Best Nascar game ever!
Nascar 09 is awesome! Jeff Gordon is your mentor, who guides you through the game with lots of helpful tips. They just made the game so much more user friendly this year. Aside from him being a mentor, there are two new driving styles: Normal and Pro. Normal is for beginners and Pro is for more experienced players. There's also a new paint booth this year where you can customize your own car any way you want. There are so many things to do in the game. There are Sprint Driver Challenges where you compete in lots of different challenges that are fun to play but difficult to beat. There's also a new career mode this year where you build your reputation by earning REP points to earn better sponsorships and even a contract offer from Jeff Gordon! The game has amazing graphics. It looks cool how Jeff was put into the game and the cars look great. I'm a huge fan of the soundtrack as well. Its a shame there isn't a multi-player offline though but its still the best Nascar game out there and I'd recommend it to anyone!
When NASCAR 09 came out, I had no idea what to expect. On one hand, I knew that there have been many good games for the series. On the other, I knew 08 was a disaster. When I put it in, I really liked it. But it needs some work. I hate the lack of manufacturers in the game. They play such a big part in the sport, yet they are easily cut. The engines and overall sound seemed flat to me. Was expecting more from that. The 2 driving models are a Nice touch. This being my first game I would consider sim, it was nice starting easy, and working my way up. The paint booth is amazing. Only complaint is that I want to see everybody's custom schemes, no just my friends. Not happy again with the roster. They really need to license more drivers, and get rid of all the fake ones. Sprint challenges where fun. Own the track I felt was a bit over hyped. The career mode was great. This is a great start. But for NASCAR 2011, whoever makes it. It can definitely be improved.
For the true NASCAR fan
I hadn't picked up a NASCAR game since NASCAR 06, but I had played a demo of this year's game and it looked interesting so I thought I would try it out. The graphics and sound for this game are very good, as should be expected for any next-gen game. It's hard to complain about the vehicle customization and variety because it is afterall a NASCAR game so it's not as though there are many vehicle options. They did leave out the ability to race for a certain vehicle manufacturer (i.e. Ford, Chevy, Dodge, Toyota) which is not a major flaw, but it is something I personally think they should have taken the time to insert into the game. The tracks are well designed and are obviously different from each other, a major improvement from the previous NASCAR games I have had experience with where all the 2 mile ovals raced the exact same way at the exact same speeds. Overall, NASCAR 09 is a very solid game, but it may be geared more toward a true fan of NASCAR than just the average gamer looking for a racing game.
great for all ages.
This game has allowed me to fill my time after school racing against opponents fit to my standards. the game can be easily enjoyed by expert nascar racers or people who just want to win. the realistic graphics make for a great expirience. it is a fitting replacement for Nascar 2011 if you dont feel like spending the extra twenty dollars for that game. this version of nascar is just as good.
Best Nascar Game Yet
This is the best Nascar game that EASPORTS has ever put in stores. The graphics are amazing. I am also happy because they changed the handling from Nascar 08. The sound is also great. The cars sound real. The cockpit view is also amazing. When you race in the Craftsman Truck Series the gauges light up. But there is one negative thing about the game. When you are racing and you have black flags turned on, be careful because they will black flag you if you bump a couple drivers. So keep your eyes open and the volumed turned up so you can hear your spotter at all times. I recommend this game for all race fans. When you first start your career, you start in the Craftsman Truck Series. You have to work your way up to the Sprint Cup Series. I hope this review has helped you decide whether to buy the game or not to buy the game. You will be truly amazed of how realistic and how much more fun the game is compared to Nascar 08.
What Happened !?!?!?
I have been a big fan of EA Nascar games for quite a long time, and for the most part, have been satisfied with the whole Nascar experience from EA. To give an idea of my level of interest to Nascar, i have SEVERAL die cast vehicles ( over 150 ), as well as a large Jeff Gordon tattoo that he actually autographed. So for me to be negative towards Nascar 09'... i can't believe it myself! Where to begin;... to get additional paint schemes for your favorite drivers, you have to purchase them in the Playstation Store, instead of opening them with accomplishments.The numbers that you can use when you create a car are again all in the 100's, not very realistic if you ask me. Another thing that makes the game very aggrivating is the amount of flags thrown during races, especially the black flags thrown for "bumping" during the race, which makes you have to do a drive through of pit lane. You go from top 10, to last place instantly. I played the game a total of 6-7 times, and got black flagged 8 times. For those of us that still believe in the theory of " rubbing is racing", NOT ANYMORE!! Something that adds to this frustration is that if you and another computer car are battling for a position, it acts as if it doesn't even know you are on the outside of them. The CPU cars keep the exact same path, giving you absolutely no room on the outside even to be 2 wide without slamming you into the wall. So as this happens, you get black flagged for being on the outside of another car... they run into you, but you pay the price! Playing against real players might be more fun, but i returned my copy to the store before i ever tried it. Rent it first.
This NASCAR game is the best put out in quite awhile. Unlike last year, you can actually "rub" other cars without damaging your car, the sound of the engine is more realistic, and the custom paint is really nice. I especially like the fact you start out you're racing career in the truck series and work your way up. Additionally, you don't stay with the same sponsors or race teams throughout the entire year at first. The first sponsor contract you sign might be for only three races and the first race team you sign with might only be for five races. The "reputation factor" is a nice addition, the more rep you build, the better sponsors and contracts become available. I think the best part of the game though is that it gives you an option of either driving with "normal" or "professional" controls. Driving under "normal" controls gives younger or inexperienced racers a chance to enjoy the game and be very competitive without worrying about track bar adjustments and gear ratios. However, the "professional" control gives the experienced NASCAR gamer the ultimate experience. Like I said, this is the best NASCAR game that has been put out in quite awhile.
a great game!!!!!!!
I've played this game for a while and i think it is a great game with very good graphics for its time and has a great variety of tracks,cars, and customization. The tracks are all realisticly created in accordance to the real deal. The cars all have correct logos and detail. the replay value of this game is what makes it great. If you have a game that takes an hour to finish and starts over whats the point? This is a game that will bring you back wanting to play more, you can replay tracks with different outcomes every time you play. The overall value of this game is stupendous. When you play this game you will feel like your actually in the car racing. This racing experience most likely keep being a great seller for the time between it and the release of 2010. Even then it will probably sell great.
$60 for a $9.99 game
I bought this game yesterday and I wish I would have selected the golf game instead. The black flags are crazy! And, do not get me thinking about the fact that you cannot play a multi-player game. Also, the custom car numbers are in the 100s, which is completely unrealistic. Easy mode is easy, but veteran mode leaves you spinning out of control! In career mode, the ride is based on your reputation, which is also crazy! And, if you happen to brake into a turn, everyone will pass you. If you cause a caution, the game will sometimes send you to the back of the pack. There are a few good things... The graphics are terrific, which is a HUGE advance from PS2 to PS3. If I had to recommend this game to someone, I would recommend it to people who love both a challenge and NASCAR.
This game is awesome!! Graphics and tracks are great. a huge improvement from last year's game. The car customization is amazing, since you can have whatever you want on your car. They do let you drive off of pit road for practice and qualifying. The burnouts create amazing smoke, you can't even see your car on the screen!! Last year, you couldn't even get smoke to come out from the car. Everyone knows that on all cars, it says "objects are closer than they appear", right?? Well when you look in the mirror on NASCAR 09, the cars look like they are so far away, but if you use the joystick to look at your car from the front, they are actually right behined you. Also if you hit someone, the won't hit you or wreck you right away. And there is black flags!!!! But no weather.