you get the stats, instead of just sitting there doing nothing. it has awesome graphics..great sensitive controls which make the game real.
A review from someone who's actually played the game
15 June 2002
Summary: As someone who's actually played the game, unlike the person before me, and as someone who's actually a fan of NASCAR, unlike the person before me, I will give my review of what I think is one of the best NASCAR games ever. This game has very good graphics, with great looking cars and tracks.
Summary: This is a fun game. I haven't tried EA Sports NASCAR game for PS2, but the reviews for it on this site were not very good. So I decided to try NASCAR Heat. If you are a NASCAR fan, you should get your money's worth from this one. The graphics are awesome.
Summary: Okay...okay....people seem either to like this game or NASCAR Thunder. This is quite a debate but I think NASCAR Heat wins out over Thunder. NASCAR Heat is fun. It is designed to be fun and enjoyable. The controls are more forgiving and fun than with Thunder but it is meant to be.
Summary: Nascar Heat was my first race game on the psII and i was not disapointed. The graphics are great and the season and AI are right on....I didn't notice any over compensation by the computer...if i was running all out better than the computer it would let things go naturally..