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Nascar Heat 5

Motorsport Games, 704Games Company
Jul 7, 2020 - PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S
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OpenCritic Rating

65

Top Critic Average

30%

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TheSixthAxis
5 / 10
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7.5 / 10
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6 / 10
Windows Central
3.5 / 5
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65 / 100
PC Invasion
6 / 10
Generación Xbox
6.5 / 10
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8 / 10
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NASCAR Heat 5 | Announcement Trailer

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Critic Reviews for Nascar Heat 5

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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Hardcore fans are the only ones that will want to suit up for this iteration.

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PC Invasion

Unknown Author
6 / 10
PC Invasion

Although not awful, NASCAR Heat 5 feels like a rehashed version of its already underwhelming predecessor. The small quality of life improvements do not make up for its disappointing lack of any meaningful innovation.

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The evolution of the NASCAR saga has taken a step forward with this Heat 5.

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NASCAR Heat 5 feels like the definitive edition of Heat 4, along with yearly team, roster, and track updates.

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