NASCAR Heat 2
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NASCAR Heat 3 provides a merely okay racing experience that's just not worth it's $50 asking price.
NASCAR Heat 2 is like a car that’s fast on fresh tires but slowly fades on the long runs. The building blocks for a great NASCAR game are all there. Monster Games just needs to tweak the setup to run at the front.
For those looking for more diverse disciplines in their racing, other titles will be better suited, but for NASCAR fans it's a great title that pays homage to the sport.
Despite adding a bit extra to this year's career mode, there are some technical issues that plague the experience. Shame really, because NASCAR Heat 2 can be quite fun at times.
There's some nice presentation to Nascar Heat 2 and I'm sure fans of the event will enjoy the selection of new content present here
In all regards Heat 2 is an upgrade over last years game but the change to the Career Mode is a big sting to the game overall. What should have been a bigger and more fully fleshed out Career turned into a revamping and starting over. The racing is still fun and you can easily have a great time in NASCAR Heat 2, but it’s not without its flaws.
NASCAR Heat 2 is a well-built racer with honest intentions and intense action. The robust Career mode conveys the toils of a real racing career – sometimes a little too accurately as it can start to drag. Nevertheless, with three disciplines and suite of offline and online modes, this is an entertaining experience – just be aware that it doesn't have anywhere near the budget to rival the various other racing games you can buy.
NASCAR Heat 2 brings the exciting world of NASCAR in a game that, compared with its predecessor, it improves many aspects in order to deliver an entertining driving game.
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NASCAR Heat 2 deserves credit for enhancing and improving on the previous game in the series and the Career mode does bring potential longevity for fans of the genre, even though the currency for doing well is worthless and the seasons drag on when you’re being thrown into other series’ all the time. Having no way to influence the performance of the vehicles, and the only differential from each other being a simple star rating, it detracts from the freshness of the experience.
Neither the updated career mode, challenge mode can save this game from the fact it really can't offer much to someone wanting a little more involvement from their gameplay.