Rated 5 out of 10
by wrayne25 Bad Servers
ok don't get me wrong here. Nascar is my favorite sport next to MLB and ive gotten every nascar game since 98. but etx what was this?!?!?! for the past 3 years I've been waiting for etx to get some dedicated servers for this franchise and STILL NOTHING. gameplay: the gameplay on nascar 14 is decent. not the best when it comes to getting tapped on the right rear corner panel and losing control and not having a chance of saving the car but overall a solid b+. the AI though IS harder to race against at plate tracks like Dega and Daytona. but at other tracks they're meh. the sound is decent at best. not the best engine sound off a nascar game ive ever heard though. overall B+ for the gameplay. Online: oh god here we go with this. the online on 14 is GARBAGE. ABSOLUTE GARBAGE compared to Nascar for EA. at least they had dedicated servers unlike etx who runs off P2P for their games. seriously? if this game were to have dedicated servers it would be up there with Nascar Racing 03 and Iracing as one of the best Nascar simulators of all time. the game lags sooo badly online, cant hold at least 10 people in a room, freezes constantly over time, and surges badly. THIS IS NOT WHAT ONLINE IS SUPPOSED TO BE LIKE ETX!!! I know they have a patch coming out soon but I hardly believe it. ugh. anyway im sorry but a D- for the online. Physics: the physics on 14 are a little improved from 2011 and inside line and when I say little I mean very little much done. it still looks the same as inside line. only change is gen6 cars. tracks come in crystal clear especially Dega and Daytona. there are a few glitches and bugs here and there but so far I give it a B for effort. lasting appeal: don't expect this game to become the greatest nascar game ever though. I still believe 03 is the best along with Iracing. overall I say this game will probably last 2 to 3 years before people get tired of it. overall grade of game= B-
R.I.P Dale SR
Rated 9 out of 10 by CmeHard Good Buy for the RIght Price
First off I will say that this game is somewhat similar to NTG:IL but I enjoy the few upgrades. I like the new look to the HUD display while playing as well as having the ability to drive my car once the leader starts the restart rather than once you cross the checkered line. The career mode gets a boost in terms of being able to design your own car and out the sponsors on as you please. The online feels a lot smoother than in previous versions. You also get all the new paint schemes in the GEN 6 cars and I know people are complaining about there being non sprint cup drivers in the game but I don't mind and they are adding more sprint cup drivers in the next patch so not an issue with me. Overall I think this game is better than NTG:IL and worth getting. They have come a long way from NTG 2011 and will continue to grow when they make the NEXT GEN jump. If the price is right, get it. It was $30 here, $27 used, and with my power up card, it was $25 used. I also got $12 for trading in NTG:IL so I spent about $14 for this game and it was worth it. Hope this helps.
Rated 7 out of 10 by JoeTurkey227 Has a lot of potential with a few fixes
This game is great from a graphics perspective. The cars and tracks look so realistic and if you drive in the cockpit view with a wheel, you almost feel like you are actually inside the car. However, the glitches throughout the game, not only isolated to online play. Sometimes it will just freeze up in the middle of the race. The lagging in multiplayer may partly be from the internet connections of the individual players, but some of the issues could be fixed with stronger servers. Overall this really is an improvement over inside line and When the glitches aren't consuming the game, the racing quality is actually really good. The lasting appeal of this game will be until the next one comes out. This really is a game that anyone can enjoy as long as you dont mind glitches. As long as you have more patience than a toddler, you will be able to enjoy this game.
Rated 2 out of 10 by Sportsfreak88 Do Not Buy this game
This Game is very hard to win on you cant even keep the car on the track very well and no wonder why I like it on the Xbox 360
Rated 3 out of 10 by Mike51501989 Very disappointing
As a fan of Nascar and a fan of the old Thunder games I have to say I was greatly disappointed by this game. The A.I. difficulty on a track to track basis is insane. When restarting you can go from first to last before even fully getting up to speed. The crash damage especially for the A.I. cars needs to be better.
Rated 0 out of 10 by clpittm1 Not excited just yet
A great NASCAR game for me depends on the real life physics of the game. The last good nascar game I played was NASCAR 2009. The tracks were true to real life with the developers actually recreating unique aspects of each track, including bumps, track texture/color, and exact layout. Also, the speed the player was able to carry was comparable to real life speeds the drivers reach. Nothing aggravates me more than taking a turn at a ridiculous speed that is unrealistic to the real deal! ( such as 140mph through the turns at Bristol).
Nascar 2011 and Nascar The Inside Line were a far cry from the realism of the EA sports franchises, so I will need to see an improvement on the "realism" side of things in Nascar 14 to be a believer. Not to mention the lack of AI of rival cars. I couldn't race one more lap after realizing how the CPU will form a single file line around the track and not pass!! Really!! Lastly, please, can the developers create some sort of sliding difficulty scale that can be increased in increments to slowly increase CPU lap times! I shouldn't be lapping cars on hard difficulty and not being able to keep up on very hard difficulty. Where's the side by side racing?
Rated 1 out of 10 by bugvfd21 HORRIBLE HORRIBLE HORRIBLE
This game wouldn't even be worth $20....SO many glitches that doesn't even make game fun...Glitches like AI car stuck in middle of track(causes Caution flags every lap), You can have 20 Yellow flags and every yellow flag will say its the 1st yellow flag, You can be leading and catch up to the pack which would make them a lap down; once you lap them sometimes it will make you 42nd....Sometime you go to Pit and the guys will stand there and you sit in the pit and watch cars go by and you get lapped till race is over. Can be racing and all of a sudden its like you hit and invisible wall. Sounds doesn't match up to whats going on during the game. Sometimes you can have 3 laps to go and all of a sudden you got 23 laps to go.....
Rated 10 out of 10 by FableIIILuvR The best ie finally back on the track
I must say this game really shocked me. I honestly didn't have good thoughts about this but wow. They finally got it right (minus who is on the cover. This reminds me of NASCAR Chase for the Cup mixed with a little of NASCAR Total Control. The controls on this takes time to get use tocagain because the last NASCAR game sucked big time. The controls on here are flawless, the interface of it is really smooth (would think that it was on the PS4). With the graphics the way they are on this, you would actually think that it was on the PS4. You just have to watch out for Kevin Harvick hitting you as soon as the race starts if you get the pole position. Other than that, the game rocks.
Rated 2 out of 10 by nascar52 Bad glitch
Once I get around 15 laps the game develops a bad glitch, What it does is it becomes like a slow motion and the sound breaks up real bad, once this happens it freezes up, when you go to restart the game it stays there or it will not load, you have to turn the console off. I am going to exchange the game, hopefully it is just the disc, there are no scratches on disc, this is for ps3. If it is a glitch I hope they refund the money or at least give credit. Will see what happens, With out that there are headed in the right direction. Graphics are pretty good, and on track racing is competitive. If it wasn't for the glitch I would give it a 7 out of 10.
Rated 10 out of 10 by indianman Good game
I have been a nascar fan for many years. I have played almost every nascar game that has been made for PS2 and PS3. I find this game to be just a great as the other games. This new qualifying feature is going to take some getting use to where you have every car on the track at the same time. This can be good and bad depending on the track.