Summary: I have been a follower of some EA Sports series, mostly football (college/pro), but NASCAR wasn't one of them. I was poking around through the years of releases as to what the game did and didn't include - plus I was looking for a cheap one to start with, so I didn't look too much at the 2011 or newer versions. This game is good for beginners and what you read in the descriptions of the game as to what it contains is pretty well right on the mark.
Summary: After all these years,this is still the best EA Sports nascar game ever made.Doesn't have Craftmen trucks and Nationwide cars(the only drawback),but this game controls better than all the rest of EA Sports nascar game.Hopefully now that EA's liscence has run out with nascar someone else will get back to making games like this and Nascar- Dirt to Daytona updated.
Summary: If you have a PS2 and like racing, man NT2002 is FINALLY what fans wanted. FULL fields (that's 43 cars your running against baby), FULL career mode (create a driver, create a car, race for big names and get paid), racers retire, sound is top notch, hot damn this is a badass title. The graphics are much, much better than 2001 was, the only thing I actually miss is the announcers, but other than that, this is the best simulator for racing I've played in a very long time.
Summary: I am not a NASCAR fan, but this game is addictive fun!!! I dropped it in to the PS2 just to say that i had tried it, and now I am totally addicted to becoming THE NASCAR champion. The graphics are very good, and the animated pit scenes are a fun diversion. The controls are a little tricky to master, but the game is such fun that i can't hold twitchy controls against what I feel is an exciting racing game.
Summary: ok....yes this game is good, but not great....what is up with the career mode? i started that mode and i could not change how many races to run, how many laps, or if i can have a caution and more...i don't get that...the season mode is all there...can any one tell me why they can't put viagra on martins car? that is ridicules...the extrat paint schemes in season mode is cool...there could be alot better game play then there is but yes it is still a great game.
Summary: Having spent 10 years living in North Carolina and not being a huge NASCAR fan, now that I am in Northen California, I find the sport to be addictive. So is this game. It has everything that you are looking for. Season mode, sponsors, challenges to keep sponsors, points race and all the tracks and most of the drivers. If you think that driving 50 laps around an oval is boring, try it with 42 other cars bumping, grinding and passing you!