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Nascar Heat 5

Rating Summary

Based on 24 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

65

Top Critic Average

30%

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Based on 24 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:PCJul 10, 2020
Xbox OneJul 7, 2020

Developer: 704Games Company

Publisher: Motorsport Games

Genres: Racing, Sports

NASCAR Heat 5, the official video game, challenges you to become the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series champion, with all the official teams, drivers and tracks in all three NASCAR National Series plus the Xtreme Dirt Tour. Building on the year-on-year improvements to deliver the best online and offline NASCAR experience to racing fans of all ages, with improved user interface, graphics and gameplay, refuse to lose and take the Cup! The only game to bring you the thrills & spills, the passion and the challenge of the full and official NASCAR season. Combining the accessibility and handling of classic arcade racers with the authenticity and reality of a sports sim, NASCAR Heat 5 brings players of all abilities, from casual NASCAR fans to esports competitors, closer to the sport they love than they have ever been before. - All official 2020 NASCAR tracks, teams, cars, drivers and schedule from the 4 racing series – the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series, NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series and fan-favorite, the Xtreme Dirt Tour - Introducing Test Session Mode – practice without AI, adjust your setup, and refine your race - Deeper career mode statistics – track your performance more accurately, such as average finish, average start - Integration of eNASCAR Heat ProLeague drivers into the game as playable drivers – no other game does this!

Nascar Heat 5 Critic Reviews

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Including all of the NASCAR license must be a mammoth task, and while Heat 5 is an improvement over its forbearers, the overall feeling of the game is that of a vacuous slog. With no obvious USP other than the volume of cars and tracks, or magic new features that other racing games should take inspiration from, NASCAR Heat 5 is a perfunctory depiction that's enjoyable in small doses but runs out of tyres once you get past the initial stages.

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Gameplay was a strength of NASCAR Heat 4, and that has been augmented for NH5. The play is so much fun, it helps to compensate for some of the presentation issues, and what I’d describe as a lack of creativity in other areas.

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NASCAR Heat 5 is a step backward for the series, but still delivers some tense and rewarding racing.

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Just enough newness to make it worth playing, and it remains the most complete, enjoyable package for NASCAR fans.

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NASCAR Heat 5 | Announcement Trailer

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