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NASCAR Heat Evolution by Dusenberry Martin Racing

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NASCAR Heat Evolution is rated 2.8 out of 5 by 13.
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  • Platform: PlayStation 4
  • Publisher: Dusenberry Martin Racing
  • Developer: Monster Games
  • Category: Sports , Racing

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After over a decade, Monster Games returns to the NASCAR franchise. This all-star developer created the original NASCAR Heat and NASCAR: Dirt to Daytona in the early 2000's, two of the most highly rated and best-selling NASCAR titles of all-time. This dedicated group has built NASCAR Heat Evolution from the ground up to ensure a brand new racing experience. Race as your favorite NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers across all 23 licensed NASCAR tracks in stunning HD. Whether you're a rookie or racing veteran, get ready for a good time.

NASCAR Heat Evolution

The Sports Desk - Exclusive NASCAR Heat Evolution Video
by Matthew Kato

See the Exclusive Video Here at Game Informer

The NASCAR license has ping-ponged around, from EA having the license for a time to then Eutechnyx. Now it's in the hands of Dusenberry Martin Racing, who've renewed a partnership with the old NASCAR Heat studio Monster Games. The pair resume their partnership for NASCAR Heat Evolution (PS4, Xbox One, PC), and today the developer has released the first behind-the-scenes developer diary talking about this momentous return.

Monster Games' president Rich Garcia and Dusenberry Martin Racing co-founder Ed Martin worked together back on the original NASCAR Heat, and Martin has long had it in mind to get this partnership back together. In May 2014 Martin got the sense that then-license holder Eutechnyx was going to get out. He called former colleague Tom Dusenberry, and they decided to form their publishing company and go after the rights. Dusenberry Martin Racing was formed on January 1, 2015. Martin says his second call was to Monster Games president Rich Garcia. Martin says Garcia's first answer was, "No." Garcia and Monster Games were working on a Nintendo game at the time, but Martin says he knew that "it was the challenge that we both wanted to do again."

The title moved into full production on March 1, 2015. At first, it was going to use Eutechnyx's code, but it took about a month for Monster to figure out that it would be better to start over from scratch. "It was really a sports-car game not designed for NASCAR," Garcia told us when we visited the studio. "They just started gluing on NASCAR-y stuff." While Garcia says that there were definite benefits from scrapping the code and starting at zero, considering the last title Monster made was a 3DS game with Nintendo and now it would be working on new platforms, the task was a little daunting, albeit exciting.

The game attempts to straddle the line - it's not a hardcore sim, but it's not without its challenge, either. While it has simulation tuning available, it also has an adaptive A.I. system (in race now and season modes) based on different track types that will ratchet up the ability of the A.I. cars as you get better. This is expressed in a Speed Rating. Monster says that the A.I. cars have been taken off of specific racing lines and have a natural racer's mentality on the track. How this meshes and behaves with the situation at hand - the end of a race, going three-wide in the right corners - will be a big challenge for the title. In general, the drivers will be tuned to how they perform on certain kinds of tracks in real-life - road courses, superspeedways, etc. - although there is a randomization quality in there as well, so A.I. drivers won't always perform the same.

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  • New Gameplay Engine: Rebuilt from the ground up, NASCAR Heat Evolution brings back the fun and excitement of NASCAR you know and love.
  • New AI: Whether you're a rookie or a trained racing veteran, the dynamic AI system adjusts to your skill level.
  • New Tracks: Daytona has risen, Colossus is fired up at Bristol, and your other favorite tracks are ready for the 2016 season.
  • New Damage: With the all-new damage model, Darlington Stripes have never looked better, if you earn em.
  • New Drivers: Matt DiBenedetto, Landon Cassill, Chris Buescher, and other drivers make their NASCAR video game debut.
  • New Online: The online gameplay system has been rebuilt to ensure fun, competitive, and fast racing.

Game Modes: A variety of gameplay modes will give you more to do than ever before. Gameplay modes include Race, Challenges, Season, Chase, Online, and Career. In Career, customize your own NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver like never before!

Tracks: From the high banks of Talladega to the tight turns in Martinsville, each of the 23 licensed NASCAR tracks have been carefully recreated in conjunction with track owners.

Drivers: NASCAR Heat Evolution offers 43 different drivers from the most popular race teams including Stewart-Haas Racing, Joe Gibbs Racing, Hendrick Motorsports, Team Penske, Chip Ganassi, and many more.

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from
Date published: 2017-05-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Questionable game with potential.. The game is fun but cheap... you can bet your bottom dollar they never came close to exceeding their budget while making this..
Date published: 2017-05-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not as good as it should be First off, when I win I want to do a burnout. Second, graphics are good but the cars driving is a bit off. Cars don't slide or skid around that much in real life. Third, PLEASE!!!!! bring back a career mode like NASCAR 2005. That game was perfect. Start off in a corvet racing against a driver and you had an agent that would call you and give you sponsors and help you boost your way up to NASCAR's top series. You had to earn your place. You could even save up and buy a team. I would also like to see an option where after the season ends in career mode that racers move to other teams, change numbers, etc like real racing. Give me the offer by Joe Gibbs or Rick Hendrick to switch and drive one of their cars. That would be awesome.
Date published: 2017-04-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Don't waste your money This game is so unrealistic don't waste your money on it if you want a real nascar game get nascar 14. One of my favorite things we racing games is the sound effects and this game has no of it don't waste your money on this game get a different racing game.
Date published: 2016-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Has a lot of bugs and needs a lot of work to get to where it needs to be, but what you expect from a company who hasn't made a racing game since the ps2, but we've waited long enough for the next NASCAR game it was way worth it!
Date published: 2016-11-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from PERFECT! This game is one of the best NASCAR games I have played in a while! I played this game for about a couple hours straight. I is the best game on the market right now.
Date published: 2016-10-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very poor I was so hyped up to get this game and then i played it and it was very bad in the carreer u buy a garage but you cant actually access it and there is no split screen multiplayer on it . And u only get one paint scheme for every driver and you have to spend money to buy the others and you dont even get all the track you have to earn them . From what. I have played do not get this game your better off buying the 2014 game.
Date published: 2016-09-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointed Well, after waiting for years to have a nascar game for PS4.... here it is! No trucks, no xfinity, no customization features, no victory celebration after you win in my career.... cmon thats beyond basic stuff for a nascar game. I just won the championship in my career and it just brought me back to the home screen and told me my final season rank was #1 and asked if I wanted to start a new season.. I don't understand how a company can spend an extensive amount of time and produce this as an end product. Average graphics at best and not even any features I had back on nascar 2005.. we need EA to make nascar great again. This game is trash.
Date published: 2016-09-19
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