This game is solid, and fantastic for the NASCAR Fan.
Ron Aiello, Amazon
7 October 2003
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. The tracks are 10x more realistic than NASCAR 2001, including great scenery like the infield and grandstands, as well as active pits in the background.
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..plus many many more great features.. the only thing i wish nascar would do is to put in the game something like money control, so if you wreck you have to pay for it.
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. There is no degradation when there are many cars on the screen. The sound is great too. The Beat the Heat, and Race the Pro modes are a blast. I like the Championship season mode best.
Summary: I am an average 14 yar old boy who likes to watch Nascar for one reason.... The crashes. This Game has a good number of crashes and it is really fun to race in. The only proplem is there is only smoke. It makes it look like a fire is going to jump up... but No.
Summary: This game is great. It is very realistic, graphics are great. This is diffently the best nascar game I have ever played. it was hard for me to find the right diffaculty setting though, even on custom setting, I would dominate at 98% and then get killed in 99%. The driving is also a little jerky. The "race the pro" mode is very hard. "beat the heat" mode is great. it teached you how to play the game.
Summary: Lets start of by saying its a Great Game!! The gameplay is great. The options in champ mode are good. The graphics look almost like watching it on tv. The Problem lays with how long you can play it with out getting bored. If you race in circles for 2 hours it kinda gets boring. Thats why i gave it only 4 stars. But there are beat the heat. and Race a pro mode.
A nice game, but improvements are still needed......
NEO-CS- "Cyber Soldier", Amazon
5 July 2001
Summary: Nascar Heat 2002 is by far the best NASCAR game on the PS2 so far, however there are a few things missing that keep it from being perfect. Several tracks are missing from this game including Pocono, Indy, Chicago and Kansas City. If you are fans of any of the following drivers, you will be let down, they are not in this game: Johnny Benson, Steve Park, Michael Waltrip, Jimmy Spencer, Todd Bodine, Ron Hornaday, Kyle Petty, Buckshot Jones, Bill Elliott, Casey Atwood, Jason...