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: I bought this game looking for a fun to play nascar game. That is exactly what it is. For those of you who have played Papyrus's nascar racing 2002 season it is nothing like it. It has more of an arcade feel than anything. Dont let the shiny graphics fool you, it is not realistic. You cannot spin out no matter how hard you try. The AI is stupid, and the carreer mode bites. It is very fun to play, but not the sim i was looking for.
Summary: Nascar Thunder 2002 for the playstation 2 game console is one of the best nascar games that i have ever played. It has great graphics and realism. Great for multi-player! love to play four player with my friends!