I great game for NASCAR fans!
I picked this up just recently so this review is post-patch. I game runs solid with no lag even when your in the back of a 42 car field. The career mode is basic because the Sprint Cup is the only league represented here. I hope whoever makes the next NASCAR game includes the Camping World Truck Series and Nationwide Series. Gamers have been asking for them for 6 years. Also, include ALL the tracks in these series. Something even the great EA could never do. The racing is fun and the difficulty is completely adjustable. Set the AI to 0% easy, add whatever driving aids you need to keep it off the wall, then just add driver AI 5% until you are challenged. There is no instructions so I would look online for setups for your car and what the in race adjustments do. The biggest selling point for this game is the ability to use the right stick for gas/brake. If you are a fan of the Sprint Cup, this is your game!
Honestly, Nascar games need to go back to how Nascar 09 was. I believe that was the game where in career mode you got to start your career in the Truck series, then worked to Nationwide, then up to Sprint. They need to make career mode legit, not just jumping into the Sprint Cup. 09 also had the ability to be hired by a team so you could have teammates, which would be nice again.
This is also third creator of Nascar games. Not hating on what Deep Silver does because I like the Dead Island games, but it worries me...
Good Luck though, hope this game comes out great!
Quite possibly the worst game ever made
I have been playing video game going back to a pre-Atari 2600 version of Tank Command and I have played almost every type of racing games that has been released for both consoles and PC and I can say without a doubt this one has to be the biggest piece of garbage ever produced. I do not know what the developers were thinking when they finished this and released it but it should have been scraped while still in the beta stage. Unless you turn the AI down to almost zero they are at least a half a lap ahead of you by the end of the first lap no matter what you do to your setup, boy that is fun right? Oh wait there is more, if you set the AI to a level where they will not lap you by the end of the second lap you are lapping them, no happy medium whatsoever, get job there developers. Wrecks are a plentiful in this game ‘cause the AI seems to love to run every lap like it is the last lap of the Daytona 500 no matter what the settings are and they love to wreck you and the whole stinking pack on the first lap. You get just a little out of line and they are shoving you around like the bully on the schoolyard causing a wreck every time. I will though give credit where credit is due, the graphics on this game are second to none but believe me that does not save this game from being a total abomination. I would rather take the lack of graphics and updated rules and points that go along with using N2K3 than to ever waist another minute playing this mess of a game. Be warned, after a few minutes trying to play this and you will want to throw your controller through your TV and crush your console with a ballpeen hammer. I wish I could give it negative stars because 1 star is far too high of a rating for this game.
This is probably the best nascar game i've played except for one thing. On restarts or at the start of the race you have no chance!! They just blow by you or worse just wreck you!! Hopefully the patch this up on an update. Other than that its a darn good game!!
DO NOT BUY THIS GAME IF...
IF YOU ALREADY OWN NASCAR THE GAME INSIDE LINE THEN DO NOT BUY THIS GAME, CUZ IT IS THE SAME EXACT GAME WITH ONLY A FEW MINOR CHANGES. One of the changes is that you can race your own painted car in career mode, other than that the GAME IS EXACTLY Nascar the Game Inside Line. WHY didn't they just call it Nascar the Game Inside Line 2? PLEASE KNOW THAT NASCAR O9 IS STILL THE BEST NASCAR GAME OUT THERE RIGHT NOW FOR XBOX 360, AWESOME GRAPHICS, JUST HORRIBLE DRIVING GAME PLAY. If they could put Nascar 09 Graphics with Nascar the Game Inside Line driving style, THEN YOU WOULD HAVE ONE AWESOME NASCAR GAME, BUT NOOOO THAT WOULD BE TOO HARD TO DO. THE CARS LOOK LAST GENERATION. IN THIS GAME, HOW DO WE GO BACKWARDS IN TIME WITH GRAPHICS? NASCAR 09 WAS BEAUTIFUL...LIGHTS ON THE CARS, SUN SETTING, CLOUDS, RACE TRACK. NASCAR 09 HAS BETTER GRAPHICS THAN XBOX ONE, I JUST DON'T UNDERSTAND HOW THEY CAN'T MAKE A BETTER NASCAR GAME AND ITS BEEN 5 YEARS LATER? I JUST DON'T UNDERSTAND. OH WELL I AM GOING BACK AND PLAYING NASCAR 09. EA WHY DID YOU EVER GIVE NASCAR UP? STUPID MOVE IF YOU ASK ME. SO SAD SO SAD.
So far so good!
First of all I would like to say I can't believe how realistic the cars look so far! They look just like a car you would see in real life! Damage is looking a little more realistic. I hope to see more soon!
could be better
i was really hope for a carrer mode from the trucks to the nascar cup.i thought that the game devlopers would have listen to the gamers on what they really wan tin a good nascar game. i will allwas buy the game i just want more in it.
worst nascar game ever made!!!!!!!!!
after playing a little more of this game, I found that you cant even win 1 race. the other drivers just pass you and you cant even catch up to them. I finished dead last in every single race. if you are a nascar fan, DO NOT BUY!!!!!!!!!.
Game needs some major help
Well, I figured I'd give Nascar 14 a chance after not playing any Nascar games in quite a while....I left being very VERY disappointed. There are many flaws with this game right off the bat. Keep in mind I started off just trying to start a new career, I didn't bother venturing into multi-player. 1st Problem: game froze on loading screen for 10 minutes so I continuously got to answer the same questions they ask, then finally went to the main welcome screen (my xbox has had no previous game read problems) 2nd problem: I started the race and had my doors blown in by the AI cars at 50% (put on 5% difficulty for a different race and the result was the same). Come to find out, if you give the AI cars an inch they take a mile, you get wrecked when you try to even block them. On top of that, they seem to be on a rail and never make a mistake. 3rd problem: when the caution came out (99% of the time from me getting spun) I lost positions some how. One instance was going from 2nd place (first turn of the first lap) to dead last by the time the race restarted. Other times I've been in the top 10, got spun and next thing you know I'm restarting in 35th or further back. 4th and final problem I've experienced: in game audio works whenever it feels like it. I would restart a race with no car noise/spotter voice just what sounded like wind coming from my speakers. Out of the blue there would be sounds of the engine and/or screeching tires coming from the speakers but that ended and just went back to the wind noise. All in all, I strongly suggest avoiding this game all together unless you enjoy getting aggravated. My copy is headed back to gamestop within the hour (had it less than a day and maybe, MAYBE played a total of 2 hours)
GREAT GAME 14
fun game much improved from last nascar game, fun to reck cars, but if you like relistics, you should not buy this game.