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704 Games Company, Monster Games
Sep 7, 2018 - PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5

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Game Informer
7.5 / 10
3 / 10
7.7 / 10
God is a Geek
6 / 10
70 / 100
3.5 / 5
Generación Xbox
6.6 / 10
PlayStation LifeStyle
4.5 / 10
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NASCAR Heat 3 Launch Trailer

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NASCAR Heat 3 - Game Overview

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NASCAR Heat 3 - Career Mode Details

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Critic Reviews for NASCAR Heat 3

Whether in the shop or on the track, NASCAR Heat 3 delivers fun moments even if it's not the complete product

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TSA Staff
3 / 10

Ultimately, there is a difference between being easy and not very good. NASCAR Heat 3 is severely let down by the anodyne on-track action. Lacking any sort of driver enjoyment undoes the hard work put into the officially licenced lineup and career path options. Even for a racing game fan, this game is as dull as dishwater and extraordinarily derivative.

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While the gameplay and consistently improving modes are the obvious strong suits of NASCAR Heat 3, the game is still just a touch short of an elite racing title because it lacks personality and high-level presentation. That said, the groundwork and the second floor are in place for a complete racing experience, the developers and publisher just need to add a rough and some pops of color.

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While NASCAR Heat 3 is still a fun racer and a great representation of the sport and its support classes, it just doesn't do enough to differentiate itself from the previous two games.

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Though Nascar Heat 3 is a solid racing sim overall, it could have raised to greater heights with more exciting content for those outside the niche market, and a few tweaks to the frame rate stability and cheesy voice acting.

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Racing in circles or triangles shouldn't be all that much fun and yet Monster Games have managed to make the sport just that. Building on last year's title, the team has added great new features that go deeper with the sport than ever before.

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Generación Xbox

Rafael Ramirez
6.6 / 10.0
Generación Xbox

Monster Games worked hard to make their game fun and accesible, but while enjoyable it will hardly impress anybody.

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While it has some good ideas that are well-intentioned and will surely provide some entertainment to die-hards, NASCAR Heat 3 is missing all those things and, in the wider scheme of racing games, is still several laps behind.

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