“ Manufacturer: Electronic Arts / Racing / Driving / Rating: E - (Everyone) / Published by: EA Sports „
Nascar 2000 for me is one of the most realistic racing games I've played and have had it for a few years now on the Playstation. EA Sports have done a great job with this version. There are updated drivers, updated tracks, updated cars and much more. Nascar 2000 is more about the racing side of things rather than the special effects.
There a few different modes in this game. There is the quick race where you are put into a race. You don't get to pick the track or car or even the setup of your car. You are placed on to the track and race. This is great fun if you want to add the random element to your races.
Single race mode is like an arcade mode. First off you select a car then select a track. Then once you have done this you can get down and race.
Then there is the full season in which you race your car on up to 24 tracks to see who can reach the top of the leaderboard. As with any race you have all the same options you did in a single race. With a new season you can pick the opponents and choose which tracks to race, whether they be full, half or speedway tracks.
Finally there is the Race against the king mode which is a one off race with Richard Petty.
The controls are pretty simple and easy enough to handle. You have a gas button and a brake button and navigate with the arrow buttons. The graphics are very good and each car model is highly detailed. Your car takes on damage every time you get in contact with another car.
Overall I really recommend this game as it's very realistic and played at high speed throughout the gameplay...It is a great racing game for the Playstation.
I would say that despite some inherent flaws, NASCAR 2000 ranks among one of my favorite PlayStation racers. Most people think of NASCAR as just driving fast and turning left (there may be an element of truth involved there). However, this is not so in NASCAR 2000, car setup is the key to success. EA has also created an innovative little game quirk called the interactive pit stop. This invovles you actually pressing buttons to control the pit stop and if you do it right your pit stop is quicker. The car setup affects the handling and speed of your car dramatically. Unfortunately, crashes and caution flags don't crop up nearly as often as I would liek them to. What's Nascar racing without smashing the opposition into a wall? NASCAR 2001 may not be the best looking racer around, but it looks decent enough. The cars and tracks are detailed enough to allow you to tell the difference between them (all the ads are on the cars, except for those sponsored by beer and tobacco companies), and the frame rate runs at a decent speed. NASCAR 2001's sound leaves something to be desired. While the engine sounds are sufficient, they do get old rather quickly. The main complaint here is the commentary, which is provided by actual NASCAR commentators. While they have some nice phrases and even observations, they repeat them too often to be considered effective and are instead actually quite annoying.
Race faster and deeper with real NASCAR drivers, cars, tracks, and announcers. The top-selling sports racing game of 1998 returns with new modes, graphics, physics, and all-new interactive pit stops where you control the action to get your car back on the track first. Create a driver to race as yourself or compete for the Cup with a friend in the new Two-Player Season mode. Live to race, race to win on the NASCAR ovals and on the new road course tracks.